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Old 04-20-2017, 03:34 PM
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Would you do this trade??

Hello All - so a dealer in fla wants to trade my 97 550 Maranello 26k miles red/ black for his 12 Mclaren MP4 12c 14k miles white black ... Thoughts please!!!
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Hello All - so a dealer in fla wants to trade my 97 550 Maranello 26k miles red/ black for his 12 Mclaren MP4 12c 14k miles white black ... Thoughts please!!!


Modern classic, 3 pedal V12 Ferrari for a first gen, twin turbo V8 Macca? I wouldn't make that trade, even if marque and future price tends were not in the equation.

Good luck. This is an awesome "problem" to have.

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They are very different cars, so it depends what you would use them for.
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I'm no expert, but believe the MP4-12c prices have not yet bottomed out, while 550 prices still have some upward mobility.

The current values are probably slightly in favor of the 550 (hence a dealer offering the trade).

Really, comes down to what you want. The Maclaren is a great car, not sure its a classic like the 550, but sure is nice.

Honestly, I would not, but could see both parties being happy.

No bad choice.

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:13 PM
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Modern classic, 3 pedal V12 Ferrari for a first gen, twin turbo V8 Macca? I wouldn't make that trade, even if marque and future price tends were not in the equation.

Good luck. This is an awesome "problem" to have.

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So this is even exceeds the recent classic "First World Problems"....

Zeroth World Problem??

Decisions, decisions, decisions....I honestly can't say which as they are truly different beasts.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:12 PM
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The 550 is the long term bet value wise, and is much easier to sell.
Mclaren has introduced a range of new models that will impact on the Value of the Mclaren MP4 12c and at this point its only 5 years old. If it was a 650S its a consideration.
I highly recommend getting on the Mclaren forums and do you home work.
They have there own issues and you cannot have things like oil leaks fixed by a dealer its a part replacement, ie Gearbox... yep the whole box. Mclaren are yet to authorize independent maintenance organizations.
If you do decide to go down this route get the dealer to add the Mclaren extended warranty in the deal, yes Mclaren offer extended warranty. on cars over 5 years old.

Best of lock with the decision.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:37 PM
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Never mind ... I did my research ... I'm used to expensive parts but the Mclaren takes it to new levels ... Too bad ... Great car ... Thanks Fchat gang for quick good advice ...
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I live in Taxifornia...so taxes suck even on a straight across trade...some states have no sales tax or one make you pay taxes on the delta. How is Florida?
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I had the same offer. I kept my 550.


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Old 04-21-2017, 06:17 AM
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If maintenance wasn't absurd on the McLaren, it would be something to consider...but as it is they're absurd to fix outside of warranty.

Don't look up what a steering rack or transmission costs.
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How about if 458 & 550 showed parity? Would anyone do that swap?
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:56 AM
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Here in Australia it's quite close, an imported(british) 550 listed recently and is seen as less desirable due to salted roads, moisture and corrosion sold recently for approx $300k.
2010-2011 458's with some usage advertised from $360k.
Presented with a swap for a 458, i think i would still keep the 550.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:18 AM
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I would not. Need to have a manual trans.
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I would swap my 550 for any 458 without blinking ...
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How about if 458 & 550 showed parity? Would anyone do that swap?
Interesting question since those are the 2 Ferraris I own.
I love my 550 as much as I love my 458.

They are such different kinds of fun.
Stick-shift, high torque power versus paddle-shift DCT high-rev power.

If I could only own one of them, it would be a tough choice.

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Interesting question since those are the 2 Ferraris I own.
I love my 550 as much as I love my 458.

They are such different kinds of fun.
Stick-shift, high torque power versus paddle-shift DCT high-rev power.

If I could only own one of them, it would be a tough choice.

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That's what I was thinking. I'm sort of thinking of doing my 550 swap for a challenge car only because I don't drive my 550 and put more miles on race tracks. But I actually don't like DCT except for racing so I would never own a DCT for the street.
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How about if 458 & 550 showed parity? Would anyone do that swap?
Parity happened a while back here

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...inance/6134256

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...lo-rhd/7087521
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Darius- Rosso Corsa and Crema on that 550, UK resale favorites. The 458 is a much better long term deal than a similar McLaren MP4-12C. Would still keep the Maranello personally, however. There were only 3083 550s and probably close to 20,000 458s.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:07 PM
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I would not change the 550 for a McLaren. I agree, if you were to add a car, the 458 is much better choice.
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