[DML] Re: Values
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[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 

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! :)


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

> Well, I agree with you here. My argument was simply in regards to 
> value. Claiming a car is low book simply because it's driven often 
> ridiculous. It really depends on the market for that particular 
> It appears to me that more DeLoreans are driven on a regular basis
> than other classics, and more and more people getting into 
> 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 
> easier given it's "useful as a car" status.

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive