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    Originally posted by DanRoM View Post
    And I always thought driving wrecklessly was a good thing...
    ::gigglesnort:: Great point.

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      Morina)

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        Originally posted by OldSkoolGP View Post
        Is anyone else getting sick of a challenge every single week? Hows many car reviews have there been this series? 4 or 5? And James hasn't reviewed a car yet to me recollection.

        RWD Challenge: OK. The 944 S2 is a cool car, cool to see. The 300ZX looked really good. It almost looked like a Fezza with those wheels. The fact that James brought a run down 80's Ford tells me they just wanted an excuse to make fun of the Morris Marina again. And what was with having a Bathurst on camera for all of 8 seconds? The ice racing was pretty stupid considering they went up against AWD cars and the purpose of the challenge was to prove that RWD is better than FWD. Of course AWD is better than RWD. We all know that.

        News: This was consistently funny, as it has been all season. I like this new story telling thing they've been doing. It gives you a little more insight into the presenters. The speeding ticket was awesome. One thing Jeremy neglected to mention about it though. If you live in California and get a speeding ticket in California, you get points against your state issued license and you will eventually be suspended. The only way to get away with that kind of speed is to do it outside the state you live in and pray they don't report tickets back to your home state. Even if they don't, if you apply for new car insurance, they will do a background check and find abot every ticket you have ever gotten and you won't get insurance.

        XFR Review: Good, I liked it alright. How about some more car reviews?

        SIARPC: Never knew who Siena Miller was before the show. I heard her named mentioned on the show once or twice. She's nice enough to look at. I won't find out by watching Transformers 2, though. You couldn't pay me enough to watch that pile of garbage.

        Range Rover thing: Jeremy did neglect to consider that hot exhaust will eventually dry out and shrivel plants. Of course, you could just buy a diesel and run it on biofuel or wate veggie oil and you wouldn't have to worry about emissions at all.

        7/10, and I think that's a bit generous. The train race was awesome, but it gone lobsided since then. I'm starting to miss Series 5-7 again...
        Look, you have been a member since 2007 so you should know what im about to say (for the thousanth time!), IF YOU WANT CAR REVIEWS EVERY WEEK WATCH FIFTH GEAR!!!!! FOR GODS SAKE.

        when will people get it?

        if you were disapointed/offended or you have some point to make about why Jezza forgot something or failed to mention something or even that he didnt do a proper review or that not all the presenters have had a go yet or whatever then you are just watching the show all wrong.

        every film they show has a point and sometimes that point is, well, no point. as far as the challenges, well, im sure i speak for most people on here when i say that we all look forward to every challenge. they could do a cheap car every week and i would be just fine with that.

        the bottom line is that im not trying to sit here and tell you all that your oppinions are all wrong but that what your baseing your oppinion on IS wrong. this show is FAR from serious and you need to remember that. if you watch it like your watching 3 men screw up the world around you, then, your in for a fun hour. if you watch it expecting good, real, unbiased car reviews that give you all the points, well, your just watching it for the wrong thing.

        thank you.
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          I've just done the very same thing - got me a cheap rear wheel drive car for the sake of rear wheel drive.

          And I have to say, each day without a slide is a lost day


          Mine's way better than each of their shitboxes though - a 20 year old Merc 190E 2,6 for 1500 Euros.

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            Originally posted by Sik02Stang View Post
            this show is FAR from serious and (folks) need to remember that.
            Think "The Three Stooges" and not "The Three Wise Men".

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              Originally posted by flydiscovery View Post
              Explain this bit to me please. Biodiesel is still diesel and still undergoes a standard combustion reaction with CO2 as a byproduct. You still produce emissions, you just don't consume fossil fuels directly.
              Yeah but some biodiesel is made from plants, which absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Sure it's not carbon neutral or even close, but it's better than nothing.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiesel

              There is a whole other argument that growing crops to make fuel takes away from land to grow food crops and leads to people starving. But that's anothing thing.

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                Originally posted by Reboot View Post
                "Shit" is officially PG-level swearing in the UK - you need to go stronger if you want a gratuitous 12A/12 certificate in the cinema/on video.
                Hrm...

                I asked because, in the past on TG, as I recall, "shit" was always censored, because they're (usually) on before the watershed. But yet, this time, it was left in. A bit strange, I thought. Unless the standards for TV there have been loosened over the years.
                “Relationships - of all kinds - are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.” ? Kaleel Jamison, The Nibble Theory and the Kernel of Power: A Book about Leadership, Self-Empowerment, and Personal Growth

                Originally posted by Blind_Io
                Comic Sans is the font of Satan.

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                  A bit late with my 'review.'

                  Why did they feel the need to do another RWD cheap car challenge? However I liked the snow race, Olivier Panis' annoyance with the Marina, and Hammond's comment when Olivier passes his failed Scandinavian Flick - "that was that Oliver Penis man again"

                  XFR was good but getting bored of reviews at the track - anyone remember the XJ test to John o' Groats? Something like that would have been fun.

