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First ad I've seen. My dealer told me a time back, that test drives were only for depositors. I wonder if this means orders are slowing... Maybe I'm reading too much into it.

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First ad I've seen. My dealer told me a time back, that test drives were only for depositors. I wonder if this means orders are slowing... Maybe I'm reading too much into it.

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Seems reasonable that all the depositors have had there test drives by now,so it wouldnt make good sense having a demonstrator lying idle,they want a production run of at least 5000,so more customers are needed on the books,and i can get a test drive in anything even if i have no intention of buying,so it might be just what a future customer needs if he is undecided,not everyone will be a mclaren fan,that is untill they have been behind the wheel:D
 

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My order is with that dealer and I would rate the service a C at the moment. They're not much better than Ferrari and worse than Lamborghini.

Maybe it's because they're also a Ferrari dealer. :D

Also I'm surprised they'd take out an ad in a national newspaper like the WSJ. My impression from talking to McL Beverley Hills is that they're not allowed to take orders from customers outside their region.
 

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First ad I've seen. My dealer told me a time back, that test drives were only for depositors. I wonder if this means orders are slowing... Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
I asked my dealer last week about backlog and was told that it is a 10 month wait in the US if you order today.
 

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We are in an economic crisis worldwide the gravity of which is being hidden.

I would be surprided if any supercar manufacture is resting easy and sales will be v v v hard to come by
 

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My local Audi dealer said 12 plate sales 'did not happen so we are concentrating on second hand to survive'.

Guess Mclaren dealers can only 'do' first hand sales.
 

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I agree with Moncho. All the depositors have already driven the demo car. So they are most likely reaching out to potential new customers.
 

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Also I'm surprised they'd take out an ad in a national newspaper like the WSJ. My impression from talking to McL Beverley Hills is that they're not allowed to take orders from customers outside their region.
national paper, regional edition, local ads.
 

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national paper, regional edition, local ads.
This paper was delivered to my home in Houston. Houston and Chicago, in the same region??
 

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We are in an economic crisis worldwide the gravity of which is being hidden.

I would be surprided if any supercar manufacture is resting easy and sales will be v v v hard to come by
DITTO:(........R8 spyder sitting at local dealership for over a year:eek:
Takes a certain millionaire/billionaire to buy super cars like these......we will see if there is enough of them to go around.....but McLaren keeps stating that the super/hypercar segment is on the rise. For their sake I hope they are spot on
 
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