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    [01x06] December 23, 2016

    I don't mind The American too much, though it does seem frustrating that he seems to exist to be used as a prop by JC to show how much "better" his opinions are, he'd be better if he was allowed to 'get one up' on the crew, or at least show a tiny bit of depth. Or maybe I am just overthinking...
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Huh, never knew that. How well do Neons age? I live in Michgan, and am thinking of getting another cheap car for winter since my tiny '98 Chevy S-10 really isn't liking handling the snow and ice.
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    Top Gear USA returns June 3! [2014]

    Looking forward to it for sure! The stateside gang has been getting better and better with experience, and I am eager to see what direction they will take this season.
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    [20x05] July 28th, 2013

    Surprisingly refreshing episode, and to me, the goofing off parts of the episode seemed to be a lot more genuine, you could tell that the hosts were having fun with their assignments. The Porsche segments too were quite nice, though I am a bit biased as I much prefer sports cars that one actualy...
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    [20x04] July 21st, 2013

    I really loved the Spain episode from last week, but this episode was a bit of a disappointment. Not a HUGE disappointment mind you, it was nowhere near as bad as the iEagle Thrust episode or the India special, as the writing did seem to have wit and charm at least. But the Hovercraft skit did...
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    [20x01] June 30th, 2013

    Not a bad episode to me, but it isn't very standout either. I don't regret watching it, but I don't see it becoming a hit in reruns and rewatching. It will just be one of those episodes that fades into history, rarely recalled.
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    [03x08] February 5th, 2013

    Always nice to see the Caprice featured in Top Gear! It even had an interior near identical to the one I drive! Well, emphasis on "had". I don't mind the gimmick-heavy episodes myself, as I tend to like Top Gear better when it has a strong focus on individual cars, rather than a brand new car...
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    Series 19 Babe Thread?

    Yeah, I agree, this and the last thread seemed oddly... voyeuristic. Something about the way some (but not all) talk about these women seem incredibly creepy. Admiring pretty women (and men for those not-a-dudes and dudes-who-are-into-dudes) is fine and all, but when you start commenting about...
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    Car brochure collection

    Seeing that Suzuki Automotive recently pulled out of the US, my big brochures for the 2011 Grand Vitara, SX4, and Equator may become much more interesting. After all, they were practically the only advertising Suzuki seemed to put out for their cars in the States.
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    [02x16] April 3rd, 2012 Out of curiosity, is this the same Yugo used in the episode?
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    [03x03] August 28th, 2012

    Not bad, not bad at all. Had a few pacing issues perhaps, but overall it was a decent watch. Quite liked the field tests in this episode as well, especially the water hose test.
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    [03x01] August 14th, 2012

    Some excellent Top Gear tonight, well worth the watch! I quite enjoyed the hosts' enthusiasm for their cars, as well as the much improved camera work. I can only hope that the rest of the series follows the same trend!
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    Where would you like to see the magazine?

    Death of Top Gear America? The series is still green-lit and in production for a third season, I thought.
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    Rep or no rep?

    One of my big concerns with the rep system is that in the wrong hands, rep can be used to encourage echo-chamber like tendencies, where people are voting less on a quality of a post, but whether or not they agree with a post. To see how this can be a bad thing, just look at what Reddit has...
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    I'd play it Something tells me this guy browses reddit, most of his post images seem to come from there.