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    Default Been watching a lot of Top Gear UK.

    Been watching Top Gear UK on Netflix and have had to get used to the British automobile terms.

    Boot - Trunk
    Bonnet - Hood
    Windscreen - Windshield
    Saloon - Sedan
    Estate car - Station Wagon
    Lorry - Tractor Trailer
    Cabriolet - Convertible
    Coupe' - Coupe
    Gearbox - Manual transmission
    Petrol - Gasoline

    I still don't know what the British call a differential. Some of their colloquialisms leave me baffled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    I still don't know what the British call a differential.
    I think they just call it a diff.

    Here's a few more: http://dipsolect.com/british-automotive-slang/
    Ray

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    They say that Top Gear is one of the most watched shows in the entire world.


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    No other top gear fans?

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    Love top gear! Favorite episode is the one in Vietnam

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    I'm also a fan. Favorite episode is the new where Richard takes the Marauder for a ride in South Africa.

    For those of you saying what the heck is a Marauder, here it is...

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    "The best things in life aren't things"

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    Yeah. Those are a couple of great episodes. Lol

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