Wheeler Dealers

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ewan221

1,217 posts

124 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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It's great entertainment, can't belive how people get so worked up about it and hate Mike Brewer. It's almost ad bad ad the people who belive the WWF wrestling is real :-)

Mr MXT

7,016 posts

221 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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V8covin said:
DaveEssex said:
And, where do you get your credentials from that allow you to come to this conclusion?
25 tears in the motor trade
No need to cry about it.

Vulgar LS2

1,785 posts

121 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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Well I fking love the show, ALL OF IT, even Mike, it was wheeler dealers that spured me on to buy a classic car.

bimsb6

6,382 posts

159 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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The boxster came from down the road from me , flitwick i believe

swisstoni

7,378 posts

217 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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Jimmy No Hands said:
squareflops said:
Fast & Loud

Crap title, very entertaining show..
Agreed. Really love F&L.

As for WD, switch off your brain for a bit and just enjoy whats happening, don't think about it too much.
+1 all the above. It's all cobblers but their hearts are in the right place.
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jas xjr

11,014 posts

177 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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mike brewer seems to have calmed down a little this series . massive improvement

Evo

3,446 posts

192 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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I'd much rather be watching wheeler dealers than topgear as motoring shows go.

Can't wait for the cerbera, my guess is he pays 4-5k for one that needs the outriggers doing, if it needs engine work they'll be fooked lol.

RichB

41,124 posts

222 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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I've lost track, what channel is the current series on?

Evo

3,446 posts

192 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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Discovery

J4CKO

26,347 posts

138 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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I love it, I will take it as it is, dont change a thing, it is familiar, pleasant and finding one you havent seen is great. I would say I actually prefer it to Top Gear, I like the low budget nature, it is Razzle Readers Wives to Top Gears Playboy biggrin

tomic

485 posts

83 months

Thursday 21st March 2013
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The Wheeler Dealers BMW 635 CSI is currently on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-635csi-automatic-198...

4lf4-155

700 posts

181 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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Muzzer79 said:
I watch every episode on Sky+.

I fast forward:

  • Brewer's bit at the start where he finds the car for a ridiculously low price either through the trade (Range Rover Mk3) or a "forum" (£1k Boxster)
  • Brewer's bit where he buys the car and lops off 20% of the asking price without batting an eyelid, even though it's ridiculously under-priced already, and the buyer miraculously accepts!
  • Brewer's bit in the middle where he *always* walks in and does the gag about Ed not having touched the car because it looks the same as when he brought it in, then he wastes a load of money making the car "newer" with a facelift or decides to paint it some random-weird colour
  • Brewer's bit at the end where he flogs the car ridiculously cheap because either a) it's a TV show and they can't look too greedy, having bought it for a pittance, or b) it's rancid and he can't get any more money for it.
I don't fast-forward, but watch:

  • All of the bits that Edd does.
Great show.
This describes how I spend 30minutes on a Wednesday night

Stinkfoot

2,239 posts

130 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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All this 'love Edd hate Mike' crap is getting a bit boring now. Wheeler Dealers is a great entertainment program and probably the best car related program on TV.
Seriously anyone who has to fast forward certain parts of the show needs to visit a doctor or at least use the off button.

Pistom

2,980 posts

97 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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It must be very hard to make a car related program that is actually good and has sufficient appeal to be commercially viable. Nothing has ever come close to the genius of Top Gear which on occasion is verging on art. Having said that, anything that is as successful as TG will always polarise opinions so let's not go there.

Rarely can I resist WD. The choice of cars alone is on many occasions inspired, the content is often very good and publicises some modern concepts that even us petrol enthusiasts are impressed with. I wouldn't model a car restoration business on their antics but anyone who thinks they can are just stupid.

My favourite classic car type series is the A Car is Born ones. Still using a large amount of artistic license with lots of stuff that grates but also some very good content too.

If you want to be informed and entertained then switch of the panel (what used to be box), hunt out a few copies of Car magazine from the 70s and 80s and read a few articles by LJK Setright. I can't help but feel that is was Car which inspired some of the better Top Gear episodes but rather than being presented by 3 slightly talented blokes who got lucky to get on TV, the articles in Car were written a researched by gifted motoring journalists and presented in an editorial style rarely seen today.

Edited by Pistom on Friday 22 March 04:38

22rgt B Squadron

339 posts

75 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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Both a pair of bellends but a likeable pair of tts. The shows only entertainment, nothing to be taken seriously. As already mentioned, if you dont like the show just switch over to something else fictional like coronation st or similar...

Pints

18,441 posts

132 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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jas xjr said:
mike brewer seems to have calmed down a little this series . massive improvement
Agreed, but there are still those cringeworthy moments when he throws out his hand to engage someone in, what he probably considers, a very manly way.

Mr China is great to watch though. Best TV hair ever. smile

jpf

Original Poster:

1,255 posts

214 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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Love to see them do an old Alfa Romeo GTV.

The 635 looks to be bargain priced--but I'm in the USA.

I think they did a Morgan as well, but I missed the show.

Myself, WD beats TG by a country mile.

Evo

3,446 posts

192 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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I would imagine that Mike was Pendall trained as a sales person judging by the way he deals it's quite a distinct style of selling.

You can't knock the fact they started off doing up £500 bangers yet still managed to get in some cracking cheap cars that we all ran to the classifieds to check out, Mk1 Golf GTI, 924, MR2 and have been able to build up enough backing to get to the point where we see them renovating, Astons, Porsches, Ferrari, Lotus, TVR, Morgan etc etc. Both know their stuff better than any other "duo" on the telly and we shouldn't knock it.

Leins

6,503 posts

86 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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Three pages in and no mention of Paul, the true star of Wheeler Dealers! wink

Say what you want about Mike Brewer, he's still been involved in two of my favourite motoring programmes, this and "Deals on Wheels"

jpf

Original Poster:

1,255 posts

214 months

Friday 22nd March 2013
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A man of few words, young Paul!