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      10-22-2011, 08:04 PM   #45
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I find it hard to believe Carolla as a car guy...
He might be, but he can't drive for crap. It's the second time (out of 2?) he DNFed a track lap comparing cars. Not only did he spin, but disabled both cars.

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This is the second time he's spun a car out coming out of a corner on this show.
And did you notice neither instance was shown, other than the ensuing dust cloud at the distance?

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The show had some potential, but losing the basketball player (John?)
Does anybody know what happened? Was he fired? He wasn't that good, but probably better than Carolla .

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Top Gear America has gotten 1000x better in the latest episodes. If you haven't watched the most recent episodes I urge you to give it another shot.
Where does it air? I want to follow your advice .
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      10-22-2011, 09:38 PM   #46
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As a man, I found that embarrassing to watch. As a car-guy, even more-so. I'm not about to sit here and tell you that if I stepped behind the wheel of an M3 that I would be awesome at it. Quite the opposite. But seriously, learn how to friggin drive before you ruin a perfectly good M3.

Also, anyone else notice how the M3 they destroyed had a sunroof instead of CF roof?
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      10-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #47
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They need a independent pro driver like the Stig, otherwise the comparison is worthless.
I to agreed Matt should be on Top Gear America.
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      10-22-2011, 11:06 PM   #48
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Ha I watched this last night and I was all excited. Then, stupid Adam fucks it all up by messing up the Launch Control, turning on the wipers, spinning off the track and blowing out a tire, probably some rims (looked like HREs), and even messing up the suspension to a point that the M3 couldnt finish the lap much less the comparison.

Way to go jack ass!
Agree with you 100%. Knowing that it was Adam driving I was thinking. Please have MDM on. Please have MDM on. Than I notice the wiper.
I knew it was just over.
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      10-23-2011, 12:17 AM   #49
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Also, anyone else notice how the M3 they destroyed had a sunroof instead of CF roof?
I said the same a few posts earlier.
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      10-23-2011, 12:26 AM   #50
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Top Gear America has gotten 1000x better in the latest episodes. Not as good as Top Gear UK but way better than "The Car Show." If you haven't watched the most recent episodes I urge you to give it another shot.
I agree it's gotten better. But except for the chubbier dude with the beard, the other guys are pretty dry, and noone has any real chemistry with each other. The cinematography is outstanding though.
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      10-23-2011, 12:43 AM   #51
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I agree it's gotten better. But except for the chubbier dude with the beard, the other guys are pretty dry, and noone has any real chemistry with each other. The cinematography is outstanding though.
Agreed, watch for the camera action
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      10-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #52
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What a complete tool. It made me sick to watch him trash someone else's M3 and laugh about it. Dick !
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With the last name like Carolla, he should be limited to 200 hp and front wheel drive. One of the worst pieces of driving I have watched on a network show I think!

The Car Show is soon to be history if they keep it up. Their drivers and facts are way off!
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I believe Adam has a M3, so he likely crashed his own car...
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With the last name like Carolla, he should be limited to 200 hp and front wheel drive.
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I believe Adam has a M3, so he likely crashed his own car...
I believe Adam Corolla is lying about owning an ///M. Anyone that has an M3 or a bimmer would know how to turn off wiper. Also he did not even know how to do launch control or even put MDM mode on.

He f.... Someone else car.
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They are good guys and I had high hopes. I have been patient but I have come to the conclusion that nothing can even get close to Top Gear (of course, no need to mention that I am talking about the UK version... duh).
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      10-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #58
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alright, 3 pages later, we still dont know whose car was it.
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I believe Adam Corolla is lying about owning an ///M. Anyone that has an M3 or a bimmer would know how to turn off wiper. Also he did not even know how to do launch control or even put MDM mode on.

He f.... Someone else car.
Anybody that knows Adam knows he loves BMWs and has a sweet E46.
The wiper stalk works differently on the E9x than on previous cars and the owner really should have shown him how to setup launch control, but Adam should've done an easy test lap before going all-out... I'm guessing they were running out of time to shoot the segment?

Still... that was just sad.
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Do any of you guys remember this? Adam Corolla had an E46 M3 back when that car was current and someone on e46fanatics found an ebay link to a For Sale ad that he had posted. He was selling his stock E46 M3 brake calipers and rotors with his SIGNATURE on the front calipers.

I'm pretty sure they were marked up far beyond normal used prices for those brakes due to his own perceived "celebrity status." This guy is a fool.
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Anybody that knows Adam knows he loves BMWs and has a sweet E46.
The wiper stalk works differently on the E9x than on previous cars and the owner really should have shown him how to setup launch control, but Adam should've done an easy test lap before going all-out... I'm guessing they were running out of time to shoot the segment?

Still... that was just sad.
His current daily is... an IS-F.

http://www.adamcarolla.com/CarCastBl...hicle-history/
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His current daily is... an IS-F.
Link says a non-existent 'LSF' .
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Here's Adam's supercharged E46 M3 if you're curious. And for the record I like the UK top gear, the US top gear and the car show. The more car shows the better when i'm bored going through my DVR.

http://www.motorator.com/videos/1215
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Anybody that knows Adam knows he loves BMWs and has a sweet E46.
The wiper stalk works differently on the E9x than on previous cars and the owner really should have shown him how to setup launch control, but Adam should've done an easy test lap before going all-out... I'm guessing they were running out of time to shoot the segment?

Still... that was just sad.
I agree. At the risk of sounding like a major noob, the E9x wiper stalk did confuse me at first. It is different than previous gens.

Anyway.. what I saw here was major overconfidence. Something we ALL know you cannot have in a BMW. We've all been there at some point and that's what happens.
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