Re: [DML] Re: Rule of 20
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Re: [DML] Re: Rule of 20

I have always interpreted the Rule of 20 to mean fixing all of the 
accessories in the car and bringing the cosmetics up to "average"
condition.  The seat covers don't need to be brand new, but there
shouldn't be any split seams or tears.  Carpets should be complete, 
headliners not sagging, dash and binnacle not split, etc.  

Defining "average" is a whole 'nother debate...


-------------- Original message from "valleyrat12" <valleyrat12@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> As ar recent purchaser of a Delorean I can say this: 
> Purchased the car for $13,000 
> Tax:$1,072 
> Smog: $100 (failed twice) 
> Parts so far:$400 
> Parts to make it completely reliable: $300(accumulator/coolant hoses) 
> Total: $14,872 
> I have done all the work myself so far and plan on it in the future. 
> My car is currently perfectly drivable, I just don't like the look 
> of those hoses and the hotstart/coldstart problem is more of an 
> annoyance than anything. So, for me it is the rule of $15,000 give 
> or take. Unless something goes drastically wrong with the car god 
> forbid.... 
> If I were to "restore" the car it would need a lot of cosmetic 
> parts; new louvres, various interior parts, right rear quarter panel 
> and a passenger front fender but these things do not affect the 
> reliability of the car. So, what is this "rule of twenty"? Are 
> there really people that have had to put 8-10 thousand dollars into 
> their cars before they could even drive them?? Or are we talking 
> about cosmetic issues? 
> Confused... 
> Nathan 
> 2277 

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