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Season 9  "USA Special"  9x3

Aired 12 years ago - Feb 11, 2007

In this American special, Jeremy, James and Richard are on a fly-drive holiday with a difference. Instead of hiring a car, each has to buy a car for no more than $1000. Starting in Miami, they travel through Mississippi and Alabama and end their journey in New Orleans.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 1
I need something a bit, a bit less than that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 2
Very popular with murderers these cars.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 3
I know, I did, I did. I thought we would just be tripping over Oldsmobiles, Cutlasses and Firebirds.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 4
This is his other gun. That's not a shot gun, Robert. That's a rifle.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 5
And came across what must be the most optimistic dealer in town.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 6
OK. Alright, let me get back to you.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 7
what he thinks all the Americans have.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 8
How do they get such a small amount of horse power from a car?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 9
What size engine does this thing got?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 10
- What you don't like the Camaro? - I don't. I'm sorry I don't.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 11
Although there is only one station it'll pick up, which is gospel. Ready?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 12
it does pull a little bit to the right.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 13
God, Florida's awful!
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 14
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 15
Hahaha... I was expecting: 'Rarara... '
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 16
To raise the Titanic, we borrowed a battery booster.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 17
- One, two, three, go! - Let it rock, Yeah!
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 18
And so it was time for the next challenge.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 19
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 20
Oh, my God.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 22
Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 23
To help relieve the tedium of the journey, the production office had provided us with C.B. Radios
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 24
All they've got to talk about on that C.B. is the weather, and prostitutes.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 25
I brought you some presents.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 26
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 27
Right, sit-rep on the Camaro, some of the headlights are working, the dashboard's come off,
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 29
What? You mean road kill?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 31
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 32
Begin, squirrel on the rack, and then maybe... here is my plan:
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 33
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 35
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 36
So I can't really see where I've been.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 37
I bet he is having exactly the same emotions.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 38
But we will get bonus points if we can get one of the others shot or arrested.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 40
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 41
And then Jeremy's written on the boot: NASCAR sucks.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 42
Listen, listen...The / president. Tha..That's not going down well.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 43
Very well, you get the leads I'll start it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 44
I'm telling you because these strange trucks that were in the petrol station have now just torn past us.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 45
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 46
What with the storm and the rock-throwing rednecks, our fly-drive holiday wasn't going that well.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 47
I mean, we've known each other like what?
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 48
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 49
we sort of assumed that after 12 months the wealthiest nation on earth would have fixed it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 50
Jeremy did his usual trick of telling it like it is.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 2
Very popular with murderers these cars.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 3
I know, I did, I did. I thought we would just be tripping over Oldsmobiles, Cutlasses and Firebirds.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 4
This is his other gun. That's not a shot gun, Robert. That's a rifle.
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 5
And came across what must be the most optimistic dealer in town.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 6
OK. Alright, let me get back to you.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 7
what he thinks all the Americans have.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 8
How do they get such a small amount of horse power from a car?
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 9
What size engine does this thing got?
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 10
- What you don't like the Camaro? - I don't. I'm sorry I don't.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 11
Although there is only one station it'll pick up, which is gospel. Ready?
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 12
it does pull a little bit to the right.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 13
God, Florida's awful!
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 14 #14 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 15
Hahaha... I was expecting: 'Rarara... '
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 16
To raise the Titanic, we borrowed a battery booster.
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 17
- One, two, three, go! - Let it rock, Yeah!
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 18
And so it was time for the next challenge.
#18
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Oh, my God.
#20
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Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 23
To help relieve the tedium of the journey, the production office had provided us with C.B. Radios
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 24
All they've got to talk about on that C.B. is the weather, and prostitutes.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 25
I brought you some presents.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 26 #26 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 27
Right, sit-rep on the Camaro, some of the headlights are working, the dashboard's come off,
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 28 #28 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 29
What? You mean road kill?
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 30 #30 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 31 #31 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 32
Begin, squirrel on the rack, and then maybe... here is my plan:
#32
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So I can't really see where I've been.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 37
I bet he is having exactly the same emotions.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 38
But we will get bonus points if we can get one of the others shot or arrested.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 40 #40 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 41
And then Jeremy's written on the boot: NASCAR sucks.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 42
Listen, listen...The / president. Tha..That's not going down well.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 43
Very well, you get the leads I'll start it.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 44
I'm telling you because these strange trucks that were in the petrol station have now just torn past us.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 45 #45 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 46
What with the storm and the rock-throwing rednecks, our fly-drive holiday wasn't going that well.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 47
I mean, we've known each other like what?
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 48 #48 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 49
we sort of assumed that after 12 months the wealthiest nation on earth would have fixed it.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 3 (S09E03) - 50
Jeremy did his usual trick of telling it like it is.
#50