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Old 08-10-2004, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Martin
What's the deal with The Stig? I saw a "stig's last drive" video on sleepy fish's website. Is he still with the show or did he go somewhere else? It's great being able to compare lap times between the cars they review especially since they had the same driver.

ya, its still not a perfect comparison, but as good as you can get I guess.

I'd take the stigs pob over jeremy clarksons. He doesnt need to talk, just drive great cars all day Then again jeremy seems to make good money, or at least get huge deals on cars since he is always driving the latest and greatest.
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:12 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if he is loaned the cars from the manufacturers. It adds a lot of credit when the host of the best car show in the world "chose" their car over all the other ones out there.
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Did you get in your time machine and test it when I originally downloaded it?
Yes, I did.
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Top Gear - Pontiac GTO vs. Chrysler 300C vs. Jaguar S-Type R - VID

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I haven't watched the vid yet (downloading as I type), but that certainly seems like a strange hodge-podge of cars to put together for a comparo.
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My thoughts exactly...2 sedans & 1 coupe
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ug... watching that makes me reaffirm why I really don't like Top Gear. What a biased bunch they are.

One comment he made about Jag managing to get so much more HP out of it's "tiny engine" compared the 5.7L engines in the other two was retarded, as it's the only supercharged one out of the bunch... of course it is going to get more power out of a smaller engine.

As usual, they ripped the American car to pieces. But comparing everything to the Jag S-Type R which is what...twice the price as the other two is lame. Not even competition for one another in the real world.

I suppose the Monaro/GTO is sort-of competition for the 300C, except for the whole fact that one is a Coupe (or a Cou-pay, as those Top Gear bastards say) and the other a Sedan. I think the 300C plays to the luxury crowd a little more though. The Jag is completely in another league of cars.
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Originally Posted by EdgarFanCLS
ug... watching that makes me reaffirm why I really don't like Top Gear. What a biased bunch they are.

One comment he made about Jag managing to get so much more HP out of it's "tiny engine" compared the 5.7L engines in the other two was retarded, as it's the only supercharged one out of the bunch... of course it is going to get more power out of a smaller engine.

As usual, they ripped the American car to pieces. But comparing everything to the Jag S-Type R which is what...twice the price as the other two is lame. Not even competition for one another in the real world.

That's exactly why I dont like TG as well. I recall them bashing the S2000 in its head to head with the Boxster and Z4. And IMO, the S2K MORE than held its own.

They bash any non-Euro car, neglecting the fact that some of the worst quality cars are European; not American or Asian. I still sort of recall how bad their magazine bashed the 6G Accord V6; very uncalled for.
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Damn that morano looks hot!!! They should have made the gto look like that!
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I want that spoiler and body kit
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can you buy that spoiler and kit here?
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Top Gear Vids

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Downloads so slow today...
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Damn that morano looks hot!!! They should have made the gto look like that!
Definitely. The Monaro is stylin'.
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Its actually a vauxhall vxr

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Next week...ENZO~
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Top Gear is dumb but I still enjoy watching downloaded clips/episodes. I think that's why they're so successful.

Frankly, cars are dumb too. They're just machines. But I still enjoy looking at/learning about/everything about them.

Us human beings...
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Top Gear Porsche 997S video review...

http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/To...che_911_hi.wmv

This is shocking but... Clarkson actually LIKES a Porsche!!!!

this car is amazing... but I have to say I prefer F/I, esp after going for a ride in my friend's modded 600hp 996 Turbo recently.
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Oooh...nice!!

Watched the video and I love the cinematography. Those shots of the car driving through water just make me want to go to the nearest beach and drive around on the sand.

And may I say, that Monaro looks awesome. Much better than our ghetto-ass GTO.

Thanks for the vids. I gotta remember to check out sleep-fish from time to time to get the videos.
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The video was so stupid.. I love how Jeremy says that the 300C lacks torque?? WHAT???

And what stupid shit is it testing acceleration and handling while riding on sand???
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Originally Posted by goldmemberer
Top Gear is dumb but I still enjoy watching downloaded clips/episodes. I think that's why they're so successful.

Frankly, cars are dumb too. They're just machines. But I still enjoy looking at/learning about/everything about them.

Us human beings...
I've watched my downloaded Carrera GT review at least ten times........

They actually take the time to review the cars, so you all of what it can do, Car And Driver TV shows you maybe three or so mintues, some of Top Gear's segments are 15-20 minutes.
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too bad the quality is not good though...much prefer the BT version
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by phil2
Its actually a vauxhall vxr

whats the differnece does G.M. own both
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And what stupid shit is it testing acceleration and handling while riding on sand???
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1500 rpm...YOU FAT AUSSIE SLACKER!!!

i say in a road test the vauxhall would've won too...so no big deal. i think chrysler should see this video and revise accordingly.
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It's not too bad, but definitely could be better. Still fun to watch though.
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Originally Posted by Blades
whats the differnece does G.M. own both
It's actually a Holden Monaro originally (GM's Australia division).

In England, it's a Vauxhall (also GM division). In mainland Europe, the company is known as Opel.

Pontiac just took the Monaro and slapped a Pontiac-esque front end on it for the GTO.
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well if someone is willing to host the DVD Rip quality vids regularly for the TSXers it would be sweet~
too bad I don't have that bandwidth though...
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Hmm...I remember someone on the board offering free hosting service for videos and stuff. Perhaps do a quick search and see if the thread pops up?
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Top Gear - Review Of The 997

Here's the link to the vid.
If this a repost than

WARNING. Kinda slow server!!!
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Originally Posted by FunkeeTown
1500 rpm...YOU FAT AUSSIE SLACKER!!!

i say in a road test the vauxhall would've won too...so no big deal. i think chrysler should see this video and revise accordingly.
yeah, they'll revise the car so that it drives better on sand and in the ocean? what the hell!?

they bash the 300c cause its american, and act like the other 2 aren't. ok, make the case for the monero, but the jag is pretty damn american at this point.

they compared 3 cars in completely different classes....on sand....

i hate top gear, but its entertaining
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me thoughts it was a great comparo!! you guys missed the whole point.


p.s. I LOVE THE GTO!!!!
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Not a repost, I don't think...

That was pretty good. It was fucking hilarious when Jeremy was scrunched up against the wheel trying to drive. Top Gear is still the funniest of all the TV car programs.
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Top Gear is still the funniest of all the TV car programs.
and has been said many times in other threads.
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My favourite (to use their spelling) is when he figured out that because of the GT40s fuel capacity (or lack thereof) he cant drive it to work
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My favourite (to use their spelling) is when he figured out that because of the GT40s fuel capacity (or lack thereof) he cant drive it to work
That was a classic!

Anyone see the one where he drove 800 miles on a tank of gas in the Audi 8 diesel?
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...and when they described Hummer-branded cologne as a huge jar of repressed homosexuality.
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