i bet they have been given at least 3 of the same car and boy will they need them!
they drive them as they shouldn't be driven in the real world so expect breakdowns but that doesn't mean they are bad cars its the celebrity drivers who are bad and the Stig for driving them beyond the limits of normal motoring
Of coursethe Cee'dwill be quicker than the last 'reasonably priced car' (RPC) but being a Kia owner Iwould say that.
Buthow much a lap qucker though? Does the Stig ever create a lap time in the RPC? What worries more though is the fate of the Cee'dwhen Clarkson et al have worn it out. The last poor RPC ended up under a demolished factory chimney!
WhereIworked supplied top gear its KIA... We sent 3 of them, we also supplied the last RPC and they got through 11 of them... think the tyres that were fitted were theMichelin energy savers but not 100% on that point... Ifthere'sany major issue's like the above we just send another car, theydon'tpay for them, its good publicity for KIA... I imagine if we didn't send a new car if they had a big problem they would bring up areliabilityissue on the show, = bad press
I read the top gear review of the cee'd and based my decision to buy a car on it. This was a mistake! I have had nothing but trouble with this car since I got it. It's only a year old, and it has broken down twice already. What a pain.