To be fair the UK market is bad, not the USA, we all know about the price increase but that has done nothing here, as you can see the price is still falling FAST. FASTER THAN THE CAR ! 0,60 in 3.1 0 100k 2;5 secMarkets will vary as always...properly managed supply and demand will deal with this imho...I think Mclaren is sensitive to this and will manage the market within their abilities..On that note..Collection Miami has a used car selling for 30K over MSRP..and Eliteautos in TN ( a leading exotic reseller) , has two mac..one sold slightly over MSRP and the second car with 200 miles is selling also for above MSRP...In these times, people get sideways with business issues etc and an " opportunity " buy will always surface but for the most part I believe the depreciation will be reasonable especially in light of the upgrade to 2013 spec and the price increase,,I dont imagine Dealers in US will give any discounts....as long as they are working off an allocation that pre sold for 12-18 months..
I think the speculators are the disillusioned ones..Bought the car thinking they would make a quick dollar and then prodcution ramped up...If they bought the car to drive and were enjoying the experience like most of us are.....they would not sell at any price. I actually save myself from considerable depreciation expense by selling two of my other cars..This was not my plan but once I drove the Mac, it was clear the others would just sit ,collect dust and depreciate..
There is little doubt that Mclaren expected a price point of £130k as evidence by their early PR AT £130-£180 price as the early rumours came out that the 458 would be pushed up the price scale to make room for the California.You might argue that the market is telling the manufacturers that a 200 grand v8 is not going to be supported.. The 200 grand price point was always reserved for the v12 fezzas and we know what happens to them... can't help thinking that when mac were analysing this project they were looking at equivalent pricing to the 430. Then because the 458 ramped prices for the market sector, mclaren perhaps got a bit of a happy and unexpected surprise. You can't argue with the financial situation in Europe and it's the Italian registered 458s that are leading the euro market down. Not entirely sure how this all plays out. I would love the spider but upwards of 75k to change and then again for the gt version not sure that's realistic. I agree that some of the other early cars would have ended up in hands of people who want to own for a brief period and then shift on which hopefully suggests that the spider won't be so numerous and in the wrong hands. Once bitten twice shy and all that! Tough one and a double whammy of slightly expensive list price and ever worsening financial environment. I would suggest that MY 2013 coupe is not going to sell in huge numbers and that should stabilise residuals, even if it's a stretch to think they'll improve. For me the upside is that I know if I want to shift it when the spider turns up its going to be a decent hit so i may as well enjoy it to the max ! And boy am I enjoying it..
30 of each for the entire USA?? You must have heard wrongly. USA is 40% of the global market, currently.I heard that they are only importing 30 coupes and 30 spyders for the 2013 model year for the USA. They over produced in the first year and now that they have a better handle on demand, they will make sure demand outweighs supply. McLaren prices will only go up in the near future.
V8 Ferrari barely depreciate for 2 years in the UKThree quick points....
1) there's a Midwest dealer in the US who has a 12C with 1500+miles on it that he's trying to sell for sticker price. He's been sitting with this car for over three months. Good luck.
2) you can order a 2012 or 2013 from this same dealer and he'll guarantee delivery THIS YEAR.
3) there is absolutely no way McClaren can sustain itself selling just 30or even 60 cars a year.
As terrific as the 12C is, it will depreciate just like very other exotic.