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oh common it might have been good.... might have been. giving it a chance would have hurt no one
 

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oh common it might have been good.... might have been. giving it a chance would have hurt no one
Oh come on man you don't get it. Dodge didn't give the boys a loner Challenger when they came to the states to drive from Cali to the salt flats. Something about Dodge not wanting to hear the truth about their car. So what did Top Gear do, they went out and purchased a Challenger on their own and went on with the show anyways.

It would never work in the states like it does on the government run and funded BBC. Here they'd have to sell commercial space and the Big three wouldn't buy in if their cars were constantly being called pieces of crap or unworthy. See the Ford F-150 Top Gear or Caddy CTS-V eps for examples.

So if they can't be completely honest with their views, opinions and reviews of the cars they test then I'd rather not see a watered down USA tamed version of it.

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Oh come on man you don't get it. Dodge didn't give the boys a loner Challenger when they came to the states to drive from Cali to the salt flats. Something about Dodge not wanting to hear the truth about their car. So what did Top Gear do, they went out and purchased a Challenger on their own and went on with the show anyways.

It would never work in the states like it does on the government run and funded BBC. Here they'd have to sell commercial space and the Big three wouldn't buy in if their cars were constantly being called pieces of crap or unworthy. See the Ford F-150 Top Gear or Caddy CTS-V eps for examples.

So if they can't be completely honest with their views, opinions and reviews of the cars they test then I'd rather not see a watered down USA tamed version of it.

:)
Yup, that's a big reason why. Not to mention the differences in humor and support from the RAF. ;)

Australian Top Gear is a failure. They didn't get the ratings needed for the budget they spent.
 

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Oh come on man you don't get it. Dodge didn't give the boys a loner Challenger when they came to the states to drive from Cali to the salt flats. Something about Dodge not wanting to hear the truth about their car. So what did Top Gear do, they went out and purchased a Challenger on their own and went on with the show anyways.

It would never work in the states like it does on the government run and funded BBC. Here they'd have to sell commercial space and the Big three wouldn't buy in if their cars were constantly being called pieces of crap or unworthy. See the Ford F-150 Top Gear or Caddy CTS-V eps for examples.

So if they can't be completely honest with their views, opinions and reviews of the cars they test then I'd rather not see a watered down USA tamed version of it.

:)
yeah you're prolly right... well as long as i can watching the original i'm still happy
 

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the Big three wouldn't buy in if their cars were constantly being called pieces of crap or unworthy. See the Ford F-150 Top Gear
The F150 episode is one of my favorites.

"Why don't we buy it?.....because it's rubbish."

"Look at the play in the steering.....how can it be this bad?"

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I'm glad it's not coming to the US. I'm afraid it'll turn in to a commercial..just like Motorweek or AutoWeek TV shows. Aways glowing reiews followed by a commercial for the same vehicle.

I want the truth...even Comsumer Reports has been getting watered down lately.

I'll continue to watch BBC and enjoy that 1 hour of glorious programming.
 

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I'm glad it's not, too. It wouldn't be the same. As the commenters on the article said, it would be full of ads, which would just wreck it, both viewing wise and sponsor wise.
 

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Just so we are all in agreement...Top Gear is a great show. Just shouldn't be produced for the American market. Because just face it...THAT SHOW RULES!!! ;D
 

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Did I miss something, NBC was producing a different program than what I watch on BBC America channel? or are they cancelling the show I watch, its my favorite TV show
 

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Did I miss something, NBC was producing a different program than what I watch on BBC America channel? or are they cancelling the show I watch, its my favorite TV show
NBC was trying to make an "American" Top Gear. Same format, different hosts and different local.
 

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It was doomed to fail. It would have been a poor attempt at duplicating the hugely popular original.
you guys are prolly right... i guess I was hoping it would somehow surprise me in the end. Or maybe offer a very whimsical view of the automotive world opposite to what the BBc one does.
ie: who the hell needs stupid handling when you got Hemi :)

but the for the record the British Top Gear is simply one of the best shows to ever be produced. I still love the one where they spend the entire episode just trying to get those ultra-expensive cars out of the underground parking lot. and I've been re watching the Fiesta episode constantly.
 

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Americans have a hard time comprehending most British humor...yet they rolled in the aisles laughing hysterically at Porky's Revenge. Thank goodness the broad offerings of modern pay tv allow us to escape the cultural/intellectual vacuum from time to time.
 
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