RE: [DML] an excuse to buy a delorean
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RE: [DML] an excuse to buy a delorean



You can get one in good overall condition that needs little to nothing (as a driver) in the $15k-$20k range via private party sales.

You pay a premium at a dealer because they (are supposed to) go through the car and make it perfect and supply some type of warranty (I'd hope).

It the "you pay 90% for that last 10%" kinda deal.

I would not recommend a DeLorean as a primary vehicle.  It has lots of blind spots and you have to watch out a lot for others when driving.

People have done it but most get tired of the constant stress after a while.

Richard

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So is buying from the DMC Dealerships pretty much a ripoff? I don't think I've ever seen a car cheaper than 32k there. 

-pb

On Oct 2, 2013, at 1:02 PM, William Thorpe <uwant12@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



	  

	

	Well stated and absolutely true Jake! 

	My D is used for car shows and organized Delorean road trips when you are more in the "mind set" to share it's marvelous history and uniqueness with total strangers.

	If there is a Delorean for 32K, it must really be special or pre-owned by some very famous persons.

	Bill in Indy
	#6744
	
	Sent from my iPad

	On Oct 2, 2013, at 2:26 PM, Jake Kamphoefner <jake.kamphoefner@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
	
	

		  

		


		I have driven my DeLorean almost daily for about 10 years.  Even with the great experience I have had, I would never recommend it as an only car.  Here's why:

		- People constantly are bothering both you and the car.  There are days when you don't have time to be stopped at every point during an errand run.  There are also times when the attention it draws is not desirable (imagine the reaction you get when a load of drunk people walk out of a bar and see a DeLorean on the street).  -Even sober people will fingerprint up the stainless, pull on the door handles, engine cover, and other ridiculous things while you are not next to the car.

		- It's not a good winter car.  While not the worst, it is not very good in snow, and driving on salty roads will quickly ruin the  frame (among other things).

		- There is very little cargo space.

		- No matter which iteration you buy, it's still over 30 years old.  As such, as the others have said, the buy-in price is only the beginning of what it will cost you.

		The next time you get asked to drive to a questionable neighborhood for your college buddy's birthday party, you'll wish you still had a 1994 Buick that would go completely unnoticed.

		Jake Kamphoefner
		1063




		On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Nick Kemp <nkemp@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
		

			
			  

			Just a note that the "32k-ish" price is only the entry fee. And you may want to investigate DeLoreans, their price, their maintenance and condition/price more than the one noted.  I've seen some very nice cars priced for a LOT less.  $32K may be worth it but it depends on the car, its upgrades and its condition.
			
			Nick
			
			
			

			David Griffith wrote , ----On 10/2/2013 12:46 PM ---------------------------:
			

				  

				
				My old-faithful, a 1994 Buick got rear-ended yesterday. It'll probably be 
				totalled. While looking at new cars on the web, I realized that I can 
				probably afford a 32k-ish Delorean from the Bellvue dealer. Is this a 
				good idea, or should I buy a more practical car first before I get my 
				dream car?
				
				Also, is there anyone on this list who lives in Bellingham, WA?
				
				-- 
				David Griffith
				dgriffi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
				


			


		

	




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