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I know a few had deliveries this week. Don't want to say names and jinx them :eek:
 

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I know a few had deliveries this week. Don't want to say names and jinx them :eek:
no news yet!,and i think that is part of the problem,there has not been enough communication between the factory and the dealerships,and although the dealerships are doing their best to calm customers they are not getting the support from above.(when they should be looking for future customers).
Unfortunatly for the early adoptors somewhat frustating,but many of us unfairly put them on a pedastal (although they did have a hand in that themselves with early promises)for such a new company.
Anyway,whats a few weeks at the start of what i think will be a massive worldwide brand,which will fulfill all its promises,and im sure we will be proclaiming how lucky we were to be at the start of this,within a couple of months.
I hope!
After all of that,ive just had the call this morning!!,coming friday,and im away with the family this weekend so i will wait till next weeks reg,it would be stupid just for 1 day
 

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Hi Andy, i am happy with you!!:) ( but it will be a long weekend for you);)
 

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no news yet!,and i think that is part of the problem,there has not been enough communication between the factory and the dealerships,and although the dealerships are doing their best to calm customers they are not getting the support from above.(when they should be looking for future customers).
Unfortunatly for the early adoptors somewhat frustating,but many of us unfairly put them on a pedastal (although they did have a hand in that themselves with early promises)for such a new company.
Anyway,whats a few weeks at the start of what I think will be a massive worldwide brand,which will fulfill all its promises,and im sure we will be proclaiming how lucky we were to be at the start of this,within a couple of months.
I hope!
After all of that,ive just had the call this morning!!,coming friday,and im away with the family this weekend so i will wait till next weeks reg,it would be stupid just for 1 day

Pleased for you Andy that your car is on it's way. I have to tell you that out of total despair I took the decision last week to cancel my car, I'd waited nearly 4 Years it!.

I would concur with you regarding the communication between factory and dealer, I get the impression it's virtually non-existant in terms of accurate delivery information

I'm on the list for the Spider and hope to be a Mclaren customer one day
 

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Pleased for you Andy that your car is on it's way. I have to tell you that out of total despair I took the decision last week to cancel my car, I'd waited nearly 4 Years it!.

I would concur with you regarding the communication between factory and dealer, I get the impression it's virtually non-existant in terms of accurate delivery information

I'm on the list for the Spider and hope to be a Mclaren customer one day
Sad to see you go Mark,i hope that with Mclaren now in the market place,all the other sports car companies will pull their socks up and make it better for all of us.
When do you think you will get the spider?will be interesting to see how the roof works?
 

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Hi Andy, i am happy with you!! ( but it will be a long weekend for you)
Thanks Andy,longer than you think,2 teenagers and a lovely wife,all female ,all redheads,commiserations by postcard please!!!

Hi Andy, i know what you mean, i have 3 teenagers, and a lovely wife, all female!! It can be a happy (loud) life for a man!
 

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Sad to see you go Mark,i hope that with Mclaren now in the market place,all the other sports car companies will pull their socks up and make it better for all of us.
When do you think you will get the spider?will be interesting to see how the roof works?
I heard a rumour it's a hard top but nothing confirmed. Date wise completely unknown, I'd guess after the recent few months they'll ensure it's entirely ready before committing. I'm fairly early on the list for the 458 Spider so I guess that'll come first :)
 

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I heard a rumour it's a hard top but nothing confirmed. Date wise completely unknown, I'd guess after the recent few months they'll ensure it's entirely ready before committing. I'm fairly early on the list for the 458 Spider so I guess that'll come first :)
just seen the video of the spider,very impressive how it opens,not sure how the 12c spider will do a hard top because they need to get more heat out from the turbos.Anyway enjoy it Mark
 

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I have to tell you that out of total despair I took the decision last week to cancel my car, I'd waited nearly 4 Years it!.
Total dispair!?! That sounds dramatic and yet you are queing up for another wait. 4 years! and now you cancel?

I just cant understand the impatience of seemingly dedicated 12C buyers near the end of the finish line.

Life is an endurance race, never give up!
 

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Total dispair!?! That sounds dramatic and yet you are queing up for another wait. 4 years! and now you cancel?

I just cant understand the impatience of seemingly dedicated 12C buyers near the end of the finish line.

Life is an endurance race, never give up!

Falb,

I started to write a lengthy detailed response but let's just say I'm extremely disappointed to be where I am and I suspect the finish line will continue to keep moving away!
 

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I've never fancied convertibles but that looks quite the business.

I wouldn't order it with a leather or suede headliner though. :)
Really?? No offense to anybody waiting on one of those, but egads, wtf did they do to that car?! In my opinion, they should have taken the opportunity to clean up the lines at the back of the 458, not tack on even more bizarre-ness. The back-end is even busier than it was before. And with all that technology, they couldn't figure out how to expose the engine under a clear panel? :confused: Not to mention, from the side, it looks more like a targa than a sleek drop top.

McLaren, if you are reading, please don't make the 12C convertible as fussy as this!!



Sorry to stay off topic, but I'm not feeling that at all.
 

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just seen the video of the spider,very impressive how it opens,not sure how the 12c spider will do a hard top because they need to get more heat out from the turbos.Anyway enjoy it Mark
What's exciting about a 12C spider is the fact that the basic design does not depend on the body shell for rigidity. They can take the roof off with minimal weight penalty.
 
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