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Season 16  "Cheap Second-Hand Convertibles"  16x4

Aired 8 years ago - Feb 13, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to buy second hand convertibles and discover some of the unusual pitfalls to watch out for when picking up a used car bargain. Also, Jeremy is on the test track in the insanely powerful Pagani Zonda R. Meanwhile, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are the stars in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 1
We're always being asked, people come up to us and say is a Golf
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 2
They leach into dry rot, they leach into the system.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 3
No concrete is the answer.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 4
Well, your brakes are better.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 5
'But the test they were doing went far beyond looking for old envelopes.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 6
Little balls in the footwell.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 7
It's like driving around in a Moroccan prison, isn't it, really? In the front of his car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 8
Yeah, but even though... OK, he's in, but I think you'll find...
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 9
APPLAUSE
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 10
I did. Did you see if there were anybody else's bottom mushrooms growing in the carpet?
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 11
What about fatalities? Fatalities, there were none with the cameras on and none with the cameras off.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 12
You might have seen in the news Formula One driver Robert Kubicainjured horribly in a rally crash.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 13
That's not a superstition, you idiot, it's a bad idea.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 14
You are? Do you know what we're talking about?
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 15
There we are, Top Gear Top Tip, kill all magpies and kill them now.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 16
We've got it here in the studio and- this is the first time we've been able to have a proper look at it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 17
My only problem with this really is,- I like a supercar to look a bit crazy, a bit mad, like a Zonda.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 18
But we were wrong.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 19
SPEECH DROWNED OUT BY ENGINE
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 20
That makes the performance extremely dramatic!
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 21
"I really like the way they've got these air vents laid out."
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 22
and all you have to do when the fury runs out, pull the lever and it starts all over again.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 23
It seems a shame that we wave goodbye to the Zonda with a car that is absolutely brilliant,
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 24
this too is a quietened down, softer version of the R.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 25
Bye-bye.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 26
Some say his nipples are explosive.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 27
Cuts a steady throttle through the follow-through.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 28
Yes. There's one more thing we have- to do, I'm afraid. Get rid of it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 29
They've ripped up my Golden Fajita Card.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 30
We thought of the desert, then because of our nerd minds, we went straight to Area 51.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 31
He's less alien than they are, really. They're two British guys out of their depth.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 32
We had to learn how to drive. This is going to sound really BLEEP- but we had a driver.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 33
Doing 80 mph. Stupid idiot. Anyway, so look, the lap, this is why you're here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 34
He does, yeah. Very... Ooh, you're not using all the road, though.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 35
..I think we should have a look at Nick's lap.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 36
Just like a bag of pigs.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 37
That's dangerous, with me being on the right, too. That could have...
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 38
You are between Cameron and Tom. Now, Nick, obviously the heavyweight.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 39
That is a remarkable performance. Have you done track? You've been here before.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 40
setting a lap time in the modern-day equivalent of our cars.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 41
I think this is Chicago.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 42
'all of our ultimate driving machines had lost their edge.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 43
Yeah!
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 44
James is sitting in his car holding his breath, because his car is full of gas.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 45
He's going to have to breathe. He's done it. Right.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 46
Around 5,500. So ã2,000 less. Well done.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 47
'It all looked terribly complicated- and that was a worry,
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 48
Right, here we go.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 49
It's going to be magnificent. Right, let's do it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 50
Now, it is a shame we can't show you the rest of that film,

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Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 2
They leach into dry rot, they leach into the system.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 3
No concrete is the answer.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 4
Well, your brakes are better.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 5
'But the test they were doing went far beyond looking for old envelopes.'
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 6
Little balls in the footwell.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 7
It's like driving around in a Moroccan prison, isn't it, really? In the front of his car.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 8
Yeah, but even though... OK, he's in, but I think you'll find...
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 9
APPLAUSE
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 10
I did. Did you see if there were anybody else's bottom mushrooms growing in the carpet?
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 11
What about fatalities? Fatalities, there were none with the cameras on and none with the cameras off.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 12
You might have seen in the news Formula One driver Robert Kubicainjured horribly in a rally crash.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 13
That's not a superstition, you idiot, it's a bad idea.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 14
You are? Do you know what we're talking about?
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 15
There we are, Top Gear Top Tip, kill all magpies and kill them now.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 16
We've got it here in the studio and- this is the first time we've been able to have a proper look at it.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 17
My only problem with this really is,- I like a supercar to look a bit crazy, a bit mad, like a Zonda.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 18
But we were wrong.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 19
SPEECH DROWNED OUT BY ENGINE
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 20
That makes the performance extremely dramatic!
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 21
"I really like the way they've got these air vents laid out."
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 22
and all you have to do when the fury runs out, pull the lever and it starts all over again.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 23
It seems a shame that we wave goodbye to the Zonda with a car that is absolutely brilliant,
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 24
this too is a quietened down, softer version of the R.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 25
Bye-bye.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 26
Some say his nipples are explosive.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 27
Cuts a steady throttle through the follow-through.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 28
Yes. There's one more thing we have- to do, I'm afraid. Get rid of it.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 29
They've ripped up my Golden Fajita Card.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 30
We thought of the desert, then because of our nerd minds, we went straight to Area 51.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 31
He's less alien than they are, really. They're two British guys out of their depth.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 32
We had to learn how to drive. This is going to sound really BLEEP- but we had a driver.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 33
Doing 80 mph. Stupid idiot. Anyway, so look, the lap, this is why you're here.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 34
He does, yeah. Very... Ooh, you're not using all the road, though.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 35
..I think we should have a look at Nick's lap.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 36
Just like a bag of pigs.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 37
That's dangerous, with me being on the right, too. That could have...
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 38
You are between Cameron and Tom. Now, Nick, obviously the heavyweight.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 39
That is a remarkable performance. Have you done track? You've been here before.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 40
setting a lap time in the modern-day equivalent of our cars.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 41
I think this is Chicago.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 42
'all of our ultimate driving machines had lost their edge.'
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 43
Yeah!
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 44
James is sitting in his car holding his breath, because his car is full of gas.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 45
He's going to have to breathe. He's done it. Right.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 46
Around 5,500. So ã2,000 less. Well done.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 47
'It all looked terribly complicated- and that was a worry,
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 48
Right, here we go.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 49
It's going to be magnificent. Right, let's do it.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 16 Episode 4 (S16E04) - 50
Now, it is a shame we can't show you the rest of that film,
#50