What do u think of deloreans?


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Hybrid Boy
12-27-2001, 11:05 PM
So what do u think?

Hybrid Boy
12-27-2001, 11:06 PM
personally i dont like thgem or hate them. Seein one go down the street is cool tho, they low.. :D

Sham365
01-17-2002, 10:31 AM
Lets go back...back to the FUTURE!!

Heep
01-17-2002, 01:14 PM
They're not the best cars made, but they really intrigue me. I'm sure I'd love them more if I actually saw one (no, I've never ever seen one, even though I see about 30 Ferrari's a year). I want to see pics of Yogs' D :D

spnx
01-17-2002, 01:16 PM
Indifferent build quality.

Ho-hum handling.

Underpowered.

Neato styling.

I think they're kind of cool, despite myself.

Then again, I think anything that's a little different is good :)

taranaki
01-26-2002, 10:05 PM
A typical product of its age,all the thinking went into the styling,handling,durability and build quality were not considered selling points back then.A shame,because they are nice to look at....

DMC12
02-07-2002, 06:35 PM
Fun to drive! Handling that beats the F out of anything else I've driven. Seriously. Can you say "engineered by Lotus"? I remember driving down a backroad with my friend. I placed my drink on the center console so i could take a turn. My friend stared in shock as the drink did not tip (25 MPH curve at 60MPH). Can you say "low center of gravity"? Lotus has my respect!

Sufficiently fast for an everyday car. You've gotta remember that the DMC was marketed as a daily driver / last forever / get parts at your local store type of car. 0-60 in 7 seconds is pretty good in my book for a daily driver (made in the early 80's). Today's Subaru WRX runs high 5's, but is ugly, no leather, turbos will wear out, etc...

Easiest car in the world to get into / out of (thanks to the gullwing doors). I can park about a foot from a wall and still open the door all the way. Can't do that with Viper...

Alas, I have a love-hate relationship with 'em. Drunken Irishman quality control mixed with British eletrical components. I own one (used to own two), and love or hate just depends upon the day.

Jay!
02-07-2002, 07:34 PM
I love 'em. I saw 9 in one place the other day. One was red. :D

DMC12
02-07-2002, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by jay@af
I love 'em. I saw 9 in one place the other day. One was red. :D

Wait till you see mine running the streets... Pearl Black with Fast&Furious Green:smoker2:

1989 DX R
02-09-2002, 07:11 PM
Do you have anymore pictures?

DMC12
02-15-2002, 11:35 AM
Not right now. The best pic I have is the one I use for my avatar. I will get more pictures in the future, but for now I am "occupied".

bow350tie
04-03-2002, 12:12 PM
if there was a factory option flux capacitor, id probably buy one. :p

tynebeach
04-23-2002, 03:36 PM
ive heard some mixed things about the deloreans. Theres one that is parked near my house, I dont like the style of the body much. Have no idea though what runs under the hood though

DMC12
04-30-2002, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by tynebeach
I dont like the style of the body much. Have no idea though what runs under the hood though

You drive an old, boxy Accord and you don't like the DMC? I will never understand people...

Marc-OS
04-30-2002, 09:37 PM
I think Deloreans were the coolest cars ever made. Seriously, I'd take a Delorean over a Porche, or a Viper any day. The only complaint I ever had with the Delorean was its serious lack of power, and no cup holders. Everything else is great. Especially the gull wing doors, oh how I miss those gull wing doors(You never realize it until you're stuck with a normal car).

tynebeach
05-01-2002, 08:54 PM
Just so you know DMC12, thats right, I do have an old Honda- but as i was explaining in mu post i dont know that much stuff about deloreans. Ive heard some stuff about them, ane the ONE that i have seen lately doesn't look that good. I wasn't trying to cut down on your car, and please don't cut down on my car

DMC12
05-21-2002, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by tynebeach
I wasn't trying to cut down on your car, and please don't cut down on my car

Sorry about that... being the minority on AF has me on the defensive. You wouldn't believe how many "flamers" write dumb stuff when they read what car I have. They say things like "My '02 Mustang can whip your azz, foo!" and I can't help thinking that their car is 20 YEARS NEWER... so it is no real accomplishment!

