[DML] Re: What is the best way to buy
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[DML] Re: What is the best way to buy



Wow, Thanks for the detailed answer Tom.  It helps.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
>
> Robert - 
> 
>  
> 
> If you break it down by price...
> 
>  
> 
> $72k plus a promise to never speak to any of us again,  buys you a
> showroom quality car ready to drive every day with few worries -
> purchased from Delorean One here in CA.  You won't want to drive 
this
> car much because it will instantly devalue very very quickly based 
on
> use, and the reality that the price was artificially doubled just to
> keep out the riff-raff.
> 
>  
> 
> $35k gets you the same car From DMC Houston (or likely Florida if 
you
> Prefer) or probably PJ Grady in NY- but your not forbidden from 
dealing
> with us and your future parts will still cost 35% less than from 
D1. If
> you can live with the price you could drive this one regularly 
without
> feeling stupid, but 10k miles from now it will have lost about $10k 
in
> value.
> 
>  
> 
> $30-40K in a private sale with the help of a club can get you a 
concours
> car - georgeous and pristine - but ironically it may not be in a 
good
> condition to drive as its been primarily kept in show conditions, 
not
> necessarily run regularly.
> 
>  
> 
> $20-25k in a private sale gets you a clean, fairly reliable 
attractive
> car.  You can drive it every day, but expect a few problems from 
time to
> time.  Look for a clean car that has been driven regularly for the 
last
> few years.
> 
>  
> 
> $17-22k gets you a good looking car with some (pending) mechanical
> issues OR a fairly solid daily driver that you won't worry too much
> about, but had obvious physical imperfections.
> 
>  
> 
> $15-18k will get you a car you can often drive, but you will be 
putting
> $ into regularly for mechanical issues and aesthetic upgrades.
> 
>  
> 
> $10-16k will get you a car you can possibly drive home, and get out 
on
> the road some weekends, but spend the $100 a year for the upgraded 
AAA
> card with unlimited flatbed service, you will be using it.  Also 
get to
> know the Vendors discount restoration programs (usually spend $1000 
in
> one order to qualify for 10% off in the future)
> 
>  
> 
> Less than $10k - a labor of love.
> 
>  
> 
> By the way - I bought mine for $2k - take a wild guess what I've 
been
> doing for the last few years...
> 
>  
> 
> Tom
> 
> 10902
> 
> (now a clean, solid daily driver)
> 
>  
> 
> ________________________________
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf
> Of rbgdmc
> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 12:33 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Re: What is the best way to buy
> 
>  
> 
> Hi Thanks for responding;
> 
> I truly did not mean to be Open ended. As far as patients goes I am 
> very patient I am will to wait to get the right car after all I 
will 
> own it. I will check the local club. I am in Tennessee do you 
> know which Club I should use. 
> I would love a restored car however cost wise however I think that 
a 
> safe drive while it gets fix it up might be more practical. I not 
> very handy to work on the car myself is not much of an option,
> I understand your comments regarding option C however I don't 
> understand what you mean by I" can no longer buy a car from D-1, 
> simply because you asked the question".
> 
> Thanks again;
> Robert
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> , 
Marc
> Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
> >
> > WOW, what a very open question.
> > 
> > The answer depends on a number of things-
> > 
> > 1. How patient are you? Are you willing to spend a
> > few months, or even years to find the "right" car? or
> > do you want it NOW! If you are willing to take the
> > time and look, you *WILL* find a good deal on a car
> > that may not need too much (if any) work. Good source
> > to find a car like that is your local club.
> > 
> > It looks like you may be from from NJ (or staying at a
> > Hilton in NJ)? Check with the DeLorean Mid-Atlantic
> > club. I am the VP, We have a very active group! 
> > 
> > http://www.deloreanmidatlantic.com/
> <http://www.deloreanmidatlantic.com/> 
> > 
> > 2. Do you have the cash up front to buy a "restored"
> > car now? Or would you prefer a car that is safe to
> > drive while you fix it up?
> > 
> > 3. What are you skills? If you are willing to work
> > on the car yourself, you will save LOTS of money. 
> > Labor on these cars can get very expensive.
> > 
> > 
> > However, I will admit I see no point in option "C"
> > below. If you are going to ship it to a vendor for a
> > full restoration, why not trust them to pick out the
> > the best car to restore?
> > 
> > P.S. You can no longer buy a car from D-1, simply
> > because you asked the question. Sorry! You will have
> > to stick with one of the DMC locations, PJ Grady, or
> > one of a few other sources for a restored car now.
> > 
> > 
> > --- rbgdmc <rbgdmc@> wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi Guys;
> > > 
> > > What is the best way to buy my D. 
> > > a) From a seller over the net
> > > b) Through a company like DMC of Huston/D-one, etc
> > > c) One in bad shape and ship it to a company like
> > > DMC of Huston/D-one, 
> > > etc to have it refurbished
> > > 
> > > Thanks 
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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