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Season 3  "The Team Kills Off Old Stig"  3x1

Aired 15 years ago - Oct 26, 2003

REVIEWS: Ford GT • BMW 5-Series • Porsche 911 GT3 CHALLENGE: Can the diesel Volkswagen Lupo get better mpg than the petrol version? Jeremy drives the new Ford GT40 in Detroit and a diesel VW Lupo around the M25. James drives the new-look BMW 5 series and Richard drives the new - but it looks like every other - Porsche GT3. The Stig drives off the end of an aircraft carrier (!?) and Martin Kemp is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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However, have a look at this.
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I wanted to laugh at its performance and call it a wet fraud,
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Mercedes own Smart. They make them in France, but this is a Mercedes.
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There isn't one! It's under here. No point looking. That's your lot.
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It's made in France! Yeah, Vichy France!
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That gives us another problem.
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This being the Top Gear audience, you're all car enthusiasts,
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First, the VW Beetle convertible.
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It's this, the Top Gear Love & Hate board. The Love section's full.
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In fifth place is the AMC Pacer.
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It's like those days when you walk out and there is no weather.
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and every time you want to get into it, you've gotta split in half.
Recap of Top Gear Season 3 Episode 1 (S03E01) - 14
Cheap thrills is the kind of feel.
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You hold the world record for being sent off in a game of football.
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I had a bit of money from playing in Sweden
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Do they have the first idea what you are, who you are?
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What was going through your head when you were doing that?
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Right, here we go.
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Ross, one minute 57. You could have strolled! Shall we see how you did?
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I pity Jonathan if you aren't faster! Rossy will not let me...
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through the small ads in the back of a classic car magazine.
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'there's no rust, no filler and no evidence of bodged repairs.
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'But when you put your foot down... '
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'Big deal! Who really cares about depreciation? It's something that goes on all the time.
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Am I right in saying this car is so cool, that most people,
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I like it. Why? Cos the 206 is a good car. Are we all agreed?
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I consider myself outvoted then - Peugeot 206 Estate, silly car.
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Who did they get for the remake of Get Carter?
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£9,100 - it's a van with windows, a bit like the Citroen Berlingo.
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so it will be competing with the Ferrari 360.
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and when they say, "What's that picture? ", say, "Double Gloucester. "
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rang his insurance company.
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You can buy a BMW M5
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The power from that...
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It's the most fun I've had in a car.
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In computer simulations, it simply outpaced the computer.
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I am a driving god!
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By the looks of it there, he's lost it!
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Now look, for a car like that... That £50,000 car.
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However, have a look at this.
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I wanted to laugh at its performance and call it a wet fraud,
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Mercedes own Smart. They make them in France, but this is a Mercedes.
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There isn't one! It's under here. No point looking. That's your lot.
#5
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It's made in France! Yeah, Vichy France!
#6
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That gives us another problem.
#7
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This being the Top Gear audience, you're all car enthusiasts,
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 3 Episode 1 (S03E01) - 9
First, the VW Beetle convertible.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 3 Episode 1 (S03E01) - 10
It's this, the Top Gear Love & Hate board. The Love section's full.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 3 Episode 1 (S03E01) - 11
In fifth place is the AMC Pacer.
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It's like those days when you walk out and there is no weather.
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and every time you want to get into it, you've gotta split in half.
#13
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Cheap thrills is the kind of feel.
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You hold the world record for being sent off in a game of football.
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I had a bit of money from playing in Sweden
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Do they have the first idea what you are, who you are?
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What was going through your head when you were doing that?
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Right, here we go.
#19
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Ross, one minute 57. You could have strolled! Shall we see how you did?
#20
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I pity Jonathan if you aren't faster! Rossy will not let me...
#21
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through the small ads in the back of a classic car magazine.
#22
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'there's no rust, no filler and no evidence of bodged repairs.
#23
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'But when you put your foot down... '
#24
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'Big deal! Who really cares about depreciation? It's something that goes on all the time.
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Am I right in saying this car is so cool, that most people,
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I like it. Why? Cos the 206 is a good car. Are we all agreed?
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I consider myself outvoted then - Peugeot 206 Estate, silly car.
#29
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Who did they get for the remake of Get Carter?
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£9,100 - it's a van with windows, a bit like the Citroen Berlingo.
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so it will be competing with the Ferrari 360.
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and when they say, "What's that picture? ", say, "Double Gloucester. "
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rang his insurance company.
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You can buy a BMW M5
#37
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The power from that...
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It's the most fun I've had in a car.
#39
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In computer simulations, it simply outpaced the computer.
#40
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I am a driving god!
#41
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By the looks of it there, he's lost it!
#42
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Now look, for a car like that... That £50,000 car.
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