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View Poll Results: The average cost of the AVERAGE DeLorean Daily Driver in today's market is?

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  • $30,000 or less

    7 21.88%
  • $32,000

    3 9.38%
  • $34,000

    6 18.75%
  • $36,000

    12 37.50%
  • $38,000

    2 6.25%
  • $40,000

    2 6.25%
  • $42,000

    0 0%
  • $44,000 or more

    0 0%
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Thread: RESET: Average cost of the AVERAGE DeLorean Daily Driver In Today's Market

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazabby View Post
    Wasn't someone keeping track of sales? It would be nice to see a list of sales for the past year or so. Actual sales prices, not asking prices.
    Yeah, I forgot who it was. Someone posted asking recently, but nobody chimed in...

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    +1 on the 6000 left... That would be hard to nail down with barn finds offsetting the totaled ones etc.

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    Is there a way to tally the voter's owner status? Like Currently own, looking to buy, recently sold, recently bought, etc. it would be interesting to see the numbers there as well.

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    You would have to start a new thread & poll and cram it all into 10 choices max...probably not enough w/o narrowing down the price first.

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    My car probably was worth 40ish-k based on today's market, but then I ruined it by LS swapping, and now it is worth $5.
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  5. #25
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    Well, seems like consensus so far is low to mid 30s for an average driver. A quick glance at eBay sales seems to confirm those numbers provided the cars actually sold.
    Last edited by Hill Valley PD; 08-09-2019 at 07:44 AM.

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    When I was searching for a DMC in late 2017 I wanted a very well sorted daily driver, and I was looking at $32k as a target. I ended up finding a car that looked very clean and also happened to be a Stage II so I was happy to pay $39.5k as I felt the Stage II and better than average cosmetics were worth the premium. I ended up spending $8k to fix things in the first year anyway (clutch, AC system, etc.).

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    This thread makes me so happy that I purchased my car in 2008. These days I'd be hard pressed to justify spending 35K+ on a vehicle that is only driven for pleasure.
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    It helps that they don't depreciate. I feel like I can put it up for sale today and recoup my purchase price pretty easily. I don't view it like a regular car purchase; I feel like I'm borrowing it more than anything since I expect to get my buy-in back someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    When I was searching for a DMC in late 2017 I wanted a very well sorted daily driver, and I was looking at $32k as a target. I ended up finding a car that looked very clean and also happened to be a Stage II so I was happy to pay $39.5k as I felt the Stage II and better than average cosmetics were worth the premium. I ended up spending $8k to fix things in the first year anyway (clutch, AC system, etc.).
    My point exactly. And as the part prices go up and the labor for working on them goes up.......
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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    It helps that they don't depreciate. I feel like I can put it up for sale today and recoup my purchase price pretty easily. I don't view it like a regular car purchase; I feel like I'm borrowing it more than anything since I expect to get my buy-in back someday.
    That's actually an interesting way to look at it. The depreciation on buying a new car, over the first 5 years or so, is a LOT more than maintenance on a sorted DeLorean, even if you drive it all the time. The only depreciation you'd see on a DeLorean is un-repaired wear and tear (i.e. you let the car go), or if you add a ton of miles to an original low mile (sub 10K or so) car where the low miles is part of the perceived value.
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