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Why the whole world loves Top Gear - click above to watch the video

If you're like us – and odds are very good you are – you have an evergreen problem. Namely, getting your significant other to feel one-tenth of the excitement about cars that you feel. Sure, you've tried explaining that while you almost drove off the freeway, it's okay because you were trying to catch up with a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car. Or that waking up at 5:30 am on a Saturday to stand around in a parking lot drinking coffee and gawking at old cars is a perfectly normal family activity. You've probably even suggested that she might be happier driving to work in a Citroën DS. Maybe that last part is just us. But maybe not.

Well friends, we have found the solution. The following ten minute clip of Jeremy Clarkson waxing extra poetic about three "mad" SUVs is practically guaranteed to delight even the most fervent, dyed-in-the-wool car hater. It's simply brilliant. Why? Because it's Jeremy at his very best. Yes, of course, he insults stewardesses, environmentalists and the mentally ill all the while powersliding around an abandoned air strip. But he does it all in his 100-percent totally lovable way that frankly we find impossible to resist. Even those spouses that think your big, fat V8, "sounds wasteful" are sure to become fast fans. How could anyone argue with "sliced dolphins?" Make the jump to watch the video.

[Source: Top Gear via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey I made a new account is there a way to change this stupid password????
      • 5 Years Ago
      ...17 days ago. (yawn).
        • 5 Years Ago
        FinalGear.com lists the torrent minutes after it airs *every* week.

        It takes an hour or two to download, but that's not time you need to spend starring at the computer, sp do something else.

        The episode then takes an hour to watch.

        If you don't have an hour for TG than you're not a car guy, well certainly not one who should be wasting their obviously precious time criticizing me, here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        some of us don't have the luxury of watching it live or the time to find and download the episode on a torrent.

        youre lucky you have both.

        perhaps when these videos do get posted for those of us less fortunate, you could contribute something more.. i dunno.... constructive. or you know, anything at all.


        or you could skip the article once you recognize that its just another video about the top gear episode you already got to watch.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another piece of breaking news for AB: JC reviews Ferrari 348:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukFXf9FwDaM
      • 5 Years Ago
      "You've probably even suggested that she might be happier driving to work in a Citroën DS"

      hilarious.

      -Dang.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In America we get both; I don't know where you are though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh, why must AB post every Top Gear segment 1 day to 3 weeks later? Yes, Top Gear is awesome and anyone that actually cares about the show has already watched it. Leave it at that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, autoblog is too slow. Everyone who's a fan has already seen it. If they want to post TG stuff post it the day of the show!
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        AB is not on point -__-
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm a TG-fan, and I haven't seen it yet, b/c I also do have to work.
        I hate AB for its commenting system, which won't never get fixed, but I'm thankful for such news.
        Thanks AB.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Yaroukh

        I also have to do that thing called "work". I don't have time to sit and watch entire episodes of TG, but I do get my auto news every morning on my iPhone. So I appreciate the spots on TG and other videos, especially when they are hosted on YouTube so I can view them on my phone!
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is why Top Gear is F'ing awesome.

      • 5 Years Ago
      The Range Rover at least has good off road ability. The X5 is more of a softroader.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This was one of the funniest segments I've seen on TG in a while... Although not very informative. I am currently sitting 6 feet from an X5 M, and the seats are NOT un-supportive (lol). Couldn't they think of SOME sort of test to compare these things? Maybe a drag race on a grass field?
      • 5 Years Ago
      .....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Was anyone else surprised about the time that the BMW did around the track? It didn't get much of a comment here or by Jeremy but I thought it was quite impressive for that type of car in the wet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is it that nearly every blog post by Jonny Lieberman starts with either a drawn-out history lesson that is moderately related to the post, or an aside / segue that is so long, and usually sufficiently random, that by the time you read it, you've forgotten the title to the blog post?

      Come on, man, you're a good writer... But would you PLEASE stay focused and get to the point?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Uh... the first paragraph IS the point... Would you rather "Top Gear is Good. Clarkson. Halarious. BMW. Audi."??
      • 5 Years Ago
      What they liked about the Range Rover (it was the "Autobiography" version) was its "Britishness". And Jared's right about the reliability. Also, the resale value is abysmal. I can't imagine the kind of hit owners take on depreciation.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, Land Rover may not be the most reliable company but in their defense all of their cars always come with all the latest and greatest electronic gadgetry and sophisticated 4x4/transmission systems so there is a lot more to go wrong in this car. Pretty much you can't really compare Audi Q7/BMW X5 to any Range Rover, none of those cars has any sophisticated offroad gear, only car that I can think of is probably Mercedes G Class. And now before anyone asks what percentage of Range Rover owners actually take their cars offroad, well, there is a statistic floating around that shows that percentage is much higher than any other premium "SUV" out there. As far as resale value, a person that can afford a Range Rover probably doesn't give a crap about it, also, most of the luxury brands don't have the greatest resale value and that also includes Audi/BMW.

        I wanna see BMW X5 or Audi Q7 do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U-yFmnu0sY
        • 5 Years Ago
        people don't buy X5 and Q7 to go offroad so that statistic is pointless. and that video is a fake. if you can't see that, then i'm sorry , but you're a moron.

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