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Season 3  "The Team Meets New Stig"  3x2

Aired 15 years ago - Nov 02, 2003

REVIEWS: BMW M3 CSL • BMW M1 • BMW M3 • BMW M5 • Porsche Boxster • BMW Z4 • Honda S2000 CHALLENGE: Volvo 240 attempts to jump four caravans There is a BMW frenzy on the Isle of Man. The new M3 CSL and some BMW classics: the M1, BMW's one-and-only mid-engined car to date, the M5 series 2 and the classic M3.Also on the Isle of Man, three sporty convertibles are driven and the lads squabble over which is the best: the BMW Z4 championed by Richard, the Porsche Boxster by James and the Honda S2000 by Jeremy. A new Stig is introduced and Stephen Fry is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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This is a damn good car. It's solid, good looking and very, very fast.
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Instead of taming the front end with proper mechanical
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So, as an enthusiast's car, I have to say the Vauxhall is better.
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It's just an amazing combination of nimbleness and brute force.
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Much to my surprise then, the Renault was the slowest.
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That means we arrive at a rather worrying conclusion because,
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There's a lot to commend the Ford. You're right. I like the Renault.
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'and a cacophony of patriotic noise.
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Because those abattoirs are in Romania,
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Oh, for God's sake! Do they think we want that?
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It is. It is. When you're 17, it is. You're smiling and you know it is.
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Did she wear a nice big bell? No, she wasn't a cow! Moo. Or a horse.
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That's it. What they're actually saying is, "I'm ready!"
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Bluetooth your phone to it. The dashboard will already have listened to your messages for you.
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said it had impressed the judges with its comfort, value,
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so you can stick it into a corner pretty confident that you
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and Matt LeBlanc, that is the Kia completely covered.
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There is a risk and a risk because McLaren have won, what, 182 races.
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There were so many good things about the opportunity to go
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I remember just holding on for dear- life knowing it was going to hurt.
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were on our way to the track and my dad was driving down this
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Now most guests do a lap, take the weather on the chin,
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He's had the best car for God knows how many years
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Now they can go, "At least Lewis Hamilton did exactly the same- thing in exactly the same place."
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Not surprised, but I'm very impressed.
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Lewis Hamilton, you did it in... one...
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the man who lost that race,
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so they'll still cut my head off and then...
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Any similarities between this and an- early Lotus Elise are not accidental.
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'Since we were being thorough, we didn't bother with some minor league
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Has anybody said "hallowed ground" yet? Not yet.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 3 Episode 2 (S03E02) - 2
This is a damn good car. It's solid, good looking and very, very fast.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 3 Episode 2 (S03E02) - 3
Instead of taming the front end with proper mechanical
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So, as an enthusiast's car, I have to say the Vauxhall is better.
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It's just an amazing combination of nimbleness and brute force.
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Much to my surprise then, the Renault was the slowest.
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That means we arrive at a rather worrying conclusion because,
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There's a lot to commend the Ford. You're right. I like the Renault.
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'and a cacophony of patriotic noise.
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Because those abattoirs are in Romania,
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Oh, for God's sake! Do they think we want that?
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It is. It is. When you're 17, it is. You're smiling and you know it is.
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Did she wear a nice big bell? No, she wasn't a cow! Moo. Or a horse.
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That's it. What they're actually saying is, "I'm ready!"
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Bluetooth your phone to it. The dashboard will already have listened to your messages for you.
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said it had impressed the judges with its comfort, value,
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so you can stick it into a corner pretty confident that you
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and Matt LeBlanc, that is the Kia completely covered.
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There is a risk and a risk because McLaren have won, what, 182 races.
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There were so many good things about the opportunity to go
#32
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I remember just holding on for dear- life knowing it was going to hurt.
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were on our way to the track and my dad was driving down this
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Now most guests do a lap, take the weather on the chin,
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He's had the best car for God knows how many years
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Now they can go, "At least Lewis Hamilton did exactly the same- thing in exactly the same place."
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Not surprised, but I'm very impressed.
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Lewis Hamilton, you did it in... one...
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the man who lost that race,
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so they'll still cut my head off and then...
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Any similarities between this and an- early Lotus Elise are not accidental.
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'Since we were being thorough, we didn't bother with some minor league
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Has anybody said "hallowed ground" yet? Not yet.
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