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I may have cried wolf a bit to soon on the Canadian market, my bad.

Discussion in 'McLaren Discussion (Not Model Specific)' started by Night life, May 10, 2018.

  1. Night life

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    For those of you have not heard my sad story read link below [​IMG]

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/finally-made-decision-to-pull-trigger-only-to-discover-the-woes-in-cross-border-shopping.574624/

    WAIT!!!!! story does get better I promise [​IMG]

    So after accepting my fate I started to look at 650 spider in the US market as I knew that these were admissible in Canada. I find the car I like in Dallas, it had all the right features and colour, I inquire about extra McLaren insurance, if I purchased will it be honoured anywhere in north America? Answer to that question was NO [​IMG] only in the US.

    I would have to purchased extra insurance from a Canadian dealer [​IMG] fine no problem, I will just ship car to Vancouver and get it certified there. NOPE [​IMG] No Canadian dealership will sell you any extra insurance on any car deemed grey market vehicle, meaning any car not from Canadian market.

    NOW I WAS PISSED !!! I called the dealership in Vancouver and asked why not, they admitted to me that there is no difference between a Canadian car and and American car, they just are told not to do it.

    Well by now I simply had enough, I told the insurance guy my sad story on almost purchasing a 2018 570s only to be denied, he asked "why purchase in the US?" I answered that the selection in Canada dealership were slim to none. He then said "we don't list all our cars in stock perhaps you should talk to a sales representative", jokingly I said "can't hurt" fully expecting it would end badly.

    Long story short, 2 hours later I put a deposit on a brand new 570s spider, Curacao Blue, with 2 tone interior cream/black, with Orange callipers [​IMG] exactly like the original one I almost bought in San Fran [​IMG]

    Sales team was terrific, they listened and answered all my questions and bent over backwards to meet my budget. I knew they have been having issues with new tax's in BC, customers dropping orders, sales down by quite a bit, I knew I had a bargaining chip.

    I found the car I wanted, for almost the exact price I wanted and I could't be happier [​IMG] Well that is if it wasn't for the annoying feeling in my gut about when it comes to maintenance and warranty insurance.

    I mentioned to the salesperson about my fear and how much better it would be if there was a dealership in Calgary, where he replied without missing a beat "oh we are building a new Dealership there within the next year"[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Early this morning I was inquiring on importing a 650s spider, by noon I was done with McLaren altogether, by 3pm I place a deposit on a new 570 instead [​IMG] I was wrong, I admit it, you can't make this kind of stuff up.

    I will finalize deal and purchase car outright when I pick car up May 23rd. I intend to fly to Vancouver, inspect car, if all is well I am going to drive her home. Our driving season is short and I intended to make the most of it, plus driving through the Rockies visiting Lac Louise and Banff in a convertible McLaren is something everyone should experience once in their lifetime, as Ferris Bueller would say it's Choice [​IMG]


    Keep you all posted

    Sorry for being so long winded but I am a wee bit excited as you may all tell, plus I know other potential buyers love to read this kind of stuff, I should know I was one of them. [​IMG].



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  2. slm

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    Congrats!!
     
  3. gtjoey

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    Drive it, blow it up and get another....DRIVE ON BABY!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Gh21631

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    Nice, congrats!
     
  5. speedy_sam

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    Photos please!:)
     
  6. Night life

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    I am 7 days away from flying out to Van to purchase car, now it's starting to get exciting.... Yes I will post photos after I return home with it next Fri 25th.

    :)

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  7. Night life

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    #7 Night life, May 21, 2018
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    Well I won't be able to sleep tonight at all :D we take off to Vancouver in the morning to go pick her up. Weather is turning in our favour, sunny and hot all the way home through the Rockies :cool:

    I will post pics on a new thread when I return, wish me luck and safe travel ;).


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  8. Shark01

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    Not a joke one should make considering the reliability issues....LOL
     
  9. Night life

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    Made it home safe and sound, 3 days of 7+ hour per day travel in +35c/95f heat, I will post a new thread tonight but the car is on another level, comfort, fit and finish, overall ergonomics, and the absolute power delivery, McLaren I am impressed!!!



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