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After reviewing the car up close, I must say that the car is pretty interesting. It seems to be a serious car with great potential. However, looking at the shape even up close makes me wonder if it would have been better to have the gt3 body kit to make the car more aggressive looking. Another notable observation was that once I was in the car, I noticed that the division between driver and passenger was very very close. In fact, makes me wonder if two grown men with greater stature would elbow each other a bit... this might not be so good especially if the driver is actively driving. I understand the concept to have the driver be as central as possible. However, just makes you wonder a bit. Also, i am not a tall or fat guy, but the space was a bit on the tight side. Apart from that, the doors swing up which is a great feature. As a counterpoint though, would this make parking in tight places problematic? Those are some of the features that I think might potentially put off some buyers. Overall though the car exudes quality and is a very excellent effort by Mclaren. Cant wait to test drive the car and see if it lives up to the reviews on the car.
 

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After reviewing the car up close, I must say that the car is pretty interesting. It seems to be a serious car with great potential. However, looking at the shape even up close makes me wonder if it would have been better to have the gt3 body kit to make the car more aggressive looking. Another notable observation was that once I was in the car, I noticed that the division between driver and passenger was very very close. In fact, makes me wonder if two grown men with greater stature would elbow each other a bit... this might not be so good especially if the driver is actively driving. I understand the concept to have the driver be as central as possible. However, just makes you wonder a bit. Also, i am not a tall or fat guy, but the space was a bit on the tight side. Apart from that, the doors swing up which is a great feature. As a counterpoint though, would this make parking in tight places problematic? Those are some of the features that I think might potentially put off some buyers. Overall though the car exudes quality and is a very excellent effort by Mclaren. Cant wait to test drive the car and see if it lives up to the reviews on the car.
you only need 24 inches approx betwwen 2 cars to get in,most people would find that very difficult in a normal car never mind something with xl doors like
one of the big 2 door mercs,also takes away the sill,so no problem when parking close to a high kerb,dont forget that the internal space gives you more elbow room on the drivers door side than a normal car ,and you dont have to use a gear stick so being that close shouldnt be a problem.im driving one in a couple of weeks so i will let you know if there is an issue
 

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you only need 24 inches approx betwwen 2 cars to get in,most people would find that very difficult in a normal car never mind something with xl doors like
one of the big 2 door mercs,also takes away the sill,so no problem when parking close to a high kerb,dont forget that the internal space gives you more elbow room on the drivers door side than a normal car ,and you dont have to use a gear stick so being that close shouldnt be a problem.im driving one in a couple of weeks so i will let you know if there is an issue
please do post ur experience:) there were issues with power windows, and starter button light (too BRIGHT @ night) with steve sutcliffe during his test. please inquire with mclaren;)
 

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you only need 24 inches approx betwwen 2 cars to get in,most people would find that very difficult in a normal car never mind something with xl doors like
one of the big 2 door mercs,also takes away the sill,so no problem when parking close to a high kerb,dont forget that the internal space gives you more elbow room on the drivers door side than a normal car ,and you dont have to use a gear stick so being that close shouldnt be a problem.im driving one in a couple of weeks so i will let you know if there is an issue
Andy, which dealer are you purchasing through ? I know your on for a car some time in June, I expected mine in July, but I have not had an invite to test drive the car any time soon
 

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Hello Everyone :)

Im new to this forum & an owner of the Mclaren MP4-12C
im from Kuwait

first time i saw this car was in a magazine and i liked it but didnt like it as much as i saw it when they brought the car to Kuwait for the Launch. i fell in love with it when i saw it ! i was so in love with the car ! amazing looks & amazing performance ! downside about ordering the care that i wont get it untill August-September.. seems so far away ! Cant Wait!
 

