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Old 07-06-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Top Gear 7/3/11 - Hot Hatch Segment

So who he watched the recent episode of Top Gear where the 3 musketeers reviewed what they believed were their favorite hatches.

whats your guys opinions? why no GTI?



EDIT: yes i got the wrong date on the thread title lol

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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So who he watched the recent episode of Top Gear where the 3 musketeers reviewed what they believed were their favorite hatches.

whats your guys opinions? why no GTI?
Without even watching - how in the world could you say "hot hatch" and NOT include the GTI!?
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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recent? lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Yeah I caught the episode. Was a little surprised to see they didn't include it as they have always raved about the GTI being the original and best all around "hot hatch". Seemed like the cars they reviewed (Fiat arbath, CitroŽn DS3 Racing , and Renaultsport Clio) were all fairly small and mainly european offerings (suppose fiat is available in NA). As usual was quite amusing nonetheless. Always enjoyed Top Gear and all their crazy antics.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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recent? lol
? This past Sunday's episode had the Citroen DS3 Race, Renault Sport Clio and Fiat 500 Abarth cabrio in a hot hatch comparo...

For the latest episodes go here: http://www.finalgear.com/shows/topgear/17/
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:01 PM   #6
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While I am as disappointed as anyone with the lack of VW, the first test would've been killer for GTI.....as I don't think our car can fit in that city street....all 3 of these cars are considerably smaller than GTI...
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:02 PM   #7
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.. op said 7/3/10 guess he was wrong? lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #8
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The producers probably made all 3 pick something different than the GTI because it would the have been very boring for a lot of people, except us.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
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well there are so many hot hatches out now days, they can only cover so many at a time. hopefully they test the gti in the future.
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they didnt review any hatches in 2010, the op must be talking about the recent episode
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:15 AM   #11
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I think the DS3 is right on the money as far as "HOT hatch" is concern
due to all those color and stickers saying " LOOK AT ME " ..
but its not exactly my cup of tea ( green tea w/honey to be exact )...
Maybe I am too old and frugal now but thats why I drive a TDI ...
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:53 PM   #12
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Just watched it. They are generally very positive on the GTI though I don't think they've reviewed a MKVI.

The Italy episodes are always a favorite. Jezza almost ate it at Monaco.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #13
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they didnt review any hatches in 2010, the op must be talking about the recent episode
haha my bad guys, clearly i dont know what year it is.

Personally i think the DS3 might drive fantastically, but it looks atrocious. way too flashy for my taste.
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