What to drive to Top Gear

GerardF1

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I am going over for the taping on July 28th. I have to rent a car. What should I get? At this point I am looking at a 500 Abarth - but I just discovered that the steering wheel is on the incorrect side (for the UK that is) and as I have never driven in the UK before I fear that might not be the best way to do it. Any thoughts or suggeations?
 

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For maximum noticeability, nothing says RESULT! like a Bugatti Veyron. ;)
 

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Oh I think that you may need something a little more sedate - if you are not over 25 you probably will not be able to get a rental car at all! Try to get a Focus or Astra, diesel is acceptable in a daily driver - remember when filling up not to stick petrol in it!!!!! Most cars here are hatch backs and front wheel drives too I am afraid. May be a Pug or Renault - watch for the electronic parking break if its one of those confused the hell out of me the first time I drove one.

Good luck and welcome to blighty.
 

GerardF1

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Way over 25......

Lets just say that I have been following F1 since before Villeneuve - Gilles that is - started his first race in a McLaren...

As to the Veyron - well it is a little over my budget
 

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You should arrive in a jaaaaaaaaaag... lol.
 

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As a fellow (albeit far younger) maritimer, who cares what you drive just enjoy the show and know that most of us envy/hate you right now :)
 

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G-Wiz, You'll definately get noticed :D
 

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A jet dragster or a HiLux pickup with an outboard on the back - either way you're arriving upside down!

Failing that buy a stripey jumper/rugby shirt and rent a Fiat Panda.
 

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Peel P50?

If you wanted to arrive late, with a cooked shin and gassed to death then that would be an excellent choice. You'd be the coolest corpse there though.
 

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Ensure it's something reliable, which will get you there WELL early. Line-ups for the enthusiastically-inclined, I hear, last HOURS. Nothing like getting turned away from the gate because your car's failed you.

HiLux all the way, then! Heh.
 
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Are you going to the PEI Motor Show? (I noticed you're from PEI...NBer m'self).

Rent a Dacia Sandero. Or a Renault Avantime...I'm sure you could buy one for about 50p. :)
 
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