- Jan 8, 2005
- Melbourne, Australia
- 2006 MY07 Astra SRi Turbo
I think most people have just given up on the show.
There are about six-billion things wrong with that boat-car segment. I can't even be bothered to list them all. Sorry!
The in-studio bits were dismal with the usual LAME jokes and lines accompanied by Charlie's excessive hand-waving and weird hosting style. The later would need elaborating for another thread.
The R8 review felt bland. Not enough opinions about the car on-road and its equipment levels etc. The burnouts were pointless. I wanna see that thing powersliding like Tiff has and like Jezza has.
Hmm, the improvement curve seems to have flattened out - this seemed a bit of a backwards step.
Saving grace was the tractor segment (predictable, but quite amusing nonetheless)
The R8 piece just seemed to fall flat - up the runway, do a couple of donuts, repeat - I just wondered what the point of it was.
The amphibious Audi struck me as a missed opportunity - plenty of potential in it, but the only part that got any reaction from me was when the car fired up and drove itself up the ramp.
The shooting of the BMW clearly suffered from the on-public-roads-can't-be-too-sporty syndrome that unfortunately the guys are somewhat stuck with on tv here - but that's not their fault. The overuse of the interior engine audio on every exterior shot did get on my nerves though.
But, there's a positive - they're clearly trying to improve the track shooting, and they're getting somewhere with it too. Better shots this week, much less car-in-the-far-distance stuff.
The episode just seemed to be missing something, especially so compared to the past couple of week's efforts. Down to a six this week then.