- Have we had a Top Gear thread yet?
And yeah, I’ve never understood why a manufacturer would hand TG a Panda 4×4 knowing it’ll be destroyed either.
Really? The cars probably cost the manufacture £5k to make. They hand a few over to TG and they get shown performing very well to a global audience. That represents extremely good value for money.
We buy the Panda 4×4 for our staff at work who barrel them around the countryside. Brilliant little cars. Cheap, reliable, fun and and relatively bombproof.Posted 5 months agojohndohMember
I am enjoying TGT – they do pretty much what you expect them to do and the jokes are all the same, but at least they have chemistry. I can’t bring myself to watch the new TG after giving up halfway through the last series (or was it the last but one, I don’t know, I can’t give a damn about it).Posted 5 months agodeadlydarcyMember
I really thought Harris had an unassailable lead over Joey when all of a sudden, there was that jump just before the bridge and a bit of his tree fell out of the open boot. And next thing, Joey comes up as he’s trying to sort it out. Bloody hell. Made for a close finish though.Posted 5 months ago
What are you trying to say? 🙂😜
I really thought Harris had an unassailable lead over Joey when all of a sudden, there was that jump just before the bridge and a bit of his tree fell out of the open boot. And next thing, Joey comes up as he’s trying to sort it out. Bloody hell. Made for a close finish though.
I know it was incredible given Harris can drive.Posted 5 months agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
They could have Biggins, Boris Johnson and Piers Morgan presenting it and it would still be better than TGT.
Nothing wrong with James May that some stern political re education couldn’t fix, Hammond at least has balls but Clarkson is a vile human being, a seasoned liar, adulterer, coward and shitbag of the first water.Posted 5 months agoCountZeroMember
I couldn’t quite see the point of having the Ignis with the Panda 4×4; I know the Ignis is being pitched as a compact (micro) SUV, especially with the 4×4 Allroad version, but it’s not really comparable to the Panda, surely the new Jimny would be the obvious competitor.
Especially as it’s much less likely to have its front bumper ripped off!
There’s some neat body kits for the Jimny which turn it into a baby G-Wagen.
Still, I was impressed with how well it (sort of) managed to handle terrain it was never intended to drive over.
The Panda didn’t surprise me at all.
There’s a Defender version, too…
Although, I think I prefer this Black Bison version..
Posted 5 months agoRockape63Member
Nothing wrong with James May that some stern political re education couldn’t fix, Hammond at least has balls but Clarkson is a vile human being, a seasoned liar, adulterer, coward and shitbag of the first water.
He’s very amusing though and considerably more interesting than you!Posted 5 months agoflangeSubscriber
he presenters are as infantile as that tall bloke on Car SOS who keeps slapping people on the back and calling them “mate”. I once bollocked a bloke in a bank call-centre for calling me “mate”; not many people get to call me that.
You realise you sound like a total bellend?Posted 5 months agorichmarsSubscriber
Fridays TGT was, I thought, pretty good. The Scotland in classic Italian cars was good (partly as I had a mate who had a red GTV6). The review of the BMW and Alpina was, well, a review. Even the talking in the tent was ok (I didn’t fast forward).
TG this week wasn’t.Posted 4 months agoRich_sSubscriber
TGT was interesting this week; TG less so. Some great banter on TG, but the scripted bits don’t seem to hold up to scrutiny (Harris and Joey a bit wooden unless they’re off script).
Big problem for TG is that Amazon have more money and Richard Porter – TGT can keep doing exactly what they’ve done for years and it’ll keep paying out for them. TG can’t do this, even though it’s “their” ideas simply because everyone knows it’s all been done before by another team.
By having Freddie and Paddy on board it’ll descend into Northern bloke self-parody laddishness and disappear up its own arse. It needs to change direction (let’s face it – it’s done it before) and leave nobbing around to TGT and sliding cars on tracks to Plato and Stiff Needell.
I’ll still watch ’em tho as long as they get rid of Rory and Sabine 😉Posted 4 months agoKryton57Subscriber
It was dull, that’s why there’s hardly any reaction.
The Tuk-Tuk scenes were copies of other original top gear adventures, it’s all a bit staid.
This, I made Tea during the tut tut piece. The only credible piece was the M5 / C63 review which still got corny, and would be better if Chris Harris stuck to his internet persona.
I also watch TGT, which was much better. Top Gear now likes like a cheap imitation of itself, with TGT at least looking like Top Gear with extra budget.Posted 4 months ago
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