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New Series of Top Gear #1470827
26/01/2014 23:52
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New series of Top Gear Starts next week at 8pm BBC2 on sunday .


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470832
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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470834
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I cant believe they havent canned it, the old format is soooo tired, as are the presenters.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: Rudidudi] #1470839
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cool Thanks for letting us know Rob.

The old format and presenters are only as tiring as the people that moan about it/them.

I'm looking forward to it, as usual smile

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: Theresa] #1470848
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Originally Posted By: Theresa
cool Thanks for letting us know Rob.

The old format and presenters are only as tiring as the people that moan about it/


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470849
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For me it's like Wrestling.

I dont watch wrestling because I just cant wrap my head around the fact that it's just theatre. I know it is, but my mind just sits there going "why are you idiots cheering at a bunch of people pretending to hit each other?!!?"

Top Gear is Wrestling for Car people.

We all know it's staged, its childish and its means nothing. But yet they still tune in each week to point and laugh along with it.

I wouldnt go to a wrestling coach that was endorsed by a WWF wrestler, as much as i wouldn't buy a car recommended by Top Gear.

Where it differs from Wrestling however is the fact that'd i'd happily watch Top Gear, albeit with a sense of fear, knowing that others see it as 'real'.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470856
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Whilst I'm sure the BBC loses a number of viewers in the UK with each passing series (even allowing for a few joining), Top Gear seemingly makes so much cash from worldwide sales and other spinoffs that - until the presenters get too old to drive or there's a nuclear war - it makes no commercial sense to fiddle with the formula. If you tried to introduce new people or alter how it is presented, there would be outcry.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470860
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It is surprising that it is still going along in the same old format as it wouldn't take much to refresh it a bit but It's harmless fun at the end of the day.

I record it, which makes it easier to skip some of the tedious Captain Slow and Hamster V. Jeremy "races" across Europe etc.

There is always something in there to give you a laugh or to drool at.
It's a Cartoon show really..

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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: ] #1470872
27/01/2014 11:13
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Great I look forward to it, about the only thing I watch on the BBC, along with Sherlock. Makes a change from dross like Eastenders, prancing on ice, strictly, Britains (not) got talent, etc. etc.


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470882
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I'm looking forward to it. I'd like to see more challenges - the ones where they buy 3 similar cars and mess about with them.

Although I've seen a few reviews of the Mac P1 and Porsche 918 online it will be nice to see them on TG.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: MCMike] #1470885
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Originally Posted By: MCMike
Great I look forward to it, about the only thing I watch on the BBC, along with Sherlock. Makes a change from dross like Eastenders, prancing on ice, strictly, Britains (not) got talent, etc. etc.

Agree, anything that is not a "reality" or "talentless" show is welcome.

It's still a laugh at times and also gives something for Dave to show 24hrs a day.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470897
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There are no surprises why Top Gear is still running & if some still don't get it, they really want to wake up & smell the petrol. I for one take it for what it is & just hop on for the ride... smile driving

As has been said, so much worse crap on the telly, but I wont mention or go into too much details about the crappy programs. rolleyes


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470900
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All the above. I stopped being an avid viewer a few series ago due to most of the reasons it gets moaned about but I'll still watch it if I happen to be near the tele when it's on.

Bit of daft, nothing more, nothing less. When does it start again? laugh


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: Wishy] #1470916
27/01/2014 14:06
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Originally Posted By: Wishy
When does it start again? laugh

See first post rolleyes


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470922
27/01/2014 14:28
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I obviously needed to put a tongue in cheek smiley there instead!

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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1470923
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Top Gear is like an old pair of comfy slippers.

Whiffy, out of date and made of Tartan but nice to have on when you are infront of the telly. But I've grown up with it and there is always something to look forward to, even if it is Clarkson taking the p*** out of Hamster.

I must admit, the races across Europe are getting a bit tiring now. I'm sure they could introduce some new stuff without upsetting the viewers.

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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: Gripped] #1470966
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Originally Posted By: Gripped
Top Gear is like an old pair of comfy slippers.

Whiffy, out of date and made of Tartan but nice to have on when you are infront of the telly. But I've grown up with it and there is always something to look forward to, even if it is Clarkson taking the p*** out of Hamster.

I must admit, the races across Europe are getting a bit tiring now. I'm sure they could introduce some new stuff without upsetting the viewers.


Have to agree, it's no longer cutting edge, but always good family entertainment, which doesn't take itself too seriously. smile


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: MCMike] #1471004
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Originally Posted By: MCMike
Great I look forward to it, about the only thing I watch on the BBC, along with Sherlock. Makes a change from dross like Eastenders, prancing on ice, strictly, Britains (not) got talent, etc. etc.



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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: mikndo69] #1471019
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One Top Gear thing I've always wondered about.

When they had the Ferrari F40/Porsche 959 feature, they didn't take them around the test track.

Allegedly the F40 did not start and the 959 broke down.

Is that what really happened or did they purposely avoid driving them really hard in order to avoid damaging these very old and more importantly very expensive cars?

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1471021
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Being as they have thrashed a C-Type jag around the track i doubt they would shy about an F40. A C-type is considerably more rare, older and i would guess expensive.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1471022
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MDTcXGsjuo If you want to see a F40 getting spanked.

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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1471326
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Great! TV time for me again. Welcome change to Neigh-whores and Grey's lobotomy.


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1471464
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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1472176
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So, that was..... err a little silly.

A good start to the show which then descended into the usual blow up stuff and mess around with tanks.

Is it true about the Nova SRi hotwire? shocked

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1472186
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The old military base they used is somewhere I used to go for work. A great little play ground !

It's the same old formula... but quite entertaining.

I quited liked the moustache joke, and the cartoon "sitting in a smouldering wreck / crater "

I think there were some cars featured somewhere rolleyes

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: ] #1472211
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Originally Posted By: Nobby
So, that was..... err a little silly.

A good start to the show which then descended into the usual blow up stuff and mess around with tanks.

Is it true about the Nova SRi hotwire? shocked


It's true about the hotwire, used to work in my Nova.

Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1472249
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It had a good topic 1980s hot hatches but then went downhill after about 10 minutes . They could have made it really good but then the silliness creeps in . I am still waiting for the episode and then at the end to say that was great really great . Its been a long time since i have said that .


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: ] #1472250
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Originally Posted By: Nobby
So, that was..... err a little silly.

A good start to the show which then descended into the usual blow up stuff and mess around with tanks.


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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: Rudidudi] #1472256
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I was well excited when I read 80's hot hatches were in this episode...

Then they rocked up in -

The 8v Mk2 Golf GTI, Which is a good classic I admit, then a Zetec 1800 Xr2i, which as anyone knows was and is the least desirable Xr2i built, Finally a Nova SRi! Wtf, maybe, just maybe a GTE or GSi, but I was outraged that on such a epic topic, they produce such lame cars.

Should have seen -

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Re: New Series of Top Gear [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1472258
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Agree a poor choice. But then again I'd have been in tears if they'd have totalled a decent 205 or Renault 5 Gt Turbo.

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