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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)


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Guest Stars
Cliff Richard
As Himself
Main Cast
Jeremy Clarkson
As Himself
Richard Hammond
As Himself
James May
As Himself
Ben Collins
As The Stig (White)
Warning: Top Gear season 5 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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