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      09-24-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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Tonight - new M3 tested on Fifth Gear

As per title - Tiff Needle tests it... hmmmm
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cheers, i will have to get my mum to record it for me as im at work

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As per title - Tiff Needle tests it... hmmmm


I'm not necessarily Tiff's greatest fan but he certainly knows how to drive. Should be good. And is it just me or is Fifth Gear emerging as the true petrolhead's motoring programme of choice? Not a great choice admittedly, but Top Gear does seem to be becoming a bit of an indulgence for its presenters rather than being primarily about the cars. Its current formula was great when it started but it's gone too far now IMHO ('the car's the star' is how they should think about it).
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cheers, i will have to get my mum to record it for me as im at work

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Carlos, you should, hmmmm, theoretically be able to download it from http://www.finalgear.com/shows/fifthgear/

I think it repeats later in the week, does it not??

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I'm not necessarily Tiff's greatest fan but he certainly knows how to drive. Should be good. And is it just me or is Fifth Gear emerging as the true petrolhead's motoring programme of choice? Not a great choice admittedly, but Top Gear does seem to be becoming a bit of an indulgence for its presenters rather than being primarily about the cars. Its current formula was great when it started but it's gone too far now IMHO ('the car's the star' is how they should think about it).
I'm kinda with you Bumps - not a great fan of Tiff, but he seems to know his stuff.
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AS long as that hairy geezer (who always seems to be put down by wotsername) doesn't test drive it then I can't wait to watch. The less that guy does the better !
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AS long as that hairy geezer (who always seems to be put down by wotsername) doesn't test drive it then I can't wait to watch. The less that guy does the better !
Yep Tom Ford is a twat. I hate the pretentious flirting that he does with VBH. Tis just annoying.

Unfortunately I can't get Channel 5 but Fifth Gear is always available on bittorrent the next day anyway - so will download it from there.
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Just set freeview to record it but it doesn't mention the M3 on the program guide info?
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5th gear is bleh... whatevers happened to Top Gear man?!
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5th gear is bleh... whatevers happened to Top Gear man?!
Get your torrents searching on (or just after) October 7th....
For those in the UK... get yer Sky+ ready. Top Gear is back...

Must admit, the odd clip of the recent 5th gear series are getting pretty good... too much gobsh!te wrapped around the good clips tho...
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Get your torrents searching on (or just after) October 7th....
For those in the UK... get yer Sky+ ready. Top Gear is back...

Must admit, the odd clip of the recent 5th gear series are getting pretty good... too much gobsh!te wrapped around the good clips tho...
so it's gonna be back for sure with same people, right? i hope so.

yah, youtube FTW man hahaha
so it's not going to be on BBC, huh?
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so it's gonna be back for sure with same people, right? i hope so.

yah, youtube FTW man hahaha
so it's not going to be on BBC, huh?
Still on the Beeb.... from the beebs press office:

"Top Gear revs back into action for a new series. In the opening episode, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May revisit their attempt to build amphibious cars and face up to one of their biggest – and choppiest – challenges to date.

The Audi R8 attacks the Top Gear track and Dame Helen Mirren is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car."
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Fifth gear recorded for tonight! Here is the programme review:

http://fifthgear.five.tv/jsp/5gmain....ption=BMW%20M3

I have seen that red M3 before (same Y plate), cover of EVO I think, and maybe a few other mags. That is definately not an AUC M3 to buy in the future!
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Have to say that Tiff really demonstrated the benefit of having a limited slip diff on the M3... and much as I don't like his presenting style, he reall does know how to drive a car
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Have to say that Tiff really demonstrated the benefit of having a limited slip diff on the M3... and much as I don't like his presenting style, he reall does know how to drive a car
I've been sideways with Tiff at seriously high speeds in an open topped Boxster S....and never felt like he was remotely out of control

Maybe the stories of slightly numb steering from the M3 where from journalists who hadn't found the full menu option for the M button
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Yep Tom Ford is a twat. I hate the pretentious flirting that he does with VBH. Tis just annoying.
Agreed - and plenty of that in evidence tonight. M3 review good though with stacks of sideways action, and Sarah Beeny too! Mmmmmmmm.

The 'Ford Effect' is the programme's only downside really IMO. Top Gear is still a laugh but you rarely get an honest review of a car without the presenters trying to use the review segment to make themselves look good; surely the car is more important? And I understand the (actually pretty reasoned) logic behind Clarkson's anti-environmentalist rants but it's just not the best way of going about it in the current climate
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I do like the idea of that M button
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