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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: 911 Targa on Wheeler Dealers Reply with quote

For those of you who haven't seen the piece on the 911 Targa, Discovery and Discovery HD will be screening both parts on Thursday morning (26th Jan), at 10:00 and 10:30.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't watch that episode, it makes me physically cringe when the expert who's car Mike Brewer drives says when asked about common problems, suggests that you should check the oil cap for white residue that would suggest the head gasket is gone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It episode with green targa?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonshine wrote:
I can't watch that episode, it makes me physically cringe when the expert who's car Mike Brewer drives says when asked about common problems, suggests that you should check the oil cap for white residue that would suggest the head gasket is gone.


I laughed out loud at that point Grin

Unrealistically cheap gearbox rebuild as well if I remember rightly...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonshine wrote:
I can't watch that episode, it makes me physically cringe ...

I think these are to be enjoyed as entertainment, rather than documentary, a la "Top Gear". It amuses me to hear Mike Brewer professing satisfaction at a profit as low as £1K when he hasn't included 3-4 days of labour wack

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It episode with green targa?

I expect so, certainly the "Revisited" episode I saw was a green Targa.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Quite old now, as said, it is for entertainment rather than a true car programe. They never factor in the labour costs, and the costs they do factor in are unrealistic.
The show is fun as light entertainment, and anything car related is a good thing.
Now, the Targa.... Green, awful, 2.7 engine????? The worst air cooled engine in this spec, and did Mike ask Edd if the car should have come with steel wheels and should they take off the Fuchs to replace with stell ones Floor
Really does give the impression that you can buy an aircooled 911, in not too bad shape for around 4k, yeah right..
All fun though, anyone remember Deals on Wheels??

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've said this before but I was once involved in one of these episodes. I had to stand in and pretend to buy the car at the end.... I think they sold the car back to the guy they bought it from for the same money! I also seem to remember the director saying ' this is TV, not real life', kind of spoiled things for me..
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

therealsally wrote:
I've said this before but I was once involved in one of these episodes. I had to stand in and pretend to buy the car at the end.... I think they sold the car back to the guy they bought it from for the same money! I also seem to remember the director saying ' this is TV, not real life', kind of spoiled things for me..


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those end sale deals they don on the car are horrific, with Mike getting all excited on a £200 profit ! after excluding the fact Ed has spend the best part of £3000 on labour !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Wheeler Dealers episode has a lot to answer for...

When I first saw it 2 years ago I had my laptop open and thought "I wonder what I could buy a decent 911 for rather than an old cr@pper like they tarted up?"

The Internet is a dangerous thing, because 48hrs later my 996 was on my driveway.. yet I'd had no intention whatsoever of even buying another car, let alone a Porsche!

2 very happy and fun-filled years later and many more to come I hope. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
 
  
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