Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

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Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by ParishM » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:37 pm

another great show ruined just like Top Gear !



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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by ParishM » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:41 pm

looks like they already found a replacement, never heard of this guy



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Post by BerettaRacer » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:42 pm

No way!!! Sh*t ](*,)

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Post by 870Mike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:16 pm

Bummer.
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Post by ger42 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:35 pm

Edd is right the work in the shop is what kept me watching if it turns into Mike doing nothing but talking and driving around well one less program for me to record.
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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by g.willikers » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:33 am

From Edd's description for the continuing show, it sounds like it will be more like all the other ones.
Less about repairing and restoring the cars and more yaking and attempts to entertain.
Dumbing it down rather than showing than the process of bringing the cars back to life.
Too bad.
I'll probably still watch, but the main reason for doing so will be missing.
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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by Nicolas » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:35 pm

Yep the production teams that bring us dross like... counting cars, fastnloud etc etc want Wheeler dealers to step in line with that format. The new guy is known to us Brits from another car show called 'For the love of cars' which actually was a good show.

I know a lot of you folks didn't like Graveyard Carz when it first came out, but year on year it has got better and now in its 7th season is in my opinion the best car show on tv.

On a side not I see Swamp People got picked up again [smilie=popcorn.gif]

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Post by cougar_guy04 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:41 pm

ger42 wrote:Edd is right the work in the shop is what kept me watching if it turns into Mike doing nothing but talking and driving around well one less program for me to record.
Yup. Always appreciated Edd's approach to going about things. I could watch Wheeler Dealers all day . . . one of the only 2-3 shows I missed when we dropped cable. Mike is alright, but always struck me like my job . . . there's the loud talking sales guy (Mike) that's making promises/demands and then the engineers and techs (Edd) that actually have to make that crap happen.
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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by Nicolas » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:11 am

cougar_guy04 wrote:
ger42 wrote:Edd is right the work in the shop is what kept me watching if it turns into Mike doing nothing but talking and driving around well one less program for me to record.
Yup. Always appreciated Edd's approach to going about things. I could watch Wheeler Dealers all day . . . one of the only 2-3 shows I missed when we dropped cable. Mike is alright, but always struck me like my job . . . there's the loud talking sales guy (Mike) that's making promises/demands and then the engineers and techs (Edd) that actually have to make that crap happen.
Mike winds me up, a bit like Mark Worman does on Graveyard Carz, his snarky comments are not funny and demonstrate the reason why techies hate the sales guy.

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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by cougar_guy04 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:37 pm

Nicolas wrote:Mike winds me up, a bit like Mark Worman does on Graveyard Carz, his snarky comments are not funny and demonstrate the reason why techies hate the sales guy.
Yup. Pretty much it.

"I sold a one-off to a customer for 50 units."
"The TDP for that is going to be more in engineering time than the profits from that sale."
"They'll probably buy another 100-200 units after that and we can stock it after the initial run."
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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by g.willikers » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:39 am

Youtube has a bunch of episodes of "For the Love of Cars", the show with Edd's replacement.
Some of the history of the cars and taking long drives in them but not much about the cars themselves.
Very little about fixing and repairing them.
Hope the new Wheeler Dealer doesn't take that drift.
The shows "Chasing Classic Cars" and "What's Your Car Worth" already do that well enough.
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Post by AirForceShooter » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:23 am

Who names their kid ANT???

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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by Nicolas » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:18 am

AirForceShooter wrote:Who names their kid ANT???

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its Anthony .... we cut it down to Ant [smilie=021.gif]

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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by Nicolas » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:14 pm

I know which show I would rather watch..... get filming Edd !!!


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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by gunbuilder69 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:24 am

Now if we could only get Eddie and Aaron Kaufman together for a show, I'd watch that 24/7!!!
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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by TeeJay » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:40 pm

Nicolas wrote:Mike winds me up, a bit like Mark Worman does on Graveyard Carz, his snarky comments are not funny and demonstrate the reason why techies hate the sales guy.
I friggin hate that douche. Not watchable.

I do like chasing classic cars with wayne carini. That dude is a complete pro but still seems like a humble normal guy. Just loves cars.

Edd and the tech side was pretty much why i watched wheeler dealers. He could do the show himself. No need for some BS stories about buying and selling cars. Just the important tech stuff

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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by ParishM » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:07 pm

TeeJay wrote:
I do like chasing classic cars with wayne carini. That dude is a complete pro but still seems like a humble normal guy. Just loves cars.


i enjoy CCC too but have read numerous reports claiming Carini is a total diva
and azzhole to work with ! it doesn't affect the show so i really don't care.

I could well believe the stories ..... he has that air of 'Little man' about him.... and he loves to pretend that most of the cars he buys/sells are his when it is clear the majority are his clients. Who incidentally get hosed for commission and costs after he gives them false hope on a record breaking sale, thanks to his massively inflated guesstimates of sale value. Watch the show enough and you know to kick 25-30% off the figure Carini throws out.
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Re: Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers

Post by g.willikers » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:50 am

I too, enjoy Chasing Classic Cars.
Once upon a time, I raced with old Roger, Wayne's very funny mechanic.
Formula Fords, maybe.
Can't rightly remember, it's been a long time ago.

Anyhow, Edd might have a tough time re-inventing a new show for himself.
The number of guys who are interested in how to fix used cars might not support a tv show about it.
While I enjoyed Edd's part of Wheeler Dealers the most, the buying, selling and road testing part with Mike probably would appeal to more viewers.
Most of the successful fix it up shows have very little about the actual fixing.
They're mostly about everything else.
The way of the world.
Cars have gotten almost too complicated to understand.
I wish him success and if he gets a new show, I will enjoy it, for sure.
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