Re: [DMCForum] DeLorean dealership sign for sale
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Re: [DMCForum] DeLorean dealership sign for sale

It makes them feel superior by saying it is hard to work on!

Mark V

On Dec 30, 2007, at 7:14 PM, timnagin wrote:

> I was just funnin'.  :-)  I am thinking about selling my car, too,  
> and have
> had a few offers.  I have had three De Loreans, and the mystique is  
> gone.
> One thing I have learned, contrary to what people on the DML state  
> about
> only "qualified people" working on the car, is the car is very  
> simple to
> work on.  I have done a ton of work on this car and after every part I
> thought, "that was it?  Why do people say this car is so hard to  
> work on?"
> Greg
>   _____
> From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On  
> Behalf
> Of Ryan Wright
> Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:55 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DMCForum] DeLorean dealership sign for sale
> On Dec 27, 2007 6:04 PM, timnagin <timnagin@mindspring
> <> .com> wrote:
>> Hmmm. NSX, no. Viper, no. Vette, no. Esprit, no. H1 or H2, no.  
>> Hmm.what
>> could I get instead.
>> I know, an INSIGHT! Yea, that's the ticket! :-)
> Simply, do the math. Do I spend anywhere from forty to sixty grand on
> a gently used toy and several hundred dollars a month in fuel, or do I
> buy a car that's simply transportation, save myself a large pile of
> cash up front not to mention reduce my monthly cash outflow, and
> retire a few years earlier?
> I sold my DeLorean for twice what I paid for the Insight. Now I have a
> silly little car like everyone else, but it does the job of getting me
> from point A to point B very efficiently. I no longer worry about
> someone screwing with my car in a parking lot. I don't have to be
> careful where I park. I can leave my car in front of someone's house
> late at night who might not be in a great part of town. Nobody cares
> about my car and if one day someone does, big deal - I am not
> emotionally attached to it and I can replace it for cheap, unlike a
> hot head turner that I've got crazy money, time and effort invested
> into.
> It was hard to sell the DeLorean. I had so much of my life into it. I
> saved it for a few months, planned on just keeping it for a weekend
> driver but I needed the space in my garage and some personal issues
> cropped up that made owning a fancy car a bad idea. Still, I hated to
> see it go. It was painful. It will be neither hard nor painful to sell
> the Insight. I'd get rid of it without blinking if I found something I
> liked better and was in the mood to pay for.
> I am sure this all sounds crazy. Two years ago you couldn't have
> convinced me I'd ever consider doing something like this. However, I'm
> finding a nice fat investment portfolio is more attractive to me than
> a high maintenance, exotic car that I worry about all the time because
> it attracts too damn much attention. I like my cheap little econobox.
> -Ryan
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