Edd China leaves Wheeler Dealers
Ant Anstead, see link.
Shame, I liked Edd. Will see how it works with Ant.Posted 11 months agoMister PMember
Edd seemed to do it all himself.
Maybe in the very early days but I bet he didn’t do all the rubbing down and bodywork prep in later series.
There’s a few mechanics listed.Posted 11 months agoEdukatorMember
It’s so worldwide I’ve never watched an English version.
Madame loves it. Wideboy car shark buys a pile of trouble and Edd sorts it with hours of hard work (some of which one suspects is done by others) and a touch of genius, and they turn in a profit which would be a loss on many of the cars for any real business as the labour costs quoted are totally unrealistic. Get a quote from Edd to build you one of his barmy mobile furniture things for real labour rates.
It works because Edd is competent and stoically enthusiastic whatever the annoying one turns up with. No Edd, no watch.Posted 11 months agomogrimMember
It works because Edd is competent and stoically enthusiastic whatever the annoying one turns up with. No Edd, no watch.
Have to give the new guy a chance, although I suspect Edd’s message about the dumbing down of the show will prove to be the end of the series. Like everyone else on this thread the bit I like is how the cars are restored, and if they cut that…Posted 11 months agonewrobdobMember
Haven’t watched vid yet but I will do. Shame he’s leaving.
Lots of people miss the point of WD. It isn’t about the profit at the end, it’s about showing you how to do things on cars so you can buy a cheaper one yourself and maintain it; or at least have enough knowledge to instruct a garage to do it for you if it’s beyond you.Posted 11 months ago
Each “fix” would be shown and generally a cost given if you needed to have a garage do it.
The profit angle is really there to show you to keep an eye on costs and don’t spend more than it’s worth!!
I love the show as it gave me the confidence to fix my own cars and then go on to buy an older car I’ve always wanted and look after it.
Mike gave good advice on how to buy the cars and I love his passion for using local engineering places and local skilled craftsmen, plus buying 2nd hand bits rather than just buying new bits from a dealer. He probably has more knowledge and experience about the used car trade than everyone who views this site put together – his family are the same too.
They haven’t always got it 100% right but overall it’s entertaining and informative in equal measure and I hope it doesn’t change much. If Edd starts his own show on YouTube or similar it will be very popular.trail_ratMember
Well if it follows the format of all other discovery shows it will be along the lines of
*If mike can’t find ant xyz rare part will this build be a bust*
*Can mike find ant xyz rare but*
*Mike and ant have a fight*
*More intense music*
For me edd makes the show for sure. How ever many of his fixes are not first take. For example the range rover with the dodgy injector loom. – aye he just happened to have a good(£250) injector for test purposes …….Or more likely he saw a dead injector just like everyone else would and bought a new one that didn’t help.Posted 11 months ago
Well, have to say this..
I’m not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination ..
But Ed had a TTmk1 in a few seasons ago with a knackered gearbox (remember that?) well the dash display LED readout was pixelated, typical Audi TT problem.. well Ed undid three screws and unclipped the connections and sent Mike to get the screen changed. I had no idea companies existed that do this kinda thing, I had no idea taking the clocks out of a TT was so easy..
So I did mine, saved me £300.
Just shows how easy the show is to follow 🙂Posted 11 months agodirksdigglerMember
Lots of people miss the point of WD. It isn’t about the profit at the end,
Profit? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode that’s factored in the labour costs of edds spanner welding.Posted 11 months ago
If it were a business, it would have shut down after the first car.
It would be much better as a how cheaply can we do a half assed job of fixing this car type show.
Nice to watch though with a slow half hour to kill as a rough guide for home mechanicszilog6128Subscriber
Have to give the new guy a chance, although I suspect Edd’s message about the dumbing down of the show will prove to be the end of the series.
I doubt it. The producers are right, dumbed down TV is what the (international) audience wants. Just look at all the other Discovery shows.
Bad news for anyone who actually watched it because they found the mechanics interesting though! (Did ANYONE actually watch it for MB?!) sounds like Edd has some ideas for doing other stuff though so all is not lost.Posted 11 months agosimon_gSubscriber
It’s a great shame – I love Wheeler Dealers, but skim the Mike Brewer “‘OLD OUT YER ‘AND, I’VE BOUGHT A LOVELY MOTOR” stuff and start each one as the car arrives at the workshop. Then switch off once it’s done and the hilariously staged “buyer” (one of the production crew’s mates) looks it over and makes an offer.
The bit in between, actually working on the cars and Ed explaining what he’s doing, is great. The labour cost thing is moot – it’s supposed to be jobs that a competent enthusiast amateur could do themselves, stuff like resprays or gearbox rebuilds get sent off elsewhere and paid for.
Hoping he does more for youtube, along the lines of what Mike Finnegan does on his own channel when he’s not making Roadkill.Posted 11 months ago
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