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    I just read this on VXROnline ...............

    Talking to Dougie today whilst at Triple Eight, he told us that when Top Gear tested the vectra they pulled various fuses to deactivate the ESP/Transaction control etc.. but they also deactivated the IDS, so they tested an active suspension setup passively maybe someone should strap Clarkson in to one and get Fabrizio to take him round knockhill, and then ask him what he thinks of the handling !

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    If you want an objective review of a car don't look to Clarkson. He's there to entertain (which he does brilliantly imo) and if that means bending the truth by sabotaging the cars then TG will do it.

    His style has never changed. If he likes a car he'll slag it off to start with (M5 for example) and then in a frenzy of Bach he'll tell you it's the best car in the world)

    If he dislikes the car he'll tell you how wonderful it is (Vectra VXR) before telling you it is actually pants.

    A car has to be really really bad for him to say it's **** all the way through the piece.

    He invites debate and he think he does that well too.

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    He has got a point as they do handle like a dog!

    I have never driven a car with so much under steer, you cant gun it out of a corner with confidence.
    What a modded one is like I cannot comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathStar View Post
    He has got a point as they do handle like a dog!

    I have never driven a car with so much under steer, you cant gun it out of a corner with confidence.
    What a modded one is like I cannot comment
    Have you driven a VXR? They dont handle like a dog . Although Clarkson would have you belive that they do.

    Also he slated Astra VXR's compaining about the understeer...........well I've got one for a few days and belive me, you can not get it to understeer around normal UK roads. It sticks to the road like glue - BIG TIME. You would have to be driving very, very silly speeds indeed to lose this one. Maybe you could lose it on a track, dunno, but how often do you take you car round a track?
    For normal UK roads there is nothing wrong with either VXR handling.

    Clarkson is a brilliant entertainer. He just hates Vauxhall (unless its a VX220, Monaro or VXR8 )


    Anyway, on a different note..........god knows how many potential new Civic Type R customers have now been put off by Clarkson

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    Is this the same Clarkson who said the Caparo T1 had hideous amounts of understeer and was almost undrivable? - yet the Stig had no such problem! lol He simply just can't drive properly.

    PMSL @ the Civic Type R bit - he really, really hated that one didn't he! lol

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    Clarkson ...... He`s a P@*&T , gets paid too much to thrash cars and all he does is talk Sh@*.

    My Opinion before you all start shouting at me.
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    Well Iīve seen some of the Top Gear Show (Iīm from Sweden)

    The clip on Youtube is terrible but normal. Every front wheel car would have the same problem putting down all those bhp when in a corner giving full throttle isnīt exactly what you should do in a situation like that. If the IDS2 system also was shut of thatīs pure **** heīs yapping about then.

    However old review has been replaced with a new one!! - The new test on Top Gear gives the Vectra VXR the credit it deserves and they mention that suspension has been changed and ESP /TCS(traction control) canīt be shut off anymore.

    I used to think that Top Gear was a good show but itīs only entertainment and nothing you should get attached to. They do tend to "fool" you

    You should read this new review from Top Gear
    Vectra VXR - "What a good car"
    http://www.topgear.com/drives/E7/B7/...sts/21/01.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja636 View Post
    Clarkson ...... He`s a P@*&T , gets paid too much to thrash cars and all he does is talk Sh@*.

    My Opinion before you all start shouting at me.
    I could not have put it better myself, I do not have much time for the bloke either.

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    In the last reveiw of the Vectra VXR in Top Gear Mag it got 15/20, now considering the new A5 3.0 TDi got 16 and is claimed as the best "normal" Audi ever (better than the RS4, RS6 etc) thats a terffic score. It was even praised for its handling!!

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    As was quoted earlier, it is purely an entertainment programme. Clarkson is by no means an expert on anything!, sure he likes to drive the kind of cars his millionaire lifestyle can afford, but the other two probably know a lot more than he does. His journalism is exactly the same , he tries to be outragious and confrontational, unfortunately he has done it so often he now has little credibility..............IMO.......

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