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Season 11  "Proper Petrolhead"  11x3

Aired 11 years ago - Jul 06, 2008

Are you a 'proper petrolhead'? The gospel according to Clarkson says you are not if you haven't owned an Alfa Romeo. So this week the lads are each given £1,000 to buy an Alfa Romeo, which will then be put through a series of challenges. The Bentley Brooklands gets the Clarkson treatment on the track and James Corden and Rob Brydon are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 1
But in fact, it costs getting on for L240,000.
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It doesn't work. Hello?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 3
was originally meant to produce no more than 200 horsepower.
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it just spins the rear tires. That's the result.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 7
James, the Queen is German but you don't sing
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 8
L10,000. And, by law, there has to be a conventional sign next to them,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 9
They must go, "Why do we keep losing money every year?"
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 10
The Dacia Sandero has gone on sale in the left-hand-drive market.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 11
where we would be given some challenges.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 12
Do carry on. L995.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 13
This is the version that only had one windscreen wiper.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 14
"...where you will get one point for every car you overtake
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 15
(Jeremy) Still, driving round a track - how hard can it be?
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 16
And there, the penny dropped.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 17
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 18
(Richard) And the 75 was starting to suffer from Alfa-itis.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 19
It's an incredibly erm... complex job to put a new one in.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 20
but soon they were coming thick and fast.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 21
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No, neither have I.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 24
I'm gonna take the Focus.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 25
Come on, car, don't let me down.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 26
I know haystacks are popular, so I did that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 27
but we had to do it ourselves so... Well, here I am doing it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 28
- Naught. - Naught.
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I had nine points. I had a scooter, which only went 44 miles an hour.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 31
- It's a staggeringly good thing to be in. - Oh, it's fantastic.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 32
D'you know what? I just wish I'd stuffed my pants.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 33
- Why? - Because the... cocks, let's be honest,
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 34
That means he was faster cos you're saving the faster one.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 35
Ooh, I'm already thinking about the end.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 36
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I don't think it's good because that really was a very slow end,
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- You did it... - Go on.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 39
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James, however, was loving this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 41
Soon my new paint job was complete.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 42
Yes. James. James, something I've done works.
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They have different ones.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 45
No, not now! Come on.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 46
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While Corporal May just abandoned ship.
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 48
- Well, it's not that bad. - It's worse than it was...
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 49
- Come on. Live. Live. Live. - (Whining)
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- Morning. - Over on the right, next to the...

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It doesn't work. Hello?
#2
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was originally meant to produce no more than 200 horsepower.
#3
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it just spins the rear tires. That's the result.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 7
James, the Queen is German but you don't sing
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 8
L10,000. And, by law, there has to be a conventional sign next to them,
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 9
They must go, "Why do we keep losing money every year?"
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 10
The Dacia Sandero has gone on sale in the left-hand-drive market.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 11
where we would be given some challenges.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 12
Do carry on. L995.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 13
This is the version that only had one windscreen wiper.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 14
"...where you will get one point for every car you overtake
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 15
(Jeremy) Still, driving round a track - how hard can it be?
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 16
And there, the penny dropped.
#16
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(Richard) And the 75 was starting to suffer from Alfa-itis.
#18
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It's an incredibly erm... complex job to put a new one in.
#19
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but soon they were coming thick and fast.
#20
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No, neither have I.
#23
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I'm gonna take the Focus.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 25
Come on, car, don't let me down.
#25
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I know haystacks are popular, so I did that.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 27
but we had to do it ourselves so... Well, here I am doing it.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 28
- Naught. - Naught.
#28
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I had nine points. I had a scooter, which only went 44 miles an hour.
#30
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- It's a staggeringly good thing to be in. - Oh, it's fantastic.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 32
D'you know what? I just wish I'd stuffed my pants.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 33
- Why? - Because the... cocks, let's be honest,
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 34
That means he was faster cos you're saving the faster one.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 35
Ooh, I'm already thinking about the end.
#35
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I don't think it's good because that really was a very slow end,
#37
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- You did it... - Go on.
#38
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James, however, was loving this.
#40
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Soon my new paint job was complete.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 42
Yes. James. James, something I've done works.
#42
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They have different ones.
#43
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No, not now! Come on.
#45
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While Corporal May just abandoned ship.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 48
- Well, it's not that bad. - It's worse than it was...
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 11 Episode 3 (S11E03) - 49
- Come on. Live. Live. Live. - (Whining)
#49
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- Morning. - Over on the right, next to the...
#50