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Fifth Gear - a steaming turd, I think so

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by clcollins, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. clcollins
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    [Oct 8, 2007]
    Just watched tonight’s Fifth Gear and I’m seething, some scum bag owes me an hour of my life back. Has there ever been a more pointless, poorly produced, badly presented car programme. We haven’t even started the dangleberry of a presenter that is Johnny Smith, he looks like the bastard love child of Ali G and Nosferatu.

    The format a so very poor, the café setting is hackneyed, cheap and outdated. In an entire hour there was only one small piece about new or current cars.

    Other offerings were chauffer training with the women from Radio 2 who does the travel news, perfect face for radio.

    A test between a Nissan 350Z and BMW Z4, not exactly new models are they, and the tests were useless, a filler piece that served no purpose.

    Another steaming offering was one with the ever annoying Tom Ford about a Smart car on a Unimog chassis, if the desired effect was a gay monster truck then job done.

    You Tube etc is more interesting than this programme, ok so I’m partially to blame, I should have put my foot through the TV after 5 minutes; therefore I’m only looking for half an hour of my life back.

    This programme is a sick dog and the only kind thing to do is put it down with a lethal pulling of the plug, falling that bring it round to my house and I’ll kick it to death.
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    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep I don't even bother to Sky+ it anymore - I had about half a dozen taking up valuable disk space unwatched and I just deleted them. I used to love VBH but that show has ruined her.

    I liked Clarksons rant about them on the new series of TG.
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    [Oct 9, 2007]
    welll it was on my tv and i didnt even watch it so boring
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    Hotscar Four Wheel Drifting

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    [Oct 9, 2007]
    The 350Z is a revised model and has 20bhp (or so) more than the old version and I'm not sure the 3 litre engine in the Z4 has always been 265bhp so maybe that was the point of the test. Even so, I agree, total pants...I was even tempted to take over the ironing from the missus!
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    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    Glad there's so many like minded people on here, I thought it was total *****, I accidentally flicked over to a re-run at 9pm on Five Life out of curriosity & it was more interesting than the new episode!! Never been a major fan anyway of the show anyway.

    On a different note, is it just me or do you think Vicky would be a dirty little minx in the sack???!!!!!
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    It's a given that all posh birds are dirty little minxes in the sack........ but what going on with her skin, she either smokes 40 a day or hit's the sun beds daily.

    ........anyway, back to kicking the $hite out of Fifth Gear. The Fifth Gear website say that 'Johnny Smith' is a motoring journalist with tens years experience, at 28 years old I think not.

    My understanding is that he work for Max Power magazine, so what can we understand from that, (1) he has no history of assessing and reviewing ‘normal’ cars, (2) therefore his experience and interpretation of a good car is something along the lines of a Nissan Almera with a **** body kit, gaudy interior, more neon lights than Las Vegas, a sprinkling of clichéd graphics, some chrome bits, caps, covers etc in the engine bay, but essentially leaving the engine as useless as it ever was, essentially a plastic bowl for puking in (or on) with a sewing machine engine. What a [ insert your derogatory term of choice here ] he is.
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    [Oct 9, 2007]
    Yup, I prefer European Supercar roadtrip features of Topgear :racer:
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    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Having only just got channel 5 courtesy of Sky (I live in an area where I can't get analogue channel 5 or Freeview until 2012) I've watched 2 episodes and whilst it isn't up to TGs standard IMO it is still worth watching. Last week they had that Gumpert Apollo thingy with a Biturbo RS4/R8 enging which is going to be at Audi Driver.

    I've already voiced my opinions elsewhere that TG was getting a bit far fetched - remember that one where they resurfaced a road??? WTF was that on about. Anyway, the Supercars slot on Sunday was excellent and that has to be the best TG for a while. Hope they keep the standards up.
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    [Oct 9, 2007]
    Fifth gear is nubbins, but I have to agree with jcs, sometimes TG just turns into the Jeremy Clarkson show (more so than usual) and they really lose the plot.

    I remember when JC left Topgear and it was Tiff and Vics presenting (Quentin was around somewhere), one time they raced an audi quat sport and an Evo 6 round a track. Imho I think that was Topgear at its best.

    Liking the new series thou :) Although please no more James May in the nude :no:


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    Bula_82 Self Confessed Nightmare!

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    [Oct 9, 2007]
    i'd quite happily swap hammond to the position of nakedness :wub: lol
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    If you think that is ****, watch Pulling Power with Mike "Cockney ******" Brewer. Now that bloke really is a pillock.
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Yep, i agree, fifth gear is just poor, shame the tests and stuff can't be as good as the cars they give away every week, how the hell can they afford to do that???

    Top Gear is the best motoring show on TV, i'm loving the channel Dave right now, every day they're showing an older episode of Top Gear, yesterday i saw the one when they bought the 3 coupes all under £1500, loved it.
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    how the hell can they afford to do that???

    well at a quid a call they don`t need many ppl to pay for the car twice over
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Vroom Vroom gets my vote as the wankiest car program on TV, actually makes 5th Gear look good.
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Yeah Fifth Gear is a poor relation of Top Gear. They try too hard to match the Beeb but would probably attract a bigger audience if they simply tested cars and looked at modern motoring issues.
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    The only good thing about 5th gear is the time slot, there's nothing else on at that time, so we really have no choice but to watch.
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Only reason i ever watched it was VBH
    but even now i cant bear to watch it !
    well if she goes topless i might come back lol!
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    [Oct 19, 2007]
    Although I don't take Top Gear seriously, I still find it entertaining.
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    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    [Oct 19, 2007]
    Seen the "Dave" channel too, what kind of a random name for a TV channel is that?!!

    Lets hope that cuts to BBC programming dont mean there's less flash cars & other stuff on Top Gear in the next series!
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    [Oct 23, 2007]
    Fifth Gear did award the R8 their car of the year last night...
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    [Oct 23, 2007]
    Must be a common theme with 5th gear. VBH started at Max Power too. I remember reading her write-ups when I was modding my Nova. Still wouldn't touch her with someone elses.
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