RE: [DML] Re: Further Thoughts on Angle Drives
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RE: [DML] Re: Further Thoughts on Angle Drives



David's comment here got me thinking.  What made these cars the
"ethical" sports car that was the popular buzz word in the day?  Please
don't take this message as hostile or antagonistic.  I have been a
DeLorean fan as long as I can remember and truly like them.  I am
sincerely curious to know what features or practices were intended.  I
know the car that ended up being built was far from that which was
initially envisioned so perhaps many of these ideas were dismissed in
favor of getting the car to market as less over-budget as possible.

I've read that the car was supposed to last much longer than the typical
"throw-away" vehicles of the period.  With a frame that rusts as badly
if not worse than its contemporaries, that doesn't seem to hold up.
Plus I have seen many knowledgeable people on this list saying that many
of the systems and components are 25 years old and were never intended
to last that long.  Also, as David suggests, "just to get through the
warranty period" doesn't seem any more ethical than any other car
company.

I've also read that model changes weren't supposed to occur very often
and make the previous years dated or obsolete.  Wasn't a twin-turbo car
in the works to be released for production in 1984 or so?  Seems to me
this would have made the previous non-turbo cars relatively obsolete and
worth much less on the used car market.

Again, not trying to slam the car, company or anybody.  I do not wish to
offend with my questions or comments.  Just trying to gain more
knowledge of these unique cars and perhaps stir some interesting
discussion (not flame wars).

Al

<snip> You have to remember, their
prospective was just to get the car through the warranty period, we
are WAY past that now and want to do even better! Making a replaceable
square drive shaft would seem to be a nice improvement.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


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