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Top Gear: Series 5, Episode 6

On a cheap-but-not-so-cheerful Top Gear, Richard, James and Jeremy saw what sort of Porsche £1,500 buys you, and weren't impressed. And a member of the public got to have a spin on our track.

What would you do if someone handed you £1,500 and told you to buy a car? Most people would pick up a well looked after Fiesta, or a Polo. When we buy second hand, we aim for the top. So we told James, Richard and Jeremy to each buy a Porsche for as little money as they could cobble together.

We then got them to perform a number of challenges. Of course, Jeremy went totally over the top and bought a 928, which was a bucket of bolts. James did much better. While he lost 'cool points' for buying a white car, his 944 was the second-most reliable. Richard trumped them in terms of reliability. His 924 was powered by a truck engine, and therefore could probably survive anything.

Ultimately, there were no winners. James' car blew up when the Stig drove it; Jeremy's blew up on the way down to Brighton. And Richard painted his a stupid colour. Our conclusion: you really can't get a decent Porsche for £1,500.

When Billy Baxter wrote and asked for a go on the track, we couldn't resist. Billy had just one slight disadvantage: he's blind. He made it round in a touch over 2 minutes, which beat both Terry Wogan and Richard Whiteley.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/episodes/series5episode6.s

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x6
Airdate: Sunday December 05th, 2004

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)


Guest Stars
Cliff RichardCliff Richard
As Himself
Main Cast
Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
As Himself
Richard HammondRichard Hammond
As Himself
James MayJames May
As Himself
Ben CollinsBen Collins
As The Stig (White)
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