[DML] Re: The dreaded question, NO FLAMES PLEASE...
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[DML] Re: The dreaded question, NO FLAMES PLEASE...

I think there is no question that, in a side-by-side
head turning competition, a DeLorean will crush an

When I bought my DeLorean I just wanted a fun sports
car. I had an open mind and was willing to look at
anything.  Here are two quick stories about why I
selected the DeLorean:

My soon-to-be father in law was a Mercedes collector. 
He judged Mercedes concours and accompanied me on
several trips to look at various sport scars,
including a couple of SL-500s.  But when he saw a
DeLorean his eyes popped out of his head.  "Wow!" he
said, "Can you believe the classic lines on that car! 
What a gorgeous body!  Mike, if you don't buy it I

My brother-in-law loved sports cars, he drove a
Porsche and Austin-Healey.  I asked him the
consequences of choosing a DeLorean vs a Corvette.  He
said, "Mike, if you show up somewhere in a Corvette
maybe a few people will remember you.  But if you show
up in a DeLorean, everyone will remember you forever."

Both of them were right.

If you buy a DeLorean from Houston, then I presume you
intend to use it a lot.  That decision will change
your life.  You will draw a crowd at gas stations. 
Strangers will give you thumbs up a traffic lights. 
Passersby will spontaneously cheer or ask "What's a

The SL-500 is a wonderful car, but it can't do this.  
   If you do choose to get a DeLorean, all I ask is
that you use your new powers for good and not evil.

- Mike Substelny
  VIN 1280

> So (NO FLAMES PLEASE) to all the
> current "D" owners out there...TELL
> ME that if I were to buy a "new"
> Delorean from DMC that I would NOT
> regret sitting in a Delorean rather
> than a SL-500. I always wanted (I'm
> ashamed to admit it) the curb appeal
> and the wow factor of a Delorean and
> those spectacular doors...what's a
> mid-lifer to do?

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