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Fast train to Mexico

Ep. 185

Jonny and Richard discover something interesting about a beloved British icon. Also in this episode, London to Brighton, running machine mishaps, a very chodey shifter in a Prelude, the fate of Maureen’s Lada, SEAT Ibiza System Porsche, test driving cars, a Volvo EX30 recap, where to put shopping, where Tiff Needell puts shopping, opinions on head-up displays, the Honda Jazz Crosstar, trains on boats, Remy Julienne films for Fiat, the new Honda Motocompacto, and an amazing story from the Nardo test track.

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