[DML] Re: Lotus Engineering
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[DML] Re: Lotus Engineering

One would think that the $25,000 price point -- more than a Porsche --
would have yielded a bit more.

Everyone loves to trot out the number of surviving DeLoreans as proof
of their engineering superiority. No one ever bothers to point out
that most of these cars only have 1K-2K average annual mileage on
them. Up north, owners intentionally let their cars sit for half of
the year. Very few owners would rely on their DeLorean as a sole means
of transport. 

DeLoreans really are rather pampered vehicles. Had they been subjected
to the daily rigors of a Chevy or Honda (or a FORD!), I doubt they
would have survived in the numbers that they did.

Our little silver cars are basically toys. They are wonderful toys,
but let's be realistic about what we've bought and dragged home to
park in the driveway.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> Lotus had little to do with the quality of the Delorean. The Delorean
> was built to a certain price-point so the interior was NOT covered in
> leather and DMC used a lot of "bin" parts from other cars to keep the
> price down. Some choices were not made so much for quality or
> longevity (no one planned for these cars to last 25 years!) but for
> availablity and price. What Lotus did they did well. They engineered a
> car that had the handling of a Lotus and could be assembled by an
> inexperienced factory full of people that never worked on cars before.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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