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Discussion in 'McLaren Discussion (Not Model Specific)' started by Zenyatta, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. Zenyatta

    Zenyatta Rookie

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  3. vracer

    vracer Rookie

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    I am 'almost' as ignorant as you. About 9 months ago I was hunting for a 570GT. Unfortunately it is hard to get info about the multiple models and their differences. My 570 has a 3.8L engine, but minus about 50hp. I "pretty much" figured out that these cars are NOT maintenance nightmares, but I did get a one year factory warranty wrapped into my deal from a dealer. FWIW, I hate black cars, but if it ends up anywhere near this price, it looks pretty good.
     
  4. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
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    Dec 11, 2001
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    McLarens are generally reliable. The 12C/650 have a few things that can be troublesome. Electronic warnings that mean nothing. A few cars had leaky gearboxes. The headlights/tail lights can have fogging/failures. The LED HVAC controls can fail. The IRIS systems are crap. At this age, most of the cars have had these issues addressed. The only big service issue with these cars are the accumulators for the hydraulic, cross linked suspension.
     
  5. vracer

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    Ingenere,
    Your notes continue to be among the most informative that I have found on any McLaren site. Thank you
     
  6. Ridgeback

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    I suggest you initially go to UTube and check the Thorney Motorsportts Channel. John Thorn has serviced fixed and driven over 500 McLarens and is very informative and helpful. Then contact him direct, especially on the 650. Best of luck!
     
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