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Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 1
Available Season 5, Episode 1 — Originally aired on October 24th, 2004
  • Jeremy drives the new Porsche 911 Carrera S
  • James talks about the new voting thing where the public will decide which car from a list should be restored – this week is a Lotus 10 that was purchased by James Dean before he died
  • Jeremy said he’d eat his hair if the new Vauxhall Astra looked like the concept and since it ended up looking like it, he really does eat some of his hair
  • Richard, Jeremy and James drive the Holden Monaro, Chrysler 300C, and Jaguar S-Type R and pick a winner
  • Richard sees how many of those bouncy, inflatable castle things and Ice Cream truck can jump
  • SIARPC: Bill Bailey
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 2
Available Season 5, Episode 2 — Originally aired on October 31st, 2004
  • Richard drives the new Ford Focus and compares it to the Vauxhall Astra and the Volkswagen Golf
  • In the news: Citroën C4 in the studio, Richard gets a love letter, BMW 3 Series, Mitshubishi Lancer Evo VIII FQ-400, and more
  • James continues the Top Gear restoration project and looks at a Adams Probe 16 from the movie “Clockwork Orange”
  • Jeremy drives Nick Mason’s, the drummer from Pink Floyd, Ferrari F60 Enzo and the Stig puts in a lap time with it later in the show
  • Richard sees which is fastest down a hill – a teenager on an offroad skateboard, a Mitshubishi Lancer Evo rally car, or a Bowler Wildcat
  • Cool Wall update
  • Jeremy compares old supercars to new supercars – Pagani Zonda versus Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari Enzo vesus Porsche Carrera GT versus McLaren F1, and a look at the Ferrari F40
  • SIARPC: Geri Halliwell, that chick who used to be in the Spice Girls
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 3
Available Season 5, Episode 3 — Originally aired on November 7th, 2004
  • Jeremy drives the new Land Rover Discovery up a mountain in Scotland
  • In the news: Delivering a new Land Rover Discovery to a guy in Northern Ireland; Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabriolet; a Bugatti Veyron watch; Britain’s common toad, dog seat belt law in California; some GT class of races and how Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Aston Martin are entering it – the new Aston Martin DBR9 being in the studio
  • Richard goes to find the maddest (craziest) car
  • James continues with the restoration project with Keith Moon’s Chrysler
  • Jeremy drives the Dodge Viper SRT-10 followed by the Stig giving it a lap around the track (woo!!!)
  • Richard and James discuss the results of the 2004 Top Gear car survey
  • SIARPC: Joanna Lumley
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 4
Available Season 5, Episode 4 — Originally aired on November 14th, 2004
  • Richard goes to the South of France to drive the Pagani Zonda Roadster, but gets warmed up first by checking out the Wally 118 yacht
  • Richard and James play conkers with caravans
  • James continues with the restoration project with a 1978 Range Rover owned by Princess Diana
  • James and Richard spend 24 hours in a Smart forfour
  • Jeremy drives the new Aston Martin Vanquish S and compares it to the Ferrari 575 Handling GTC followed by the Stig each giving them a lap around the Top Gear test track
  • SIARPC: Comedian Jimmy Carr
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 5
Available Season 5, Episode 5 — Originally aired on November 21st, 2004
  • Richard drives the new Morgan Aero 8 GTN
  • Richard shows off his Dodge Charger that he finally bought
  • Richard drives the Renault Espace, the first “people carrier”, and then races it again a bunch of other minivans
  • With this being it’s 50th anniversary, James drives the Mercedes-Benz 300SL
  • Jeremy goes to the Nürburgring and tries to get a diesel Jaguar S-Type around in under 10 minutes with the help of Sabine Schmitz
  • SIARPC: Christian Slater
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 6
Available Season 5, Episode 6 — Originally aired on December 5th, 2004
  • Jeremy drives the new Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Stig takes it around the track
  • Jeremy, Richard and James see how far £1500 can get you with a Porsche and then compete them in a series of tests
  • James finishes showing the Top Gear Restoration project contestants with Paddy Hopkirk’s Mini Cooper
  • Jeremy rides along with Billy Baxter, a blind man, to see if Baxter can beat Richard Whiteley’s time around the Top Gear test track (Whiteley has the slowest time)
  • SIARPC: Harry Webb (Sir Cliff Richard)
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 7
Available Season 5, Episode 7 — Originally aired on December 12th, 2004
  • Jeremy drives the Toyota Prius
  • Richard drives the new Ford Mustang GT
  • Jeremy and Richard update the Cool Wall
  • James shows a quick summary of the Top Gear Restoration Project
  • James and Richard compare the new Porsche Boxster to the new Mercedes-Benz SLK with the Stig ending up taking the two around the Top Gear test track
  • Top Gear Awards: comedy handling award, worst car of the year, best engine noise, worst Top Gear presenter screw-up, best car of the year, favorite car of the year
  • Jeremy sees if a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII FQ400 can keep up with a Lamborghini Murcielago followed by the Stig taking it around the test track
  • SIARPC: Roger Daltrey from The Who
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 8
Available Season 5, Episode 8 — Originally aired on December 19th, 2004
  • Jeremy races Richard and James again, this time with a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs. a plane (plus trains and buses)
  • James announces which car will be restored in the restoration project
  • James races Richard down a hill, James in a Mitsubishi Evo rally car and Richard in a bobsled
  • Jeremy and James see which is faster, old race cars or new showroom cars with a Ford Escort rally car vs. a Ford Focus RS, a Ford GT40 vs. a Noble M400, and an Audi Quattro vs. a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII FQ340
  • Renault reckoned that their F1 car could get around the Top Gear test track in under a minute, so the Stig gives it a go
  • SIARPC: Comedian Eddie Izzard (I love this guy – so funny)
Top Gear - Season 5, Episode 9
Available Season 5, Episode 9 — Originally aired on December 26th, 2004
  • James reviews the new BMW 1 Series
  • Richard drives the AMG version of the Mercedes G-Wagen
  • Jeremy and Richard race around the Top Gear test track in a Ford Fiesta ST150 and a Citroën C2 VTS
  • Jeremy and James try to find a decent car that’s made in the Pacific rim
  • Jeremy drives the extremely quick Ariel Atom
  • SIARPC: Trinny and Susannah (some chicks who host a fashion show in the UK or something)
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