me three ... only saw the Volvo bit and was thinking what a waste of time the drag race part was (even my mother knows that a new Volvo would beat a bubble car in a race) before I got tired of all the hackneyed Volvo clich?s and went to iron some handkerchiefs (or something similarly mundane) ... very glad I didn't see the surf thing ... sounds (from Icedvovo's description) like they have learned nothing.i totally spaced on it last night as well
Yeah I know. Contrary to the tone of my comments, I kind of enjoyed the ep in the same way as I enjoy, say, Car Sharks or Pimp my Ride.It wasn't a challenge, it was a short, humourous piece. I thought it was hilarious.
And yes, they did still manage to provide some information about the car.
Agreed. By all means break a world record, but exploit a strength or feature of the vehicle to do so. 4WD? Perhaps it could have been doing 90km/h over rough terrain in relative comfort.FJ Cruiser thing? Good idea, ruined by execution.
But car journalism alone doesn't cut it. James was an experienced car journalist, but he didn't do that great of a job on driven and Old Top Gear, not to mention his first two seasons on New Top Gear. Does TGAUS have enough time to allow Ewen the same opportunity that James had to mature in front of the camera?At least Ewen brings experience as a car journalist.
Agreed, and it's not my only reason for being dismayed either, but Ewen is the weak link among the hosts, and trying to turn him into James isn't helping things.I'm a bit annoyed they dumped Warren as well, but the issues are more than just who the faces are.