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Season 2  "David Soul Breaks Two Lianas"  2x3

Aired 16 years ago - May 25, 2003

REVIEWS: Volkswagen Touareg • Lexus SC430 • Hyundai Coupe • BMW Z8 • Perodua Kelisa CHALLENGE: Country with fastest supercar David Soul was the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car and tried to break as many Liana’s as possible. He managed an impressive tally of two. Richard drives the Lexus SC430 and Jeremy drives the Volkswagen Touareg and wonders if it is really worth £50,000. A Jaguar XJS gets a little power boost from a nitros kit and James drives the Perodua Kelisa. Jeremy drives the BMW Z8 Alpina, a car that suffers because Ronan Keating owns one.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 1
That means no more than 19 miles to the gallon.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 2
I'd the choice of teeth out, or carrots down the shirt.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 3
50! £50,000 for this!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 4
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 5
The Vauxhall VX 220 is a fine car in every way. Go on! Out!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 6
He's interested in his engine! LAUGHTER
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 7
I mean, just look at this wood!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 8
It's a dreadful compromise.
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You don't, do you? I do. I don't like that ready modified look.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 13
Is that turbo? No, it's normally aspirated.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 14
We've waited for this since it was at the Paris Motor Show in 2000.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 15
Why? Dunno. Mahogany crank shaft?!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 16
That was it. "You're banned, you'll never drive another Bristol. "
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 17
manufacturers and importers will sell a car to themselves
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 18
They couldn't say, "Send them back to Japan. "
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 19
I presume there's more to pay after that. Yes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 20
From France, the only supercar they build, the Venturi Atlantique.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 21
The Jaguar was rubbish! Yes!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 22
I remember that from somewhere.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 23
Really? Yeah. That's what I called it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 24
The first year, it didn't do too well.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 25
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 26
A terrible car. Well, I won't tell you what happened then!
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 27
A bit violent with the gear box
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 29
He said you were as good as JK and were up for beating him.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 30
Per-rod-ula? No.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 31
There was a time when Britain's cheapest motor was truly horrible.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 32
I wasn't expecting more and I wasn't expecting entertainment.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 33
OK, it's not a Ferrari, but James, I'm with you on this one.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 34
OK, you. Right?
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 35
All we have to do - I've already started -
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 36
Right.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 37
The system can deliver up to 500Hp extra. Over and above? That's right.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 38
For this run the nitrous will give our old heap an extra 200Hp -
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 39
Thanks, Richard. I have good news. My trousers are finished.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 40
It turned out to be awful. Let me show you what it was like to drive.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 41
But, before it goes to the dusty vaults of history, a German company
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 42
After much careful deliberation, the simple answer is no.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 43
If Alpina haven't made it handle any better, what have they done?
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 44
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 45
The sort of person who wants to dawdle along, top down with a burble from the exhaust
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 46
Just thought you ought to know.
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 47
MUSIC: "Don't Give On Us" by David Soul
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 48
Well, you won't believe the time he did it in. One minute, 29 seconds.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 2
I'd the choice of teeth out, or carrots down the shirt.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 3
50! £50,000 for this!
#3
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The Vauxhall VX 220 is a fine car in every way. Go on! Out!
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 6
He's interested in his engine! LAUGHTER
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 7
I mean, just look at this wood!
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 8
It's a dreadful compromise.
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You don't, do you? I do. I don't like that ready modified look.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 13
Is that turbo? No, it's normally aspirated.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 14
We've waited for this since it was at the Paris Motor Show in 2000.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 15
Why? Dunno. Mahogany crank shaft?!
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 16
That was it. "You're banned, you'll never drive another Bristol. "
#16
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manufacturers and importers will sell a car to themselves
#17
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They couldn't say, "Send them back to Japan. "
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 19
I presume there's more to pay after that. Yes.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 20
From France, the only supercar they build, the Venturi Atlantique.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 21
The Jaguar was rubbish! Yes!
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 22
I remember that from somewhere.
#22
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Really? Yeah. That's what I called it.
#23
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The first year, it didn't do too well.
#24
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A terrible car. Well, I won't tell you what happened then!
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 27
A bit violent with the gear box
#27
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He said you were as good as JK and were up for beating him.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 30
Per-rod-ula? No.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 31
There was a time when Britain's cheapest motor was truly horrible.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 32
I wasn't expecting more and I wasn't expecting entertainment.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 33
OK, it's not a Ferrari, but James, I'm with you on this one.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 34
OK, you. Right?
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 35
All we have to do - I've already started -
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 36
Right.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 37
The system can deliver up to 500Hp extra. Over and above? That's right.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 38
For this run the nitrous will give our old heap an extra 200Hp -
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 39
Thanks, Richard. I have good news. My trousers are finished.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 40
It turned out to be awful. Let me show you what it was like to drive.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 41
But, before it goes to the dusty vaults of history, a German company
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 42
After much careful deliberation, the simple answer is no.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 43
If Alpina haven't made it handle any better, what have they done?
#43
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The sort of person who wants to dawdle along, top down with a burble from the exhaust
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 46
Just thought you ought to know.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 47
MUSIC: "Don't Give On Us" by David Soul
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 48
Well, you won't believe the time he did it in. One minute, 29 seconds.
#48
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