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View Poll Results: Top gear
america 4 6.90%
England 54 93.10%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Top Gear UK is available on BBCA, which most cable providers offer, some even in HD. Just last season, they stopped truncating the episodes, and the downtime between the original UK air date and US air date is very minimal.

I totally agree with the idea that US car shows suck in general, but supporting the half-decent ones in hopes they'll make them better doesn't make a lot of sense. Supporting mediocrity only breeds more mediocrity. Need proof? Turn on any other mindless popular US program and see how many copycats there are (e.g. American Idol, X Factor, The Voice, blah blah blah).

Off topic, but another GREAT car program (again, from the UK) is Wheeler Dealer. They show re-runs of it on Velocity (previously HD Theater). It's no where near as much about entertainment as Top Gear is, but it's a great alternative to the DIY shows we currently get that only want to show you how to bolt on the product of whatever sponsor they have that day. The guys from Wheeler Dealer also had a show called Auto Trader that you can occasionally find re-runs of, and it's a great one as well.

Mike
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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I'm completely amazed that 4 people with exactly zero taste have managed to locate this thread. Surely they had help.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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while top gear US is getting better, they have a long way to go to reach the level of top gear UK.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I watched the US version one time. I have never seen the English version. Figured if the American one was that bad then maybe it wasn't worth watching either. Good to hear that both shows are not the same. I will have to see if I can find the English version of the show.
It's another world.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Does anyone here watch top gear? if u do which top gear do you like better and why?
Not even close.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:42 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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US Top Gear would be a lot better if they dumped Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood. They need to bring in some real car guys like Tim Allen, Jay Leno, or Adam Corolla.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:53 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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US Top Gear would be a lot better if they dumped Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood. They need to bring in some real car guys like Tim Allen, Jay Leno, or Adam Corolla.
Yeah I've always thought Tim Allen was a logical choice for the US version.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:40 AM
 
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Much of Top Gear UK is on Netflix instant streaming.

The U.K version is easily superior, but, Top Gear America isn't horrible.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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That is not a fair poll. Would you rather watch:

  • Top Gear US
  • A blank wall
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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That is not a fair poll. Would you rather watch:

  • Top Gear US
  • A blank wall
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