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Looking to buy my first supercar

Discussion in 'Sport Series (570S, 540C, 570GT, 600LT)' started by Real Talk With Matt, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Real Talk With Matt

    Nov 17, 2019
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    Matt Holden
    So looking to purchase my first superCar. I’m so torn between the 570gt or the Audi R8 plus. Both are great looking. But the 570 is a little more and according to everyone has issues. It’s not my daily but I don’t want tons of issues. Both are use 570 has 2309 miles and 14 months on warranty the Audi had 23 months and 7054 miles. Both 2017s
  2. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior

    Dec 11, 2001
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    Keep in mind that only the complainers post their problems. The vast majority just drive and enjoy their cars. I am coming up on 2 years with 570 and zero issues, it actually looks like an exotic, I rarely see another one and pretty much nothing can keep up with it on the road or track.

    Drive them both and buy the one you want. For me...... I'd rather take public transport than an R8! :)
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  3. Night life

    Night life Rookie
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    Dec 1, 2007
    Regina, Canada
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    Roberto Giannini
    R8 are amazing cars and look great, until a Mclaren shows up and makes it disappear ;), don't consider R8 as an exotic, more in the realm of Porsche/Maserati.

    If this is your first exotic then buy an exotic that makes ppl heads turn :)

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  4. vincep99

    vincep99 Rookie

    Jun 8, 2009
    Ingenere is 100% correct, only whiners post.
  5. JOEA2

    JOEA2 Rookie

    Feb 2, 2006
    Staten Island, N.Y./ Sea Girt,N.J.
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    Joe A
    I have an R8 and a 720 Spider. The R8 is a great car, but dull. You could never say that about the 720.

  6. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Rookie

    Jun 25, 2019
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    Buddy of mine had a driveway party the other day. No R8's but we had some Ferrari's, Vipers, MB GTr's etc…. The McLarens stole the show. I love this damn car and once you drive the hell outta one, you will too!


  7. Robb

    Robb Rookie
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    Feb 28, 2004
    Mesa, Arizona
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    Robb Williamson
    I will get around to taking one out at some point - likely a 570s

    Was in an Mp4-12C and that blew my mind on how good it was. Just the potential Maint costs are worrisome. And I'm not paying 5k a year for a warranty.

  8. slm

    slm Rookie
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    Dec 5, 2004
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    Steve M
    I had a 12c early on. Still one of my favorites that I have owned. Got rid of it as the dealer network was not very good or helpful at the time. Been through Porsche’s and Ferrari’s since. I just traded my 488 for a 600LT spider and I could not be more pleased. I love this car. Fit and finis is good. I personally love the styling. Performance and handling are amazing. The car is very light and feels it. The car feels very special to drive.

    I have to say the McLaren Philladelphia and McLaren dallas have been incredibly helpful in my transition. I’m a convert.

    Robb, I think the maintenance issues have been a bit overblown by some. I think the majority of owners will say the cars are pretty reliable.
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