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28/7/2013 at 9:04pm
 Location: west country
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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.


28/7/2013 at 9:06pm
 Location: Essex
 Outfit: Lunar Delta TS 2017
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Brilliant made me laugh

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Claire and Colin





28/7/2013 at 9:51pm
 Location: Yorkshire coast
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Limousine 5m Bell Tent
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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!!

Best wishes Sam


28/7/2013 at 10:42pm
 Location: thames valley
 Outfit: Mercedes E250 & TEC Travel king
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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....


29/7/2013 at 12:03am
 Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
 Outfit: Wynnster Eagle 6 & super old static
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Repeat BBC2 Monday 7.00pm.

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Marilyn


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29/7/2013 at 9:32am
 Location: Surrey
 Outfit: Bailey Valencia + Lexus RX400h
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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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29/7/2013 at 12:27pm
 Location: Norwich
 Outfit: Citroen Relay Campervan
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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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29/7/2013 at 12:41pm
 Location: Kennington OXFORD
 Outfit: 2005 Eccles Sterling Topaz 2 berth
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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.
Pete


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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