                  7/10. Good but the pandering to the 8 year old demographic is getting boring especially when you look back to the seasons 5-7 when the balance was so perfect.

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                    a much better episode than last week...I loved the challenge, "what the hell is that shit-box?!" , "there goes that Oliver Penis guy again", Jeremy 'the meddler' and Hammond bumping into Jeremy's car to avoid hitting the Marina...haha, and the news was great, "Jaaaaag!"

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                      Good solid episode. I laughed through most of it. Gave it a 10 for the sole fact that the SIARPC wasnt a total twat this week but instead a woman of outstanding beauty. I always enjoy episodes where they have to buy cars for dirt cheap and are issued a series of challenges.
                      When in doubt, Blame Hamster

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                        Originally posted by VMLN8R View Post
                        Why did they feel the need to do another RWD cheap car challenge?

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                          solid episode, 7 for the show and +1 for Sienna Miller, so 8/10 from me
                          "I don’t really want a Lamborghini Gallardo. But I don’t want to live in a world where it doesn’t exist." - Jeremy Clarkson

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                            I liked this episode lots It was funny, especially the news, even if 'Jaaaaaaaaaaaaag' was said about 3 too many times!!

                            The carbon monoxide section seemed a bit last minute, but still funny.

                            Is it me, or did we not get the lap times for XFR or M5?

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                              Originally posted by Jezzabelle View Post
                              Is it me, or did we not get the lap times for XFR or M5?
                              XFR lap was done in this episode. The M5's lap was from 06x09.
                              (V) ( ;,,; ) (V)

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                                Originally posted by awdrifter View Post
                                Overall a good ep, but the jokes are too scripted. I knew they were going to destroy the Marina, but it's still hilarious.
                                Except for the Marina getting crushed i did not feel any scriptedness during the challenge... some things were prepared, like the sponsorship stickers, but that's all right with me.
                                Apart from that, even the Capri breaking down the way it did was almost foreseeable. A friend of mine who's a Ford fan went through three 2.3 liter engines with his Capri before finally acceppting that they can't take long stretches at full throttle. The he traded the Capri for a 60's Transit camper.

                                Originally posted by XYZviper View Post

                                And I wonder, why Hammond doesn't wear the FG helmet?
                                As for a reason why he does not wear it on TV: As far as i remember it's a full-face helmet, so you won't see too much of his face while he's wearing it.

                                Apart from that, not surprinsingly, all has been said about this episode after three days, so just count me as one more who thinks that was one of the best episodes in years - 10/10.

                                First thing i thought when the piano fell... "Plissken's gonna like that".
                                Last edited by Dr_Grip; July 22nd, 2009, 3:58 PM.
                                Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                                (Roger Ebert)

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                                  Well a much better episode this week, the employee's are still talking about it unlike last weeks.

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                                    I liked this one, better than last week anyway. 7/10

                                    I usually like the cheap/old car things. This one wasn't too original but still fun. The XFR was cool. I'd also like to see James review a car next.

                                    Usually don't care for SIARPC but this one was one of the better ones I remember. Had only heard of her once or twice but she was funny and her lap was like watching someone drive in a video game. Being really really good looking helps too.

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                                      Originally posted by Jezzabelle View Post
                                      I liked this episode lots It was funny, especially the news, even if 'Jaaaaaaaaaaaaag' was said about 3 too many times!!

                                      The carbon monoxide section seemed a bit last minute, but still funny.

                                      Is it me, or did we not get the lap times for XFR or M5?
                                      Dioxide.

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                                        Originally posted by shellygrrl View Post
                                        Hrm...

                                        I asked because, in the past on TG, as I recall, "shit" was always censored, because they're (usually) on before the watershed. But yet, this time, it was left in. A bit strange, I thought. Unless the standards for TV there have been loosened over the years.
                                        actually on that note, i've noticed on Dave that whenever James says anything along the lines of "cock" it is always edited out. i've always found it strange how James gets away with it before the 9pm watershed on Sunday episodes and yet the Dave ones still edit it out.
                                        "Do i really look like a guy with a plan? You know what i am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if i caught it. You know? I just do things. The Mob has plans, the Cops have plans. Gordon's got plans. You know they're schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. I'm not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things are. It's the schemer's that put you where you are. You were a schemer, you had plans and look where that got you. I just did what i do best. I took your little plan and turned it on itself. Nobody panics when things go 'according to plan.' Even if the plan is horrifying. Nobody panics, because its all part of the plan. Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh and you know the thing about Chaos? It's Fair." - The Dark Knight

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                                          Maybe it's not Dave i know the same versions of the eps are used round the world.
                                          Maybe it's one of the other country's that need it bleeping out and its cheaper just to have one edited version than two.

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