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Message posted by millermicm on 28/7/2013 at 9:04pm
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An excellent test of the mazda & volkswagon I thought. 2 very impressive tow cars. A shame the vans didn't measure up.

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Brilliant made me laugh

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I haven't laughed so much in ages, OH couldn't breathe cos he was laughing that much!

If you missed it, catch up on iplayer, it's typical top gear mickey-take but very funny!!

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Message posted by bricklayer on 28/7/2013 at 10:42pm
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i was howling with laughter, when clarkson finally pulled up with the 'remaining' bit of c'van i nearly died - so funny! typical top gear pi$$ take......


the mazda and tiguan came out as very capable motors though....

Message posted by Marilyn51 on 29/7/2013 at 12:03am
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Message posted by nelmo on 29/7/2013 at 9:32am
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Where did the idea that caravanners spend lots of time at the dump come from? I know it's a joke but normally there is some kernel of truth to start a joke off...

Impressed how well those cars did off-road but also how well the caravans lasted - I thought they'd fall apart well before they did

Admittedly, that's the first Top Gear story I've felt a little aggrieved at - when they asked why we would buy a Honda CRV over a mechanically-identical Honda Civic. We know it's because of the extra weight of the CRV needed to pull a van but the story suggested we are just buying earth-destroying cars (Daily Mail readers opinions, not mine ) for no reason, which was a tad annoying.


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Quote: Originally posted by nelmo on 29/7/2013
Where did the idea that caravanners spend lots of time at the dump come from? I know it's a joke but normally there is some kernel of truth to start a joke off..


See my reply in this similar thread

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Message posted by Petemate on 29/7/2013 at 12:41pm
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I found it hilarious. However, my OH was so dejected at the possible adverse publicity for caravanning, plus the idiocy of all the contents of the 'vans spilling everywhere that she could not watch it. "It's a TV show!" I cried. No good, she was not impressed. I, on the other hand, marvelled at the way the caravans handled on the Stig's test laps.
Very entertaining all round.
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Message posted by Big Al on 29/7/2013 at 5:42pm
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I was impressed with the cornering speed the Stig managed to achieve towing that "Crappy" old caravan I would like to see how fast he could lap a brand new van !


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