[DML] Re: The Delorean lifestyle
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[DML] Re: The Delorean lifestyle

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: I suggest folks speak on behalf of themselves on this thread rather than generalizing to others' experience. Experiences will vary wildly and one person's experience may or may not be remotely similar to someone else's. Followup posts that assert what someone else's experience should be (rather than cite personal experiences) will be dumped.]

Exactly, I agree 100%.  It's a great car, but you'll notice some 
people here let emotion rule their thought process instead of 
reality.  It's still a 25 year old car.  Some people have suggested 
it's just as reliable as a Lexus or Camry, which is just a 
ridiculous premise.  A review of the postings on this and other 
forums is proof of that.  The most commonly used word when working 
on the car is probably "Huh??" as you come across something that 
doesn't make sense, and you have to post on the internet to figure 
it out.  And remember, these problems come up on a car that's mostly 
driven 5,000 or less a year, imagine the problems if they all were 
daily drivers like a Camry, the vendors wouldn't be able to keep up 
with the parts and service demand.  Now of course someone will 
always say "well mine's a daily driver and is fine!!!", and then 
make the argument they're all like that, which is a pretty flawed 
analysis and flies in the face of reality.  If someone had a life 
and death medical emergency, and had a Delorean and a 2004 Camry 
sitting in the driveway, and had to drive 60 miles to the hospital, 
which would people take??  I know I know, someone is going to post 
back and say "THE DELOREAN!!!", out of emotion or because they spend 
25 hours a week working on it.  Most people just put gas in a Camry 
and go, no work involved.  Again, you'll see that people will take 
offense to this, but shouldn't, it's a cool, great car with a varied 
and interesting history, but they won't accept reality that it's 25 
years old and needs more upkeep because of it, and has more problems.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ken Baker" <kenbaker1265@...> wrote:
> WHY?????? are you people so hostile? GEEZ, owning a collectable 
car should be enjoyable. You people seem to be mad at the world or 
something to prove a point. These cars are 25 years old. Some are 
going to be great and some well be disasters. I'll tell you, if I 
asked this group if I should by a DeLorean before buying one, I 
would not. I am proud to own my car. Im glad I bought it. When 
things go wrong, I understand that we are not dealing with a new 
Camry, we are dealing with an older car. You people seem to be 
taking this forum personally. This is about a car and the lifestyle 
that surrounds the car not your own egos or gripes, get over 
> There is my 3 cents!
> Ken Baker 
> Boca Raton, Florida
> Proud owner of 11055
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Tell you if you ask.<mailto:racuti1@...> 
>   To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>   Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 8:58 AM
>   Subject: [DML] Re: The Delorean lifestyle
>   I wasn't even going to respond to this opinion-laden statement 
but I 
>   haven't figured out how to nail my hands to my desktop yet.

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