Top Gear

Season 1 Episode 8

Series 1 Episode 8

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 08, 2002 on BBC Two
9.2
out of 10
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Series 1 Episode 8
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This week: 'driver's cars', the BMW M5 faces the challenge of its rivals; a Lada Riva 1.5E gets a make-over from Lotus and who is Britain's fastest van man?

Also featured are the Audi RS6, the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, the new Maserati Coupé and a selection of super-minis: the Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3, Honda Jazz, Nissan Micra and MG ZR.

Sir Michael Gambon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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  • Many different things..

    8.5
    I do not know.. it was somehow.. It was as good as usually but somehow.. I did not get the feeling I usually get when watching it..



    I liked the whole white van thing and ofcourse Sir Michael Gambon and his driving on the last corners was amazing.



    And ofcourse all those minis.. and other cars.. somehow they did not caught so many attention as I had wished..



    But I liked Clarkson's tale about how parking in wrong place saved money.. It is just weird how the manage to come up with all of those ideas..



    And the gearbox.. oh.. to understand that manual..moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • From this episode onwards, the final corner on the track was renamed 'Gambon' as a tribute to Sir Michael Gambon who took the corner on two wheels.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: While we're on the subject of parking, I, um... you know where we nail this programme together, it's in the middle of London, okay, there's a multi-storey car park next door, two hours, nine pounds in there. So if you're two hours and five minutes, eighteen quid. Well, I went into Oxford last weekend, parked on double-yellow lines, right outside where I wanted to be, okay? Took the children out for lunch, went to see James Bond, got back five hours later... twenty quid parking ticket. That's pretty reasonable!

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