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post #1 of 6 Old 01-10-2017, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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McLaren prices, what's going on, aka original 12C owners aka most screwed over owners

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On the other end of the spectrum, we found a standard 675LT coupe in grey for $358,000. When new, the 675LT had a base price of $349,500, so $8,500 over is not terrible. We wouldn't even think about spending an extra $161,000 just for some carbon fiber and a convertible roof. When we get into the 650S, 12C and 570S prices, it starts to get a lot more interesting. We found 650S models ranging from $322,000 for a 2016 Spider, to just $210,000 for a 2015 coupe. That is a huge disparity for a one-year-old car with less than 5,000 miles on it. What is even more odd about the 650S prices are that they overlap with the 12C and the 570S.
The most expensive used 570S that we found was $233,000, while the least expensive model was $184,000. The 12C ranged from $225,000 to just $122,000. Clearly the 12C is the most affordable used McLaren on the market, but there are still dealerships out there that want more for one than a used 570S or 650S, which are both better cars. This experiment just goes to show that the used McLaren market is confusing and needs to be properly analyzed before making a purchase decision. For around $200,000, the 650S, 570S, and 12C are all available, but which one is the best to buy? We might say the 650S because it has the most powerful version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 making 641 horsepower.
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This experiment just goes to show that the used McLaren market is confusing and needs to be properly analyzed before making a purchase decision
Hardly an experiment, exactly what was the hypothesis, prices vary? All what is being done is extracting prices with no analysis, horrible article. (I dont know if there is more beyond the paragraph quoted, it wouldn't open on my browser)

When I was doing the analysis on my 650s there were a lot of drivers to the price
1) Options - A well optioned McLaren 650s was around 50k- above the pure base model
2) Warranty - Out of warranty cars were being sold at a huge discount by non McLaren dealers
3) Spiders - Obviously a higher demand car
4) KMs - I didnt see many 650s with high kms. That being said there is no proof that a high kms car is a bad car.

As a McLaren owner, I would hate to see the price of the 650s drop, but that is something the McLaren brand should value and consider.
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The article is by someone who probably has no idea about how the exotic market functions or any experience actually buying them.
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It's mildly interesting for pointing out the current state of the market in very broad terms but yeah it's pretty low on the depth.
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Also worth noting that a 12C with normal spec is probably down about $130-150K over nearly 5 years. That's par for the course in the high-end exotic world.
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what a worthless article. Who ever wrote it doesn't know anything about these cars of their real value. esp on the 12c.
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