I have watched top gear since Tiff was the lead and they would drag a bucket of lard behind a car. I watched when Clarkson took over before may showed up (season 1). I watched all the way until they were cancelled. Even had (HD corrupted a couple months ago) every episode in HD on my external. So you could say I've been a fan.
This was OKAY. Not up to the level of the best Top Gears, but not as bad as the worst. I expected a bit more due to the budget and experience. But I'll give them a few more episodes to get their pace. The "American" bit with the NASCAR driver was cringy. I hope they drop him. The intro was supposed to be "grand" but it was a bit....mehhhh. The stage part was horrible. Tent stuff was good. New track is, a bit boring but the segment explaining it was funny. I PRAY the do not start bringing celebrities on, that will be horrible and I'll prob FF through it. I don't see why they need to hawk celebrity shit now that they aren't on normal TV. I give it a 6/10. Lots of room for improvement. Too much time on the super cars this time though.