Fifth Gear

The WORST episodes of Fifth Gear

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The hosts have motorsport backgrounds and take you under the hoods of the latest speedsters and conduct tests and stunts to see what different cars are capable of.

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Episode 5
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#1 - Episode 5

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/2005

Vicki says goodbye to the Honda NSX, Jason reviews the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the latest report on Fifth Gear's project to build a 200mph car. This episode's shootout is between the Mazda RX-8 and the Alfa GT V6.

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Episode 6
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#2 - Episode 6

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2005

Tiff tests the Ferrari F430 Spider, guest host Charley Boorman attends the 2005 Motorcycle and Scooter Show and Vicki drives a BMW M5 with her eyes closed. This episode's shootout is between the Nissan 350Z and the Audi TT.

Episode 2
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#3 - Episode 2

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/10/2007

Vicki compares the new Peugeot 207 GTi against a classic Peugeot 205 GTi to see if it really does live up to the old car. Jonny road tests the new £350,000, 207mph Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster. Tiff and Jason put the Audi R8 and the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S head-to-head. Fifth Gear meets up with Paddy McGuinness once again as he prepares for and takes his motorcycle test. Man looks at what happens when a big, 15 year old Volvo 940 estate crashes into a small, light, 3 year old Renault Modus which has a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating.

Episode 8
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#4 - Episode 8

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/28/2005

Jason tests the Ford Focus ST, Tiff tackles a would be London Grand Prix circuit in a Studio G 350, Tom reviews the Lexus IS220d and Vicki driving a Dodge RAM SRT-10 races Chris Vermeulen in a 1933 Ford Coupe. This episode's shootout is between the Mercedes CLS 55 AMG and the Jaguar XJR.

Episode 9
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#5 - Episode 9

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/2005

Tiff tests the Porsche Cayman S on Britain's most dangerous road, Tom reviews the new Honda Civic and Jason attempts to sell his car for a profit. This episode's shootout is between the Volvo V50 T5 and the Legacy 3.0R Spec B Sports Tourer.

Episode 1
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#6 - Episode 1

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/10/2006

Jason helps a lottery winner choose his dream car, Tiff tests the Jaguar XK and Tom reports from the Geneva Motor Show. This episode's shootout is between the first and latest generation of the Mazda MX-5.

Episode 3
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#7 - Episode 3

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/2006

Vicki drives the Ferrari F430 Challenge, Jason drives the BMW Z4M Roadster, Tom experiences what it's like to buy a Maybach and Tiff takes part in the G4 Challenge. This episode's shootout is between the Ford Focus ST and the Vauxhall Astra VXR.

Episode 4
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#8 - Episode 4

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/2006

Tom visits America's most exclusive supercar club, Tiff and Jason test the Audi RS4 and BMW M3 CS on the track and Vicki drives the Alfa Romeo Brera. This episode's shootout is between the Mercedes A200T and the Toyota Verso T180.

Episode 5
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#9 - Episode 5

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/8/2006

Tiff tests a Ford GT40 replica, Jason drives the Audi S6 on the German Autobahns, Tiff and Vicki attempts to find Britain's best small car and Peter Saywell reveals his supercar collection.

Episode 6
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#10 - Episode 6

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/15/2006

Tiff heads to Italy to drive the latest version of the Maserati Quattroporte, the Sport GT which features a much better gearbox. Jason gives the girls of the pop group Girls Aloud a lesson in driving supercars on a racing circuit which ends in a crash (who woulda guessed?). Jon Bentley investigates how young drivers can get cheaper insurance rates. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki races the BMW M5 against the BMW M6. Tom participates in a world record attempt for the most number of cars doing donuts simultaneously.

Episode 7
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#11 - Episode 7

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/2006

Fifth Gear follows around Britain’s leading automotive spy photographer for a day to see what his life is like. Jason drives the new Volkswagen Eos, a hard top convertible, in Athens. Guest presenter Holly Samos reports from the start line of the Gumball 3000. Fifth Gear Reverse Gear Shootout: Tiff races a Volkswagen Golf GTi against a Skoda Octavia vRS, all in reverse gear! Tom drives the fuel cell powered Honda FCX Tiff learns that not all American cars are crap thanks to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Episode 4
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#12 - Episode 4

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/2006

Jason Plato is back and he’s teaching England cricketer Kevin Pietersen how to race in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Tim Lovejoy hangs out with GQ magazine editor and style guru Dylan Jones to find out what cars are considered cool for the modern man. Tom Ford heads to Barcelona to drive the all-new version of the new Mini. Another installment of “Wreck My Ride”, this time with a 1993 Fiat Cinquecento. Jonny Smith checks out the world’s fastest street legal car — a highly modified Vauxhall Victor. Vicki drives the Nissan Murano Grand Tourer Concept, a super sporty SUV that supposedly drives like a sports car. The master Tiff works his magic on the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

Episode 5
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#13 - Episode 5

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2006

Jason powerslides an imported Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 around a track. Vicki races a 1050 HP racing semi-truck Tiff tries out the new Suzuki Swift Sport. Now that Quad bikes are road legal in the UK, Tom tries one out on the road. Tim rides along with some traffic police.

