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    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Might be a repost - Clarkson is a clown and the docs didn't find any appropriate medication to cure his notorious Porschephobia
    If anybody had doubts about his mental health condition he might have a look at his comments on The Cayman in the Sunday Times yesterday. I couldn't link the article from timesonline, so I paste some quotes here:

    "I had to drive in convoy through central London last week behind the Top Gear producer in a bright yellow Porsche Coxster. Or Gayman, to give it its official name. You might imagine this would be quite a thrill; driving through one of the most vibrant and amazing cities in the world in an egg yellow Porsche. And indeed you'd be right. It was quite a thrill. But only for me, in the car behind.
    Very often in car magazines reporters will claim the car they've been driving caused a bit of a stir as they motored along, but this is only to make the job of road testing seem more important than is actually the case. It's almost a cry for help. "Hey, I'm not a nerd. Everyone loves cars."

    But the fact is that here in Britain you could drive a polka-dot Rolls-Royce through the Queen's legs and no one would look up.

    One bloke in Autocar claimed recently that a Lamborghini Gallardo caused "absolute mayhem" when he parked it in a Tesco car park. But I assure you it didn't. You get "absolute mayhem" when you drop a cluster bomb in the residential area of a big city. What you get when you drive a Lamborghini into a British supermarket car park is called "studied indifference".

    However, if you have a yellow Porsche Coxster it turns out that people will turn round and point. And then they'll nudge their friend, who'll point too. And then they'll both have a jolly good laugh. Twice people leant out of their vans to call my producer friend a student of onanism.

    And then there's the reaction he got from people in proper Porsches, by which I mean the 911. They laughed, too. Because turning up in the big city in a Coxster is like turning up to Elton and David's white tie and tiara party in a rented DJ.

    Of course, from behind the wheel you are blissfully unaware of the hysteria in your wake. Because of the limited rear visibility you simply can't tell that you've turned London into a scene from a Smash commercial. You're sitting there thinking, I look good. I feel sharp. I've spent Pounds43,930 on a mid-engined sports coupé. What a tool . . . . . . you look.

    What you're doing is strutting through town with your flies undone. You're commuting to work with your skirt tucked into your knickers. The Coxster? It's like congratulating someone on the forthcoming arrival of their baby only to find they're just fat

    The poor think you're a git for having a Porsche. The people with proper Porsches think you're a git because you actually don't have a Porsche at all. The Coxster, then, is the most embarrassing car in the world, except for one thing . . . it's beaten, just, by the car you see in the photographs this morning. The Nissan Micra C+C."

    I guess this guy has a serious problem

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    If you think he only does it to make more money he is in fact very clever. As we know most (working class) people in the UK do not particularly like a Porsche. So he can abuse these cars as much as he likes. He knows he has the general public behind him and agreeing. So in turn he becomes more popular. It is very difficult for JC to say anything bad about a British car because that might touch his wallet.

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Plausible theory - perhaps some UK Rennteamers can shed some light on it. I thought envy was a German invention
    But at least we don't have a TV clown earning money by keeping the envy alive (maybe except some politicians..).

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Envy is everywhere , not only in Germany.
    However , JC is not envy at all.
    He just NEEDS to write stuff that the "general public" will like. Because the more they like what he has to say , the more popular he becomes (is) , the more popular , the more money in his pocket. Just basic economics. And he is not only bashing Porsche. Whatever he can get away with to increase his "star status" he will do.

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Bottom line: it's not him having a problem - he's the clever guy capitalizing on the problems of his audience

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    But that same public who will laugh at the guy in the cayman, boxster, whatever...will fall in love with, totally accept, drool over, stand behind...

    A FREAKIN SUV?!?! If it were an $80k Land Rover, they would love it, BMW X5, Cayenne, talk about how great it is...?!?!

    I just don't understand...I am trying very hard. Can someone enlighten me?

    I think often people go along with whatever is in at the time?

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Did anyone else think...ffs I could have had that and done it up...

    Re: how to kill a 911...

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    Porsche-Jeck said:
    Plausible theory - perhaps some UK Rennteamers can shed some light on it. I thought envy was a German invention
    But at least we don't have a TV clown earning money by keeping the envy alive (maybe except some politicians..).



    Envy might mean "lucky bloke, wish I could have a car like that"

    Unfortunately in the parasite encouraged and infested UK it's jealousy and the attitude is more likely to be "look at that ba$tard in that Porsche". Pronounced "Porsh" of course.

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Quote:
    Porsche-Jeck said:
    Plausible theory - perhaps some UK Rennteamers can shed some light on it.


    Clarkson had some notoriety many years ago for slating the new Vauxhall Vectra. He was blamed for its poor sales. So I don't think this is anythingn to do with slagging off what the working class cannot afford. Quite simply, he has views and he's quite happy to say what he thinks. In today's increasingly PC world, it's a breath of fresh air. I was irritated by his review of the 911 on Top Gear, but then again, I did find it entertaining. Of course he is unfair to the Cayman, but the article in the Sunday Times is entertaining.

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    JC really is an [censored]. But not in the normal fashion, he is very smart, but cannot use his 'cleverness' properly.
    He also says what he wants and it seems like he doesnt care about who he offends.

    Read this


    http://www.topgear.com/content/features/stories/2006/08/stories/07/1.html

    Re: how to kill a 911...

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    95jersey said:
    ... I think often people go along with whatever is in at the time?



    I agree - isn't it called peer pressure?

    I don't want to live Clarkson's life and, after all, I do believe in karma.

    Re: how to kill a 911...

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    Ferdie said:
    Quote:
    95jersey said:
    ... I think often people go along with whatever is in at the time?



    I agree - isn't it called peer pressure?

    I don't want to live Clarkson's life and, after all, I do believe in karma.



    But what do you do when the Universe decides that Jeremy is right and sends all those poor, criticized saps to hell, while making him the supreme Annointed One?

    Re: how to kill a 911...

    Why? Why? Why?
    I just saw this video, how long has this guy been off his medications? I think involuntary commitment is in order. JC please do not get in a porsche again.

     
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