1981 DeLorean DMC-12 N/A PRV V6 from North America
The Best Car I have ever owned or driven
CV boot on half axle popped open, replaced it, no big deal.
Switch for the right hand side window is broken.
Rear defrost switch is broken.
Battery went bad... Happens to most cars anyways along the line.
And the windshield washer pump is broken.
It is hard as heck to clean the stainless.
And the horn is really wimpy, I want to replace it, but I haven't had the time.
The Delorean is really an awesome car, Mine has proven to be really reliable, despite the minor repairs needed that have been listed above.
It is not the fastest car on the road, but who cares?
Once you get used the 5 speed Manual transmission, it gets really fun.
I would recommend this car to anyone, who can afford it. Most of the negative reviews seen from people on the net, are from people that bought cheap Deloreans that were not well maintained.
It has horrible steering at slow speeds, since it does not have power-steering, But when she flies she handles like a dream.
Everybody nearly breaks their necks trying to look at this car, You really feel important driving it. It's a chick magnet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2006
Excellent article because it is the first genuine review of a Delorean EVER! I own a 1981 Deloran and I've had some major problems with her, but once fixed, she ran like a charm. I've read one too many negative articles on the Delorean by many different owners and after reading these "ignorant" reviews, I always ask myself, "then why did this person buy a Delorean in the first place?"
The quality of the Delorean is evident in her intrinsic value which can be found on the 2007 NADA guide. Furthermore, she's a beauty to regard on the road and anywhere else.
G. Daly (proud owner of Vin 1632)