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650S Spider - 3 Years as a Daily Driver

Discussion in 'Super Series (MP4-12C, 650S, 675LT, and 720S)' started by Boxer365, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Boxer365

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  2. bocaf430

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    LI, boca raton
    good looking car
     
  3. Boxer365

    Boxer365 Rookie

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    Thanks, Ive found that black works well for a DD.
     
  4. ScottS

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    Great post. Great article. Great site. Thanks for the link.

    I almost bought a 12c. Then a 650. Now maybe 720. Not enough a lure to give up a FCar slot. But your post makes it tempting.

    Hyland Park?

    Scott



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  5. Boxer365

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    Yes, Highland Park down by Cole St.
     
  6. Pinarello

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    Since you have owned several Mclaren models and actually drive them I will ask
    I have never driven one, but have owned and driven many exotics I just sold my V12 Ferrari that I used daily, considering a Mclaren
    Don’t have a dealer close by which make sure me a little nervous
    How reliable are they?
    Good air conditioning?, blue tooth etc?
    Service or other expected expenses per year?
     
  7. Boxer365

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    In terms of reliability, I have never had an issue with the 650S http://karenable.com/2018/06/1000-days-with-the-mclaren-650s-spider/ . Only time it goes to the dealer is for the annual service which runs $1500-1800. AC blows plenty cold Blue tooth is OK, I can make phone calls but its not as clear as the Mercedes.
     
  8. Alcav5

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    Boxer365, just read through a number of your blogs, thanks for sharing , I thought they were all interesting, informative and very well written including your son's.

    If I go back to your blog when I get into the office I may put it in one of my favorites folder. And if I can make a minor comment about the articles it wold be I wished it were easy for me to see when they were written / the date. In a few of them I could discern the time line, but just being lazy I kept scrolling to the top to see if I can find when the article was written. Were the dates indicated elsewhere?

    My interest in popping into the McLaren forum came from me wanting more from my 430 spider weekend driver. I really enjoy the Ferrari and all of it's pomp, it's something that I didn't get or feel in my Porsches, nor did I feel it in a 12c I tested before I bought the 430. But now 6 months later I have an itch and I want to see if I could look past my pomp desire and warm up to a better value in terms of a more state of the art equipment, electronics and a more current model compare to a Ferrari. Your articles have inspired me to think about it harder. The 675LT sounded great but I think my purchase would be more in line with the 650 model.
    Kind regards.
     
  9. Boxer365

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    Thanks for the feedback and let me check on the dates, really don't know if they are posted. On the McLarens, suggest you test drive both the 650S and the 675LT and then decide. IMHO, the best drivers car McLaren has built today is the 675LT.
     
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  10. Andynyc

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    Great write up! I got 650s with aftermarket exhaust about a month ago. What a beast of a car! I love it
     
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  11. Boxer365

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    Thanks and enjoy your 650S.
     
  12. IPO1

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    Love it--congrats and nice to see long term owner.
     
  13. bocaf430

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    post photos please
     
  14. Gum12345

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    Andy, I have practically the identical car as you, also in NY
     
  15. aaronrgonz

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    Awesome colors, any others in your garage?
     

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