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Bernie,
    I disagree with the comment "a really bad engine choice (I think we  
can all agree on this)".  I think the PRV is a good little engine,  
just not the fastest or most powerful engine choice that could have  
been made.  I've helped work on a fellow owner's DeLorean that had  
300,000 miles on the original engine, never rebuilt.  Now compare  
that with a comparable Lotus engine from the 80's, and you'll find  
that 40,000 or 50,000 miles can be a lifetime for those engines.
    Also remember that we were just coming out of an energy crisis when  
the engine choice was made.  Getting 21-29 mpg is pretty good for a  
25 year old car today.

Whenever people give me a hard time at a car show about a 'puny'  
engine, I remind them that the '81 Corvette only made 180 HP.

-Patrick C.
Vin #1880


On Jan 15, 2006, at 3:21 PM, Bernie wrote:

> Is the DeLorean a bad car, no way, it's a true classic, that
> unfortuanlty got a bad rap.  Now it does have it's quirks, like most
> other cars of that time period.  New pollution controls, that great
> idea of making a safe car, a really bad engine choice (I think we can
> all agree on this).  But the styling, still classic, where else can
> you find a car that looks like a Stainless Steel future car, space
> ship, go fast (even though it doesn't)?  No where, that's the beauty
> of the DeLorean, it's a beautiful car in terms of styling and
> innovation, if the company had survived a few more years, who knows
> what might have happend.
>
> I'm just glad I happen to own 2 of them, both have their own
> individual personalities, both can be a pain in the rear at times, but
> overall, I really can't complain, they are 25 years old after all and
> do need some TLC.
>
>




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