While I seem to think Top Gear has become a shadow of its former self, I do still think that its presenters do actually have serious opinions.
Perhaps I am just trying to be hopeful as the once great show has boiled down into a spectacle that's creation only exists to entertain every armchair quarterback on the globe.
Though I have to admit, I still appreciate Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May because they're excellent presenters and writers for their own respective columns. Plus these lads have had the chance to drive the most ridiculous and most pedestrian autos offered on international market.
So when Jezza picks his car of the year to be the Scion FR-S -- known as the Toyota GT86 everywhere else -- you have to stand up and take notice.
In the brief passage below he notes that he had to pick this vehicle because it is fun. Essentially, he's saying that other automakers should focus on fun instead of whatever their current mission is.
Though I get his point, I am wary if that's the ONLY point to be made for autos.
That said, I have to ask:
Is Jeremy Clarkson RIGHT or WRONG on his pick for the 2012 Car of the Year -- the Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S)?
“I like the GT86 because it’s come barrelling into the bottom end of the marketplace with a big dirty smile on its face and a suggestion in the way it stands that it wants to have fun with your middle parts. It’s a car designed for one thing only: fun.”