To anyone who owns a Delorean

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  1. Pepsiman98

    Pepsiman98 Consulting Criminal

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    i'm thinking about getting one and i just had 2 questions about the car before i decide.

    1. is there any visibility out the back?

    2. how can you get the door open at a wal-mart parking lot during christmas shopping?


    after that all i need to worry about is getting back to the future.
     
  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I keep flirting with the idea of getting a Delorean as well, but it's a dream car, and probably won't be in the books for me for years. However, the two answers to your questions are pretty practical...

    1. GIS "Delorean." Some of these cars have louvers(sp) on the back window. They make it a little difficult to see in any direction aside from directly out of the back of the car. Others just have the straight window. I'd try googling around and looking at interior shots of the Delorean.

    2. Park in an open area, away from any other cars. That's the only option you've got, really.

    Also, how old are you? Is this going to be your first car? If so, I'd highly recommend getting something practical while you're learning to drive, like a recent Nissan or Toyota. If you really do like the Delorean, save it for when you've got the money, responsible driving and insurance premiums under your belt.
     
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    go fo it, Deloreans are aweome
     
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    Yeah man, DeLoreans are chump change.
     
  5. Pepsiman98

    Pepsiman98 Consulting Criminal

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    thanks for the bit about the back window, that was bugging me for awhile.
    also i was thinking about it for maybe my second or third car. certainly not for my first. i figured i'd have to go park in an open area, it's just that around christmas things get pretty hectic. also im 13 so i still have a while before i should even think about driving. i was just curious. thanks for the advice.
     
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    13!? Good god! Can you even see over the dash?
     
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    I thought Delorean's were extinct.
     
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    I would like one but My Taurus is more Practical..now I just need to learn how to drive
     
  9. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Nope they were put back into production in 2008
    check the website

    read the post below me
     
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    They are in the sense that they're no longer produced. There is, however, a warehouse that still has all the parts left over from the 80s (or whenever). They'll assemble one for you if you order one.
     
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    Well, at least the stainless steel construction means they won't rust before he gets his license.
     
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    True that. Hmm, how funny. In recent months I've become familiar with the physical properties of certain metals; and although stainless steel is pretty awesome, it is a disappointingly soft metal. I wouldn't be comfortable driving one for fear of putting some really nasty scratches in it with little effort.
     
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    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    So much for any seriousness of such a plan...
     
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    It's true though.

    Growing up, for the longest time I wanted an old Plymouth Fury because I'm a big King fan and fell in love with the car after reading and watching Christine.

    All these years later, it just ain't gonna happen and it's probably better that way.
     
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    Maybe not, but finger prints can become permanently embossed on the car. That was one complaint of the body back in the day.

    And the engines are super weak. In BTTF 2 & 3 they dropped a Porsche engine into theirs so it would actually be adequate for what they needed. It has a cool reputation for being in movies, but it's not a terribly wise decision for a car unless it's a hobby car.
     
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    Nope. You can still buy DeLoreans. Not exactly brand-new, but close to being new. I believe the company has all the parts to practically build a DeLorean from the ground up... I'm not really certain.


    I'd sure like to get myself a DeLorean someday, but since it appears to be a low-riding car, plus the cost of getting one and only a handful of places in the U.S. you can get one from, I doubt that's ever going to happen.
     
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    yeah the cars are crap. Funny thing is real ones can't even go 88MPH.. It is a cool look and that is all.. As far as speed and handling, they are garbage...
     
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