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Old 18th July 2011, 11:19   #91
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Loved the GTR review, astonishing.
Overall entertaining episode.
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Rowan does the fastest celebrity lap at 1.42.2
A good interview as well.
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YES IT HAS HAPPENED. Jeremy's Merc has broken down sadly. The ignition coil is about 9 times as much as that of the Nissan. But, as has always been mentioned in all of Team-BHP's threads on used cars, buying an expensive car cheap isn't the issue, its always been the maintenance.

Rowan Atkinson was HILARIOUS to boot. And they managed to set fire to one caravan and as always, managed to destroy another "by accident"
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Sorry for the late review guys, good episode nonetheless though. The Caravan train thing was funny though, but somehow, Top Gear seems to be slowly loosing its edge dont you guys think?
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The Caravan train thing was funny though, but somehow, Top Gear seems to be slowly loosing its edge dont you guys think?
S14 onwards, they never had much in the way of ingenuity. The cinematography made up for the loss in absolute quality. The 3 wise men Christmas special & the F458 review is all I appreciate in the 'current' episodes of TG. Hammond & May are seeming lackluster while, as always, Jeremy is the saving grace.

Meanwhile, I was expecting a Top Gear point based analysis on the comparo b/w the Sports & the Caravan trains. Why was the Jag's lap not shown? It had a nice roar to it.
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In loved S17E04! Damn hilarious stuff! Thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Bean's interview and the 'blurr-glurrr alarrrm" An incredibly funny episode!
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Well the third episode was good. The fourth one was just avg.
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Nice episode. I liked it over the first two. Mr Bean was amazing, as a guest and as a driver! And that GT-R launch was mind-boggling. The XKR-S was good as dead
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Never knew Rowan Atkinson had some serious taste for cars.
I was blown away when I found out that he owned a McLaren F1, then the story of the V16 Phantom and finally that he can drive like that !!!

Here is the clip if anyone missed it:

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The interview with Roan Atkinson was superb. He was really funny and the V-16 Phantom was a surprise.

The GTR literally demolished the Jag.

Overall, a very enjoyable episode.
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extremely enjoyable episode. so far this has the potential of being the best episode of the season. SIARPC was good!!! for once did not skip through that part :P !
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To me it was the best S17 episode so far. A completely entertaining episode
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Apart from Wednesday 10-11 PM on BBC entertainment is it shown in any other channels? BBC world for example.
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Gawd! That GTR..

Overall,a very 'balanced' episode I would say.I was expecting a wee-bit more in the train waala part.Nevertheless,it was entertaining.

Rowan Atkinson! Didn't know he's such a car enthusiast and is into racing as well. And the 9 liter V16 Phantom is some news to my ears.I think I haven't heard of a V16 production car earlier on,ever. XKR-S vs GTR was the best bit though.

Show stealer in simple words,for me,was the incredible launch control of the GTR.The way it launched was just,Waaaaaaaoooooooowwwwww!
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Loved the GTR & SIARPC sections. Rowan was great & would have liked a slightly bigger interview. There are some rumors on the net that he has/had 2 F1s

The train thing was funny but got boring after a while, also I thought they would talk about braking issues if any.
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