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    [02x05] June 8th, 2009

    cringe factor of nought. gave it an 8. very very good watch, and H.G. Nelson was a pretty good guest as well. Am really getting used to steve's style of powertests, he's getting used to it as well. Plus, I owned one of those style escorts shown in the ad. Certainly mine was so slow it could not...
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    [02x04] June 1st, 2009

    agreed, but its coming together. fails initial promise maybe, but the show had me sitting in one place for an hour, something the other channels cant do. thumbs up and a 7.
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    [02x03] May 25th, 2009

    i guess my favorite bit was the cinematography around the maserati, as warren was painting a sketch of the oh so godly looking car (and what a sketch too...). gotta give the production team credit for making your jaw drop to the floor at the sheer beaty of the thing, and in BLACK as well....yes...
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    [02x03] May 25th, 2009

    Very true, but there was an article in the local newspaper here about how numerous cars, loaned to topgear for tests (the territory in the reverse camera race was mentioned) came back with bumps and scrapes that went beyond just mistakes. Cars loaned for road tests used in stunts instead...
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    [02x03] May 25th, 2009

    yeah i agree, ahn do (spelling?) was very loud, wonder if he cant hear his own voice. I like how the boys seem to be coming together in the studio, heres hoping soon they will rely less on scripting and just wing it... The maserati...god that is a beautiful car, clarkson needs his head read by...
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    [02x02] May 18th, 2009

    my personal cringe factor meter, where 0 is sublime (UK topgear) and 10 was charlie cox trying to be dinki di, was hovering at about a 2. Thoroughly enjoyed this episode as it was interesting. Electric cars, with all the batteries in the back of the kingswood, did anyone notice the windows were...
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    For the Aussies: Win a Top Gear Track Day with The Stig in the UK!

    sounds awesome. the odds are really really puny, but im sure me, myself and I could swig through a slab for such a good cause... That and get the others involved...worth a shot. 3 hours with the stig? Priceless.
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    g'day all, the name is chris and am from melbourne. cars will always be part of my life, despite atm its more talk, since im a pov student. However, we all start at the bottom when it comes to owning cars, my first car was a '75 escort, and despite being only a 1.3L it was a hoot. Now I own a...
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    Top Gear Live in Aus ticket info

    heat + humidity, no wonder clarksons tired. friends are going to today's show, flying up from melbourne. woulda gone with but im in rural south australia :(
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    [01x01] September 29th, 2008

    warren i had my most doubts on. i now lay my apologies down to the guy. he was the only one who didnt scream 'im ocker' constantly through body language. now its up to the other 2 to step up to the plate maybe the problem with the test track was the fact its situated on a working airfield? i...
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    [01x01] September 29th, 2008

    at least it aint as bad as the other commercial channels. i actually walked away from tv at the first ad break, and had to come back running cos it only lasted what, a minute? and who'd of thought i would actually watch ads, but at LEAST they were relevant to cars, no womens/mens hygiene...
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    [01x01] September 29th, 2008

    that, i admit, got the biggest cringe. actually, i think that should be the first thing to improve. certainly is the easiest.
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    [01x01] September 29th, 2008

    depends. i know of some windy bits in the victorian alps where the speed limit is set to a safety 100 or whatever, green circle around the speed. mt buffalo for example. a nice bit of road where it aint against the law to get some speed up, rather then pootling about at 40 like in that clip...
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    [01x01] September 29th, 2008

    i cant imagine what those 3, plus the production crew are going through right now. after wrapping up the filming, all that was left was to wait and see how viewers react. im thinking positive. in fact, i liked it. improve the camera angles on the test track is another must, completely missed...
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    [01x01] September 29th, 2008

    ta. im here to learn...the 5.4L in the ford is not american? still the point is there, and it drives me up the wall. ...GTR eclipsed all on the test track, wonder how many of those are in the country...