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Season 10  "The British Leyland Cars"  10x7

Aired 11 years ago - Nov 25, 2007

To celebrate 40 years of British Leyland, Jeremy, James and Richard find three cars made by B.L. that weren't that bad after all. There's a look at some beach buggies and for people who like cars - the new Aston Martin DBS. Jennifer Saunders is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 1
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only the size of a V8, and as light as a V6.
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Which is why they took their sweet time over this one.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 4
is buried somewhere deep down there, next to the petrol tank, to try and
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 5
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 6
There we are. What a turn-up from the librarian of the car world.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 7
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 8
Hammond, does this car, does it do 1158 mph?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 9
All we know is, he's called The Stig.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 10
Right, now he can really mash his paw down.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 11
and tells us to go away and make 14 programmes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 12
and we've had to use it even though we know you're in 2010.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 13
Yes. You see what they've done here, this is organic tofu,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 14
You can or could get three engines, maybe you could get three engines.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 15
Soon you'll be growing your hair, whitening your teeth...
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 16
It looks fantastic. I think that's one of the best-looking cars that will be coming out next year.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 17
You remember, you were here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 18
The fact of the matter is this. This has got a lot more tech than a 430. It's a lot lighter than a 430.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 19
Not the Gocycle, you idiot. That says Gocycle.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 20
Are you really going to ride that?Yes, I am.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 21
3, 2, 1- go. I've got wheelspin, a lot of wheelspin.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 22
Unfortunately, Richard Hammond, who has just broken our Christmas tree,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 23
But those in the back will be awfully cramped due to the sloping roof line.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 24
No.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 25
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 26
The fact is this - it would be more comfortable if it weren't so tall.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 27
It doesn't take long for those omissions to have an effect.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 29
To explain what I'm on about I went in search of a metaphor.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 30
The X6 is too cramped, too complicated and, with prices starting at L42,000,
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 31
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 32
Bonio out of U2 wanted 175 quid to come over here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 33
I don't play the guitar but I know they have six strings. Yours doesn't.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 34
# Sing the dog house
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 35
I went on a ferry boat from Norway to Denmark and threw up all night long.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 36
It's just a complete beat-up car butit runs good. Where is that now?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 37
So, you've not called the eco-bug then? What's that?
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 38
I met this guy who had, I think a '55 split window. An early one.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 39
My biggest problem is the shifter'son the wrong side. Correct side.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 40
A lot of under steer there.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 41
is amazing.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 42
One minute and, bearing in mind it was moist, 51.8.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 43
it's about a medium-sized Vauxhall and a nice old lady.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 44
an electronic speed limiter, it would do 170 miles an hour.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 45
The insignia, however, has another one that goes up to 11.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 46
But, obviously, I have to keep going.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 47
A lady called Margaret Calvert.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 48
and the Government, alarmed at the clogged-up roads, decided to build the first motorways.
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 49
was carefully designed to make words and numbers as clear as possible
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So you designed a new type-face... Yes.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 2
only the size of a V8, and as light as a V6.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 3
Which is why they took their sweet time over this one.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 4
is buried somewhere deep down there, next to the petrol tank, to try and
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 5 #5 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 6
There we are. What a turn-up from the librarian of the car world.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 7 #7 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 8
Hammond, does this car, does it do 1158 mph?
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 9
All we know is, he's called The Stig.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 10
Right, now he can really mash his paw down.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 11
and tells us to go away and make 14 programmes.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 12
and we've had to use it even though we know you're in 2010.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 13
Yes. You see what they've done here, this is organic tofu,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 14
You can or could get three engines, maybe you could get three engines.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 15
Soon you'll be growing your hair, whitening your teeth...
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 16
It looks fantastic. I think that's one of the best-looking cars that will be coming out next year.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 17
You remember, you were here.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 18
The fact of the matter is this. This has got a lot more tech than a 430. It's a lot lighter than a 430.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 19
Not the Gocycle, you idiot. That says Gocycle.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 20
Are you really going to ride that?Yes, I am.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 21
3, 2, 1- go. I've got wheelspin, a lot of wheelspin.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 22
Unfortunately, Richard Hammond, who has just broken our Christmas tree,
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 23
But those in the back will be awfully cramped due to the sloping roof line.
#23
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No.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 25 #25 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 26
The fact is this - it would be more comfortable if it weren't so tall.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 27
It doesn't take long for those omissions to have an effect.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 28 #28 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 29
To explain what I'm on about I went in search of a metaphor.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 30
The X6 is too cramped, too complicated and, with prices starting at L42,000,
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 31 #31 Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 32
Bonio out of U2 wanted 175 quid to come over here.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 33
I don't play the guitar but I know they have six strings. Yours doesn't.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 34
# Sing the dog house
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 35
I went on a ferry boat from Norway to Denmark and threw up all night long.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 36
It's just a complete beat-up car butit runs good. Where is that now?
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 37
So, you've not called the eco-bug then? What's that?
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 38
I met this guy who had, I think a '55 split window. An early one.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 39
My biggest problem is the shifter'son the wrong side. Correct side.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 40
A lot of under steer there.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 41
is amazing.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 42
One minute and, bearing in mind it was moist, 51.8.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 43
it's about a medium-sized Vauxhall and a nice old lady.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 44
an electronic speed limiter, it would do 170 miles an hour.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 45
The insignia, however, has another one that goes up to 11.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 46
But, obviously, I have to keep going.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 47
A lady called Margaret Calvert.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 48
and the Government, alarmed at the clogged-up roads, decided to build the first motorways.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 49
was carefully designed to make words and numbers as clear as possible
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 10 Episode 7 (S10E07) - 50
So you designed a new type-face... Yes.
#50