RE: [DMCForum] Re: Is It Worth It?
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: Is It Worth It?

Sadly this is also a perfect example of previous owners who didn't take care
of the car and wound up selling to someone on e-bay for more then its worth.
I can totally appreciate where Lauren is coming from on this.  When I got my
car, I went broke doing many repairs (although it was only about $5k total
that I laid out) and it is a tough cookie to swallow, but It could have been
a lot worse....
Luckily, I started looking at buying a Delorean before I could REALLY afford
it and it wound up saving me quite a bit of money and teaching me some
important lessons along the way.  My original plan was to buy a car cheap
for $8-10K and put work into it.  THANK GOD I didn't go that route!  I
quickly realized that a $8-10K would cost me EASILY $20-30K MORE over
several years time to make it a decent car.   Instead of dumping that much
money and wasting all that time, I postponed my search for a year, saved a
little more money up, researched a little more, took an informative trip out
to PJ Grady to get some insight, and eventually wound up getting my car via
private sale for $14k (plus $5K shortly afterwards for needed repairs).  End
result is that my car is appraised at $20K (prob. more now with other work
done since) and I dump approx $1K in each year on little projects to keep it
up to date and running well.  I am sure that most of you that know me from
the DMA would agree that the estimated value is right on target with the
condition of my car.  I don't really expect to ever make money from my car,
but it tends to hold its value just fine.
Hang in there Lauren!  I know that you love that car, and you have taken
good care of it.  If you have to slow down on repairs after this for a
while, then do so to save more $ for future upgrades....  Also don't forget
to ask for help from the community.  I have found many people that are more
then willing to lend a hand, garage, tools, parts and time to help you out
and get some of your smaller issues fixed.  
The Delorean community is a friendly place.   :)
Kevin Abato
Vin# 16680


From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of timnagin
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:36 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Re: Is It Worth It?

>Thank you all for your advice.  Rob has already done most of this 
>work, so I might as well finish the job right.  And, I think I am 
>convinced that I should at least keep the car a bit longer.  No point 
>letting the next eBay purchaser of #1673 get all the good times out of 

Exactly, and the hard part is probably over.  When you start getting into
the cosmetic stuff where you actually see big changes happen fast it will
re-energize your enjoying the car. :)

In addition, you should be way less stressed out since Rob is working on the
car.  Imagine if you took it to just some random shop.


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