RE: McLaren 570GT farewell: PH Fleet

RE: McLaren 570GT farewell: PH Fleet

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Targarama

14,101 posts

215 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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br d said:
Targarama said:
As soon as you see the standard paddles and use the extended ones you will realise they are needed. STD ones simply too short/small.
Had the standards on my 650S and they seemed fine. Got a 720S inbound and specced the interior carbon but didn't bother with extended paddles.
May have to revisit that if there's still time.
Try sitting in a car with them at the dealer. STD ones work of course, but the extended ones are much easier to ‘find’ and thus use.

SidewaysSi

4,424 posts

166 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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RSK21 said:
SidewaysSi said:
I don't want to cruise quietly and don't give a monkeys about doors so they don't hold any appeal for me. And as for air con working perfectly - I had a 20 year old Merc which I could say that about..
Therefore it’s a fatuous comparison and a pointless thread intervention surely ?
Why should I intervene merely to tell fans why is it God''s gift to mankind?

They are a fine car in a Honda NSX/Audi R8 way. And I assume being British holds an appeal to some. Or maybe they like to think they are driving an F1 car. Or perhaps showing kids how the doors work gives them an inner glow.

No doubt good rounder cars if that's what you want and like.

RSK21

2,277 posts

73 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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SidewaysSi said:
Why should I intervene merely to tell fans why is it God''s gift to mankind?

They are a fine car in a Honda NSX/Audi R8 way. And I assume being British holds an appeal to some. Or maybe they like to think they are driving an F1 car. Or perhaps showing kids how the doors work gives them an inner glow.

No doubt good rounder cars if that's what you want and like.
Of course you shouldn’t intervene to say positive things about a car you are not interested in.

What baffles me, frequently on PH, are interventions where wholly inappropriate and irrelevant comparisons are made.

As an aside certain of the snide comments above make you sound something of a snob.

Vaud

28,693 posts

87 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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thelawnet1 said:
DAB radio? Satnav? Surely both things are obsolete. Just plug in your phone.

As for the parking sensors, I don't have a McLaren but mine only go off when you are very close to the car in front in a queue. Not really problematic.
Not really. Dab often works where there is no 3G/4g .

Satnav - ditto. You can download maps to your car phone, but it's a pain. Also satnav can be integrated to head up display, etc

SidewaysSi

4,424 posts

166 months

Monday 20th November 2017
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RSK21 said:
SidewaysSi said:
Why should I intervene merely to tell fans why is it God''s gift to mankind?

They are a fine car in a Honda NSX/Audi R8 way. And I assume being British holds an appeal to some. Or maybe they like to think they are driving an F1 car. Or perhaps showing kids how the doors work gives them an inner glow.

No doubt good rounder cars if that's what you want and like.
Of course you shouldn’t intervene to say positive things about a car you are not interested in.

What baffles me, frequently on PH, are interventions where wholly inappropriate and irrelevant comparisons are made.

As an aside certain of the snide comments above make you sound something of a snob.
Inappropriate and irrelevant comparisons? So if I was a car enthusiast after a new car to do road and tracks with £100k to spend, surely they are rivals? Of course, if they genuinely cared about steering, damping and fun then they should be rivals. Or they would just go straight for the Exige of course.

Also the average Lewis Hamilton loving Mc driver probably went through things like Boxsters, TT's, R8s etc so they need a decent radio and sat nav or they would think they had gone backwards in life.


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RSK21

2,277 posts

73 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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SidewaysSi said:
Inappropriate and irrelevant comparisons? So if I was a car enthusiast after a new car to do road and tracks with £100k to spend, surely they are rivals? Of course, if they genuinely cared about steering, damping and fun then they should be rivals. Or they would just go straight for the Exige of course.

Also the average Lewis Hamilton loving Mc driver probably went through things like Boxsters, TT's, R8s etc so they need a decent radio and sat nav or they would think they had gone backwards in life.
Yes dear

All McDdrivers love Lewis and miss their TT cabrios.

isaldiri

3,660 posts

100 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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SidewaysSi said:
Inappropriate and irrelevant comparisons? So if I was a car enthusiast after a new car to do road and tracks with £100k to spend, surely they are rivals? Of course, if they genuinely cared about steering, damping and fun then they should be rivals. Or they would just go straight for the Exige of course.
Horses for courses surely? The 430 exige (or evora for that matter) definitely has the advantage over almost any other car you could name whether gt3 or Mclaren for better purely 'driving' characteristics but the great strength of the Mclaren is the all round nature of the cars.

If you wanted a very focused lightweight car mainly for track the exige is a no brainer over the Mclaren. Likewise if you wanted a great road carwith the ability to do long cross country drives comfortably as well as be able to turn into a bit of a monster after changing a dial or two, the Mclaren (any of them) will flatten the exige at that. Sometone who wants an exige imo definitely isn't one who wants a Mclaren, nevermind a 570GT which is marketed as the most 'touring' of the current lineup.