Anyway, yes the majority of DeLoreans are in pretty sad shape. They are dull with beat up interiors and look pretty sad. My DMC was very sad when I bought it (was rolled over), but now it is pretty sweet! I'll post good pics some day... I really want to get a pic in front of Neptune's Net (as seen in Fast & Furious). I drive by it all the time.

DMC12
05-21-2002, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Marc-OS
serious lack of power, and no cup holders.

I don't know what they were thinking by leaving cup holders out... but then again can you think of any other 1981-83 car that had cup holders? Seems they're a recent invention.

I'm okay with the power. Yes, I wish the DMC could beat a F60 or Diablo... but for the price its good. If I had the $$$, I'd buy the Ultima GTR ($80k). It can keep up with the McLaren F1. Now that is fast!!!

TerminalVelocity
07-08-2002, 02:55 PM
I dont have cupholders eather, and I have a minority car as far as racing

Gotta represent! DMC's with t-birds!

I personally love the car

If the engine was beefed up slightly, I would give it a defente drool rating! :bandit:

DMC12
07-09-2002, 04:11 PM
:apoke: Real cars don't have cupholders :flipa:










:badass: (DMC12 ducks the ensuing flamers) :flamer:

TerminalVelocity
07-09-2002, 04:20 PM
.....damn right...we make our own damn cupholders!

tynebeach
07-10-2002, 08:41 PM
i hate to say it but my old 88 accord )definately not even close to being fast) doesn't have cuphonders either

Heep
07-11-2002, 09:47 AM
Cupholders are really new...I think the 1986 Ford Taurus was the first car to have them. Even my 1991 Escort (1996 Escorts are the same) just has primitive cupholders that are just single-sized (non-adjustable) and really shallow.

DMC12
07-11-2002, 04:25 PM
I just remembered that my mother's 1984 Plymouth Voyager had cupholders, but they were basically circles on a flat plastic shelf. Hey wait a minute... the old '77 Mercedes I owned had the same kind of thing, but they were in the door of the glove compartment. Basically you could put a cup of tea in there while the car was parked :(

TerminalVelocity
07-11-2002, 06:03 PM
yah, ,pretty useless...I cant find a good place to put cupholders in my car...guess i'm not sposto have them :bandit:

DMC12
07-11-2002, 06:13 PM
Just drill holes into the dashboard, or buy those "Type R" metal cupholders they sell on the Web!

http://www.mach3accessories.com/images/holders/YACPS2b.jpg

YEAH BOYZ!!!!!!!!!!!!:bloated:

TerminalVelocity
07-11-2002, 09:34 PM
i've been tempted to get those type R ones....still am :flipa:

Heep
07-12-2002, 10:40 AM
I don't like those vent mounted cupholders, they look so busy. I'd just put the drink between my legs and hope I don't spill it

TerminalVelocity
07-12-2002, 08:40 PM
whenever I spill, its always on my crotch...soo I dont think i'll be doing that :hehehe:

DMC12
07-16-2002, 07:10 PM
Some cars permit holding the cup between legs, but the DMC does not. Or maybe it is the way I drive? Hehehe:smoker2: Just kidding.

TerminalVelocity
07-16-2002, 11:47 PM
well, I do have to say the DMC12's muffler bearings must be redone, they dont mix well with the blinker fluid drip into the air torque converter.

DMC12
07-19-2002, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by TerminalVelocity
well, I do have to say the DMC12's muffler bearings must be redone, they dont mix well with the blinker fluid drip into the air torque converter.

No way, Ted!

duat
07-20-2002, 06:43 PM
From strictly a reliability standpoint, they're junk. I know, I own one.

The problem is removing the emotional attachment many owners have, the majority of who seem to be youngsters who crave the attention.
The car's looks may be distinct and thanks to Lotus it handles decently, but its a piece of crap otherwise. Poorly built, high maintenence, gutless, an electrical nightmare, I could go on and on. One must love it to own it and thats the problem. Remove this bias and its a piece of junk compared to many other cars of its era.

Pour money into it becomes reliable enough (barely), but the design
and build quality as it came from the factory is atrocious. It's a cult car, plain and simple, appealing to emotions. As a decent daily driver or a performance vehicle, it's a joke.

It is fun to drive though but that comes from ego, not good car design.

