Top Gear Thursday: Forget Independence – Americans Want Their ‘Top Gear’

The Vauxhall Astra (TopGear.com)

The Vauxhall Astra (TopGear.com)

Yup, it’s too late to go back now.

Because now you know that the new Top Gear Reasonably Priced car is a Vauxhall Astra Tech Line, a popular small family car in Britain.

And by now, it’s probably indelibly engraved on your brain, quickly becoming a lasting lifetime memory that will push out details about your childhood, your first romance or your online banking password.

Some blogs predicted that the Dacia Sandero would become the new Top Gear pick, especially because it’s one of James May’s favorites, but the show picked the Vauxhall instead.

By the way, Vauxhall Motors, with the second-largest sales in Britain, is a subsidiary of the German company Opel, and Opel is in turn owned by General Motors.

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