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Top Gear #1629823
17/02/2019 20:59
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Time to start the debate again!

In this one, an awful lot of Norwegian roads the Barmybob and I drove along a couple of years back - including the Atlantic Highway and the TrollStiegen. laugh



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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629827
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Certainly great scenery!


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629828
17/02/2019 22:20
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I tried to watch it and lasted until they got silly battering a Suzuki Ignis and a Fiat Panda Cross into rocks going off-road up a great big hill.

The scenery was good especially the Norwegian part.


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629854
18/02/2019 14:37
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Aye, scenery was good.


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629861
18/02/2019 16:21
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The roads looked great, I need to take the coupe there


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629869
18/02/2019 18:54
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80kph speed limits on the vast majority of roads, rigidly enforced...



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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629870
18/02/2019 19:23
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Generally a mixed bag???? confused
No real surprise Matt Le Blanc is stepping down.
By way of comparison, I also watched the latest Grand Tour, which was enjoyable and frustrating to an equal degree with TG.
Both formats need a new direction as they are both getting a little tired?
That said, I am glad they are both still around as I enjoy their petrolhead content. smile


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629883
19/02/2019 09:17
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Yeah. They are flogging an old format and the chemistry between the presenters just isn't there for me. I just enjoyed watching the Fiat win ... And yes the scenery was stunning.

As above, I'm glad they are both still around, but the format is tired.


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629892
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Whatever Sabine is smoking, I think I could use some!



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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629919
20/02/2019 13:48
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Tyres I think, Neil.

I find I have to force myself to watch TG now. I used to look forward to viewing it. The Grand Tour is pants too. Maybe I’m just getting old?



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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629921
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Mind you I thought the panda looked good against the ugly Suzuki,not sure about the rear end of the Ignis though sick


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1629924
20/02/2019 15:41
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Top Gear is really rather crappy these days, apart from the cars. Blanc the Yank is off after this series. No surprises there, I'm not going into specifics. There was a time, there was a time. driving


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1630232
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Got free Prime for a month, now watching The Grand Tour with a coffee and enjoying the Colombia Special, laugh out loud panto moments. The presenters do appear to have stuffed pillows in their shirts.

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Re: Top Gear [Re: Submariner] #1630262
01/03/2019 20:33
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Originally Posted by Submariner
Got free Prime for a month, now watching The Grand Tour with a coffee and enjoying the Colombia Special, laugh out loud panto moments. The presenters do appear to have stuffed pillows in their shirts.


A fine advert for comfortable living and middle age! laugh


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1630484
07/03/2019 21:28
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Originally Posted by barnacle
Time to start the debate again!

In this one, an awful lot of Norwegian roads the Barmybob and I drove along a couple of years back - including the Atlantic Highway and the TrollStiegen. laugh


Some very good memories from that trip.


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1630550
11/03/2019 13:09
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Not a bad episode last night. Though a classic return of the "buy the most ridiculous car for £6k" and compare it with a Dacia.

Still no chemistry between the presenters though IMO....


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Re: Top Gear [Re: Gripped] #1630559
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Deja vu came to mind..... chinny


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1630703
15/03/2019 12:14
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Watched it on catch up.
They possibly could have come up with some more intriguing £6k options? idea


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1630789
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I actually enjoyed TG last night. The fiesta ST review was good, and I'm biased as it was all filmed in Wales. Llandow circuit also featured.

I still think the chemistry between the 3 presenters is forced though.

200bhp from a 3 cylinder 1.5litre turbo engine is pretty impressive too.


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Re: Top Gear [Re: barnacle] #1630804
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I agree Toby the last TG episode was a good one.
The Fiesta review had me reminiscing about my old XR2 which was pretty slow in today's terms, but was great fun on a b-road.
The ST is a good size....food for thought????


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