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You can get one from the dealer if your car is new enough (< 10 years for a new warranty I think). For a 570, I was quoted $15k for 2 years for an aftermarket warranty, which is more expensive than McLaren but probably reflects the extra risk of pre-existing conditions. McLaren have a waiting period of 90 days before the warranty is active.
 

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For the most part McLaren's ESC covers less every year and they charge more. I have worked with several aftermarket warranty companies. They have ranged from great and cover everything, to basically not covering anything and telling our customers to pound sand. ( The price also does not always reflect how easy they are to deal with or what they cover) Carefully read the contract or even take it to someone with shop experience and have them read it first.
 

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For the most part McLaren's ESC covers less every year and they charge more. I have worked with several aftermarket warranty companies. They have ranged from great and cover everything, to basically not covering anything and telling our customers to pound sand. ( The price also does not always reflect how easy they are to deal with or what they cover) Carefully read the contract or even take it to someone with shop experience and have them read it first.
When I looked into this, several of the contracts were exactly the same. That rang alarm bells. Regardless of what the contract says, they need ot still be in business to actually pay out, or be sued. That concerned me.

McLaren are best placed to know the statistics on the average cost of (dealer) repairs to their cars (albeit at a discount, I assume). If their rates go up, or their cover down, then I assume that it's because their repair costs are increasing. The "official" ESC was the only one that I was comfortable would not be shocked by McLaren parts and labour prices. For me, it was a choice between that, or self-insuring (aka McMedics!).
 

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McLaren's ESC is done by a third party company as well. For the most part we recommend our customers forgo any warranty because despite what people read here, McLarens are relatively reliable. Even if the cars does have issues almost anything is cheaper than a couple years of warranty, however there is always a risk of a major issue.
 

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McLaren's ESC is done by a third party company as well. For the most part we recommend our customers forgo any warranty because despite what people read here, McLarens are relatively reliable. Even if the cars does have issues almost anything is cheaper than a couple years of warranty, however there is always a risk of a major issue.
Right. Warrantech provides the warranty. I view it as insurance against a major failure.
 
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McLaren's ESC is done by a third party company as well. For the most part we recommend our customers forgo any warranty because despite what people read here, McLarens are relatively reliable. Even if the cars does have issues almost anything is cheaper than a couple years of warranty, however there is always a risk of a major issue.
There is also the risk of that major issue getting denied because an owner before you changed the oil 2 months too late despite only doing 1,000 miles in that 14 months. They'll go through every bit of history to find a reason to not pay.
 

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Pointless as far as I am concerned, EMF will back me up here. Reliable cars if you maintain them and use common sense youre good

Ive got a very early 12c, am I scared? no.
 

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Be proactive and get an in-depth Pre-Purchase Inspection from an expert before you buy!!!

Why do you think McLaren requires a 90 day waiting period after you purchase your used McLaren before they will provided any coverage using their own warranty?

Because McLaren knows sellers don't always disclose major issues that might be lurking for the next unsuspecting owner to resolve. :unsure:

The danger here is seeming minor issues can cost big money to resolve.

Many times a proper PPI uncovers these issues and allows to buyer to make an informed decision to adjust the selling price, just walk away, or nab the deal of a lifetime! I've seen all three of these scenarios and I'm thrilled to say every time the buyer was happier with the end result because of the knowledge gained during the inspection.


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100% agree with Kevin. I had a Nissan GTR that I had a PPI on and found $5k of stuff to fix and re-negotiated the price. I did not get a PPI on my AMG GTS since I was being impatient had a transmission issue that showed up a month later and was quoted $30k for a new transmission, luckly it was a tire manufacturing defect causing confusion in the ECU.
 
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100% agree with Kevin. I had a Nissan GTR that I had a PPI on and found $5k of stuff to fix and re-negotiated the price. I did not get a PPI on my AMG GTS since I was being impatient had a transmission issue that showed up a month later and was quoted $30k for a new transmission, luckly it was a tire manufacturing defect causing confusion in the ECU.
I'm hoping I'll have enough time to do it, but I should be doing a video on PPI's this weekend. The difference in a cheap PPI and a McMedics PPI. I think it will be enlightening.
 
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