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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=51558
Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 13  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 04-13-2006
View Stats Category: Truck
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Ford Transit SWB.

With the niche success of the Sprinter in America, I think Ford should think about bringing the Transit over... the cool thing about the Transit, it's actually offered in either FWD or RWD, as per the customer's needs.

5th Gear once did a (no joke) performance comparison between this and the Sprinter. This is actually faster... the Sprinter is limited by a highly intrusive TCS.


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#1
4-13-2006 @ 02:24:12 PM
Posted By : SubMarina Reply | Edit | Del
These things are immensely popular as taxis overseas.

#2
4-13-2006 @ 02:34:31 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
don't you mean Top Gear?

#3
4-13-2006 @ 02:35:01 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
No, 5th Gear.

#4
4-13-2006 @ 02:35:59 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#3, ah. Didn't know there was such a show or magazine.

#5
4-13-2006 @ 02:40:29 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#4, When Jeremy Clarkson's ego became larger than Rosie O'Donnell's breakfast, he left Top Gear in the late '90s, and their ratings went into a steep decline... with these low ratings, BBC finally caved into demands from traffic safety and environmental groups, and cancelled the show.

The British cable channel, Five, then signed what was left of that Top Gear crew, and created a show called "5th Gear", as they couldn't get the licencing for the name Top Gear from the BBC.

BBC finally decided to try Top Gear again, and convinced Clarkson to come back, after he found out, that, on his own, he wasn't as successful as when he was on Top Gear originally.

Top Gear currently has a steady viewerbase of over 300 million around the world. I don't see BBC caving into the traffic safety and environmental people's demands this time :)


#6
4-13-2006 @ 02:41:56 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#5, aha. Thank you sir. Now I know.

#7
4-13-2006 @ 02:44:31 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Sometimes I find Tiff Needell more entertaining, especially since he's an actual racecar driver... I did particularly like the one part where he almost crashed a Porsche Cayman midsentence. He's just calmly talking, periodically looking at the camera in the passenger's seat, then all hell breaks loose and he jerks the steering wheel side to side, looking absolutely terrified XD

#8
4-13-2006 @ 02:45:53 PM
Posted By : SubMarina Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Why were traffic safety and environmentalist groups even involved?

#9
4-13-2006 @ 02:47:46 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
They did not like the way Top Gear glorified fast driving and gas-guzzling supercars and sportscars.

#10
4-13-2006 @ 02:51:45 PM
Posted By : SubMarina Reply | Edit | Del
What else is there to glorify?

#11
4-13-2006 @ 02:52:31 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#10, According to those groups, going 5 under the speed limit and driving Toyota Priuses, apparently.

#12
4-13-2006 @ 02:56:16 PM
Posted By : SubMarina Reply | Edit | Del
#11, eXtreme!!

#13
1-24-2015 @ 10:04:17 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
And now I find 5th Gear slightly more entertaining than TG.

And I am excited for Tom Ford's new show on BBCA. :)


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