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Season 21  "Retro Hot Hatches"  21x1

Aired 5 years ago - Feb 02, 2014

The team attempt to prove that the hot hatchbacks of their youth were better than their modern equivalents by buying ‘classic’ examples of the breed and completing a series of challenges. After tackling a tricky hill course, they arrive at an army training ground in Wales where their ageing cars must evade the heavily armed Top Gear Police Department. Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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This was just 800 quid. I mean, 800 quid! For a Golf GTI!
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brake pads. Has it? Which means it was somebody
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That one was white.
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Hang on. I don't know what it says. Because you need your glasses?
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JEREMY GROANS
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It's not the Stig, is it? No. No, it's not the Stig.
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Hold on, I'm just going to shut my window.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 9
Whoa.
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And now, back down!
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May, perhaps not surprisingly, 50.4.
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on the A451, just outside Kidderminster.
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It's lightweight construction, petrol engine,
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Plans are being drawn up, right, to fine the owner of a car,
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 15
The cars have to have 1.6 litre engines, narrower wings
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It's not a Dacia... LAUGHTER
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Now...
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 19
Actually, no. I suspect you've effectively hidden your keys
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 20
The producers had laid out a course around the aisles of a supermarket
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 22
Oh, no! I've got Rich Tea biscuits, literally everywhere.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 23
ENGINE REVS AND TYRES SQUEAL
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Richard. Yes?
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 26
Oh, my God. I think this is what George Michael was trying to do.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 27
They were better. Just much better. Music was better.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 28
Hammond... No, what?! Hammond...
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But it is tonight's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
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FYR495J on the Volvo 124.
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I got a shovel and I started digging,
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No, I don't. I currently have an XC90, a Volvo XC90. A fine car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 33
Exactly. Go away! Back in your box! Go away!
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 34
Well, yes and no. How's that?
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Portland Place, you're not allowed in there
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I refused to get out, I wanted to go again and again.
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Which means you're the first guest ever to guess correctly...
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Having crossed the Severn Estuary we soon arrived at the location.
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James and I broke out the TGPD pursuit vehicles
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and lined up his velvet Golf on the start line.
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Target acquired...
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How's that going to help?
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"He did crash into me at speed."
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The time has come, I think, to deploy the Top Gear Police Department drone of intrusiveness.
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This was designed primarily for mine clearance, but in the TGPD,
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brake pads. Has it? Which means it was somebody
#2
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That one was white.
#3
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Hang on. I don't know what it says. Because you need your glasses?
#4
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JEREMY GROANS
#5
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It's not the Stig, is it? No. No, it's not the Stig.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 8
Hold on, I'm just going to shut my window.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 9
Whoa.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 10
And now, back down!
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 11
May, perhaps not surprisingly, 50.4.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 12
on the A451, just outside Kidderminster.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 13
It's lightweight construction, petrol engine,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 14
Plans are being drawn up, right, to fine the owner of a car,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 15
The cars have to have 1.6 litre engines, narrower wings
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 16
It's not a Dacia... LAUGHTER
#16
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Now...
#18
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Actually, no. I suspect you've effectively hidden your keys
#19
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The producers had laid out a course around the aisles of a supermarket
#20
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Oh, no! I've got Rich Tea biscuits, literally everywhere.
#22
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ENGINE REVS AND TYRES SQUEAL
#23
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Richard. Yes?
#25
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Oh, my God. I think this is what George Michael was trying to do.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 27
They were better. Just much better. Music was better.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 28
Hammond... No, what?! Hammond...
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 29
But it is tonight's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
#29
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FYR495J on the Volvo 124.
#30
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I got a shovel and I started digging,
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 32
No, I don't. I currently have an XC90, a Volvo XC90. A fine car.
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 33
Exactly. Go away! Back in your box! Go away!
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 34
Well, yes and no. How's that?
#34
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Portland Place, you're not allowed in there
#35
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I refused to get out, I wanted to go again and again.
#36
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Which means you're the first guest ever to guess correctly...
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 39
Having crossed the Severn Estuary we soon arrived at the location.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 40
James and I broke out the TGPD pursuit vehicles
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 41
and lined up his velvet Golf on the start line.
#41
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Target acquired...
#44
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How's that going to help?
#46
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"He did crash into me at speed."
#47
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The time has come, I think, to deploy the Top Gear Police Department drone of intrusiveness.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 21 Episode 1 (S21E01) - 49
This was designed primarily for mine clearance, but in the TGPD,
#49
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