I totally agree with you. The fact that McLaren have confidence in what they produce gives me (as a future buyer) a lot of confidence in the brand. Ferrari don't even seem to leave the journalists alone with their cars let alone use them for a long term test.It's things like this that are what really make me want to root for and ultimately own one of these cars. The fact that McLaren enters back into the consumer car business after a hiatus long enough that they are starting from zero, and that they have the confidence in the product to hand it over as a long term test car is awesome. The fact that the car isn't a new-off-the-line car, but rather is a McQualified car is even better. That they gave it to Evo, which has been mentioned for Ferrari favoritism in a few threads here, is even better!
Since I'm one that will be looking at the McQualified cars when it comes time to buy, it's a huge plus for the brand to see the level of faith they have in what they've produced. Seeing what pops up as issues in these cars was one of the main reasons I joined McLarenLife. There have been so few reported showstoppers I keep pestering Boxer to let me in the Owners Section as my inner skeptic thinks all the dark secrets are hidden in there (They aren't right? Like, that's totally just my paranoia... Right guys?... Guys? ). As time goes on I just get more excited by the prospect of owning one.
I'm with you... If I had to pick between "flower" wheels and "penis" wheels... As a former BMW owner, I agree with the following:I actually quite like them I find them quite eye-catching.
I think everyone on this forum is on your side though.
Never missed not having it. Visibility over the shoulder is fine.Interested to know from Spider owners - how much harder is to use the 12c without that rear 3/4 glass?
I know it's not going to be any major hindrance but is it something you notice i.e. when coming onto a motorway/ freeway?
You do get used to it and after a week or two it does stop being a distraction (at least in my case).Have to say, with respect to being a daily driver, cars like the 12c and the 458 can certainly be used as such but the attention cars like those get is just too much for anyone (or me at least) to seriously consider doing so.
It depends on what area of the country you reside I suppose. I live in So Cal and Miami. You could roll around in an F1 car in either area and barely get a second look!!Have to say, with respect to being a daily driver, cars like the 12c and the 458 can certainly be used as such but the attention cars like those get is just too much for anyone (or me at least) to seriously consider doing so.