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#552173 - 06/01/19 03:36 PM Re: got to admit [Re: Wirewheel]
MDS61 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
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Under the skin i.e outer panels removed - McLarens are THE best engineered cars i have ever seen.

Porsche are good.
Bentley and Range Rovers are no better than Division 2.
Ferrari are really really poor Division 3.

McLaren's are however, screwed together beautifully, engineered superbly - and I would have one...if money allowed
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#552187 - 06/01/19 04:18 PM Re: got to admit [Re: howard]
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I do agree with Reg, however I can only comment from the perspective of the 12C that a mate owned.

Whilst being lovely to look at and very quick, it sounded like a bunch of angry wasps behind the seats not a V8!
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#552193 - 06/01/19 04:37 PM Re: got to admit [Re: howard]
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It looks the dogs bits Howard go on have a word with Brian (Aeroman) he is a an Mc owner and maybe has some useful advise/pointers.
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#552194 - 06/01/19 04:40 PM Re: got to admit [Re: +8Rich]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
It looks the dogs bits Howard go on have a word with Brian (Aeroman) he is a an Mc owner and maybe has some useful advise/pointers.


Sound advice, he is on his second. I had a ride in the first one and have drooled over the second. He took my daughter out for a spin in it. She came back saying that "I want one"!!
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#552217 - 06/01/19 06:17 PM Re: got to admit [Re: howard]
Paul F Offline

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Had a prod round a McLaren in the summer. The paint finish was wonderful and the attention to detail in the interior was awesome. Sadly I didn't get a ride in it. The chap that owned it (a serial buyer of similar cars) had only had it 6 months and was thrilled with it.
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#552263 - 06/01/19 08:19 PM Re: got to admit [Re: lowebird]
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Originally Posted By lowebird
Having sold the Ferrari, why on earth would you buy a McLaren, you have the same "problems". Just go and buy a Roadster and have done with it.

Or hold off for a while and book tickets for Geneva International Motor Show 2019

Morgan is bound to have something interesting there smile
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#552273 - 06/01/19 08:51 PM Re: got to admit [Re: howard]
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I think the 540 and 570 are superb products and you’d be in a strong buying position just now, they seem to be able to knock quite a chunk off the asking prices.
The flip side is, you need to really use the thing, that’s the point of a new and capable super car, these are good value per mile if you pile them on, but they lose a lot sitting in your garage.

I would buy one, but I’d genuinely rather have an Aero Supersport.

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#552281 - 06/01/19 09:20 PM Re: got to admit [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
howard Offline
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Hamwich
Very nice... What would you actually do with it?

Drive it?
Actually there is some luggage space- a BOC member carries her disability scooter under the front lid - where there is also a small crane to lift said scooter in/out.
Probably not as much room as a F-Type mind, which isn't exactly endowed with luggage capacity anyway. I'd still rather go for an XK-8 smile


Yes I saw that woman and her car at Prescott. She's tiny and so is her scooter. That said, the McLaren has a lot more luggage space than my F type spider had. Not as much as the 430 though - that was quite well endowed.

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#552282 - 06/01/19 09:28 PM Re: got to admit [Re: MDS61]
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Originally Posted By MDS61
Under the skin i.e outer panels removed - McLarens are THE best engineered cars i have ever seen.
!!

Mercedes arn't they !!
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#552283 - 06/01/19 09:35 PM Re: got to admit [Re: howard]
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Surprisingly positive comments from the forum.
The problem with McLaren is the cost, both in depreciation and in running costs. Ferrari are surprisingly reasonable because parts arent as silly as say Lambo or even Audi and there are plenty of idies to service the car. Depreciation has been glacial of late and negative for cars like the Speciale.

The McLaren forums are unanimous in recommending the factory gurantee not because the cars are unreliable but because the costs of doing anything are high and you have only main dealers to do the work . The guarantee is £5k pa. Depreciation is high compared to Ferrari. Not as bad as Aston but high all the same.

If only I were rich!

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