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Old 12-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Marnix View Post
Clarkson likes Subaru (owns a WRX).

You sure about that?



Clarkson owns or has owned:
Volvo XC90[78]
Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE[79]
Lotus Elise 111S[80]
Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser[81]
Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black[82]
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster[82]
BMW M3 CSL[82]
Honda CR-X[82]
Reliant Robin[82]
Ferrari F355[82]
2 Ford GTs[83]
Aston Martin Virage[82]
Lamborghini Gallardo[82]
Volkswagen Scirocco 1[84]
Volkswagen Scirocco 2[84]
Ford Escort RS Cosworth[85]
In addition to the many cars he has owned, as a motoring journalist, Clarkson regularly has car companies deliver a choice of cars to his driveway for testing.
Clarkson wanted to purchase the Ford GT after admiring its inspiration, the Ford GT40 race cars of the 1960s. Clarkson was able to secure a place on the shortlist for the few cars that would be imported to Britain to official customers, only through knowing Ford's head of PR through a previous job. After waiting years and facing an increased price, he found many technical problems with the car. After "the most miserable month's motoring possible," he returned it to Ford for a full refund. After a short period, including asking Top Gear fans for advice over the Internet, he bought back his GT. He called it "the most unreliable car ever made", owing to never being able to complete a return journey with it.[83] In 2006 Clarkson ordered a Gallardo Spyder and sold the Ford GT to make way for it. In August 2008 he sold the Gallardo because "idiots in Peugeots kept trying to race [him] in it" [Jeremy Clarkson "The Italian Job" DVD]. In October, he also announced that he had sold his Volvo XC90. However, in January 2009, in a review of the car printed in The Times, he wrote: "Ive just bought my third Volvo XC90 in a row and the simple fact is this: it takes six children to school in the morning."[78]
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