I wasn't going to post an answer for fear of being called a "traitor", but what the hey. I had been admiring McLarens for a while and in March of '16 took the plunge. I found a 2012 12C, Carbon Black/ Black interior with tan seat inserts, 2600 miles, with a transmission that had been replaced under warranty. The purchase price included one year of warranty, the major service done, and truck delivery (about 100 mi). The car was fantastic, amazing performance. I've owned over 50 cars, my three previous cars just to compare were a '09 Corvette Z06, '10 Porsche Turbo 6-speed, and I traded a '14 Turbo S pdk in on the Mac. The Turbo S was almost as quick, but you were always aware of dragging almost 500 extra pounds with you everywhere. Also, the P car electric steering, while getting better, can't touch the Mac. In one year I put on about 3100 trouble-free miles. I knew as the year end was approaching I would have a decision to make. Pay $4500-4700 a year for another year or two warranty, plus the yearly maintenance 1500-? I dragged the decision out until the week I was due in for maintenance. I guess I folded, because I decided to get another P car, a certified '14 GT3, I've had 6 Porsches so I know them pretty well. Also unexpectedly my insurance dropped $1500/year! Do I miss my absolutely trouble-free 12C, Hell yes! Will I get another Mac, probably. I do wish McLaren had a large parts depot somewhere in this country, and I wish there were some independent shops around. I say this despite that fact that I live 15 mi from Philly Mac, probably the finest most customer friendly Mac dealer in the country; but would would I own the 12C without a warranty, no.
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