After Episode 1:
I’ve driven a 34 hp Renault 4 through most of western Europe and England. I hope May reviews that car too. It didn’t have A/C, or power steering, or power brakes, or automatic transmission (it was a 3-speed gearshift on a pipe coming out of the dashboard). What it did have is the most comfortable seats in any car I have owned, and the ability to go over bumps without shaking up the passengers – it was designed for French farmers bringing their eggs to market and had a TV ad showing it driving up a flight of stairs. Also, it was a hatchback, and we could put our baby’s pram in the back. It made around 50 mpg! And it was a piece of cake to fix – it didn’t have belts, it had rubber bands. Anyway, this is a fun program and informative too; even my wife, who usually can’t tell one car from another, enjoys it.
Edit: Well, May does drive the Renault 4 in Episode 2, and the equally iconic Citroen 2 CV, but then he blows them up with a rifle, a machine gun and, those failing, a bazooka, proving that they are not tanks; whoever thought they were? He actually takes more time shooting these cars than driving them! Then he goes to Japan where he is going to indulge in a noodle delivery race. I still think Episode 1 is worth 5 stars, but Episode 2 isn’t worth any. I will never know what Episode 3 brings.