DMC12
07-24-2002, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by duat
From strictly a reliability standpoint, they're junk. I know, I own one.

The problem is removing the emotional attachment many owners have, the majority of who seem to be youngsters who crave the attention.
The car's looks may be distinct and thanks to Lotus it handles decently, but its a piece of crap otherwise. Poorly built, high maintenence, gutless, an electrical nightmare, I could go on and on. One must love it to own it and thats the problem. Remove this bias and its a piece of junk compared to many other cars of its era.

Pour money into it becomes reliable enough (barely), but the design
and build quality as it came from the factory is atrocious. It's a cult car, plain and simple, appealing to emotions. As a decent daily driver or a performance vehicle, it's a joke.

It is fun to drive though but that comes from ego, not good car design.

Hey duat! Good to see your $0.02 here:)

Everything is relative.

With my first DMC, I followed the trend of keeping the car "concours". This led to a hate of the car. Things that needed improvement had to be replaced with the same flawed parts, and keeping it original to please others was just plain stupid.


With my current D, I just do whatever I want. I am so much happier, and since the total $$$ put into the car is less than the cost of a new Kia, I am even more happy:D :jump:

Let me put it this way:

my DMC= $3,000
Diablo= $200,000

Both offer me the same amount of fun, and I just saved myself $197,000. Pretty damn cool if you ask me!

TerminalVelocity
07-24-2002, 04:24 PM
thats my point of my car, it isnt a Cobra, but it sure is fast and fun :D

CHEEP GOOD!
DIABLO BAD!

DMC12
07-25-2002, 03:11 PM
What it boils down to is this:

The DMC is just as reliable as a Lambo from what I hear. I just bought a new Chevy for $30K, and even that needs servicing... so I'm left to wonder if anything is really reliable. Even Hondas break down! So why not save all the $$$ you can? Liquid assets are much more important than depreciating liabilities. I cringe when I hear "I invested $____ in my ride!". Cars are not investments. They depreciate, and tie up your money. If you need to liquidate your car fast, it is worth about half of what you think it is! Your bank account, on the other hand, is the best thing to "invest" in. If you need to cover an emergency or start a new company, then just withdraw the $$$. If you own a Diablo or '03 Cobra, what can you do? Take out a mortgage on the car? NO :( Buy an Old & Busted DMC and have fun with it! Get rid of any car that requires you to tie up your cash. And most importantly: :bonghitte

dirk-diggler
02-10-2003, 08:42 AM
Let me put it this way:

my DMC= $3,000
Diablo= $200,000

Both offer me the same amount of fun, and I just saved myself $197,000. Pretty damn cool if you ask me! [/B][/QUOTE]


How dare you compare that poseur sports car to a real sports car,
that delorean is so cheesy they could not even make the whole unibody out of stainless steel, its fiberglass with stainless steel on top, that's like sticking aluminum foil on the body panels of a corvette and stating that the car is alluminum. If you ask me that delorean is just a chevette with a restyled body!

Heep
02-10-2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by dirk-diggler
How dare you compare that poseur sports car to a real sports car,
that delorean is so cheesy they could not even make the whole unibody out of stainless steel, its fiberglass with stainless steel on top, that's like sticking aluminum foil on the body panels of a corvette and stating that the car is alluminum. If you ask me that delorean is just a chevette with a restyled body! [/B]

Well, if you want a car with a 100% stainless steel unibody that's fine with me, but I'd rather not have something that weighs 5000 lbs :rolleyes:

WTF is wrong with fibreglass...it's light, it's strong, and it won't rust. Why do you think Lotus uses it?

Also, true, the DMC by far doesn't match the Diablo for performance or exculsivity, but it will usually attract close to the same attention, and with the $197,000 you save you can make a DMC into one hell of a sports car.

Now if you don't like Deloreans, fine, but don't come in here and start bashing the cars and people's choice to buy the car.

SuPeRcAr_MaN
02-10-2003, 03:22 PM
Deloreans are one of the top 10 greatest cars on my list. However, I would never compare one to a Lamborghini. The DeLorean is in pretty much it's own league, and IMO, leads the pack of 80's sports cars. Another good thing is the designer, John DeLorean, the same guy that deisgned my car. He knows what he's doing. :D

DMC12
02-10-2003, 07:00 PM
Once again, dirk-diggler demonstrates his never-ending vault of vast knowledge and technical know-how:p :rolleyes: Say hi to RedNeck for me, OK? :flipa:

The glass-reinforced composite "frame" is better than metal. It will never rust, is repairable with a frame alignment jig & welder and even weighs less than steel. Nowhere has it ever been claimed that the DMC is constructed entirely out of stainless.

