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Old 10-12-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Top Gear--Lupo Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYCMO...elated&search=

Top gear is always entertaining. They match up the lupo diesel vs. the gas model. The diesel got 75mpg. The gas model got 42mpg (i think).
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVj9_...elated&search=

Check this top gear video out if you want some laughs. Funny stuff.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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ok, one more. Prius video. He dosen't like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATeoSRWFSkA
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:26 PM   #4
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Hi kickflipjr.
Did you know that Mike Hammond got seriously injured in a jet car crash while filming for top gear a few weeks back ?
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:45 PM   #5
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That's not even the 3L version. Of course I think the Clarkson would be as harsh about it as he was about the Prius because of the wonky transmission.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVj9_...elated&search=

Check this top gear video out if you want some laughs. Funny stuff.
The dude has no regard for his life. Even with a roll cage you could still hurt something. The way he was driving he had a deathwish.
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:43 AM   #7
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Miss Fifth Gear



I miss Fifth Gear, a spin-off of Top Gear that was shown on the Speed Channel -- it was my fav'. BUT, it looks like I can get snippets on YouTube!

Great find KFJr!

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RH: 1 word: bittorrent. I never miss an episode of 5th gear or Top gear. 5th's format has been re-done this year and I don't like it as much as I used to. Top gear won't be airing its new season until Hammond has recovered from the crash.

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Re LUPO: The diesel got 75mpg. The gas model got 42mpg (i think).
Great segment! Don't forget they're talking imperial gallons.

I'm certain that if they offered the Lupo in Canada, it would sell well here. 1) we like smaller cars, 2) the Quebecois in particular love their VW's (they sell more in that province than any other), and 3) in general we go for diesels in VWs.
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The dude has no regard for his life. Even with a roll cage you could still hurt something. The way he was driving he had a deathwish.
Yeah was real close to flipping the car.

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Great segment! Don't forget they're talking imperial gallons.
Oh, I did forget.
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Yah think it would have flipped or would it spin out? I kept asking about the stability of my xB on hard cornering and no one says that they tip over but I already had a front wheel off the ground . . . one advantage of slightly reduced traction from over inflated tires is that it may slide before I tip over and I don't have to worry about the side wall rolling over and breaking a bead then flipping from the sudden loss of air in a tire. Those stunt drivers that drive around on 2 wheels have a lot of air pressure in their tires to be able to do that.
Interesting videos for sure.
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