[DML] Re: Values
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[DML] Re: Values



Since I planned to drive my D every day when I got it, I went out of 
my way to find a car that had been used similarly.  The PO, out of 
necessity, had replaced many of the old worn-out items.  Fuel lines, 
belts, tires, brakes, clutch cylinders, fuel pump, and suspension 
had all been done in the past two years.

I was willing to pay a premium for a smoothly-running D that might 
stay that way awhile.  Shortly after purchase, the very same points 
were made by the appraiser who appraised the car for $2K more than I 
paid.

Everyone will have their own opinion, but 8,000 miles and 8 months 
later with only $180 spent on labor (brake master), I feel the 
premium was worth it. The only critical item I also had to replace 
was the fuel pump, all other parts have been "tinkering" on my part. 

I could have spent $5K less, but I couldn't afford the time in lost 
use or potential glares from my wife every time I dipped back into 
the till to bring a different kind of car up to snuff. It was way 
easier for me to go to the well once.

Ryan, if I ever need to replace my car, God forbid, I'll make you an 
offer on yours! :)

Marv
#10820
AZ-D

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:

> Well, I agree with you here. My argument was simply in regards to 
the
> value. Claiming a car is low book simply because it's driven often 
is
> ridiculous. It really depends on the market for that particular 
car.
> 
> It appears to me that more DeLoreans are driven on a regular basis
> than other classics, and more and more people getting into 
DeLoreans
> are doing so for the purpose of driving them. Perhaps it's the
> relatively low cost of entry for such an exotic vehicle, parts
> availability, etc. I expect if, God forbid, I ever need to sell my
> car, I'll be able to find a buyer at medium to high book value a 
lot
> easier given it's "useful as a car" status.









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