Reviews: Cheap Saloons: (Ford Mondeo ST220 • Mazda 6 MPS • Vauxhall Vectra VXR)
Features: Caravan holiday • Indoor speed record in an F1 racer
Guest: Brian Cox
Original air date July 16, 2006
The boys go on a caravan holiday in Dorset to try to find out more about caravaning, seeing if the Kia Cerato is a good tow car with their “home, away from home”, the Elddis Shamal XL. It’s not long before they find themselves having trouble getting to the caravan site, dealing with a sick dog, damaging a neighbouring caravan and struggling to have fun, before worse follows. Meanwhile, the Stig has a go at the nonexistent indoor world speed record with a Toyota TF105 F1 car, Brian Cox talks with Clarkson about his roles as villains and his Toyota Prius’s before setting a time in the Lacetti, and Clarkson tests out three hot saloons – the Ford Mondeo ST220, the Mazda 6 MPS and the Vauxhall Vectra VXR.