Now I suggest you come back when you have something worth posting. Flaming will not be tolerated... I know you've been warned about this issue before:mad:

dirk-diggler
02-11-2003, 02:45 PM
Ok, ok I'm real sorry, I din't mean to enflame anyone or bash your cars, its just that as an Italian and Lamborghini lover I was enflamed and offended myself that someone would actually say that the Delorean was just as good as a Lambo, so they started it first DMC12! You guys got equally offended when I compare the Delorean to the Chevette too.:frog: forgive me I just know too much

Heep
02-11-2003, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by dirk-diggler
Ok, ok I'm real sorry, I din't mean to enflame anyone or bash your cars, its just that as an Italian and Lamborghini lover I was enflamed and offended myself that someone would actually say that the Delorean was just as good as a Lambo, so they started it first DMC12! You guys got equally offended when I compare the Delorean to the Chevette too.:frog: forgive me I just know too much

Well, for future reference, if you feel flamed or offended let us know, don't flame back. Flaming back just stokes the fire and people get banned.

And no, I wasn't offended when you compared the DMC to a Chevette.

DMC12
02-12-2003, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by Heep
I wasn't offended when you compared the DMC to a Chevette.
Well, I'll go as far as admitting that you can COMPARE any two cars, but saying the DeLorean is IDENTICAL to a Chevette... now that is just :bloated:

dirk-diggler
02-12-2003, 03:47 PM
DMC12:Well, I'll go as far as admitting that you can COMPARE any two cars, but saying the DeLorean is IDENTICAL to a Chevette... now that is just

How come you can compare a DeLorean to a Lambo but you cant compare a Chevette to a DeLorean? They don't look IDENTICAL but the DeLorean has some similar cues to the Chevette, I had a Chevette for my first car years ago and I have the shape of the car memorized from all the times I washed it, and if I just had two very large and powerful magnets I could stretch the chevette and then get a really fat woman to lay down on it's roof, it would look just like a DeLorean, am I right?:D
except it would get all rusty. Gee I hope I am not flaming anyone with this Idea, and I apologize in advance if I am, really, I don't mean any harm, I mean it's just a car! ok? I think the Delorean was a great car, when they first started coming out I was like WOW! a stainless steel car!! no more rust repairs to the chevette, I'm getting one of those! and then I saw it and I was just let down because I thought it was 100% stainless steel, you know all the ads for the car said "the first stainless steel car!" and you know, I just went down to the dealer and I was like expecting so much, that when I found out it wasn't 100% stainless steel well, I was just shocked and really let down. But I do like the car! ok?

Heep
02-12-2003, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by dirk-diggler
How come you can compare a DeLorean to a Lambo but you cant compare a Chevette to a DeLorean? They don't look IDENTICAL but the DeLorean has some similar cues to the Chevette, I had a Chevette for my first car years ago and I have the shape of the car memorized from all the times I washed it, and if I just had two very large and powerful magnets I could stretch the chevette and then get a really fat woman to lay down on it's roof, it would look just like a DeLorean, am I right?:D


He just said that you CAN compare a Delorean to a Chevette....

If I took a couple big magnets and stretched out a Toyota ECHO it would look just like a GS430...

Jay!
02-12-2003, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Heep
If I took a couple big magnets and stretched out a Toyota ECHO it would look just like a GS430... That sounds so freakin' familiar! :thinkerg:

GTi-VR6_A3
02-12-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Heep


He just said that you CAN compare a Delorean to a Chevette....

If I took a couple big magnets and stretched out a Toyota ECHO it would look just like a GS430...

[jungle book vulture]now dont start that again...[/jungle book vulture]

-GTi-VR6_A3

Heep
02-12-2003, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by jay@af
That sounds so freakin' familiar! :thinkerg:

:right:

OneFastMiata
02-18-2003, 08:03 AM
The DeLorean doesnt weigh 5000lbs. It weighs the same as a 3rd gen RX7.

