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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    Chris, is your car with you in Japan, or did it stay behind?
    Dermot
    VIN 2743, B/A, Frame 2227, engine 2320

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    Dangermouse,

    I chose not to bring my car to Japan, so it's with my family (my Dad is
    looking after it).
    A few reasons why I made this decision:

    1. Japanese car laws are pretty stringent. They must meet certain requirements
    like emissions test, pass a JSpec, possibly have some modifications made on
    certain areas of the car. Then, there is the insurance, JCI, AND road tax on
    top of it. You'd spend a good $3-$5K on this easily or more ::shudder::.

    2. Japanese roads, while well-maintained from what I've seen, are much
    smaller than American roads. The traffic is pretty bad as well.

    3. Parking areas are either a pain to find or much smaller than what we're used to.

    4. There are tolls on practically every highway.

    Sucks, because I miss my car so much, it hurts. The upsides are that the train system here is probably the best in the world, and you can visit almost everywhere in Japan. The people, in addition to being pretty good drivers, are very polite and helpful, and auto theft is much less likely to happen (some people run into the convenience stores here with their cars unlocked and still running, but no one messes with it!).

    -Chris
    Last edited by Fluxn83; 08-07-2015 at 04:05 AM.

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    Senior Member Mike Z's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluxn83 View Post
    Mike Z, thank you for the kind welcome. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back here, work's been busy. :-/ Hope everything works out so you'll have a DeLorean to call your own In the meantime, I'd be happy to get together sometime, along with other fellow enthusiasts as well.

    A bit of an update, I will actually be in the Norfolk area around January (I won't be able to leave my current command until December timeframe :-/)
    Looking forward to meeting you guys!

    -Chris
    Hey no problem, I'm not on here much either but I know I will be when I own one. I look forward to meeting you, have a good one

    Mike

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    Likewise, Mike!

    For those out in VA, I know Jim D posted that there wasn't too much concentration of Ds in one area, so it's difficult to have activities. How can we change that? Any ideas? Hope I'm not getting too ahead myself. :-D

    -Chris

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    Cool Update!

    Hey everyone!

    As some already know, I'm not in the VA area just yet. My orders don't allow me to detach until December, and I'll be spending that month with my family and getting my car ready for VA.

    I'll be arriving in VA early January. Can't wait to meet everyone!

    -Chris

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    Here's a question....... How has the most Deloreans per mile? USA or UK?
    I'd guess there are 5000 in the USA (correct?) and about 300 in the UK. Who's gonna do the maths

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    Ok, I'll do it then!
    How (not who) many Deloreans remain in the USA?
    USA...... 3,800,000 square miles and ???? Deloreans = One per ___ square miles.
    UK........ 94,000 square miles and 300 Deloreans = One per 313 square miles.

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    Noooooo! I hate maths! But I'll try anyway.

    Offhand, I'd say more Deloreans per square mile in the UK, although more in the US overall.

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    I'm here!!!

    Hey guys!

    I'm finally here!!!

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