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Old 11-26-2009, 09:34 PM
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Should we even watch it?
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Should we even watch it?
You should! You'll be surprised at the results.
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Both cars are amazing.
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We'll see what the Audi does at the Ring, but for now, the ZR1 is the better track car, even beating the SLR. Which one would be more reliable? I would guess that it'd be a wash, since Audi doesn't have an enviable record in this regard. Extended warranties may be a good idea for either.
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You should! You'll be surprised at the results.
I did. I still think the ZR1 deserves more respect but, I am biased on this side of the ocean
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Top Gear rules...and don't forget, Clarkson loved the ZR-1 during his America trip...
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Originally Posted by tail_lights View Post
Should we even watch it?
Not really!
Since top gear has not impressed me. Plus an Audi R-10 is not for me either I'll pass on their opinion's
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Not really!
Since top gear has not impressed me. Plus an Audi R-10 is not for me either I'll pass on their opinion's
Bite your tongue, TGUK is probably one of the best shows on TV today.
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Originally Posted by 3 Z06ZR1 View Post
Not really!
Since top gear has not impressed me. Plus an Audi R-10 is not for me either I'll pass on their opinion's
LOL what!!! Top Gear is an amazing show. Don't get all butt hurt about Clarksons comments the show is more comedy and entertainment than factual. Also Richard is a secret American Clarkson did love the ZR1 on his road trip and even called the C7 a masterpiece.
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LOL what!!! Top Gear is an amazing show. Don't get all butt hurt about Clarksons comments the show is more comedy and entertainment than factual. Also Richard is a secret American Clarkson did love the ZR1 on his road trip and even called the C7 a masterpiece.
Clarkson loved the ZR1 so much he actually bought one.
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Clarkson loved the ZR1 so much he actually bought one.
Oh did he?? LOL That I did not know.
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Originally Posted by 3 Z06ZR1 View Post
Not really!
Since top gear has not impressed me. Plus an Audi R-10 is not for me either I'll pass on their opinion's
There is a lot of people that would disagree with you.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-19516385

Another BBC institution, motoring show Top Gear, is also recognised in the 2013 volume.

The BBC Two fixture holds the record for the world's most widely-watched factual TV programme, having now been broadcast in 212 territories.
You don't have that kind of distribution if a lot of people aren't "impressed" with your opinion.
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Clarkson loved the ZR1 so much he actually bought one.
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Oh did he?? LOL That I did not know.
No, Clarkson did not buy a ZR1.
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No, Clarkson did not buy a ZR1.
Yea I know he bought a Ford GT but I wasn't aware he owned any Corvettes.
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He claimed the first time he drove it that it wouldn't start after 4 days. Seems very ironic the guy who has never liked the Corvette experiences problems that the majority of users never see.

If you really want a kick, look up the video of him reviewing the Z06 back from 06 or 07. Infuriates me every time at the end when he pulls out the list of everything wrong with it and absolutely rails on it. Yet he'll go and buy an American Ford GT that gets 12mpg, and by the end of his ownership about drove him crazy because of all the problems.

I've had my Z06 for almost a year and haven't experienced a single one of those problems he mentioned. Whenever he starts talking about Corvettes, his complaints are so unjustified its almost as if he's being paid to hate them. (He loves a Mustang)

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He claimed the first time he drove it it wouldn't start after 4 days. Seems very ironic the guy who has never liked the Corvette experiences problems that the majority of users never see.

If you really want a kick, look up the video of him reviewing the Z06 back from 06 or 07. Infuriates me every time at the end when he pulls out the list of everything wrong with and absolutely rails on it. Yet he'll go and buy an American Ford GT that gets 12mpg, and by the end of his ownership about drove him crazy because of all the problems.

I've had my Z06 for almost a year and haven't experienced a single one of those problems he mentioned. Whenever he starts talking about Corvettes, his complaints are so unjustified its almost as if he's being paid to hate them.

I've seen all that. I been watching them forever. That was the one with the yellow Z06 where he lit a line of fuel on fire and raced it?? The review was pretty positive till they were back in the studio and then I think he tried to be a hardass and list a bunch of nonsense. Doesn't work on the street?? lol Sure Jeremy. He loveeeeeeees Aston Martins and to me they all look the same and boring. Cars are all subjective.
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