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Clarkson Blows Up a Malaysian Car

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The video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf3Rw8VW3aE...2D2%2C00%2Ehtml

And the aftermath:

Top Gear Offends Malaysians

Alison Godfrey

5 April 2007

www.news.com.au

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has offended Malaysians with his latest stunt on the cult automotive show.

In the latest episode of the show in the UK, Clarkson labelled one of the country's cars the "worst in the world" and "unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair and no passion".

He then attacked the Perodua Kelisa with a sledgehammer and hung it from a crane with a one-tonne weight attached before blowing it up.

It's not the first time that Clarkson has voiced his frustrations with Perodua. In an article in the Top Gear magazine, he said the three-cylinder car's name sounded like a disease and suggested it was "built in the jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes".

But Malaysian Minister Datuk Abdul Raman Suliman defended Perodua, saying the company had exported thousands of cars to Britain and never had any complaints.

He said the export model of the car had to adhere to certain standards set by the importing country and these had been met by Perodua

Perodua is Malaysia's second national carmaker. It began producing compact cars in 1995.

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This is really rather sad. What can you really gain from complaining about someone making fun of you?

"We met the safety regulations." - Of course you did! How else are you for sale nationally?

He hasn't said anything that's not opinion here. If he'd said something untrue about the car, they'd have something to go on.

This just strikes me as whining. :hissyfit:

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Bitch Bitch Bitch...they're $h!bozes...if the company doesn't wanna be made fun of they shou;ld build good cars...even then it won't stop people from taking shots at them...

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Clarkson = the Gallagher of auto 'journalism'.

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That clip is from a video that came out like 2 years ago...

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The video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf3Rw8VW3aE...2D2%2C00%2Ehtml

And the aftermath:

Top Gear Offends Malaysians

Alison Godfrey

5 April 2007

www.news.com.au

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has offended Malaysians with his latest stunt on the cult automotive show.

In the latest episode of the show in the UK, Clarkson labelled one of the country's cars the "worst in the world" and "unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair and no passion".

He then attacked the Perodua Kelisa with a sledgehammer and hung it from a crane with a one-tonne weight attached before blowing it up.

It's not the first time that Clarkson has voiced his frustrations with Perodua. In an article in the Top Gear magazine, he said the three-cylinder car's name sounded like a disease and suggested it was "built in the jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes".

But Malaysian Minister Datuk Abdul Raman Suliman defended Perodua, saying the company had exported thousands of cars to Britain and never had any complaints.

He said the export model of the car had to adhere to certain standards set by the importing country and these had been met by Perodua

Perodua is Malaysia's second national carmaker. It began producing compact cars in 1995.

Shhh, it's really a Toyota (Perodua is an indirect subsidiary of Toyota, through their small car subsidiary Daihatsu).

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I don't really care much for Clarkson. He does do some funny stuff, but this is getting stupid.

Yes the car is a piece of crap, that looks like a fridge, but I'm sure there was some less well-off English family who would have been delighted to have a mode of transport.

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It makes a really good Firecracker, however if I was Clarkson, I'd worry about how I was going to continue to get my 48 inch waist into those 28 inch waist jeans! :smilewide:

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clarkson is a bit like howard stern reviewing cars but where it falls apart is his affinity for all things brit. that kind of blows his objectivism.

but this maylaysian crap should be pointed out as crap if it is crap. if the third worlders want to play with the big boys they should take the heat and STFU

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