Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Car Comparisons
Car Comparisons Compare any cars and find out what every body else thinks. Just refrain from making stupid comparos like Viper vs. Geo Metro :)
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
Thread Tools
Old 03-18-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
AF Regular
knightjp's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 312
Thanks: 35
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Delorean vs Mercedes SLS

Of course the Mercedes SLS is a newer car and the Delorean is well, a marmite car; people either love it or hate it.
If not for the Back To The Future trilogy, no one would even remember the Delorean.

Now for a long time my dream car was the Delorean from BTTF.
I thought of getting one and putting a V8 into it and boosters on the back. But the thing is the Delorean looks a bit dated now; even with the BTTF mods.
Its a classic, but say you wanna take your GF out. Showing up to a fancy hotel or restaurant with something like that isnít gonna make for a good impression. Or am I wrong.

I need something that won't look too dated, 20 years from now.
Enjoying the Alfa experience.....
knightjp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2019, 03:41 PM   #2
AF Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: VALLEY GLEN, California
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Delorean vs Mercedes SLS

The Delorean has never been my cup of tea, but I understand the collectability of it. Poor performance and not much visual appeal for my taste. A great and mostly overlooked high performance luxury car that you can buy on a reasonable budget is Jaguar's discontinued X150 XK or XKR. The 5.0L XKR can be had with nearly 600hp, is supercharged (so no turbolag), is luxurious, handles better and looks better the BMW 6 series or Mercedes similar offering. These cars are quite reliable as well. But the best part is that they have depreciated so much that they are priced like economy cars. I have both an X100 and an X150 XKR, and I have over 170,000 miles on my X100 and 150,000 on my X150 XKR, and I still take it to the track on occasion. Nice examples of the 5.0L cars are available in the mid $20K range now. The 4.2L cars are in the teens.
tbergted is offline   Reply With Quote


Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Car Comparisons

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
no new posts