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I am looking for some advice. I recently purchased a McLaren MP4-12C from a friend. It was purchased by him a year prior from McLaren Chicago. It had about 9k of work done before I purchased the car. Total mileage on the car is 17k now. The warranty is going to expire in April, 2021. I read some older posts about this dilemma, however they we older posts. Has anyone experienced issues with this car that would push me towards buying the extended warranty. Thanks for any advice
 

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I am looking for some advice. I recently purchased a McLaren MP4-12C from a friend. It was purchased by him a year prior from McLaren Chicago. It had about 9k of work done before I purchased the car. Total mileage on the car is 17k now. The warranty is going to expire in April, 2021. I read some older posts about this dilemma, however they we older posts. Has anyone experienced issues with this car that would push me towards buying the extended warranty. Thanks for any advice
They are generally reliable. I have an ESC because I don't want to self-insure a large failure, rare as they may be. If I had a local, full-time, specialist (e.g. @ima2nr), I would probably self-insure.

Another consideration is the history of the car, i.e. how many of the [less] common issues have already been addressed.
 

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They are generally reliable. I have an ESC because I don't want to self-insure a large failure, rare as they may be. If I had a local, full-time, specialist (e.g. @ima2nr), I would probably self-insure.

Another consideration is the history of the car, i.e. how many of the [less] common issues have already been addressed.
 

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I decided to self insure when I recently bought my 2013. Many of the well known failure items had already been replaced under warranty and the local dealer was quoting ~$8k per year for the ESC. At that price it doesn’t make sense unless you have really bad luck. I am also fortunate to have good independent options (30 min from ima2nr). Plus, my car won’t do much sitting, I will be driving it at least once a week.
 

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From a dealer (Warrentech) or aftermarket? Each year our cars age the warranty costs are bumped up. If you can get a full warranty through a dealer for $5k on a 2014 you are doing well.
 

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Lots of indy shops near Chicago. Cannonball Garage, Fluid Motor Union, Manfreds, etc.

I was just quoted $6k for two years from Total Auto Protect.
 

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Do you feel that warranty covers similar to the McLaren warranty. Have you used your current plan for any warranty issues.

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I didn't purchase the warranty, but priced it. The warranty states that it covers all mechanical and electrical so I feel that it's pretty comprehensive. Also covers dealer labor rates up to like $300/hr or similar.
 

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I am looking for some advice. I recently purchased a McLaren MP4-12C from a friend. It was purchased by him a year prior from McLaren Chicago. It had about 9k of work done before I purchased the car. Total mileage on the car is 17k now. The warranty is going to expire in April, 2021. I read some older posts about this dilemma, however they we older posts. Has anyone experienced issues with this car that would push me towards buying the extended warranty. Thanks for any advice
I recently ran into this as my warranty was expiring at the end of January. I was quoted $6k from McLaren Scottsdale to extend 1 year and I just couldn't really swallow that given having few problems with my 2012 w/ 16k miles on top of the $2500/$3500 even/odd yearly service. I ended up shopping around and getting a great deal through Freedom Warranty who was recommended to me by a local independent exotic shop here in Scottsdale. The coverage was comparable to the Mclaren (Warrantech) warranty and I paid $7k for 6 years, $0 deductible, and no mileage restrictions.. I would definitely check them out. I got them to waive the deductible, the "waiting" period, and drop the premiums down $300 since I was still under McLaren's warranty so I would consider doing it before yours expires.
 

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I got my warranty through Integrity. 3 years for 6k on the full wrap coverage, but they only offer the wrap coverage for vehicles 6 years and under. Mine was a 2014 and I bought it last year so I just eeked by. I took it in for service and they paid out no problem. Dealer said they were great to work with.
 

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I recently ran into this as my warranty was expiring at the end of January. I was quoted $6k from McLaren Scottsdale to extend 1 year and I just couldn't really swallow that given having few problems with my 2012 w/ 16k miles on top of the $2500/$3500 even/odd yearly service. I ended up shopping around and getting a great deal through Freedom Warranty who was recommended to me by a local independent exotic shop here in Scottsdale. The coverage was comparable to the Mclaren (Warrantech) warranty and I paid $7k for 6 years, $0 deductible, and no mileage restrictions.. I would definitely check them out. I got them to waive the deductible, the "waiting" period, and drop the premiums down $300 since I was still under McLaren's warranty so I would consider doing it before yours expires.
Has anyone had first hand experience with Freedom Warranty? I am looking at them as my ESC ends in April. I read some negative things as well as positive. I would appreciate any input before going forward. Thanks!
 

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Has anyone had first hand experience with Freedom Warranty? I am looking at them as my ESC ends in April. I read some negative things as well as positive. I would appreciate any input before going forward. Thanks!
It’s worth mentioning when I was shopping around I called the local independent exotic repair shops to see who they worked with. Both Highline European and Corsa Motorsports AZ said they had worked with Freedom and that they’ve had a track record of paying out claims without a hassle. Luckily haven’t had to use it yet but I will post back here in case of any future claims.
 

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I have an Integrity Wrap warranty that came with my car, originally purchased by the previous owner when purchasing from a non-McLaren dealership, and they covered some work I just had done at McL Philly, though would only cover $175/hr and I had to pay the difference from the $199/hr rate. The process was easy, they just phoned in a credit card number.The exclusion list excludes most cooling system and shock/struts, but covers all the big stuff. Weirdly it covered a leaky axle seal but not the nut.
 

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Did you have yours checked off at the exotic rate? Its a more expensive warranty but must be included. Its an upcharge but I thought it covered higher than $175. I'll go check. Mine just paid out to Dimmit McLaren with no issues and no extra charges. Art, the service manager, said Integrity was easy and great to work with. Unfortanately you can only get Wrap coverage on cars up to 6 years old so I just made the cut off with my 12c. Still a good choice for the 570 I would think.
 

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Did you have yours checked off at the exotic rate? Its a more expensive warranty but must be included. Its an upcharge but I thought it covered higher than $175. I'll go check. Mine just paid out to Dimmit McLaren with no issues and no extra charges. Art, the service manager, said Integrity was easy and great to work with. Unfortanately you can only get Wrap coverage on cars up to 6 years old so I just made the cut off with my 12c. Still a good choice for the 570 I would think.
The surcharges listed are:
Lift Kit/Tire Modifcation
Entertainment Package
Enhanced Labor Rate
Convertible Top
Turbo/Supercharger

According to the terms, the enhanced labor rate raises the rate paid to $125/hr for most cars but up to $175 for Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, McLaren, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Saab, Tesla, and Volvo.
 
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