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

This sounds about right.  I don't think there's anything wrong with buying a car that is in need of some work, just be sure you know that ahead of time.  I remember when I first found out you could buy a car over online services such as eBay I said "what?!?!  How can you possibly verify the car, drive it, etc.?".  Well, you can't, unless you want to go visit the car in person, which you should obviously do when making a large purchase such as this.

Your car sounds much like my own, when I bought it a couple years ago.  It had been sitting in a garage for 13 years with no use, the inspection sticker was from 1992.  And I can attest to the fact that it was, and still is, a lot of work.  But I of course bought it with that in mind and knew what I was getting into.  I don't regret my decision, I get more satisfaction out of driving a car that I put hours upon hours of my own time into and have taken the responsibility of putting back on the road.  If you do decide to keep the car and undertaking the repairs, take a look at the "expenses" section of my little website so you have an idea of what you might be in for  :)

Good luck and live and learn,

Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: bttfcalifornia 
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:25 PM
  Subject: [DML] Be careful BEFORE YOU BUY A Delorean

  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. Every part of the car is 
  breaking (engine, lights, switches). You name it, it's broken. We've 
  been quoted with almost $20k in repairs just to get it road worthly. 
  The private seller basically lied to our faces about the condition.


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