Top Gear

Season 11 Episode 5

Series 11 Episode 5

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 20, 2008 on BBC Two
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A new Ford Mondeo or a used luxury car of yesteryear? Jeremy and James demonstrate which is the wisest choice when they compare their own luxury cars: a Mercedes 600 Grosse and a Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe respectively - bought for the price of the standard family Ford.

Jeremy drives the Nissan GT-R - again - around Japan's Fuji circuit. Stig drives the GT-R around the Top Gear track to set a fast lap.

Whilst Jeremy and James busy themselves with their cars, Richard indulges in a spot of fox hunting - Top Gear style.

Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis are the Star(s) in a Reasonably Priced Car. Although 'stars' is maybe stretching it a bit.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Loved it

    9.5
    Ah.. this episode was brilliant - the fox hunt mainly.. I just have no words for that - where do they get all those mad ideas as it was but it was so fun to watch.



    And it was not all. Clarkson and May with their luxury cars on those challenges - the pushing car one was funny and I loved how the challenge they thought to be easy was the hardest - try to park in London central. And then May's car running out of petrol.. And the reaction.. This episode was just full of those amazing moments.



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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he is not allowed, by law, within a hundred yards of Lorraine Kelly. And that he's never seen an episode of Top Gear because he's a huge fan of Midsomer Murders. All we know is he's called Bergerac.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: The hounds were ready. The horses were ready. And under the rules of Top Gear Small Japanese Car Hunting, I was given a two minute start.

    • James May: If your theory is correct, that means you're either going to murder millions of people, or you're going to die on the bog trying to get 500 cheese burgers out of your poo chute.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: [referring to his Mercedes 600 Grosse] Yes, £15,900 for a service. There was a lot needed doing to it if I'm honest. James May: What did they do, buy you a Golf?

    • Richard Hammond: You useless old fart! A Datsun broke your neck. Jeremy Clarkson: It was already weakened from endlessly craning down to listen to you.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: If anybody has any objection to what we are doing, do please feel free to keep that objection to yourself.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: I do not know how long a standard London parking bay is, but I suspect it's about a foot shorter than the Mercedes 'big'.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: ...there are a group of very bitter-faced (dramatic pause) ramblers who want to have it banned.


      A rambler is a term used in the United Kingdom for recreational walkers in the countryside.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: If you're not at home by nine o'clock, you are down at Lubyanka, Gordon Brown will pull you fingernails out.


      This is a reference to the notorious K.G.B. headquarters/prison in Moscow during the Cold War. It is now the headquarters of the Russian Federal Security Service, aka F.S.B.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he is not allowed by law, within a hundred yards of Lorraine Kelly. And that he's never seen an episode of Top Gear because he's a huge fan of Midsomer Murders. All we know is he's called Bergerac.


      Midsomer Murders, Bergerac.

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