Clarkson on Top Gear

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Did anyone watch him last night? Made it very clear he is not happy with his Merc. The Ford GT would be very acceptable in my garage.

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Originally posted by Motard
The Ford GT would be very acceptable in my garage.

So would his SL55 in mine! That wasn't a good advert for Mercedes at all, he's obviously bitter!
 

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Didn't he say his car has been in the garage for 6 months?

Why?

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BTW. I like the bit about doubling the key fob range ;)
 

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Originally posted by mayoga
Didn't he say his car has been in the garage for 6 months?
IIRC it had a terminally ill gearbox, he mentioned it in his Sunday Times column a while ago.

EDIT: here's the link http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3801-840477,00.html
Never have I needed a fast car more. So of course the Mercedes broke down. The gearbox has decided it wants to be a ball gown or a potato, anything but a bucket of cogs, and naturally the spare parts have to come from Germany. I mean, it’d be far too much to expect Mercedes in Britain to clutter the place up with replacement bits and pieces. It might look ugly in the profit and loss accounts.
 
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Originally posted by Ron
Anyone explain to me the 'keyfob thing'
Holding it against your head rather than pointing it at your car double's its effective range :eek:
 

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Originally posted by Ron
Anyone explain to me the 'keyfob thing'

The latest key-fobs are RF aren't they? So maybe by connecting the xmitter bit of the fob to your body makes you act as an antenna thus giving a better range.

I you have a portable wireless or telly and it's getting a bad reception you can improve it a bit by touching the aerial - i.e. making the antenna bigger.

Of course, that could be a load of tripe. It's my guess anyway. :)
 

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Judging by the last article that Clarkson wrote in the ST it's still in the garage because he's waiting for them to bring him a new tyre. Most people go to QuikFit when they get a puncture. Clarkson phones up Mercedes on a Sunday and then whinges when they won't turn out to change it.

I watch Clarkson for a laugh. Don't make the mistake of taking him seriously. Apparently his Ferrari F355 was "the most reliable car i ever had". HAHAHAHAHAHA! Only 'cause he only drove it 5000 miles.
 

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Ahh!!

But did anyone notice he actually gave praise to the E-class over the 5 series and he reckoned the 320 CDi was better in performance terms and overall than the 320 petrol!

I knew he wasn't really stupid, but he makes a good job of trying to be.

Funnily enough he changed his wife's car for a diesel Toyota Land Cruiser from a ...Err Diesel Land Cruiser!
 

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Originally posted by smartbrabus
Holding it against your head rather than pointing it at your car double's its effective range :eek:

Holding the fob for my previous car up to my chin when trying to activate it certainly increased the range . . . don't know if I fancy being a radio transmitter too often though ! :eek:
 

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in defence of clarkson his sl55 amg does not have a spare so you have to call merc, (plus tthe sidewall was damaged so it was knackered, merc state to call them as per mobilo life)

but i suspect what really pissed him off was the fact that the guy dropped it off the jack!!!

we share the same local mobilo life guy (ppor sod!!!)

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Did he compare the E320CDI vs 530dSe or was it a general comparison?

How would these compare they have the same torque but the 530d is faster 0-60. Anyone test driven both?
 

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