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    #21
    Originally posted by SL65 View Post
    Any predictions as to which soft-roader will be their favourite? I'm guessing the all-competent X-Trail unless that Rav4 has the 200-killaWASP V6 under its hood
    Shame they aren't testing the XT Forester . The Turbo makes alot of diff when it comes to drivability
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      #22
      Looks awesome, will be awesome, can't wait!
      I block your signature so I hope you enjoy mine...

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        #23
        Um.... how do we know what is in the first episode? There is nothing on the SBS website.

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          #24
          No supercar??

          I can't wait until this starts to come on weekly... and then the U.S. version? I'm excited that I'll now have four shows to download so hopefully I'll have something to watch every week year-round!

          These guys even look Australian... they're going to have me saying "no worries" in no time... I can't wait!

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            #25
            http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/17/d...-gear-i-pilot/
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              #26
              Originally posted by Foxxx View Post
              No supercar??

              I can't wait until this starts to come on weekly... and then the U.S. version? I'm excited that I'll now have four shows to download so hopefully I'll have something to watch every week year-round!

              These guys even look Australian... they're going to have me saying "no worries" in no time... I can't wait!
              Wait we "look" Australian... :O
              My car is dark grey not black!

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                #27
                Originally posted by Hidden_Hunter View Post
                Wait we "look" Australian... :O
                Just like this guy looks German

















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                  #28
                  Is it just me or does the shot of Warren with the wet suit and sausages look a bit like Leo Wanker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpmyw2ZDRfo) @ 4 seconds?

                  There is a resembalence I think.

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                    #29
                    ^ you wouldn't be the first to get Australians and Austrians confused.
                    You don't have to be nuts to drive a SAAB, but it helps.

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by ykickamoocow View Post
                      Just like this guy looks German


















                      Nah he looks more austro-hungarian to me
                      My car is dark grey not black!

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                        #31
                        BTW - the first post was updated with some supercar goodness earlier on



                        An article on the guest:
                        UNDERBELLY actor Vince Colosimo will guest star in the first episode of Top Gear Australia, which will unveil the latest Lamborghini and put the new Porsche 911 to the test.

                        Colosimo will be the first celebrity to try out his driving skills on the show and talk about his obsession with cars.

                        "He actually is a bit of a car nut," Top Gear Australia's SBS executive producer Denise Eriksen said.

                        "He in fact has trophies for driving, he's really, really passionate about cars and he loves Top Gear, so he was a natural first for us.

                        "And he's such a hot bloke so all the women in the audience will love him."

                        Details released today about the highly anticipated local version of the hit UK show reveal a distinct Australian flavour to the stunts the program is famous for.

                        Hosts Charlie Cox, Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati put all-wheel drives through their paces on sand and snow, while Brown also tests the appetite of great white sharks off the coast of Port Lincoln, South Australia, using himself as bait.

                        Eriksen said it was important to make the show distinctively different from its British counterpart from the get-go.

                        "Australia's got a really special and different relationship to cars to what they have in the UK, so it was crucial for us in the show that we came out with something very Australian," she told AAP.

                        "For the whole eight episodes it's all very Australian - we've done no challenges that the UK guys have done."

                        The program, which premieres on SBS at 7.30pm on Monday September 29, shows off the new LP560 Lamborghini Gallardo super sportscar, while Cox test drives the latest Porsche 911.

                        Eriksen said there was a bit of rivalry growing between the Aussies and the UK Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - but the Australian show had already notched up its first coup.

                        "In the first episode we've managed to get a car that they haven't managed to get on the UK show yet, the Lamborghini, so we're already one up," she said.

                        "I know the boys over there have been keeping a very close eye on what we're doing and there's a bit of rivalry happening."
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                          #32
                          I thought there wasn't going to be a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, so if there isn't what is the guest there for? I was really hoping they wouldn't bother with the celebrity aspect, it is a weak point of the UK show and the Australian media's idea of a 'celebrity' isn't much any more.

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                            #33
                            urgh, underbelly star....

                            That show has to be the most over-rated garbage ever.
                            My car is dark grey not black!

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                              #34


                              ^What car is it? It looks reasonably priced :p

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                                #35
                                Errr it's so plasticy .... Holden Barina Sedan? I figure it has to be something like that
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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by eddysdaman View Post
                                  Errr it's so plasticy .... Holden Barina Sedan? I figure it has to be something like that
                                  I've looked at the Holden site and its defiantly not the Barina or Viva. So can rule them out.

                                  So what is it?! Winner gets a cookie


                                  //I doubt this car is even new. No new car on sale today is as bland inside as this one. The search goes on...
                                  Last edited by SL65; September 18th, 2008, 7:44 AM.

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                                    #37
                                    Could it be a Proton Satria Neo? It looks similar to the one in this pic
                                    http://www.zerotohundred.com/feature..._interior1.jpg

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                                      #38
                                      Top Gear Australia is going to be awesome. Just cant wait for it
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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by juLie View Post
                                        Could it be a Proton Satria Neo? It looks similar to the one in this pic
                                        http://www.zerotohundred.com/feature..._interior1.jpg
                                        I think you may be right!

                                        But geez, a Proton?! I didn't think they even sold them in Australia any more

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                                          #40
                                          Originally posted by SL65 View Post
                                          I think you may be right!

                                          But geez, a Proton?! I didn't think they even sold them in Australia any more
                                          they might.. but their web server is still borked... go there and click on one of the cars to see how much they are.

                                          http://proton.com.au/


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