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    Where do apartment dwellers store their D?

    Hello! Iím not a DeLorean owner yet, but Iím saving and hoping to land one within the next couple of years.

    Where do you apartment dwellers keep your D when not in use? Has anyone found good garage rental spaces to keep the car stored safely when not in use?

    My apartments donít have garages, so thatís out of the question.

    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ramiel05 View Post
    Hello! Iím not a DeLorean owner yet, but Iím saving and hoping to land one within the next couple of years.

    Where do you apartment dwellers keep your D when not in use? Has anyone found good garage rental spaces to keep the car stored safely when not in use?

    My apartments donít have garages, so thatís out of the question.

    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!


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    Good question. When I lived in an apartment I rented a storage unit. I also found an apartment that included its own garage, a rarity. Iíd look for either. You donít want to store the car outside, even with a cover. Cheers


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    My apartment complex has detached garages which you can rent for $100/month

    My old one didn't have any, but it was in a pretty upscale area and it had a gate. Only concern was the sun damaging the interior and hail damage the one time it did hail.
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    A garage is a very necessary requirement to owning a delorean (or any old car), in my opinion. You need to have somewhere to fix it when it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Carpenter View Post
    Good question. When I lived in an apartment I rented a storage unit. I also found an apartment that included its own garage, a rarity. Iíd look for either. You donít want to store the car outside, even with a cover. Cheers


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    I was thinking of doing the same, finding a storage unit. Did you let the storage place know a vehicle was in there? Do they generally care at all? Was it climate controlled?

    Yeah, I definitely wouldnít want to keep it outside in Texas weather.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    A garage is a very necessary requirement to owning a delorean (or any old car), in my opinion. You need to have somewhere to fix it when it breaks.
    I agree, ideally Iíd find a place with room to work as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_maxime View Post
    My apartment complex has detached garages which you can rent for $100/month

    My old one didn't have any, but it was in a pretty upscale area and it had a gate. Only concern was the sun damaging the interior and hail damage the one time it did hail.
    I wish my apartments did. Iíll probably try a storage unit until I move somewhere with garages.

    Did you notice any sun damage on the car? How long was it stored outside at the gated place?


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    garages

    I was an apartment maintenance supervisor for 27 years. I lived
    on site and stored it in underground heated parking along with 75
    tenants cars. I did a frame off, motor change, tranny swap and all
    other repairs. It helped that the owner loved cars and had quite a
    collection. Iv'e had cars Brocken into beside me and across from
    me but no one touched the DeLorean. I didn't have an alarm or
    other security devices. I did have a fake blinking LED and fake
    warning stickers on the windows. Maybe I was stupid or maybe
    I was lucky. Possibly the awesomeness of the car deterred any
    mischief.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramiel05 View Post
    I wish my apartments did. Iíll probably try a storage unit until I move somewhere with garages.

    Did you notice any sun damage on the car? How long was it stored outside at the gated place?


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    About a year, some more cracking happened on the binnacle and seats. A-pillar trim became much worse. This was before I started using a sunvisor which I should have done in the first place

    Maybe it's because its my first classic car, but it bugs the crap out of me that my accord was always outside for years yet there was no damage to the interior. What kind of garbage material did they use on the Delorean? Granted the paint will never bake off of it and headlights wont yellow over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_maxime View Post
    r. What kind of garbage material did they use on the Delorean? Granted the paint will never bake off of it and headlights wont yellow over.
    Your Accord isn't over 35 years old. Any leather and vinyl dries out after that much time. Not sure about the vinyl and plastics, but the original DeLorean leather was much better than any modern day stuff.
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