It isn't really a car review as such, more an observation of cars and social perceptions
But he has made a boo-boo - The Golf R (and Audi S3) does not have the Haldex-based front diff that the Golf GTI with Performance Pack has.
Some would have you believe that Haldex is just as good (as Torsen or Quaife) !!!
Clarkson is funny, but he's a TV-personality-car-enthusiast. If I want an actual review on a car, I wait for Chris Harris to come out with one. Clarkson never speaks about the actual technical bits of what he drives.
I like Chris Harris reviews but some of his videos are a bit irrelevant... 9.5/10 people will never drift a car around a track so why is that at all important.
Totally agree about Clarkson. Chris Harris a great bloke and love his videos. But we all know that a video will surely be coming soon and it will be either the R or S3 vs M 135i. Regular Monkey viewers will know the outcome of that fight before they have even watched it....
Clarkson always seems to rate the Golf over the S3, but given his reviews of the last 5 years, if he doesn't like something then I'd likely buy it more readily than if he did like it. His views are overly personalised rather than objective, and I'm almost convinced he is pro certain brands / models to the point of something going on behind the scenes involving unmarked brown envelopes. If he mentions driving into the office in his Mercedes one more time I'll be convinced!