Re: [DML] Be careful BEFORE YOU BUY A Delorean
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Re: [DML] Be careful BEFORE YOU BUY A Delorean



On 2/21/07, bttfcalifornia <bttfcalifornia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Anyone on this list considering buying a DMC use caution before you
>  buy. We bought our car (a 1981 with 15k miles) a few months ago. It
>  was advertised as "excellent" and "runs perfect". Well we have a car
>  that is literally falling apart. Turns out it was never maintained and
>  left to sit unused in a garage for ages.

Sounds like most DeLoreans I've seen for sale. People lock them away
in garages and they rot. Sure, they may look new, but every part is 26
years old and if you start actually using the thing as a car, it
begins to fall apart. Everyone thinks they want a "new" DeLorean with
little to no miles on it; with a select few exceptions, I think it's a
terrible idea unless you, too, intend to keep it as a museum piece or
want to replace virtually every mechanical part on the car so you can
drive it.

This is precisely why I bought a "Sunday driver" DeLorean with 43k
miles on the clock: I wanted one that had actually been used from time
to time as I intended to use it constantly. It took me two years to
find this car and I still put nearly ten grand into it over what I
paid to make it a solid, reliable daily driver.

-Ryan


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