In the beginning, we get to see just how rubbish VBH is at going off-road, as she nearly floods a Range Rover and struggles to get an Evoque up the hill. It's not like most average drivers would do a better job, but she's a racing driver for goodness sake. Victoria's co-hosts can't get enough of it.
That Ford Focus drag race wasn't that exciting, but the Volvo segment was. All modern car companies developed automated parking systems since the V40 launched. However, people don't trust them and for good reason. With Johny behind the wheel, the V40 crashed into the car behind it. Even today, parking sensors are slow, so you can't entirely rely on them in every situation.
However, the best part of this clip is when they have a 4-way shootout to see who can fly the furthest in a then-new Volkswagen Beetle. The press office can't have been too happy about that footage.
And now, to address the issue of Fifth Gear closing. The fact of the matter is the TV show format is old, and it needed a refresh anyway. Fifth Gear launched in 2002 when Channel 5 saw there was a gap left by Top Gear (canceled in 2001) and grabbed presenters Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, and Quentin Wilson from the BBC.
But Top Gear was re-invented that same year. Because one was nutty and entertaining while the other was more serious and informative, they worked in parallel. Of course, the era of the Internet and Youtube came eventually, and now entertaining or informative videos are relatively common.
What bugs us is the fact that Tiff, Vicki, and Plato are household names. So couldn't they just start their own thing, without the shackles of IT4, Discovery or Channel Five?