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Old 7th February 2011, 17:05   #106
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The third episode of Season 16 is really good.

I especially loved the car chase between the Merc S65, Rolls Royce Ghost and the chevy cop cars. It even bettered some of the car chases in hollywood movies.
Really? I thought it was a very average episode!

I was a bit disappointed that the polestar didn't get put around the track for a time and the whole Albanian thing (except for the Aveo's sliding around) wasn't really that good.

Also you being in 5th gear and trying to put your foot down is certainly not turbo drag!!
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Somehow, I'm not really enjoying this season. The only one I've really enjoyed till now is the shepherding challenge on the bikes with the Aussies and the Brits.
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Old 7th February 2011, 20:08   #108
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Somehow, I'm not really enjoying this season. The only one I've really enjoyed till now is the shepherding challenge on the bikes with the Aussies and the Brits.
That bit is actually part of a bigger episode which was originally aired in early november. or I think late october perhabs.

Good episode yesterday though 7/10. An average season so far. 6/10 for the season.
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Yeah the Nigels Vs Bruces was actually a Special Feature called Top Gear Australia: Ashes Special which was aired on 28 September 2010
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Me still on 16x02. I think they went a bit over the top, insulting the Mexican ambassador and all.
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Good episode yesterday though 7/10. An average season so far. 6/10 for the season.
Yesterday's episode was good.I would like to give 8 on the scoreboard of 10 though.Hot hatch comparo was good and kept me glued,may be 'cause of the amazing cinematography of the TG.Surprised the way Ford behaved though,it looked very slow compared to other two.

Also,the car chase was good and interesting.It didn't look fake in anyway,of course other than May's death.It was like something we see in Hollywood action flicks.Neat stuff!

There hasn't been quite some real car stuff so far in this season.GTO review was expected to be like this if anyone has seen it in The Italian Job before.Same Cato and stuff!

Whatever,there isn't anything like Topgear in this world as a viewer for us!
Just wish it keeps going like this forever..
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I agree with Shivank, TG was back to doing what it does best, Silly Challenges, amazing but useless comparisons & a great SIARPC interview. This one had it all.

Loved this episode.
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This weeks episode will have Simon Pegg!! Woohoo!! And the Zonda R and the TG team will buy convertibles. Should be sweeeet!! Considering the fact that we had heavy snowfall a few months ago!!
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The new episode is typical top gear, hilarious.
All three buy convertibles for less than 2000 pounds and set their own challenges.
Jezza does a feature on the fastest zonda.

It is a good episode 8/10.
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To be honest, thought there were bits of brilliance, the episode was not that great. :(
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Would have liked the episode better if they had actually bought different cars. All the beamers were the same 325i.
would give it 7/10.
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loved the interview. i think simon pegg is a supremely underrated actor. btw is he gay ?

the episode was okay, the zonda review was nice but was not as cinematographically brilliant as other few.

The challenge could have been better, but i guess there were certain limitations and hence the challenge was limited only to the test track.

i failed to understand the 'gas' test though !!!!

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TopGear is somehow losing its charm. I don't seem to enjoy it as much as I used to. Just got my hands on the third episode. Lets see how this one is.

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i failed to understand the 'gas' test though !!!!

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What they did was open the valve on a Helium cylinder in the car. Helium is lighter than air, and as a result if you breathe Helium you wind up sounding like a chipmunk (or Donald Duck) since your larynx will resonate at a higher pitch. Since Hammond's car had a leaky roof the Helium escaped (being lighter than air) and his voice was unaffected. May and Clarkson on the other hand, wound up with chipmunk-voice.

I must've rewound that little segment about five times and laughed till my sides hurt each time. Listening to someone talk after breathing Helium is HILARIOUS.

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We are 4 episodes down this season, and we still haven't seen the Mercedes SLS AMG 'round the track. Which is a bit weird, considering that the 458 has done its lap and so has the GTO and the Zonda R.

I'm hoping they feature the Jaguar XJ-L SuperSport soon. I'm really looking forward to that.

Great season so far. The humor has been fantastic, even though it got a little out of hand a few episodes earlier.
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