RE: [DML] My DMC is a financial hole - what should I do at this point
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RE: [DML] My DMC is a financial hole - what should I do at this point



David:  

 

With $20k put into mechanical work, you have spent some cash.  The
advice I would have given you before spending that kind of money is the
same I'd give today, maybe you need a second opinion, and you need a
second source for such work, even if only to confirm you are on the
right path.  If you can get the car to Delorean One for service then you
can certainly also get it down to DMC-CA in Garden Grove.  They have
done excellent work for me in the past.  Their prices for parts and
labor are less than D1 across the board as well.

 

I'm all for loyalty,  but for about $100 you can have the car looked
over from stem to stern and get an appraisal about what is right and
wrong with your car, and a competitive bid to compare it against.

 

A word of warning though (which I know you have already heard directly
from the horses mouth)  D1 doesn't want to know you from Adam if you let
anyone else look at or work on your car.  Make sure DMC-CA doesn't put a
service sticker on your car, and don't tell Ed you went there, or he'll
tell you never to come back.  There is no point asking D1 to match a
price, so either take the competitors bid or don't, but don't try to use
it as leverage.

 

Good luck.

 

Tom

 

PS - I live 5 minutes from D1, but have to (and am glad to) now drive
the hour to DMC-CA.

 

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of daviddlasvegas
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:45 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] My DMC is a financial hole - what should I do at this
point

 

Hi all. Just got finished with my last DMC fiasco and wanted some 
advice...

I bought a 1981 with 12,000 miles on it for $14,000 (I know now that 
the millages is obviously wrong) from the cars second owner. The car 
was advertised as "excellent condition" etc. I took it for a test 
drive and bought it.

Well, to make a long story short within 2 months I had to pay Delorean 
One Motors of Los Angeles, CA almost $20,000 for repairs. The car was 
a chop job and all the major systems and components had to be 
replaced. I've just spent another $3,000 in repairs for more things 
that popped up and now I have a fuel system issue. I haven't even 
begun to refurb the interior (I want to replace the seats and carpet).

I don't see the car as a financial investment; I just love and enjoy 
owning and driving it. I'm just sick of every day a new problem 
popping up and don't know when to call it quits as far as putting 
money in it.

 



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