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Everyday I come on the forum to more and more tales of woe . doors that don’t open , gearboxes that get slower (?) , engine glass that doesn’t shut ( one owner carries a tin of wd40 fgs !!!! I don’t do that in my 1972 911ST ! ) and stereo systems that don’t work .

Give me some cheer , have I bought a dud ?
 

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Yes it's a dud. It never stops working irrespective of speed and abuse from your right foot. You never get the chance to meet the Recovery team.

The tyres take a beating and, thus, your local tyre fitter will stop talking to you.

If you drive in London your journey time will become protracted at every pedestrian crossing as people insist on taking photos plus your wife will become suspicious of the knickers collecting on the cars front.

But most of all the ballistic acceleration will unnerve your passengers who will be very wary of your sanity at driving so fast.

Also, finally you will go through a personality change and become ridiculously picky about silly little things like one thousands of a second added to a gear change, calling the absent infotainment system Doris.........and spend much more time driving with a silly grin on your face.

It's a real Dud, Pete.
 

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Everyday I come on the forum to more and more tales of woe . doors that don’t open , gearboxes that get slower (?) , engine glass that doesn’t shut ( one owner carries a tin of wd40 fgs !!!! I don’t do that in my 1972 911ST ! ) and stereo systems that don’t work .

Give me some cheer , have I bought a dud ?
Not at all,since the first early cars (which i have never had a problem with) everything is 95% great(dont forget the brits are a miserable bunch).I agree being a porsche man its not as sorted first time out,but if you compare it to any Italian its streets ahead.
Its certainly a car you would happily jump into and drive anywhere in europe ,i dont think i would have the confidence to do that with some makes that are not designed to put milage on.
I think your concerns are based on the fact the eveything is wrong,wereas Mclaren are looking at it from a racecar producer ,were the car is in constant development and will never really be signed off,that why early owners are getting the upgrades.That is news to everyone except us,as we were promised this from the start,maybe not hardware but software for the life of the car.
DONT PANIC MR MANNERING,you will love it!

Plus EVERYTHING ric says,as he can type quicker than me
 

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Drove today and RIC found a pair of red knickers with blacck lace over the wing mirror and a pair of stockings stuck on the wiper blade. Have you really had the same



No it is certainly not a dud but sometimes interesting things develop that Woking always rectify. They would do better to let us guys quietly beta test some stuff and then give us a treat! :eek:
 

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Mine is a March car and not had a single fault - in fact it seems to get better - the doors close much easier and the opening 'swipe' now works every time and is a fun part of the car - wouldn't want the button of the 2013 cars.

The Meridian sound is great if you use lossless recordings. Radio is awful however but hopefull Doris will sort that.

It is so comfortable one minute then switch the settings and an animal that will scare any passenger the next - most certainly an 'and' car!!

Everyone who sees the car will love it!

Never had any negative comments and never had any jealous remarks or hand gestures that I've had driving other cars - and my car is MO with stealth wheels so not exactly discreet oh and you have to not mind people taking photos of the car - even at motorway speeds people use their phones to take pics.... You will love it.
 

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MCL : don't touch to my "open door system" or i'll kill you :D

don't even think about installing a switch on it , never ... :D
 

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Thanks for the replies gents . Please don’t take this the wrong way but I'm not really interested in peoples reactions and knickers etc . I just wasn’t a fast , well built mid engine car that isn’t italian . One that I can use every day , that won’t breakdown . The form over function design and perfectionist ethos of the company appeal to me . I hope I’m not disappointed , the way Porsche have gone mainstream I was looking for a new favourite and I was hoping Mclaren would be it or am hoping Mclaren is it .
 

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you will not be disapponited - the car is absolutely sensational in every way. You will however need to reset your percetion of reality; when its delivered I guarantee you'll be thinking " this isn't so special" but then you'll look at the speedo and realize you're going 25 - 40+mph faster than any other car you've driven. It is truly awesome
 

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Thanks for the replies gents . Please don’t take this the wrong way but I'm not really interested in peoples reactions and knickers etc . I just wasn’t a fast , well built mid engine car that isn’t italian . One that I can use every day , that won’t breakdown . The form over function design and perfectionist ethos of the company appeal to me . I hope I’m not disappointed , the way Porsche have gone mainstream I was looking for a new favourite and I was hoping Mclaren would be it or am hoping Mclaren is it .
That's exactly my reason for changing to Mclaren. The GT3 is the only Porker that appeals to me in connected way although a more powerful Cayman is a dream machine.I think I've reached a point where another 911 would be.........like no change or challenge.

When I first went fast in a Mac, courtesy of Andyc, I was astonished at it's capabilities ( Andy has a tricked up 911 Turbo ) but when I finally took delivery I was 'thrown' initially by it's non sports car ride.

It has taken some time to adjust to the MAC and I am still on a learning curve but it get's better each day. One recent 550 mile trip back from Inverness to Herts was a doddle whereas a GT3 would have been wearing but the main point is when the performance is dialled in it is a brilliantly capable fast and entertaining car.

I am not at all sure how it will compare to a Carrera GT other than it will be a lot less noisy!
 

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drove it tonight too (i don't drive it everyday). absolutely love the car. i haven't felt the same way in a long time. BUT, i'm thinking about unloading it pretty soon IF i don't lose much money. it's a great car. McLaren has done a decent job. but it has faults. mine's got few. i know nothing is perfect. but i have to admit i expect more from a perfectionist - that's people called our boy Ron Dennis.

if i sell it successfully. i'm planning to come back again with a new MY car in the future (after all the bugs have been fixed).
 

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Went to Goodwood today with McLaren and then to MTC where I had a meet with some of the senior technicians at their request to discuss update 9 that I had commented on.

They say it is a learning software in all modes so let you know Monday after I have been to Dunsfold . The Mclaren cars all running on 9 and showed no hesitancy on track . They are on it and I have promised to discuss on Monday.

Will report to you guys as it moves along.
 

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Went to Goodwood today with McLaren and then to MTC where I had a meet with some of the senior technicians at their request to discuss update 9 that I had commented on.

They say it is a learning software in all modes so let you know Monday after I have been to Dunsfold . The Mclaren cars all running on 9 and showed no hesitancy on track . They are on it and I have promised to discuss on Monday.

Will report to you guys as it moves along.
Bruce so are you saying each car will adapt to the driving style of its owner??:If so she,s going to love me!:confused:
 

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Bruce so are you saying each car will adapt to the driving style of its owner??:If so she,s going to love me!:confused:
Blimey, who knows what you might get if you by a second hand car in the future that has only driven a few hundred miles, it won't know what to do...:confused:

Would have loved to have had the chance to drive at Goodwood, must be out of favour for any track driving.:(
 
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