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Old 09-29-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Fifth Gear - Dodge Challenger SRT8

For those of you who dont know what Fifth Gear is, its and imitation of Top Gear with less humor and more accuracy in the review. Basiclly Top Gear judges a car from producer induced nonsense that has nothing to do with how a car drives. Happily, in Fifth Gear they actually review a car and add occasional humor. Anyway, Im suprised on this review. They PRAISED it.
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BTW I still like Top Gear better because its funnier
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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I kinda like 5th gear, particularly the guy they had doing the challenger review. Look up his review of the Monaro (GTO)
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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In the video he said 0 to 60 in 4.9 sec hmmm seems a bit slow no , he also said the handling of the car was well sloppy lol
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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Ehhh, I'll take all 3 of the modern muscle cars... why the hell not.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #6
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In the video he said 0 to 60 in 4.9 sec hmmm seems a bit slow no , he also said the handling of the car was well sloppy lol
No, thats pretty consistent I think. It does weigh ~4200 lbs.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:54 AM   #7
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4.9 is consistent....the best is 4.7 but your average will be 4.9 with the auto. Dont complain te camaro auto is suppose to do the same thing but I am betting slightly better numbers. 4.8 consistent sounds good to me for the camaro auto,
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:57 AM   #8
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i agree with Motor Trend id take the Challenger over a mustang any day, who knows maybe in a couple years ill get a used srt8 for a second....errr...4th car.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:41 AM   #9
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i agree with Motor Trend id take the Challenger over a mustang any day, who knows maybe in a couple years ill get a used srt8 for a second....errr...4th car.
damn I got all excited............... haha
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:36 AM   #10
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:34 AM   #11
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It's a great looking car with a lot of presense... notice it was all filmed out in the country though - not near anything that would make it look like a tank? :P
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:20 AM   #12
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Top Gear is designed to be both entertaining and informative. Because of this, Top Gear isn't reviewing Camrys and Civics. Top Gear reviews top-end luxury and performance cars. I'm sure Fifth Gear is more informative and less biased, but it's really hard to knock the success of Top Gear.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:13 PM   #13
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:17 PM   #14
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i watched a bunch of fifth gear on the web, it sucks ill keep my top gear please, and hopefully top gear america will be good too
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:40 PM   #15
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You can't really call either show more accurate. Although Tiff Needell is a former race driver if I'm not mistaken. Jeremy has been in the automotive journalism business for a long time and has driven a lot of cars. Fifth Gear does deal with a bit more facts, but Top Gear gives you driving impressions. Which is really all you can ask for. If a car in the hands of a pro does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, you can't guarantee it'll do that for everyone. And besides, are you really going to base your car buying decision on the assumption that it does 0-60 .1 second faster than it's competition? Wouldn't you rather get an impression of how it feels behind the wheel?


Fifth Gear does a decent job but I think when they do try humor, it's never as well executed as Top Gear. But numbers are nice for comparison.

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Old 09-30-2008, 05:26 PM   #16
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i watched a bunch of fifth gear on the web, it sucks ill keep my top gear please, and hopefully top gear america will be good too
TOP GEAR IS COMING TO AMERICA ???? that would be awesome
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #17
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I thought it was pretty funny and i also liked how he jumped it
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:02 PM   #18
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TOP GEAR IS COMING TO AMERICA ???? that would be awesome
They're making an american version with an american cast. I think it'll be ok. It's going to have Adam Corolla, formerly of love line and the man show in it as well as some other people.

I like Adam Corolla, but I have a feeling it'll lack the charm that made the British version great. Clarkson is so ridiculously opinionated and makes such bold statements that he forces you to listen and he's somewhat clever and charming. Plus, they have the advantage of nice british accents that you can't help but like.

Perhaps they'll give the british cars a good ribbing and say how the only major british car companies were owned by American companies right up til a few years ago.

Also, one of the guys on Fifth Gear was burned in a car fire while filming for the show a season or two ago. His name is Jason Plato. When Clarkson of Top Gear announced it on their news segment, He called him Jason Baked Potato. Will they ever be able to match that tasteful(less?) irreverence on American TV?
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:09 PM   #19
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I like it when he says "We're gonna die" as he goes through the curves.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #20
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The Challenger was featued on the speed channel the other night. Dont remember the race car drivers name but they had the car in the salt flats and the cars top end was 170mph. So if a challenger can do it so can a camaro.
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The Challenger was featued on the speed channel the other night. Dont remember the race car drivers name but they had the car in the salt flats and the cars top end was 170mph. So if a challenger can do it so can a camaro.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:01 PM   #22
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The Challenger was featued on the speed channel the other night. Dont remember the race car drivers name but they had the car in the salt flats and the cars top end was 170mph. So if a challenger can do it so can a camaro.
Not saying I disagree with you, but what is your reason for saying "if a challenger can do it so can a camaro?"
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less weight, better aero, similar power?
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:25 AM   #24
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Like I said. I agree. But at those speeds, aerodynamics, gearing and power have more to do with it than weight. Which explains why the SRT cars are able to hit those speeds at all. I'm gonna guess that the Camaro delimited (I'm pretty sure the SRT cars come without a limiter) will do better than that. The GTO was able to do just under 180 without limiter. If the Camaro has better power and is slightly less slippery, it'll do that at least.


I asked because people here have compared the Camaro to the 911 in handling. That's absurd. I just wanted to clarify that the people making statements like that actually knew why they were true.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:24 PM   #25
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I asked because people here have compared the Camaro to the 911 in handling. That's absurd. I just wanted to clarify that the people making statements like that actually knew why they were true.
not "absurd"...just a strech...
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