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    Wheeler Dealers is a car television show on the Discovery Channel, fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China with assistance from technical advisor Paul Brackley. The premise of the show is that Brewer and China are on a mission to save repairable enthusiast vehicles, by repairing or otherwise improving an example of a particular make and model to a budget, then selling it to a new owner.

    Above information is from Wikipedia.

    http://www.yourdiscovery.com/web/wheeler-dealers/

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    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      Thanks very much Maarten, those must have been uploaded a very short while ago. I added them to the main article.
    1. drwatson32's Avatar
      drwatson32 -
      haha I didn't know they covered stuff this new.
    1. tunnanxwd's Avatar
      tunnanxwd -
      Again I feel cheated by US TV. How come you get the fun stuff?
    1. chemosaaby's Avatar
      chemosaaby -
      Is that bulkhead problem unique to the 9-3 or is the 9-5 prone to it as well?
    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      I never heard of that bulkhead problem before but I am not really familiar with that generation of the Saab 9-3. Interesting and important to know!

      I also didn't know there are USB data loggers you can plug into the OBD port and record vehicle data.
    1. SaabBoon's Avatar
      SaabBoon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
      I never heard of that bulkhead problem before but I am not really familiar with that generation of the Saab 9-3. Interesting and important to know!

      I also didn't know there are USB data loggers you can plug into the OBD port and record vehicle data.
      AFAIK, the cracking firewall problem is unique to European models.
    1. Shazam's Avatar
      Shazam -
      Quote Originally Posted by SaabBoon View Post
      AFAIK, the cracking firewall problem is unique to European models.
      It is RHD models only, and it's only the 900/9-3. The 9-5 is in the clear. So it's the Aussies, the UK'ers, and who ever else has a RHD 900/9-3. The Aussies fixed them at Saabs cost, so you should be in the clear.

      If you are still interested...
      Saabphotos online Saab photo album :: Saab NG900 Bulkhead Repair
    1. SpecialTool's Avatar
      SpecialTool -
      Amazing how cheap used cars are in UK! 2400 pounds for that vert translates to about $A4000. Here, you would be very lucky to get a decent 2002 vert for $10,000.

      Not sure about the "wheeler dealer" bit though; that was a heck of a lot of time and effort by the two of them just to share a 400 pound gross profit. A true wheeler dealer would want to make a better margin than that.
    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpecialTool View Post
      Amazing how cheap used cars are in UK! 2400 pounds for that vert translates to about $A4000. Here, you would be very lucky to get a decent 2002 vert for $10,000.
      I had the same thoughts. A decent 2002 9-3 convertible would set you back about $6000 - $8000 in the USA. The US and AUS dollar are about the same.

      I have seen it in other European countries as well where is this a much bigger difference between new and used car prices.
    1. SaabBoon's Avatar
      SaabBoon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
      I had the same thoughts. A decent 2002 9-3 convertible would set you back about $6000 - $8000 in the USA. The US and AUS dollar are about the same.

      I have seen it in other European countries as well where is this a much bigger difference between new and used car prices.

      I can find a couple with 100 miles with 80K on the clock in the ~$4500 region. Found an 06 for $13K.
    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      The 4 videos are not available on YouTube anymore. Please let us know if they are available elsewhere.
    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      They are now on Streetfire.net but may be difficult to load at times. See the original article for the links.
    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      Video is available on Youtube again, original post updated.
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