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Mission?[edit]

Not sure what this has to do with RW's mission in any case, unless the show is promoting automotive woo. From the description it sounds like the show's only sins are it promotes fast driving and big cars, which aren't woo, and a faked stunt. Seems this and the Hummer article created yesterday are more examples of RW mission creep in the service of the extreme left, in this case their campaign against cars. Secret Squirrel 11:55, 19 March 2009 (EDT)

If anything it specifically goes against "automotive woo" because it does a lot of testing. It gets a lot of controversy because of the environmental impact of cars and because Clarkson lets his mouth go on everything from politics to the environment. It's more on mission than it might appear. I've specifically kept it to mentioning the things that are on mission rather than going into things such as the identity of the Stig or the US special. Actually, scratch that, I'm putting a mention of the US special in, I think it's the reason that it was mentioned on a talk page and made into a red lin in the first place. ArmondikoVbomination 12:11, 19 March 2009 (EDT)
Top Gear is probably one of those love/hate things. I used to watch it as it was the only thing worth watching on TV at 8 on a Sunday, but it's become so boring and formulaic and now can't stand it. I'd rather spend good money going to the cinema than stay in and watch Top Gear.
The presenters spend their time trying to be more outspoken than one another, the "challenges" are all blatantly set up, and any controversy is gleefully promoted by the BBC in the knowledge that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
I'm not sure if it's on mission for RW or not. To me, it feels like the whole programme is woo, though. Might as well keep the article, unless RW storage space is getting so low that we need a few bytes more. Bondurant 12:22, 19 March 2009 (EDT)

Mission, reposed[edit]

While this topic was raised about 18 months ago, I'm bringing it up again. Since Doctor Who is to be redirected to the BBC page, as a section of that... now would be as good a time as any to also redirect this page. While this article is more in depth than the Doctor Who article, and people have made arguements above which are valid.... I thought I'd put it out there, so it can go into the new BBC article if people want it to. DalekEXTERMINATE 00:25, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

I think it is tangentially related to mission objective 4 re: its controversy. Aceword up 00:28, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough. :) DalekEXTERMINATE 00:40, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Based on the fact that, IMHO, it's overhyped in the media and has often been criticised by environmentalists, it's related quite directly. The original reason behind it was because of the gun-nut aspects of the US special, which was raised in the SB. Scarlet A.pnggnostic 01:10, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Faked Car Problem?[edit]

I don't know if this would go under the "Faking Things" section or get its own - there was some controversy when testing a Tesla car (all electric) against another vehicle. They showed the Tesla slowing down and then giving out, and needing to be pushed back to the garage. Tesla alledged that this was scripted, and they sued Top Gear. I'm not sure if the lawsuit has been resolved.— Unsigned, by: 207.40.149.100 / talk / contribs

Considering the "electric cars suck" message, I'd be tempted to put it under the environmental stuff rather than fakery. I'll look it up and see what the craic about it is. Scarlet A.pnggnostic 19:00, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Top Gear visits Argentina[edit]

There has been some fuzz about this issue. Should it be included? www.infobae.comlanacion.combbc.co.uk, (IDK if right link). Maybe wait for the dust to settle? --190.31.227.148 (talk) 05:29, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Wouldn't it be fun[edit]

... if the 'Red Flag Acts [1] were revived specifically for Top Gear. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 19:03, 7 December 2015 (UTC)