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Andy, which dealer are you purchasing through ? I know your on for a car some time in June, I expected mine in July, but I have not had an invite to test drive the car any time soon
i assume the invitations are for the very first people that were involved with the project,i think by your july date you were very close,but it cannot be easy for them,i cannot even take my wife.But i think it will only be a couple of weeks after that ,that you will be getting a dealership drive.This event was organised by Mclaren and is not a dealership event so they will have had minimum contol over it,but some dealership staff will there.
hope this helps with your frustation,im sure its the same with everycar launch
 

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i assume the invitations are for the very first people that were involved with the project,i think by your july date you were very close,but it cannot be easy for them,i cannot even take my wife.But i think it will only be a couple of weeks after that ,that you will be getting a dealership drive.This event was organised by Mclaren and is not a dealership event so they will have had minimum contol over it,but some dealership staff will there.
hope this helps with your frustation,im sure its the same with everycar launch
Cheers Andy, i would like to just see the car again in the metal just to confirm in my mind that the spec I have put in is what I expect in real life.
 

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Cheers Andy, i would like to just see the car again in the metal just to confirm in my mind that the spec I have put in is what I expect in real life.
whats your current spec??Make sure your happy with it ,as you know when you put down your next deposit there is no going back,on that note you must be in the second batch of cars ,who is youer dealer?
 

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Interesting.

My expected delivery date is the last quarter of this year, but I have been invited along to the test drive in three weeks – can’t wait.

I expressed my firm interest in September 09 and put the deposit down in July 10, just after the visit to MTC.

I thing I should have been higher up the list, but at least it gives me something to look forward to.
 

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After reviewing the car up close, I must say that the car is pretty interesting. It seems to be a serious car with great potential. However, looking at the shape even up close makes me wonder if it would have been better to have the gt3 body kit to make the car more aggressive looking. Another notable observation was that once I was in the car, I noticed that the division between driver and passenger was very very close. In fact, makes me wonder if two grown men with greater stature would elbow each other a bit... this might not be so good especially if the driver is actively driving. I understand the concept to have the driver be as central as possible. However, just makes you wonder a bit. Also, i am not a tall or fat guy, but the space was a bit on the tight side. Apart from that, the doors swing up which is a great feature. As a counterpoint though, would this make parking in tight places problematic? Those are some of the features that I think might potentially put off some buyers. Overall though the car exudes quality and is a very excellent effort by Mclaren. Cant wait to test drive the car and see if it lives up to the reviews on the car.
If you are actively driving the car then your hands will be on the wheel and should not be on the center console.
 

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you only need 24 inches approx betwwen 2 cars to get in,most people would find that very difficult in a normal car never mind something with xl doors like
one of the big 2 door mercs,also takes away the sill,so no problem when parking close to a high kerb,dont forget that the internal space gives you more elbow room on the drivers door side than a normal car ,and you dont have to use a gear stick so being that close shouldnt be a problem.im driving one in a couple of weeks so i will let you know if there is an issue
Sitting in the drivers seat during the unveil gave me that impression as there were other people sitting in the passenger. I was holding the steering wheel in a turn position. Thats when the other guy slightly elbowed me. But I guess the guy was pretty big. If it was me and my wife, that shouldnt be a problem... However, Im thinking if others that are taller and bigger, it may potentially be a problem. As to the doors, I guess we will know if it becomes a problem especially in real world situations. I know though that in many garages, the space between cars are pretty tight. So, it might pose some problems. But perhaps that would just be something people contend with on exotics... lol. Im still kind of on the fences to pull the trigger on this car... Ill wait for a friend to show me his before I decide...
 

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Sitting in the drivers seat during the unveil gave me that impression as there were other people sitting in the passenger. I was holding the steering wheel in a turn position. Thats when the other guy slightly elbowed me. But I guess the guy was pretty big. If it was me and my wife, that shouldnt be a problem... However, Im thinking if others that are taller and bigger, it may potentially be a problem. As to the doors, I guess we will know if it becomes a problem especially in real world situations. I know though that in many garages, the space between cars are pretty tight. So, it might pose some problems. But perhaps that would just be something people contend with on exotics... lol. Im still kind of on the fences to pull the trigger on this car... Ill wait for a friend to show me his before I decide...
I have owned a few car that are quite tight in the cabin. Sitting still you notice it, but never has been an issue when driving.
 
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