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Discussion in 'McLaren' started by Ingenere, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Ingenere

    Ingenere F1 Veteran
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    After much vacillation between a 12C, 570 and a 720, I finally made a choice to jump into the McLaren brand. A 570S w/track pack.

    The car has come from McLaren Houston and I was truly taken care of by Mike Grant and Shawn Seaman. After 30+ years of Ferrari dealer disrespect, it is so nice to be treated like a valued customer. I'm sure I'll be back for more!

    I can't wait for the truck to arrive!
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  2. Robin

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    Hell yea welcome to the club :D
     
  3. Night life

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    She's a Beaut :cool:

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  4. Aiden

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    Very nice! Yes, you wont find the snootiness you experience at the Ferrari dealers at McLaren. Much more friendly staff and from my experience, very reliable and better built! Congratulations and welcome to McLaren!!
     
  5. Ingenere

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    Congratulation, enjoy you beautiful and clever equipped 570S!
    And don't forget to lift it down... ;)
     
  7. 95spiderman

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    gorgeous! love orange and black alcantera is perfect.
    congrats and good luck w it
     
  8. Scott98

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    Congrats on a great car! BTW, you've got a lot of outlets in your garage!

    Scott
     
  9. Jo Sta7

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    I’m very tempted to trade my 458 in for a 570S. Probably next summer but we’ll see. Have to get more time with the NSX this year first.
     
  10. Ingenere

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    It definitely has a different 'personality' than a Ferrari. I really like it. It is very tactile and 'feelsome'. It's very good and very quick.

    It attracts allot of attention. But it's very different than the Ferrari attention. It's all been positive and it seems to just put smiles on everyone's face.
     
  11. piratepress

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    Congrats, but you sure changed your mind in a hurry. Just a couple months ago you said: "It may be a great car, but it may be economically unfeasible to keep these on the road. $30K for a gearbox. $30K for a steering rack. $3K for a battery! McLaren has designed these cars to keep enthusiast owners (like myself), away. I have been told that I would not even be able to buy an oil filter and change my own oil as long as tear is under warranty..... and even then, I may be a 'hostage' to the dealer for repairs or service that I may not want to do. This why there isn't a Macca sitting next to my CS right now."
     
  12. bocaf430

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    that's the only drawback with this brand.... that you need to visit dealership for pretty much anything …… I want a 570s or 720s but just saw 600lt wow that exhaust
     
  13. Ingenere

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    I talked to allot of people and the gearbox issue is rare and just on the early cars and the aftermarket found a solution that costs about $1 to fix. The steering rack that failed was the only one I could find. It was an early car that was part of a rental fleet. There seems to be some early 12C light issues, but again, early 12Cs.

    On to the servicing; there will be a computer dx tool solution. The tool to remove the engine cover can be had, and one of the dealers is selling oil change kits. McLaren may have heard something.

    The 570S seems to be a well sorted package, it is brilliant to drive and I can't stop looking at it!

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    Welcome to the club; these things are bonkers fast, easy to get in and out, smooth. What’s not to like? Oh yeah “drama” and “pageantry.” Every time I hear those catch words all I can think about is this:
     
  15. Ingenere

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    There's only drama if you are a drama queen or a jerk. I've noticed that the Macca only elicits positive responses from people. For instance, today as I was leaving my barber, I saw a teenager with his parents across the lot have dropped jaws. The kid came over, was all smiles and questions. The parents soon followed and they took a few pictures with the car. The only disappointment was when they asked if I could pop the hood, so they could see the engine...... and I had to go through the explanation and tell them to look through the little mesh wire holes.
     
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  16. ekovalsky

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    Congratulations! I got mine from Houston too, great group there.

    I have found the same re: positive responses.
     
  17. Gh21631

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    Congratulations, beautiful car.
     
  18. Jo Sta7

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    Mclaren Philly reached out to me and asked if I wanted to come to Eddy merlots in Pittsburgh tomorrow to test drive a 570S spider and then join them for drinks/dinner. I have never bought a Mclaren but had test drove one before. Would Ferrari do this? No way. The dealers are wonderful to deal with. I’m not in the market to buy until next summer but I’m very intrigued.
     
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  19. Ingenere

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    Let's hope they never lose this excitement!
     
  20. Jo Sta7

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    Great experience driving the spider. Beautiful car. Go kart feel. Not that quick below 4500 rpm but crazy quick above it.
     

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