Well, it is missing a limb.
Hey, the handicapped parking space is for handicapped people, not handicapped car!
Top Gear did an absolutely hilarious piece about the Reliant Robin and its propensity to roll over at the slightest occasion. It is on Netflix here in Canuckistan. Must see.
Actually, it was another one of their deliberate hack jobs. Let’s drive the car like a complete prat, making sure that we’re going way too fast at any curve that will cause the car to become unstable. These are the moments when I really don’t like Top Gear. Quite frankly, if there is a proper hell, Jeremy will find himself issued a Morris Marina for all eternity, and a 500 mile a day minimum for driving.
It’s called entertainment.
Except when it becomes utterly predictable. I call that boring.
I thought it was a total scream. The boys loved it, too.
That said, I liked Top Gear much better when it actually tested cars. Clarkson is way too full of himself.
I was laughing so hard at that skit I was almost in tears. It wasn’t just the schtick of rolling the car, but the people that help put it upright.
That one was better than average! How much lead did they pack into the Robin’s roof?
A 1300 Marina not the 1800TC
Mr. Bean’s rollover special!
I also understand the Reliant Robin makes a decent space shuttle, when properly designed.
Hell on the landings though.
It looks like an MG Metro missing a wheel. Hard to believe the same company made a cool car like the Scimitar GTE.
There was a recent UK study in which Reliant Robin drivers were found to make the fewest insurance claims / mile, making them “the safest drivers in the UK.”
If a 3-wheeled car can be cool, the ’70s Bond Bug just about manages it:
Most probably dont attain speeds at which you can get hurt
Here in England, these cars have one of the strangest owner demographics- rough elderly bikers. The reason, is that they can be driven on a motorcycle license- they’re essentially a sidecar combination for legal purposes. Proper traditional bikers, of a certain age, wouldn’t be seen dead in something with four wheels, so when they came off their bike at speed and needed their blue badge, this was their ride of choice. As such, they have become quite the thing for interesting custom trikes. There’s even a drag race contest on the Isle of Man TT week for Reliants- they’re great at 1/4 mile long wheelies.
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