[DML] Thanks, Dan!
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[DML] Thanks, Dan!

I wanted to thank Dan Haney for letting me drive my first Delorean 
today, sit in one that's not on blocks, take the wifey for a drive in 
it. He kindly let me stop by his home prior to the Orphaned Car Show 
in Golden, CO. Every family member I brought with me got to sit in 
it. I'll email him some photos so he can post them should he see fit.

Although I've made a deposit on a Delorean, I haven't made the final 
decision. Although I drove one today, I have come to the conclusion 
that I need to see the build quality and finish of a refurb'd one 
from DMCH. I'm not assuming anything, good or bad, but after all my 
posts on this website (and everyone's wonderful replies) I've come to 
some conclusions:

1) A refurb'd one costs as much as a modern, large luxury sedan. I 
cannot expect a rocking-chair 6-way seat, cruise control and ABS 
brakes in a 27-year old sports car design. I have to realize I'm not 
going to get a living room/rocking chair driving experience like a 
Lexus. A Delorean is probably 1/2 the weight and 2/3 the hieght of my 

2) I *must* like the driving experience and the car *must* be 
comfortable to me. If my back aches after 30 minutes, I'll never 
drive the car. It's too expensive to get something you don't like to 
sit in. Since seating comfort is subjective, you just have to drive 
it as much as you can prior to purchase. I didn't adjust Dan's seats 
or steering wheel while driving it.

3) The inside of the car is fine to me; the doors don't intrude into 
the cabin as some have said, my head didn't hit the roof, the 
steering wheel will adjust. The footwells are much tighter, however, 
than my Avalon, as many low sports cars are.

Basically this experience today drive me to visit DMCH and see a 
refurb'd car. I'd like to drive one, make sure the parts are the 
latest available, the car doesn't rattle or squeak, etc. Dan's was in 
very good shape so I want to see what the extra $$$ buys me.

I'll head down there in the next week or so. Thanks everyone for the 
help and kind responses about the cars. After 27 years Dan's still 
looks great and drew 2x-4x the crowds of any other car at the show 
today. Of even some rare cars I'd never seen before, Dan's Delorean 
was the only one where people would stop and have their photo taken 
in front of the car. They took photos of the other cars, but never 
their family photos in front of the other vehicles. Crowd pleaser it 

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