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post #1 of 4 Old 12-31-2016, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi guys

I collected my first Mclaren yesterday so thought I would join up. I have a few other cars and my daily smokers are a G63 AMG and a C63 AMG.... I don't travel far to work!

I had an itch for a new car and this has been a hard choice! I set a budget of £100k for this car which soon went out of the window!! I test drove the following new/demo (specced up) cars... AMG GTS £120k, Audi R8 plus £140k, Carrera 4s £120k, 540c £140k, 570s £160k, Huracan £190k, used 458 £175k....

I have had great fun test driving all those cars!!!!

I have had a couple of "garage queen supercars" and this does not work for me, I like to have it out ready to use every day come rain or shine!

I ended up with a new high spec 540C which I got yesterday... I have no issues with this being the "entry Mclaren" it suited my needs the best out of all of those cars. I find it a great everyday car with a fantastic sense of occasion!

A quick review of each, don't shoot me this is only my opinion!! AMG GTS - Fast but not a supercar, R8 - Really really fast but big money for an Audi!, CARRERA 4S - Extremely boring, 570S - Not worth 20k more for me, HURACAN - R8 with Lambo Badge, FERRARI - Just not my taste!

Had a great 2hr road trip home in the car in convoy with a friend in his new F Type!
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-31-2016, 08:07 PM
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Looks great! Love the stable of cars you got there! Welcome to the family and enjoy the car to the fullest! Love to hear you will be daily driving it... I will be doing the same with my 12C.

Current: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C - McLaren Orange / Carbon Black
Past: 2014 Audi R8 V10 / 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante / 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Mansory / 2010 Audi R8 V10 / 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Vorsteiner / 2009 Audi R8 V8 / 2009 Nissan GTR / 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG / 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
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Great looking car and a fantastic drive. Enjoy in good health!!
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-01-2017, 02:28 PM
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Welcome from just over the "border" in Shropshire
There is a great UK owners club here
http://www.mclarenowners.org.uk/
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