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    Post by Morris Motors on Mon May 13, 2013 2:03 am

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    Post by patpending on Mon May 13, 2013 2:49 am

    Oh no! Worst reliability problem I have ever heard of - and CLARKSON!

    what could have caused it? Never low fuel!?

    And here’s the Top Gear host having to put his back into it after an MG6 car he was driving conked out on a yellow box junction.The 53-year-old looked a bit sheepish as he and pal Andy Wilman had to shove it past chuckling onlookers.
    One said: “The car stopped right in the middle of the road and almost caused a collision with a taxi.
    "They frantically got out and pushed the car but it wasn’t easy to move and they didn’t look the fittest men.
    “Jeremy looked embarrassed by the whole episode and walked off shortly afterwards.”


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    Re: Top Gear

    Post by Windy on Mon May 13, 2013 3:03 am

    We all know that Clarkson doesn't read manuals:


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    Post by Morris Motors on Mon May 13, 2013 3:22 am

    It isn't a diesel though is it? It says they later drove off but I'd have thought they'd mention if they were seen refilling it.
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    Post by Windy on Mon May 13, 2013 3:32 am

    Morris Motors wrote:It isn't a diesel though is it? It says they later drove off but I'd have thought they'd mention if they were seen refilling it.
    Apparently it is: http://www.wheelswithinwales.co.uk/articles/MG6GTdiesel

    Although my quote was about the new petrol, not sure if the start-stop and smart charging and intelligent handbrake are quite the same?

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    Re: Top Gear

    Post by Morris Motors on Mon May 13, 2013 3:57 am

    Ah. Hmm, well, I wonder if they were doing 'an hilarious prank' for telly, or whether it genuinely got confused and refused to budge. I'm not sure which is worse!
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    Re: Top Gear

    Post by patpending on Mon May 13, 2013 5:31 am

    German cars get marked down as "unreliable" in the States because the drivers just expect to hop into them and drive off - no RTFM. If the engine suddenly cuts out at the lights - unreliable.

    Can't imagine Clarkson paying much attention at a technical briefing TBH. If he were a Lancaster pilot, it wouldn't surprise me to hear about him bombing Loch Ness. And not knowing which button was the bomb release. Wink

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