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

Or Buy a well maintained second hand Delorean and with the change a second
hand SL or BMW convertible.  That way you have the fun of both worlds.
I run a e36 convertible and the Delorean and personally find that the
Delorean attracts too much attention as an everyday car.  No matter where
you go people will look and take photos.  I have driven the last shape Merc
SL and it got some glances but never did I have people come up and talk to
me about the car.  Even in Porsches, Bentleys and BMWs that I have driven or
been driven in will not attract the same attention.
Don't get me wrong.  I love the attention but I would find it too much for
everyday use or for when you are having a few "words" with the other half
and half the world come over to watch :-).
If you have a second car in the household then the Delorean is great in my
Paul J
ps:  I don't assume it will be a problem over in the states but over here in
Ireland on the small twisty roads the BMW is a more comfortable car to

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Sent: 21 July 2007 05:44
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Subject: [DML] Re: The dreaded question, NO FLAMES PLEASE...

If you can afford the loss or plan on keeping it long say 
10-15 years or more get a it will be worth at least 
what you paid for it by then..(if you keep it in the same 
shape/condition as when you buy it)but by then it should be worth a 
lot more than a/that Mercedes.Think.-..Long term Delorean,short term 
Mercedes SL....
Also depending if you do not mind "sweating" and being uncomfortable 
in a long drive,as the Delorean is no Mercedes when it comes to 
comfort.Vs the Mercedes pampering You with untold Creature Comforts.
Also no matter how you look at it the SL is one hundred times safer 
in avoiding a accident and if you do get into a accident,it has so 
many safety features,that it should be called a Safety Car. 
If you plan short term(like 1-5 years) get the Mercedes as it will 
retain it's value QUITE a bit more than the DMCH Delorean,and will be 
easier to sell and have a much bigger buyer audience,and you will 
also have the benefit of having a 2 seater coupe and a Convertible.
(with full roll down windows)
Versus a 2 seater Gullwing coupe that once you close the door(s) are 
sealed off from the outside world,with just a slight opening to the 
outside world via the toll booth windows.
Your choice to make,but those are some of the Pros and Con's of 
owning a Delorean. 

--- In HYPERLINK ""dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
"Wilson Hitchings" <canon20dfan@xxxx> 
> First off, let me say despite what my wife says, I've always wanted 
> Delorean ever since I saw one. Nothing is more attractive to me, 
> just a neato car. While the spousal unit says I've only mentioned 
> since I saw the BTTF movie rerun on national TV, I remember wanting 
> one in college.
> Having said that, and currently considering a remanufactured one 
> DMC Houston, I have a quandary. My bro' sent me an eBay Motors 
> listing of a gorgeous 2003 Merc SL-500. I mean the space shuttle 
> doesn't have the bells and whistles this car does. I'm not a Merc 
> but the Germans sure do build them pretty. And make parts for 'em. 
> And this particular one is actually costs the same or less than a 
> remanufactured Delorean from DMC.
> Had you asked, I would say NO to spending household money on a 
> Mercedes. Wonderful cars, just not something I've wanted to have; 
> thought never came to mind.
> So (NO FLAMES PLEASE) to all the current "D" owners out 
> 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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