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Old 02-28-2012, 10:38 AM   #69
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I would normally not judge the driver, but after looking at his profile pic in Facebook... I think he is special!
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #70
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With all due respect: I think you guys (not just you - FWIW), are taking this show too seriously... While TG UK is my all-time favorite show, and USA doesn't hold a candle yet, I'm finding it's appeal is growing by the show.

IMVHO - there's something you have to try to keep in consideration from BOTH shows - it's supposed to be about fun. I knew immediately reviews about that episode were going to be outrage around here. Yes - they pounded CAMARO, and picked on it furiously. It didn't help the most Metro of the hosts drove it, but I think he had to. Of all the cars there, that SS was at the biggest disadvantage. If Foust was in the 5.0, he would've raped the other cars. It was good they gave that car to the idiot driver of that show, lol. And if they brought an RT - it would've been raped - period (I'm exaggerating).

The point of these shows in particular is they about FUN!!! They're not about information or factual. If you can't look at it from that perspective - you're just not going to enjoy the show. If you chose to look at it that way, you're completely missing the point.
I agree that the show should be FUN. I honestly don't remember much about what they said about the Camaro in the show because I just can't pay attention to it. Top Gear UK is awesome. Yeah they play loose with the facts , and they do goofy challenges on a regular basis, but they actually do review the cars. TG US has turned every show into one big goofy "challenge". They might be funnier if they didn't do them constantly. The challenges seem very scripted too and I think they have to be because Foust is such a better driver than the others. I would like to see them drive the muscle cars around a wet track for time and see them losing control so I could see a real honest reaction out of them when they are losing it.

Put the video of this guy crashing on the show and lets see an in car shot of the guys face. That would actually be funny. I don't care if they go on to say how this is the worst handling car ever made. It would be FUN and I could deal with it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #71
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I agree that the show should be FUN. I honestly don't remember much about what they said about the Camaro in the show because I just can't pay attention to it. Top Gear UK is awesome. Yeah they play loose with the facts , and they do goofy challenges on a regular basis, but they actually do review the cars. TG US has turned every show into one big goofy "challenge". They might be funnier if they didn't do them constantly. The challenges seem very scripted too and I think they have to be because Foust is such a better driver than the others. I would like to see them drive the muscle cars around a wet track for time and see them losing control so I could see a real honest reaction out of them when they are losing it.

Put the video of this guy crashing on the show and lets see an in car shot of the guys face. That would actually be funny. I don't care if they go on to say how this is the worst handling car ever made. It would be FUN and I could deal with it.

That's one of my main gripes with the show. They need some balance, do some serious reviews or talk about auto news. It's become all goofy challenges, all the time.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #72
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #73
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #74
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #75
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They're struggling with originality - maybe that's why with a lot of challenges... I don't know... Excellent points
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #76
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #77
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #78
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #79
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I also think TG UK is better, but the last time they reviewed a Camaro SS, it was up against a $85K MB AMG, which they believed was twice the car the Camaro was.

Then it was stated that only serial killers drive Camaros LOL!

Jeremy Clarkson quote, "It's so fast it'll destroy your face...I am an alien!!!!!"
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #80
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #81
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Some idiot from Top Gear. Hate that show.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #82
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just cuorious if the air bag's deployed?
Nope, on the article he posted he said they did not ...

OnStar came on immediately though.....
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #83
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Top Gear USA's main sponsor is Ford. I'm very suspicious about their ability to be unbiased. We'll see.

Do you wear a tinfoil hat? LOL
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #84
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Do you wear a tinfoil hat? LOL
Apparently you did not watch that farce of a Muscle Car episode that they ran.

Hammond wouldn't have wrecked the ZL1.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #85
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Ha, at least it wasn't Joe!
Ha! Well,if you need someone to "test drive" his before you deliver it to him,you know where I'm at!
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