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Season 1  "The Grannies Learn How to Handbrake Park"  1x6

Aired 16 years ago - Nov 24, 2002

REVIEWS: Renault Vel Satis • BMW Z4 • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG • Honda NSX Type R CHALLENGE: Grannies doing handbrake parking Jason Dawe looks at a used Golf, Jeremy test drives his own car and Richard drives the new BMW Z4 Roadster. The grannies return, this time to see who can master the 'art' of handbreak parking. The cool wall is unveiled.Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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But, beneath the, I have to say, quite cool exterior,
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while he's driving down the motorway
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there's an almighty crash and a shudder.
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because it'll be the same as every other business park.
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not something that appears to have come from the mind of Jerry Anderson.
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You know Indian food, okay?
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 8
This is a Renault Double-Fault.
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Go for the metallic, kind of mushy pea green, with the silver roof.
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 10
So what are we gonna be teaching the grannies?
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 11
are coming back to motorsport.
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All those spare tyres on their hand cream, facial scrub..
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 13
Well, probably about 70 quid scrap, aren't they?
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because they've ended up with this - 'Hyoondai' Elantra.
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and we decided that it's a stylish car, didn't we, okay?
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"because, well, that was bit of girly, really." Look.
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An angry-looking collection of angles, curves, and intersecting lines.
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30 grand, at least 30 grand. That's a big price hike.
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This is a Z4. Not a Z3.
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Now, I'm sorry, mate, it's hideous.
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 23
It's a big Fiat. It's a Ferrari! It's cool! Back me up!
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 24
It's ugly, yes, but it's cool.
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and we think that right now it's here.
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Do it now, quickly, or you'll have his way.
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No, you haven't, you just kicked them on
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I mean, what was it the first that attracted you to the free Honda NSX?
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No, but I'm just saying that if somebody's, look, worked their ass off,
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If you saw Tara.. Where's the shop where they're sold?
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You know what these are?
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And it was quite wet today. It was wet.
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it's now A Star in A Reasonably-Priced Heavily-Discounted Car. Absolutely.
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9 times out of 10, they will take care of settling that for you.
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And then, please, phone the finance company,
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even though it was heavy and dull compared to its predecessors.
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As a used-car, this is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free car.
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Number 1, unless you've got to, I would stay clear of buying the Automatic.
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driving something that you really are ashamed of.
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Quentin Wilson bought one.
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of more than 200 mph.
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but if I were to ever have a hard day at work,
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you're gonna have the most expensive hairdo in the world,
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This is the kind of noise, deep, resonating noise, that hurts dogs.

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while he's driving down the motorway
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there's an almighty crash and a shudder.
#3
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because it'll be the same as every other business park.
#4
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not something that appears to have come from the mind of Jerry Anderson.
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You know Indian food, okay?
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 8
This is a Renault Double-Fault.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 9
Go for the metallic, kind of mushy pea green, with the silver roof.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 10
So what are we gonna be teaching the grannies?
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 11
are coming back to motorsport.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 12
All those spare tyres on their hand cream, facial scrub..
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 13
Well, probably about 70 quid scrap, aren't they?
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) - 14
because they've ended up with this - 'Hyoondai' Elantra.
#14
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and we decided that it's a stylish car, didn't we, okay?
#15
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"because, well, that was bit of girly, really." Look.
#16
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An angry-looking collection of angles, curves, and intersecting lines.
#17
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30 grand, at least 30 grand. That's a big price hike.
#18
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This is a Z4. Not a Z3.
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Now, I'm sorry, mate, it's hideous.
#22
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It's a big Fiat. It's a Ferrari! It's cool! Back me up!
#23
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It's ugly, yes, but it's cool.
#24
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and we think that right now it's here.
#25
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Do it now, quickly, or you'll have his way.
#26
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No, you haven't, you just kicked them on
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I mean, what was it the first that attracted you to the free Honda NSX?
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No, but I'm just saying that if somebody's, look, worked their ass off,
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If you saw Tara.. Where's the shop where they're sold?
#33
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You know what these are?
#34
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And it was quite wet today. It was wet.
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it's now A Star in A Reasonably-Priced Heavily-Discounted Car. Absolutely.
#38
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9 times out of 10, they will take care of settling that for you.
#39
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And then, please, phone the finance company,
#40
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even though it was heavy and dull compared to its predecessors.
#41
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As a used-car, this is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free car.
#42
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Number 1, unless you've got to, I would stay clear of buying the Automatic.
#43
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driving something that you really are ashamed of.
#44
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Quentin Wilson bought one.
#45
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of more than 200 mph.
#46
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but if I were to ever have a hard day at work,
#47
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you're gonna have the most expensive hairdo in the world,
#49
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This is the kind of noise, deep, resonating noise, that hurts dogs.
#50