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      05-06-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
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Anyone watch Top Gear? M5 review question

Does anyone know why Top Gear reviewed the M5 twice?




Links there for the two different reviews. I tried looking up episode guide/listings for Top Gear and it shows that the M5 was on the show in 2003, 2005, and the Touring version in 2007. What gives?
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      05-06-2008, 06:34 AM   #2
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Actually it's been put against the VXR8 too!

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Does anyone know why Top Gear reviewed the M5 twice?




Links there for the two different reviews. I tried looking up episode guide/listings for Top Gear and it shows that the M5 was on the show in 2003, 2005, and the Touring version in 2007. What gives?
they just like it. it was in more then 2 reviews like pointed out. it's kind of performance benchmark too.

gotta hand it to JC though - same review, same words, but both times fun to watch!
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They also pitted the M5 Touring against the AMG E-class wagon last season ...
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They also pitted the M5 Touring against the AMG E-class wagon last season ...
Oh yeah, I remember that!
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      05-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #6
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yeah, once in the city, once on the track i think, a touring version later, and once against the VXR8

BMW M5 is great haha
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And the M5 Touring vs AMG E-Class Wagon at Manchester Airport....
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      05-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #8
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what's with Jeremy bashing BMW all the time?

for this review, there were so many unfair criticisms

he pressed the track up button instead of volume up

if he wanted to go back to the original station, why not just hit track down?

as for the indicator, it takes a bit of getting used to

but once you get the hang of it, it's nicer than the conventional type

and finally, about the M button 'changing everything'..

he just likes the way the progressive throttle feels

unnecessary biting.


the only criticisms he made which I agree with were about the badging and the SMG
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      05-07-2008, 04:01 PM   #9
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what's with Jeremy bashing BMW all the time?

for this review, there were so many unfair criticisms

he pressed the track up button instead of volume up

if he wanted to go back to the original station, why not just hit track down?

as for the indicator, it takes a bit of getting used to

but once you get the hang of it, it's nicer than the conventional type

and finally, about the M button 'changing everything'..

he just likes the way the progressive throttle feels

unnecessary biting.


the only criticisms he made which I agree with were about the badging and the SMG
+1 I thought the same things myself.
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Well keep in mind they have to form opinions of cars based on driving it over a weekend...or maybe a week. Whereas we have had months and months of actually driving our cars. As our relationship with our cars grows over time, we learn to accept the quirks...and naturally we aren't as critical.

I for one agree the stupid BMW 3-flash indicator option is annoying. I tried to live with it for about 3 months. Decided to go back to the 1-flash indication mode.

Jeremy Clarkson doesn't hate BMW. He just hates American cars. Jeremy Clarkson has said several times that he loves the M5. So much so that he has said he would rather buy the M5 than a Ferrari F430...given that it is more pratical, cheaper and drives just as well. That's pretty high praise.
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dont mind Jeremy and his comments , thats how he does it to everyone , its just his style and he likes M5 overall , better than S class I think , u need to see him with the new S class its hilarious..
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what's with Jeremy bashing BMW all the time?

for this review, there were so many unfair criticisms

he pressed the track up button instead of volume up

if he wanted to go back to the original station, why not just hit track down?

as for the indicator, it takes a bit of getting used to

but once you get the hang of it, it's nicer than the conventional type

and finally, about the M button 'changing everything'..

he just likes the way the progressive throttle feels

unnecessary biting.


the only criticisms he made which I agree with were about the badging and the SMG
completely agree, or if he wanted to "shut up" the sat nav woman he should have erased his destination. Those are just things to make the show more fun to watch, if he can't figure out how to use the turn signals and change the radio station he's got bigger issues. I like Clarkson but he does get a little too "know it all" sometimes.
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I think JC was just to point out some of the problems of M5 buyers might encounter.
Mind you, there's still a LOT people who does not feel comfortable using a computer, and of coz a car full of electronics and computer.
But as a Driving Machine....Jeremy loves it, poise, precise....its just a masterpiece. He loves the M3 and M5 (besides the look)...

He was trying to praise the AMG E-Class wagon which has a mute button for the satnav....but the funny thing...after he pressed it...it still telling out directions....his face was like so confused...

And he spent "the whole day" trying to use the voice command to place a phone call on previous S-Class...
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Actually he doesn't. He likes to poke fun at the BMW stereotypes. He actually loves the new M3 as well as the M5.

I think his opinions are valid on most accounts.
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Actually he doesn't. He likes to poke fun at the BMW stereotypes. He actually loves the new M3 as well as the M5.

I think his opinions are valid on most accounts.
So funny that he dressed up like a "M3 driver" with shirts and tie...and a bluetooth handsfree....
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So funny that he dressed up like a "M3 driver" with shirts and tie...and a bluetooth handsfree....
Or his quote "M3 drivers have no friends..."

Hahaha.

I still would like a M3...
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So funny that he dressed up like a "M3 driver" with shirts and tie...and a bluetooth handsfree....
No shit, I was cracking up. It was like a flashback to the '80's except for the bluetooth. I think too many people take his comments seriously, when he's hardly a serious person.
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Word to the wise:

If Jeremy hates te car at first he will love it at the end. If he loves it in the beginning he will hate it in the end
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If Jeremy hates te car at first he will love it at the end. If he loves it in the beginning he will hate it in the end
Except the Cayman....he hates it except the SatNav....
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If Jeremy hates te car at first he will love it at the end. If he loves it in the beginning he will hate it in the end
+10000. Still entertaining to watch and I love the comedy in the reviews, but he usually does love/hate every car he drives.
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British car reviewers are fun to watch.

I'd love to have a M5.
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