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Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:51 am

Anyone seen the prices of these things? I never realised they had dropped so much. interesting prospect :smile_smoking:

Were they not something like £170k new. Must resist :lol:


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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by doodlebug » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:23 am

Same applies to all McLarens. When you look into aftermarket service options and price of parts/labour/warranty resisting will become easier.

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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:26 am

I have been doing a bit of research. WOW crazy prices for even an oil change. Would be cool car to have on the drive though. Parts seem to be the issue, nothing aftermarket which forces you to buy OEM gear at overinflated prices.

Wonder how the prices stabilise after losing £100k? Is the worst over?
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RS3 8P Rubbish
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GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by doodlebug » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:01 am

12c stable.....but you have the 650, 540, 570 and 720 all heading south rapidly. 720 for 150k is outrageous really.

It’s a brand I’d love to love. But for me there’s always a whiff of Ron Dennis’ office. And I’d prefer to go Italian. F12 is a big draw....

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Post by Paulm » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:52 am

F12 is hugely expensive though. lovely looking car!!

I was looking at F430 (i do like the look of the F430) or Gallardo then stumbled across the 12c. They all around the same price but the 12c is just a bit more modern. On saying that 12c reliability seems to be suspect. Infotainment and gearbox issue keep popping up, neither cheap to fix.

Wont be this year I have only just got my RS3 and promised to keep it a while lol
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S3 8V FL DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Rubbish
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GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Covkiller » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:56 pm

I never rated the MP4-12C until my friend took me out in one. The thing is a step change above equivalent, Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini's. There's also a front bumper conversion which makes it look a lot better.
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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:44 pm

That looks really good :thumbs:
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F10 M5 LCI still no rear grip lol
S7 black Edition Too big and heavy
S3 8V FL DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Rubbish
C7 RS6 Fantastic car but missed playing
GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
911 Turbo Remapped. Hated it
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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by MartayMcFly » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:27 pm

If you can't afford to run it new, you can't afford to run it used... servicing and parts never get cheaper.

That's a hell of a lot of car for sub £80k though!
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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:55 am

MartayMcFly wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:27 pm
If you can't afford to run it new, you can't afford to run it used... servicing and parts never get cheaper.

That's a hell of a lot of car for sub £80k though!
Affording to buy or run it is not an issue, it’s all about what I am happy to spend on a car for me. I have never been into flash cars, just big fast ones. Hmmm.
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RS3 Saloon
RS7 FL best car I've owned. No faith in turbo oil screen (turbos failing) or sticking oil scraper ring causing missfires.
F10 M5 LCI still no rear grip lol
S7 black Edition Too big and heavy
S3 8V FL DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Rubbish
C7 RS6 Fantastic car but missed playing
GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
911 Turbo Remapped. Hated it
F10 M5, awesome but no rear grip
RS6 V10 700BHP crazy
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 600bhp

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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:10 pm

Ok done loads of research. Deffo not the car for me. Only due to crazy service parts. Don’t mind buying and fixing cars but I won’t be held to ransom over parts, never mind failures. £4k for a heater control :lol:
F90 M5
X3MC
RS3 Saloon
RS7 FL best car I've owned. No faith in turbo oil screen (turbos failing) or sticking oil scraper ring causing missfires.
F10 M5 LCI still no rear grip lol
S7 black Edition Too big and heavy
S3 8V FL DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Rubbish
C7 RS6 Fantastic car but missed playing
GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
911 Turbo Remapped. Hated it
F10 M5, awesome but no rear grip
RS6 V10 700BHP crazy
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 600bhp

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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by doodlebug » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:49 pm

I did tell you that!!

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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:12 pm

doodlebug wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:49 pm
I did tell you that!!
Aye you did, had to go look myself though :thumb:
F90 M5
X3MC
RS3 Saloon
RS7 FL best car I've owned. No faith in turbo oil screen (turbos failing) or sticking oil scraper ring causing missfires.
F10 M5 LCI still no rear grip lol
S7 black Edition Too big and heavy
S3 8V FL DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Rubbish
C7 RS6 Fantastic car but missed playing
GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
911 Turbo Remapped. Hated it
F10 M5, awesome but no rear grip
RS6 V10 700BHP crazy
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 600bhp

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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by HYFR » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:27 pm

I was lucky to own one for 4 months and do 4K miles, including a full Circuit Days Track day at the Nurburgring

Got out of it just before the £4K warranty renewal and got what I paid for it back.

It’s since lost another £15k depreciation ...

I sometimes wish I’d kept it as it’s a full blown Supercar, but it was a bit soulless
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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by Paulm » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:24 am

HYFR wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:27 pm
I was lucky to own one for 4 months and do 4K miles, including a full Circuit Days Track day at the Nurburgring

Got out of it just before the £4K warranty renewal and got what I paid for it back.

It’s since lost another £15k depreciation ...

I sometimes wish I’d kept it as it’s a full blown Supercar, but it was a bit soulless
Sounds like you dipped your toe in just long enough to have some fun and hand it back.

Plan is to have a supercar but it wont be the 12c :(
F90 M5
X3MC
RS3 Saloon
RS7 FL best car I've owned. No faith in turbo oil screen (turbos failing) or sticking oil scraper ring causing missfires.
F10 M5 LCI still no rear grip lol
S7 black Edition Too big and heavy
S3 8V FL DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Rubbish
C7 RS6 Fantastic car but missed playing
GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
911 Turbo Remapped. Hated it
F10 M5, awesome but no rear grip
RS6 V10 700BHP crazy
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 600bhp

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Re: Mclaren mp4-12c

Post by keneylana » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:13 pm

F12 is hugely expensive though.

lovely looking car!!

I was looking at F430 (i do like the look of the F430) or Gallardo then stumbled across the 12c.

They all around the same price but the 12c is just a bit more modern.

On saying that 12c reliability seems to be suspect.

Infotainment and gearbox issue keep popping up, neither cheap to fix.

Wont be this year I have only just got my RS3 and promised to keep it a while lol

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