Episode 9
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#14 - Episode 9

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/2006

Tiff, a die hard German fan, tries to look at the Alfa Romeo 159 in a more Italian way. Tim Lovejoy meets the new Bond star, Daniel Craig to find out more about Casino Royale, the cars in it, and Craig’s previous cars. Tom drives the new Land Rover Freelander 2, to the most remote school in Britain. Simon attempts to use the new Citroen C4 Picasso to recreate a famous Picasso painting in the sand. Vicki takes on champion bike racers Leon Haslam, Jamie Whitham, Jamie Robinson and up and coming twins Alex and Sam Lowes in a Mini-Moto (little motorcycles) race Vicki tries waterskiing behing a motorbike.

Episode 12
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#15 - Episode 12

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/11/2006

Tom drives a 4×4 that is greener than a Mini, the Honda CR-V. Tim learns from stunt driver Russ Swift how to do the handbrake turn parking stunt. Tiff uses an Audi S3 to give some tips on taking your own car to a track day. Jon Bentley talks about how to buy a car wisely when it comes to depreciation. Jonny enters a 0-60 MPH competition in the UK’s slowest-accelerating car, an 800cc Chevrolet Matiz. Vicki takes a 15-year-old Daihatsu Charade out on a rally track.

Episode 13
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#16 - Episode 13

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/18/2006

Tiff drives the very quick 3 wheeled T-Rex. Vicki takes Theo Paphitis out to test the £145,000 Mercedes S65 AMG. The Fifth Gear Idol competition winner is revealed. The Fifth Gear Awards 2006 where their top picks for best small car, best family car, best fast car, best overall car, and worst celebrity driver of the year.

Episode 9
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#17 - Episode 9

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/25/2007

Fifth Gear Shootout: Renault Sport Megane 230 F1 R26 versus one-off Ford Transit Connect X-press. Yvette Fielding, British televesion presenter and owner of 3 Aston Martins, gets to drive her dream car, a Chesil Speedster — a replica of the rare Porsche 356 Speedster. DTM driver Susie Stoddart races her DTM Mercedes-Benz race car against her company car, a Mecedes-Benz CL63 AMG. Jonny races the Fifth Gear chip-fat powered Merecedes-Benz against a Jaguar powered by methane created from rotting apples. Jason tests the brand new Lotus 2 Eleven, a very, very quick track day car. Tom finds out what happens when a Limo crashes into a concrete barrier. Vicki tests the latest BMW X5 by towing a wakeboarder.

Episode 10
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#18 - Episode 10

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/2/2007

Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff trashes two rental cars around, a Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Focus, to see which is faster. Tom spends a day with wheel clampers to find out ways to beat them. Vicki drives the latest generation Nissan 350Z A very short Q&A with John Travolta about his passion for cars. Jonny, under the cover of darkness, fills in a pothole himself. Tiff and Jason take four car loving cast members of the British soap opera Hollyoaks out for a series of boys vs. girls challenges Various motorcycle stunts in the cafe’s parking lot including stunts by Shane Lynch.

Episode 5
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#19 - Episode 5

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/1/2007

Shootout: Vicki drives two Audi TTs — one with a manual gearbox, one with the semi-automatic double-clutch S-Tronic system — to see which is quickest around a track. Fifth Gear puts fuel additives to the test to scientifically see if they really do improve engine performance or not. Tom Ford drives the brand new Fiat 500 Tiff takes the £225,000, 224 MPH Gumpert Apollo out on the track. Jason goes offroading in the latest Bowler beast, the Nemesis. Jonny meets up once again with the owner of the world’s fastest street legal car, a Vauxhall Victor named “Red Victor 1″, to see if they can break the quarter mile record.

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Ultimate MPV's
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#20 - Ultimate MPV's

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/22/2004

Jason drives the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Vicki and Tom make their pick for the best MPV aka minivan. Tiff sits down and talks with Jackie Stewart, a triple World Champion with 27 Grand Prix victories. Fifth Gear Shootout: MG ZT vs. Vauxhall Monaro. Vicki narrates a motorcycle vs. car crash test.

Hitting Pedestrians
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#21 - Hitting Pedestrians

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/6/2004

Jason does the very first TV review in the world of the Ferrari F430. Fifth Gear Shootout: Not wanting to let a motorcycle be the fastest around the track, Tiff takes a Mosler MT900S around the track. Tom drives the European version of the Nissan Murano. Tiff and Vicki examine what happens when a car his a pedestrian.

Episode 2
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#22 - Episode 2

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/28/2005

Jason drives the new BMW 3 series on a 1000 mile, 48 hour road trip through Spain and France. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki compares the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG to the Mercedes-Benz SL55. Tiff flys to Northern Sweden to try out some winter driving in a Jaguar and shows how well ABS, traction control, and the electronic stability program (ESP) work.

Best of British
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#23 - Best of British

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/8/2004

Tiff and Vicki find the best cars built in Britain featuring the new Mini, TVR T350, Noble M12, Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin DB9, Vauxhall VX220 Turbo, Lotus Elise, Range Rover, Land Rover Defender, Rolls Royce Phantom, and others.

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Driving Chris Ryan
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#24 - Driving Chris Ryan

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/15/2004

Tiff teaches Chris Ryan, former SAS commando, how to drive quickly around a track and to powerslide. Vicki tries to hit 200 MPH in the new Aston Martin Vanquish S. Adrian drives the new Seat Toledo.

Ultimate Caravan Racing
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#25 - Ultimate Caravan Racing

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2004

Tom does a great review of the new Land Rover Discovery. Fifth Gear Shootout: Smart Brabus Roadster Coupe vs. Mini Cooper S Convertable. Vicki examines a classic Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 . Tiff, Vicki and Jason start working on their project to make a non-supercar reach 200 MPH. Fifth Gear’s new sport - Caravan Rallycross.