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  1. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    I couldn't believe it. Tiff said that Ferrari made 499 enzos. He's lost my respect.
     
  2. an032nv

    an032nv Formula Junior

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    Are you sure he said that? When I saw him reviewing the Enzo he was still quoting the 349 number.
     
  3. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    Nope. I heard it too. He definitely said 499.

    Dave
     
  4. t88power

    t88power Formula 3

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    He lost your respect because he made a mistake? Wow... You must be perfect!
     
  5. lawwdog

    lawwdog Formula 3

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    Give Tiff a break....he's the best motor journalist around the world and he knows how to drive. What more could you want. he drove the **** out of the Enzo and his narative (while driving mind you) was great. I TIVO'd it and watch all the time.

    "watch the chicane tiff .....it's not there...Oh!....it is there.

    5th Gear is better than any other American Automotive based TV show hands down.

    Mario
     
  6. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Tiff is a great driver, and a really good journalist, and I don't want to get into a Clarkson vs. Tiff debate, because they are *completely* different, but Tiff would get my vote every time
     
  7. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    Otherway around for me, Clarkson everytime
     
  8. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Clarkson is more amusing, and more entertaining, and I'd rather watch him if I want to be entertained. But I'd never not buy a car just on his say-so. Whether he likes a car or doesn't seems completely arbitrary.
     
  9. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    I never buy cars on the basis of video reviews anyway
     
  10. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    good point.
     
  11. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    Maybe he made a mistake....
    ...No one is perfect
    I`m sure Tiff knows how many Enzo are made and that is 399.
     
  12. triXXXter

    triXXXter Formula Junior

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    Didn't see it, was it a newer or older episode? Maybe it was before he new the final count. Because I have seen were he quotes the right amount.
     
  13. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I also prefer Clarkson.
     
  14. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

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    He indeed said 499.
     
  15. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

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    I do find Clarkson more entertaining, am convinced they are both just as full of crap (but much less than american mags). And I don't care how many Enzos were built. LOL :)
     
  16. JH

    JH F1 Veteran

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    Well, my vote would go to Clarkson also :)
     
  17. C. Losito

    C. Losito Formula Junior

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    I don't see how anyone could claim that Clarkson is "less full of crap" than, say, an American automobile magazine. Clarkson and Objective are not to be uttered in the same sentence (whoops...).
     
  18. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    There will be more than 399 Enzos. I don't think they've stopped making them yet, so no one really knows how many there will be.

    There are more than 349 F50's too.

    :)
     
  19. millemiglia

    millemiglia Formula Junior

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    Tiff is THE driver!
    You can put him in *any* car and he will drive it as it intended and afterwards you will know any possible shortcomings of the car tested.
    Btw. Tiff was the first journalist in the world to get to drive a Ferrari factory formula 1 car...

    I agree, I think Clarkson is more of an entertainer than a driver.
    Have you noticed that whenever he tries to show the abilities of a car he always spin and end up with the car pointing the wrong way in a cloud of smoke?
    He's also a master of exaggeration, "the clutch is as heavy as my brother",
    "the headrest (on a Mercedez SL 55 AMG) weights as much as a (Volkswagen) Golf...".

    Entertaining, Yes
    Serious, No

    I miss the time when they were both in TopGear, I think they were a perfect complement to each other.

    /Peter
     
  20. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    I think Paul Frere may disagree with that statement. ;)
     
  21. millemiglia

    millemiglia Formula Junior

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    You're right of course, I should have said "TV-journalist".

    /Peter
     
  22. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    So he said 4 instead of 3 big deal I don"t care how many he says as long as his narrative keeps up to his usual high standard
    Dave Mc
     
  23. Mickey

    Mickey Formula Junior

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    Yes, damn right.

    Those mags are so full of crap !!!
     
  24. Tubi

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    Correct me if im wrong but didnt Tif used to be a Formula (1) driver (or have a shot at it)?? apparently he was quite up to it....
     
  25. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    ditto
     

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