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Old 10-31-2007, 12:44 AM
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Talking Clarkson rips Crossfire...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHmiKtOFxEQ

Sounds about right.

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Old 10-31-2007, 12:04 PM
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So instead of hanging "truck nutz" from the rear of it, should one hang some rubber dog doo on some clear fishing line? Ha ha ha
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I have never driven one and didn't watch the video, but I have driven an slk and they are supposed to be the same car (according to the dealer). slk's suck imo.
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Clarkson should prioritize critiquing British cars, as it won't be long before the last truly British car is built.

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Old 10-31-2007, 01:51 PM
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I test drove one when I thought my 190 was going to be totaled. I must say I like it. I love the way it looks, it handled as well as most. It's not a track car but then again, most cars are not. It did what it was designed to do quite well IMO. He was right about the 3/4 view looking out back (very bad) and being 6'4" I was a bit limited with leg room.

I'd have gotten one.
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Clarkson is a funny guy, politically incorrect and all that jazz, but does he like any American car? The new Z06?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:29 PM
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I have driven two crossfires. I found them to be very nimble. They are very good on the autocross I believe.

The only thing stopping me is surplus money missing.

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:28 PM
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They are ok, I agree with Clarkson, the coupe never looked right, but the convertible, surprisingly nice.

They are too heavy to be anything special in the handling department though, like any MB
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Clarkson is a funny guy, politically incorrect and all that jazz, but does he like any American car? The new Z06?
He owns a Ford GT, SL55 AMG, and Jag XJR.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:49 PM
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Of course it's an American car over $100k. Wonder if he likes anything "pedestrian" god forbid.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:54 PM
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Well when you drive what he does for a living, something like a Toyota Camry just won't cut it.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:55 PM
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Hates the Z06 as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiA7vVydWaQ
He liked the GTO though.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:59 PM
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Road & Track's Pete Eagan blows Clarkson away in terms of writing ability, wit and story telling. Not a hint of snobbery, iirc.

I suppose Clarkson has to jerk chains in order to keep a loyal TV audience, ratings, ratings, ratings.
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Hates the Z06 as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiA7vVydWaQ
He liked the GTO though.
His first girlfriend must have been an Aussie. If it was 100% Uncle Sam, he'd slam it.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:47 PM
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Peter Egan is one classy writer.

Probably the one writer that I would most like to have a beer with. He is almost exactly the same age as me (I have narrowed it down to being born in the winter of 48/49 but cannot find his birthday) and we have owned a lot of the same cars, including the 53 Caddie.

But he has owned a lot of cool ones that I have never, and actually restored them.

I on the other hand have lots of kids and grandkids.

I think I have all of his books, and have read some of them more than once.

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