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Hello everyone,

So I'm looking to buy my first McLaren, a 720s.

I've been browsing for a few weeks now, my budget is around £150k and ideally I want approved used from McLaren to get the warranty and peace of mind.

I've found one in that has taken my fancy, it's a 2018 model with 17000 miles on it for £142,900, maybe a little more miles than I initially wanted.

Below is the spec of the car, is there anything that is missing that is really essential?

720S COUPE
ONYX BLACK
"67" PLATE
17000 MILES

ET0101AUDIO12 : Audio System - 12 Speaker
EX1502SC0021E : Exterior Special Paint - Onyx Black
EX2201GG_DOORUPPER : Exterior Door Upper - Gorilla Glass
EX2901SPEXH : Sports Exhaust
EX3101SHADWPK : Stealth Pack
EX9501SCLATCH : Soft Close Doors
IN0206TECH_001 : 720S Trim - Black Alcantara
IN0401NO_SILL_FIN : Sill Panel - Carpet
IN0501ELECSEA : Electric and Heated Memory Seats
IN0501STDSEAT : Standard Seats - Manually Adjustable
IN0601STD_SB : Seat Back - Carbon Black
IN1001STD_COL : Steering Column - Adjustable (Manual)
IN1701CF_PRIMARY_COMP : Primary Interior Components - CF
IN1801CF_SECONDARY_COMP : Secondary Interior Components - CF
IN25010001LSW : Steering Wheel - Carbon Black Leather
IN2602CF_SW_PADDLE : Steering Wheel Paddles - MSO Defined
IN3001SEATBELT_BLK : Seatbelt - Black
IN6001CF_DOOR_INSERT : Door Insert - Carbon Fibre
IN9801P1MPHCLUSTER : Instrument Cluster - MPH
PK2001MONO_DP : Visible Body Structure - Dark Palladium
PT010114_COUPE : McLaren 720S Coupe
PT0201MY2018 : 2018 Model Year
PT0301010R : Europe
PT0401010004L : Vehicle Specification - United Kingdom
PT0501RHD : Right Hand Drive
PT0601OMENG : Owners Manual - English
PT0701SYSL_ENGLISH : System Language - English (UK)
PT1001FLOORMAT : Branded Floor Mat Set
PT9901433MHZ : 433Mhz Frequency for TPMS and Keys
SS0101PTS : Parking Sensors (Front and Rear)
SS0201PSREVCAM : Parking Sensors and Rear Parking Camera
SS0501ALARM_VOL : Volumetric Alarm
SS0701SURRVIEW : 360 Degree Park Assist
SS1001SATTRAC : Vehicle Tracking System
SS1502VEHICLE_LIFT : Vehicle Lift
WB0101LWTFRGW_R_OPT : 10-Spoke Super-Lightweight Forged Wheels
WB0201WHLFIN_PGW : Wheel Finish - Stealth
WB0301CCMB : Carbon Ceramic Brakes
WB0401CALI_CLR_BS : Calipers - Black with Printed Logo
WB1001STD_TY : Tyres - Pirelli P ZERO
WB9901TPMS : Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Thanks in advance,

Sam
Ha shame I didn't know this a month ago, I had a deal on a brand new spider and put my 2019 coupe on Collecting cars, then Mclaren decided they weren't making any cars this year and pulled all discounts on new cars- lots of swearing happened but thankfully mine didn't reach the reserve, if i'd have had a buyer lined up before it would have been in time to do the deal. to answer your question, take a good look at the gorilla glass for cracks, they are 3k to replace, the only ones to avoid from a resale point of view are the luxury spec (leather seats) as dealers will tell you, they just don't sell, you will be out of original warranty so budget for about 4k a year on warranty. if you can get one with the mclaren swoosh in sliver rather than orange, those are built after 2019 (if you see a 2019 car with a red swoosh its sat around in a warehouse for a few years).
Mainly its down to colour and spec and thats largely a personal preference thing, black cars don't seem to sell as well (autotrader is full of them) but if you like black thats all good (personally I think you lose a lot of the lines of the car in black).
142k for an 18 plate with that mileage seems about right if you like the spec,
 

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performance spec is just Primary carbon pack one and few other toys, i wouldn't focus on that to be honest and on the darker colours like black a lot of the carbon exterior parts don't stand out much at all. on the resale sure some people want to buy a fully loaded every carbon bit you can get, but some don't, like yourself some just want to enjoy the car and any extra carbon is a bonus but not essential. some of the dealers are putting the prices of used cars up by 5-10k which is a bit cheeky, mainly because they know there is no new stock coming. if leeds is giving you 12 month warranty in the price then its going to be fine as they'll have checked it over, personally i'm not a fan of getting it from an independent, some people are fine with that though. with that mileage its been driven a lot so all the bugs will have been ironed out, first few thousand miles in mine was a nightmare, went back for lots of niggles, last 10,000 have been faultless. its not a BMW that will just never go wrong but equally its an amazing car and you'll love it. keep an eye on oil consumption they all use it. other than that not much to say if its Mclaren used approved etc.
 

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you'd be hard pushed to find one without sports exhaust, later models its actually standard, but only a barebones spec wouldn't have had that even in 2018, lift and 360 are must haves for me (360 automatically includes rear cam)
 

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Reversing cameras are options here, just another way to sting you for a few hundred quid extra - ok BMW/Toyota insert any major manufacturer etc i was making the point that these aren't mass produced and therefore years of experience and so relatively few issues
 

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Thank you very much Dave.

Looking forward to finally being a 720s owner!

Funnily enough I was actually looking for an AMG GTR, but they have crept up in value to a point where it makes sense to spend the extra on a 720s, and let's be honest, there is no comparison between the two really.
not even close, you'll love the 720, i'll upgrade to a spider when they start making new cars again and realise that asking list on a 5 year old design once the chip shortage has gone is not realistic
 

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Did you get the whole car done or just the front end?
front and sides, so not the rear wing or roof and they haven't had any marks either, they used xpel self healing film and its been excellent, don't accept anyone who doesn't precut the shapes - cheaper shops will get a generic sheet and cut it on the car, don't go for one that does that.
 

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US owners can buy Generic Michelin PS4 in the right tyre size, in Europe it doesn't seem like you can, only Audi or Porsche specific ones, and having asked Michelin which is better for a 720, they wouldn't talk about it, which was very frustrating so I ended up going back onto P-zero -

as for the comment above on Pre-cut shapes for PPF, most of the high shops incorporate the right amount of overlap to go round the end of panels
 
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