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Shocking Truth About McLaren Depreciation: Bargain Supercars or Money Pit?

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  1. rob lay

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    Great video by Fourwheel Trader. Also notice the plug for our Sotheby's Motorsport about 30 seconds in.

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  2. Sunshine1

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    Congratulations on sponsoring his channel. I like watching his videos, he does a lot of work bringing serious content with facts and trends.
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  3. F456 V12

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    I admit I took a six figure haircut on my 12C Spider, the mistake I made was buying it instead of leasing. BTW, I had no problems for the 2.5 years of ownership.

    For the GT we just picked up, I have a 3 year lease, 3 year unlimited miles warranty and 3 years of service, so I know exactly what I am into this car. I can terminate the lease at any time, sure there might be some costs, but certainly far less than taking the car to term.

  4. 95spiderman

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    Here's My Brilliant and Weird Exotic Car Pricing Theory - YouTube

    doug demuro has interesting take on collector car values. he made up a 'market cap' for exotics same as market cap for corporations. multiply # cars (shares) by their recent sale (stock) prices and get a total value for cars. mclaren was way below value of its competitors. a laferrari has a total market cap of 3 billion while a p1 is not even billion.
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  5. JoeZaff

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    I have watched lots of his videos and while his actual presentations are informative, his titles are almost always clickbait. I think it undermines his credibility.

    I took a nice haircut on my 12c too. It didn't stop me from buying another.

    FWIW, in real dollars, I am much better off having bought my Mclaren Gt than the Ferrari Roma I almost bought. While the Roma may have depreciated less on a percentage basis, that does not translate into real dollars.

    Not that it matters. If was concerned about depreciation, I would have bought a GT3... but then I would have a Porsche...

    and I wanted a Mclaren.

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