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      04-15-2012 08:47 PM #26
      Am I the only one who thinks this is better than Top Gear? Sure, I love the special episodes, but WD is better overall, antics are fun, but so is seeing and learning how to fix your ****. Something tells me Jeremy doesn't dive into a garage that often...
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    2. 04-15-2012 09:46 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      Am I the only one who thinks this is better than Top Gear? Sure, I love the special episodes, but WD is better overall, antics are fun, but so is seeing and learning how to fix your ****. Something tells me Jeremy doesn't dive into a garage that often...
      i don't mind missing a few episodes of Top Gear but i will go back to watch WD on the dvr if i miss one.

      Is Ed some kind of master machanic or he does some research just for the show?
      Some of the little things he knows is insane.

    3. 04-15-2012 09:49 PM #28
      Not that Ed isnt great, but i imagine they have a ton of specialists to confer with. awesome show nevertheless.
      Talking about it compared to Top Gear, or really most anything is kind of silly. It's not really like any other show i've seen.

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      04-15-2012 11:21 PM #29
      I'm talking car enthusiast shows, and to me WD is like Shadetree Mechanic, expect its actually good and doesn't plug a product every 5 minutes. Yea, that's right, I just made a TNN reference
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      04-16-2012 12:03 PM #32
      Hahaha, oppps missed that.

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      04-16-2012 12:17 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      Am I the only one who thinks this is better than Top Gear? Sure, I love the special episodes, but WD is better overall, antics are fun, but so is seeing and learning how to fix your ****. Something tells me Jeremy doesn't dive into a garage that often...

      Nope! I'm with you.

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      04-16-2012 12:57 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      I'm talking car enthusiast shows, and to me WD is like Shadetree Mechanic, expect its actually good and doesn't plug a product every 5 minutes. Yea, that's right, I just made a TNN reference
      Amen! I gave up on the "Power-block" years ago once I wised up and learned it was just infomercials. I learned more from the Morgan episode than one could learn from an entire season of Muscle Car.

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      04-16-2012 12:59 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by VR666M View Post
      Is Ed some kind of master machanic or he does some research just for the show?
      Some of the little things he knows is insane.
      the amount of information available at the click of a mouse or a phone call away is pretty impressive

      im sure hes a damn good mechanic regardless

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      04-16-2012 01:05 PM #36
      I'm just impressed that I rarely see him have to deal with a rusted stripped bolt. Ah, the miracles of TV.

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      04-16-2012 01:09 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      I'm just impressed that I rarely see him have to deal with a rusted stripped bolt. Ah, the miracles of TV.
      if youve seen many of the older ones they definitely run into surprises and have to tear things down further than expected, or find solutions to stuff.

      the ferrari (308 i think?...) episode where they have to replace the rotten exhaust comes to mind

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      04-16-2012 01:28 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      Saw the Defender episode today, they did a great job with that one
      Except for the grill, why they didn't replace that is beyond me.


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      04-16-2012 01:33 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      the amount of information available at the click of a mouse or a phone call away is pretty impressive

      im sure hes a damn good mechanic regardless
      I'm equally impressed with his ability to verbalize and present what he's doing in a coherant manner Ed's no Goss's Garage
      But, some times I do cringe when he grinds, sands, sprays without any respiratory protection. Maybe i'm just a wimp.

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      04-16-2012 01:35 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Except for the grill, why they didn't replace that is beyond me.
      Agreed, it was so wavy. It did look pretty bad

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      04-16-2012 02:17 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      Am I the only one who thinks this is better than Top Gear? Sure, I love the special episodes, but WD is better overall, antics are fun, but so is seeing and learning how to fix your ****. Something tells me Jeremy doesn't dive into a garage that often...
      This needs further clarification....

      In order of goodness (how I rate them).....

      1) Top Gear UK (can't really top them yet)
      2) Wheeler Dealers (not a far 2nd, but not a close one either)
      3) Top Gear USA (show still needs more seasoning.....)
      4) Chasing Classic Cars (can be 3rd at times)

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      04-16-2012 02:35 PM #42
      No mention of Mighty Car Mods?

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      04-16-2012 03:32 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by impact View Post
      No mention of Mighty Car Mods?
      It's a fantastic show, especially if you consider the quality of the show and there budget.


      The best part is the background Bird noises.


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      04-16-2012 03:58 PM #44
      am i the only one that finds the show to be somewhat "half a$$ed" ? i think next episode their doing a quattro coupe but i still can't get myself into liking the show. Chasing classic cars is my all time favorite behind uk top gear
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      04-16-2012 11:20 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      Saw the Defender episode today, they did a great job with that one
      "Chelsea Tractor" I can't believe the transformation of that Defender.

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      04-16-2012 11:27 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle_Jesse View Post
      am i the only one that finds the show to be somewhat "half a$$ed" ?
      Do you mean in terms of the content or the editing? What about the show gives off that vibe?

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      04-16-2012 11:34 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle_Jesse View Post
      am i the only one that finds the show to be somewhat "half a$$ed" ? i think next episode their doing a quattro coupe but i still can't get myself into liking the show. Chasing classic cars is my all time favorite behind uk top gear
      Have you watched some of the early shows?
      They have a HUGE budget compared to back then.
      Edd rattle canned the wings (front fenders) on a Ford Capri they bought for a few quid, and of course it never matched the rest of the car (not shiny enough, soft paint could not be buffed out).
      And I really liked that car.

      Back then- it was more "What the typical bloke could do on a car over the weekend for little cash".
      And that was fun when it wasn't obviously wrong- like the with Capri.
      Mike would also find a pristine example of their project vehicle and they would do a little history on the model (which was nice).
      But now they are buying such good example- they don't need to do that.. I guess.
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      04-16-2012 11:45 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle_Jesse View Post
      am i the only one that finds the show to be somewhat "half a$$ed" ? i think next episode their doing a quattro coupe but i still can't get myself into liking the show. Chasing classic cars is my all time favorite behind uk top gear
      Chasing Classic Cars is cool too, but the cars are all crazy-ass megabuck cars - I love those, but in my advanced (29yo) age I'm losing touch with the excitement of exotics. If I could afford one I'd want one, but in the real-world I just can't identify with Carini. I don't see it as half-assed, but the whole point is to not be a tens-of-thousands per episode type of show. I will watch TG as well, but I could give a flying **** about the interviews or econobox lap records...
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      04-17-2012 12:38 AM #49
      I do miss the early ones when Ed went through almost every step and tip. Now they seem to skip a lot of the work.

      Was there a time when I thought I could totally handle a Lotus Esprit after watching it on WD? YES
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      04-20-2012 04:02 AM #50
      thoroughly enjoyed this episode

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