I don’t know how to tell you this. It actually physically pains me to write what I have to now write. Seriously, my fingers are cramping, my stomach is in knots, and my vision is going a little blurry. There I was watching Top Gear last night, and I totally and completely disagreed with what they had to say about the Honda Element.
Now, I know that the episode that aired as "new" on Monday night (the episode I watched last night) was only new to this country, it actually aired several years ago in England, but I would have disagreed with James May then just as I disagreed with him last night. He, and Clarkson, and Hammond actually thought that the Honda Element looked good. They stated that Hondas always looking boring, that they're reliable, economical, and generally well-built, but boring. That may be true, but the Honda Element is not a "funky" or "cool" looking car. No way. It simply isn't. It's ugly as sin. The first moment I saw an Element I deemed it ugly as sin and my opinion has never wavered. It looks as though, as it's an inexpensive car, the corner that was cut was bringing in a designer who could actually design something staid. It looks like they grabbed some guy off the street, Homer Simpson-style, and had him design it.
How could the guys at Top Gear, my heroes, be so horrifically wrong? I love them, they're geniuses and the show is brilliant, how did they go so far awry here? I don't know and it upsets me.
Okay… deep breath. The rest of the show was fantastic. It featured the first instance of car football (that would be soccer to us in the States) and Jeremy Clarkson battling a tank (literally) while in a Land Rover Sport. There was so much good to be had.