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Season 10  "Motorhome Racing"  10x6

Aired 12 years ago - Nov 18, 2007

Jeremy compares the AMG Mercedes E Class estate with the BMW M5 Touring. Richard and James try their hands at Motorhome Racing. Jeremy has a £750,000 motor home called the Performance which comes with its own car, a Wiesman MF3. Stig tests the Honda Civic Type R and James drives the Alfa Romeo 159. Lawrence Dallaglio is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 1
Equip a Golf GTI to the same level and it would be a whopping L5,000 more.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 2
It feels like a big car with a small engine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 3
Still, let's see how this new car gets on in a race against its dad.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 4
Off the track there - that's just the understeer killing the fun,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 5
You pull up, you want to get something from the back seat,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 6
I like hot hatchbacks. I always have done, but this one...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 7
what we're talking about here is like a bad sequel, isn't it? Because this is Die Hard 1,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 8
Some say that he thought Star Wars was a documentary...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 10
so, it's a little bit faster than a Golf GTI but a lot worse.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 11
where you get two points if you're only just over the limit.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 12
No, I think the man with horses is onto something.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 13
I honestly believe, genuinely, that the country,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 14
- and you can implement that. - Oh, there's a rosy future for us all!
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 15
I was talking to a girl the other day who got one,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 16
Try out my captain's chair and tell me if that's good and you'd like that in your car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 17
carpets, radio, and that saves 40 pounds, which in America is lunch, isn't it?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 18
turn it into petrol, ship it to a garage, put it in a flame-proof tank
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 19
Now it's chasing me! I don't want it any more.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 20
or any bit of fake Italiano to describe this car, I've gotta put a pound in it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 22
Stuff that doesn't fall apart.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 23
the alternator will work, the headlights will come on when you turn the switch,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 24
You see, the easiest and quickest way across the mile-wide river,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 25
- and it will only just be above the water. - Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 27
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 29
Come on.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 30
everybody decided that what they really wanted was a big 4x4 of some sort.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 31
Both will take five people in comfort,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 32
it would be able to get in and out more easily.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 33
It's where the Manchester branch of Greenpeace meets
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 34
but even I can get this one to work without hitting it with a hammer.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 35
So, if you... If you get stuck in a field, these cars are not ideal.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 36
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 37
0nly now, because this is an estate, your dog can come too.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 38
doesn't look like it could hold a candle to the BMW, but don't be fooled.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 40
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 41
easier to use and it sounds like amplified thunder.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 42
You've still got something to get there in, something to sleep in,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 43
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 44
that you must prepare your motorhome for racing the night before the race.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 45
Finally, everything was ready...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 46
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 47
I've just seen the door of the kitchen unit on the track,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 48
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 49
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 50
Well, I think the "no contact" rule needs a bit of a tweak,

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 2
It feels like a big car with a small engine.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 3
Still, let's see how this new car gets on in a race against its dad.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 4
Off the track there - that's just the understeer killing the fun,
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 5
You pull up, you want to get something from the back seat,
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 6
I like hot hatchbacks. I always have done, but this one...
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 7
what we're talking about here is like a bad sequel, isn't it? Because this is Die Hard 1,
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 8
Some say that he thought Star Wars was a documentary...
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 9 #9 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 10
so, it's a little bit faster than a Golf GTI but a lot worse.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 11
where you get two points if you're only just over the limit.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 12
No, I think the man with horses is onto something.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 13
I honestly believe, genuinely, that the country,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 14
- and you can implement that. - Oh, there's a rosy future for us all!
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 15
I was talking to a girl the other day who got one,
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 16
Try out my captain's chair and tell me if that's good and you'd like that in your car.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 17
carpets, radio, and that saves 40 pounds, which in America is lunch, isn't it?
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 18
turn it into petrol, ship it to a garage, put it in a flame-proof tank
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 19
Now it's chasing me! I don't want it any more.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 20
or any bit of fake Italiano to describe this car, I've gotta put a pound in it.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 21 #21 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 22
Stuff that doesn't fall apart.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 23
the alternator will work, the headlights will come on when you turn the switch,
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 24
You see, the easiest and quickest way across the mile-wide river,
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 25
- and it will only just be above the water. - Yeah.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 26 #26 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 27 #27 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 28 #28 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 29
Come on.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 30
everybody decided that what they really wanted was a big 4x4 of some sort.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 31
Both will take five people in comfort,
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 32
it would be able to get in and out more easily.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 33
It's where the Manchester branch of Greenpeace meets
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 34
but even I can get this one to work without hitting it with a hammer.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 35
So, if you... If you get stuck in a field, these cars are not ideal.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 36 #36 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 37
0nly now, because this is an estate, your dog can come too.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 38
doesn't look like it could hold a candle to the BMW, but don't be fooled.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 40 #40 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 41
easier to use and it sounds like amplified thunder.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 42
You've still got something to get there in, something to sleep in,
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 43 #43 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 44
that you must prepare your motorhome for racing the night before the race.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 45
Finally, everything was ready...
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 46 #46 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 47
I've just seen the door of the kitchen unit on the track,
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 48 #48 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 49 #49 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 6 (S10E06) - 50
Well, I think the "no contact" rule needs a bit of a tweak,
#50