It doent have a million horsepower, but it gets around and it looks cool.
The PRV motors did have some problems but if you want to nitpick and I can name LOTS of motors people call junk and others have no problems, or very few problems with.

Im not sure where you're finding $3000 DeLoreans.

I can find a $3000 ferrari too, in a junkyard without a motor.

NADA classicar bluebook on a DMC-12 with low miles, good driving condition and good VIN is 28-32 thousand dollars. And believe or not there are fine examples out there that are still pretty much original.

People sell junkyard cars and wheel and deal on ebay and it makes the good examples of these cars look bad.

I saw a Astin Martin On Ebay the other day for $12K,but the reserve wasnt met...so this must mean that all Astins are worth 12K because I saw it there.

UGGH.

Heep
02-18-2003, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by OneFastMiata
Im not sure where you're finding $3000 DeLoreans.

I can find a $3000 ferrari too, in a junkyard without a motor.

NADA classicar bluebook on a DMC-12 with low miles, good driving condition and good VIN is 28-32 thousand dollars. And believe or not there are fine examples out there that are still pretty much original.

People sell junkyard cars and wheel and deal on ebay and it makes the good examples of these cars look bad.

I saw a Astin Martin On Ebay the other day for $12K,but the reserve wasnt met...so this must mean that all Astins are worth 12K because I saw it there.

UGGH.

Don't be hard on him please, he's not lying. He bought the car severely smashed up...so it was just like one of those $3000 Ferrari's you mentioned ;)

DMC12
02-19-2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by OneFastMiata
People sell junkyard cars and wheel and deal on ebay and it makes the good examples of these cars look bad.

I saw a Astin Martin On Ebay the other day for $12K,but the reserve wasnt met...so this must mean that all Astins are worth 12K because I saw it there.
Very, very true! It is sad how perceptions are twisted:(

FireStar4133
02-24-2003, 10:20 PM
I'm just curious as to why dirk-diggler said "stupider" surely someone who can operate a computer can use proper grammar.Also I'd like to find a DeLorean for 3k myself, but I doubt it'll happen.I think a DeLorean is a fine automobile, regardless of what people say.If I ever get one I'll drop a 302 in it though :devil:

GTi-VR6_A3
02-24-2003, 10:33 PM
HA gramar we rarely adhere to that here. its no fun... most people dont comment on grammar unless its unreadable like "wtha rea uoy kaltngi atoub?" and crap like that. but hey WELCOME TO AF!!! hope ya stick around

-GTi-VR6_A3

Heep
02-25-2003, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by GTi-VR6_A3
most people dont comment on grammar unless its unreadable like "wtha rea uoy kaltngi atoub?" and crap like that.

LOL! :lol2:

FireStar4133
02-25-2003, 04:04 PM
nwo ttah knwoi htat, thanks for the welcome eh?

DMC12
02-25-2003, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by FireStar4133
nwo ttah knwoi htat, thanks for the welcome eh?
Hey now:p Didn't get a chance yet... WELCOME!

Don't worry about Dirk; he knows what he's doing & has been warned to keep the trash-talking to a minimum.

I like your DELOREAN sig:

|) )2 /\/

That is what it says, right?! :frog:

Ringo
03-04-2003, 06:31 PM
I think DeLoreans are totally awesome, the whole concept is so original.
They atract more attention than a supercar. I was riding with a bunch of my buddies once, we saw one passing us going the other direction. We turned around and followed him for five miles, the guy stopped at a shopping center and we stopped too just to gawk at it. The guy woul not let us touch it though, because he said that fingerprint stains are hard to get out.
Hey I have one, and it fits in a dime-bag, ...no that's mean I was just kidding. :p

DMC12
03-08-2003, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Ringo
Hey I have one
Micro-machines, cool:frog: I want one:smoka:

Grande
07-19-2003, 02:38 PM
I like everything about those cars except that plastic part in front, where the lights screw in. I guess they made it like that so it would be cheaper to fix if a fender bender occured? You guys should get some custom hot rod builder to fabricate you a stainless steel nose, then it would be perfect.

shmit001
02-22-2004, 11:25 PM
how hard and how expensive would it be to change the doors on a normal car to gullwing doors?

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