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      10-08-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Fifth Gear tonight!

After last nights 'top gear' debate - who checked out fifth gear tonight

The shoot-out between Nissan 350Z and BMW Z4 was ace!!

Tiff proved in the end that on the track the Beemer was far more composed than the 350Z - Plato was strugglin keepin the Nissan on the straight and narrow, and he's a BTCC champ!!

It was a top program tonight....check out the re-run if u missed it

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      10-08-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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when is the re-run paul? i missed it and only saw the end where they showed whats on next week?!

DOH

never really as good as top gear tho

i saw mag comparison of the z4m and the 350z and they both did the 0-100 slower than my 335d! wooooo

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when is the re-run paul? i missed it and only saw the end where they showed whats on next week?!

DOH

never really as good as top gear tho

i saw mag comparison of the z4m and the 350z and they both did the 0-100 slower than my 335d! wooooo

Carlos

not sure - it used to be on Tuesday evenin but just checked the SKy + and cant find any re-run info anywhere

I do prefer TG but fifth gear is not bad and this weeks was quite good!

As for the 0-100 time its all about the driver mate!! They werw showing 0-62 times and trying to beat the world record of 0-62 in 3.1 secs - they were on a drag strip and all manner of supercars were present - even a porsche GT that on paper can do it a that speed yet its driver could not get less than 4 secs

A guy in aerial atom beat it at 3.07 but could not do the return run any quicker than 3.3 secs - in the end the clutch packed up and that was that!

Good watchin I thought

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Fifth Gear is improving in my opinion. They actually spend more time doing tests of cars, and not quite so many of the stupid ones like racing round a track in reverse.

Top Gear is a slicker programme and more entertaining, but they tend to ignore anything cheaper than £50k, and once you've seen the first 5-minute item where a car is reviewed, the rest of the show tends to be witticism and light entertainment (with some vague reference to cars).

I might be over-generalising a bit here, but that is my view - both are worth watching though.

BTW, did anyone see the first Fifth Gear of the series, where a Renault Modus was crashed into a Volvo 740 Estate, and basically wiped the Volvo out. Pretty awesome and of interest to my wife and mother-in-law, who both own a Modus.
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Fifth Gear is improving in my opinion. They actually spend more time doing tests of cars, and not quite so many of the stupid ones like racing round a track in reverse.

Top Gear is a slicker programme and more entertaining, but they tend to ignore anything cheaper than 50k, and once you've seen the first 5-minute item where a car is reviewed, the rest of the show tends to be witticism and light entertainment (with some vague reference to cars).

I might be over-generalising a bit here, but that is my view - both are worth watching though.

BTW, did anyone see the first Fifth Gear of the series, where a Renault Modus was crashed into a Volvo 740 Estate, and basically wiped the Volvo out. Pretty awesome and of interest to my wife and mother-in-law, who both own a Modus.
I would have to agree with you that Fifth Gear seems to have gotten a lot better this time round - so long as you can ignore that twat, Tom Ford.

I did see the Modus/Volvo 740 show and was well surprised. Just a pity the Modus is ugly as sin!!
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i used to watch fifth gear. it was nice to have somethign to watch while i waited for top gear hahaha. I honestly lost interest in the things they were telling me. Also, i can't stand tiff's way of presenting things! it's just damn annoying to me. Now that I know they're barn burning twats too, i think i'm stopping completely!
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Now that I know they're barn burning twats too, i think i'm stopping completely!
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Now that I know they're barn burning twats too, i think i'm stopping completely!
That is not all that they are burning See link

http://motoring.reuters.co.uk/reuter...nk=101&id=2428
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After last nights 'top gear' debate - who checked out fifth gear tonight
To do that I'd need to be able to get Channel 5.

No cable, no channel 5, no Digital radio or Television. The price you pay for all that scenery.

But the postie has delivered every day this week.
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