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Old 04-08-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default 5th Gear : S9 EP2 : 17th April, 2006 - Discussion

Jon Bentley performs a world-first crash test between a Landrover Discovery and a Renault Espace. Tom Ford tries to outrun an Arizona sheriff in Audi's monster off-roader the Q7. Paul Dalton explains why customers are queueing up to spend 5,000 for a bottle of deluxe car wax. Vicki Butler-Henderson tests two Subarus head-to-head as the Impreza takes on the Forrester. And Tiff Needell and Jason Plato race each other in two fifties-style Le Mans racers.
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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Just saw the episode..... and yawn....

the main feature crash was done in the typical 5th G fashion, the LeMans racers feature looked a bit "cheesy" and for me the only interesting features were the police chase and the Subaru test.

disappinting start for 5th G in the new season with their first 2 episodes.
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:47 AM   #3
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Just watched the episode myself.....What a sleeper!

It seems like 5th gear is becomming more of a show for family sedans and SUV's. A kind of "This is what yoiu should know if you want this car for your family" type of show.

I did a lot of fast forwarding through this episode. What happened to the 5th gear of old?
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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yeah kind of boring, but still better than US show.
what's the deal with the guy that washes car. he has to make a kill in cleaning all those supercars. and the comparison with the STI and the forester STI was nice.
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^^

The car washer - or detailer - spends a lot of time on the cars - like they said, he may spend 14hrs on a car. A lot of the ferrari owners on the UK forum have this treatment done at ~900 for a full kit - the Royale wax is 6k a tub, and so more expensive when you get it done.

Although, there are definitely more than 2 tubs in the UK - i know of at least 4 detailers with a tub of 6k wax
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i wouldn't mind been a car cleaner if i get to drive those cars.
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