What a Great Experience! | McLarenChat
News

What a Great Experience!

Discussion in 'McLaren Discussion (Not Model Specific)' started by Ingenere, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    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!
    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    IcedAmericano and Bendrover like this.
  2. Robin

    Robin Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    34
    Arlington, VA
    Hell yea welcome to the club :D
     
  3. Night life

    Night life Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Dec 1, 2007
    24
    Regina, Canada
    Full Name:
    Roberto Giannini
    She's a Beaut :cool:

    .
     
  4. Aiden

    Aiden Rookie

    Mar 13, 2009
    2
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Full Name:
    Aiden Naughton
    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

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
  6. redcaruser

    redcaruser Karting
    Premium Subscribed

    Apr 8, 2012
    65
    switzerland
    Full Name:
    daniel
    Congratulation, enjoy you beautiful and clever equipped 570S!
    And don't forget to lift it down... ;)
     
  7. 95spiderman

    95spiderman Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    85
    ny
    gorgeous! love orange and black alcantera is perfect.
    congrats and good luck w it
     
  8. Scott98

    Scott98 Rookie

    Nov 3, 2004
    0
    Hollywood, FL
    Full Name:
    Scott
    Congrats on a great car! BTW, you've got a lot of outlets in your garage!

    Scott
     
  9. Jo Sta7

    Jo Sta7 Formula Junior

    Oct 13, 2015
    317
    Scottsdale/Pittsburgh
    Full Name:
    Jon
    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

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    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

    piratepress Rookie

    May 18, 2009
    0
    Mississippi
    Full Name:
    Chip A.
    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

    bocaf430 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2014
    48
    LI, boca raton
    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

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    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!

    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    ekovalsky likes this.
  14. sainthoo

    sainthoo Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Jan 20, 2007
    43
    Richmond, Va
    Full Name:
    Christian
    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

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    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.
     
    ekovalsky, sainthoo and NbyNW like this.
  16. ekovalsky

    ekovalsky Rookie

    Jun 17, 2017
    48
    Arizona & Montana
    Full Name:
    Eric
    Congratulations! I got mine from Houston too, great group there.

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

    Gh21631 Formula Junior
    Owner

    Feb 24, 2011
    310
    East
    Congratulations, beautiful car.
     
  18. Jo Sta7

    Jo Sta7 Formula Junior

    Oct 13, 2015
    317
    Scottsdale/Pittsburgh
    Full Name:
    Jon
    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.
     
    sainthoo likes this.
  19. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    Let's hope they never lose this excitement!
     
  20. Jo Sta7

    Jo Sta7 Formula Junior

    Oct 13, 2015
    317
    Scottsdale/Pittsburgh
    Full Name:
    Jon
    Great experience driving the spider. Beautiful car. Go kart feel. Not that quick below 4500 rpm but crazy quick above it.
     
  21. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    Well, it's been a year with the Mac. What has it been like?

    Nothing short of brilliant! The car has been perfectly reliable. It is blindingly quick (I can't imagine needing more speed). The carbon tub is such an incredible platform to work from, that makes the handling amazing. I still have yet to get gas (or take the car out), and not talk to people and get my picture taken. People's responses have been 100% positive. I have had no trouble running away from anything on the road or track and best of all, it makes ME smile!

    From the service side...... it is easy. I have done 2 oil changes and they are a dawdle. There will be a diagnostic tool available shortly that I am excited about. Other than absurd parts prices... It won't be long before we figure out what cross referenced items can be had for a fraction of Mac pricing.

    If you've been on the fence (like I was), don't be afraid. Get one, drive it and smile!

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  22. Night life

    Night life Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Dec 1, 2007
    24
    Regina, Canada
    Full Name:
    Roberto Giannini
    I just passed one year ownership as well mate, and agree with you 100%, I thought I would be wanting a 720s by now but to be honest you get so much power with the 570 that I have a hard time using it all. I drove a 720 and although it is insanely quick I didn't like the interior set up, didn't feel as special as the 570, and although the gauge moving up and down is neat it was also a bit annoying and almost a gimmick, the dash looked and felt a bit to bland.

    Don't get me wrong the 720 is masterpiece but not so much different than the 570 for me to crave it, at least not yet :D

    .
     
  23. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    Ferraris, Lamborghinis, etc are just not exotic anymore. There are just too many floating around. At least for now, seeing a McLaren in the wild is an event for most people. That rarity and specialness of the drive (for us) is what contributes to what makes an exotic car.... exotic. I couldn't be happier!
     
  24. Phillymac

    Phillymac Rookie

    Jul 19, 2019
    1
    Lansdale, PA
    Full Name:
    Choi
    I'm new to the forum and McLaren world. I'm also picking up 570s with track pack from McLaren Philly today. I hope to have same experience as you guys.
    So exciting!
     
  25. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
    Premium Subscribed Owner

    Dec 11, 2001
    390
    On the Limit
    Full Name:
    Dino
    I've heard McLaren Philadelphia is a great dealer. I'm sure you'l love the car. btw..... the seats are brilliant!
     

Share This Page