Residuals, Man Maths and a 540C

Residuals, Man Maths and a 540C

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fridaypassion

5,195 posts

187 months

Monday 25th November 2019
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Yeah going round Edinburgh in rush hour it's not ideal bit nothing quite like them. I just got myself an Elise Sport 190 instead of a 570 Deposit lol sensible head on!

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Well finally got around to getting a 540C.

Pick up tomorrow morning from Mclaren Hatfield. Managed to get a 2 year Mclaren warranty that hopefully I wont be needing.

Really enjoyed reading this thread over the past months and always check for updates.

BlackR8

348 posts

36 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Well finally got around to getting a 540C.

Pick up tomorrow morning from Mclaren Hatfield. Managed to get a 2 year Mclaren warranty that hopefully I wont be needing.

Really enjoyed reading this thread over the past months and always check for updates.
Congrats, look forward to some pics...

They have/had a tasty looking 540C with plenty of carbon with a rear spoiler too. Was that the one you went for?

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Hi
Yes that’s the one.
Silver with the rear carbon spoiler on. Carbon extended sills.
Two owners from new 16,000 miles, looks a good spec with most things on I would have wanted.

Hope it’s not to busy on the 200 mile trip home in the morning.

Am43

129 posts

42 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Congrats mate, I have looked at it a few time’s online myself.

justin220

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4,475 posts

163 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Well finally got around to getting a 540C.

Pick up tomorrow morning from Mclaren Hatfield. Managed to get a 2 year Mclaren warranty that hopefully I wont be needing.

Really enjoyed reading this thread over the past months and always check for updates.
Excellent! Congratulations. Would love to hear your thoughts on it once you've had it for a few miles.

BlackR8

348 posts

36 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Hi
Yes that’s the one.
Silver with the rear carbon spoiler on. Carbon extended sills.
Two owners from new 16,000 miles, looks a good spec with most things on I would have wanted.

Hope it’s not to busy on the 200 mile trip home in the morning.
Congrats amazing choice. I am not sure I have ever seen a 540C with so many options and unique touches, and at the price it was listed at with a 2yr warranty I think it was a steal.

Enjoy in good health.

fridaypassion

5,195 posts

187 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Was two year warranty an offer just on that particular car?

Enjoy!

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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No I specified that as part of doing a deal I wanted a 2 year Mclaren warranty.
We did a bit of back and forth on the part exchange value but we got there in the end.


justin220

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4,475 posts

163 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
No I specified that as part of doing a deal I wanted a 2 year Mclaren warranty.
We did a bit of back and forth on the part exchange value but we got there in the end.
What are you trading up/down from?

Am43

129 posts

42 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
No I specified that as part of doing a deal I wanted a 2 year Mclaren warranty.
We did a bit of back and forth on the part exchange value but we got there in the end.
I have sent you an email

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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Not a good start............

Half way home engine warning light on ......... tried clearing it just keeps coming back on. Then when listening to the Radio or bluetooth music it works fine then suddenly keeps pausing for a second then the Iris System keeps bleeping in a low tone about 10 beeps then gets higher pitched for another approx 10 beeps then all the music or radio plays fine for about half an hour then it does it again ?????????


Am I missing something ?.

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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justin220 said:
What are you trading up/down from?
I traded in a 2016 Jaguar F type 5.0 AWD

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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Am43 said:
I have sent you an email
Not received an email yet.........

Am43

129 posts

42 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Not a good start............

Half way home engine warning light on ......... tried clearing it just keeps coming back on. Then when listening to the Radio or bluetooth music it works fine then suddenly keeps pausing for a second then the Iris System keeps bleeping in a low tone about 10 beeps then gets higher pitched for another approx 10 beeps then all the music or radio plays fine for about half an hour then it does it again ?????????


Am I missing something ?.
Oh no, not a great start, have you rang them yet ?
Granted you have warranty and I presume it will be absolutely sorted. But still not a great feeling so early.

I have re sent another just as a test, maybe it’s went to junk mail.

Wlr

57 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Not a good start............

Half way home engine warning light on ......... tried clearing it just keeps coming back on. Then when listening to the Radio or bluetooth music it works fine then suddenly keeps pausing for a second then the Iris System keeps bleeping in a low tone about 10 beeps then gets higher pitched for another approx 10 beeps then all the music or radio plays fine for about half an hour then it does it again ?????????


Am I missing something ?.
Maybe the speed camera warning with voice announcement volume not set on ?

Edited by Wlr on Saturday 30th November 16:14

JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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Wlr said:
Maybe the speed camera warning with voice announcement volume not set on ?

Edited by Wlr on Saturday 30th November 16:14
Yes thought that but wasn’t using the sat nav and I turned speed warning off when I stopped halfway at the services. Will try a reset of the iris system in the morning.

justin220

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4,475 posts

163 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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That is odd. It's not the parking sensors beeping is it?

Good call on the speed warning it could also be that but I thought it was only when using sat nav.


JohnG123

558 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th December 2019
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Car as been sat in my garage for over a week now.
Managed to go out in the car last Sunday for around a 10 mile round trip.

Engine warning fault light fault was coming on for half the journey now it seems to have stopped and there are no error messages shown in the menu.

Was surprised how the front tyres skidded on full lock when I reversed out of the garage. After checking the pressures both fronts were at 32 PSi when the handbook shows 29 Psi. The car has Pirellis on the front and Michelin Pilot sports on the rear so might swap the fronts for some new Michelin's in the near future..

All the audible warning bleeps seem to have gone away after messing with the sat nav and in the notifications menu so hopefully that's resolved now.

Filled up with fuel at Costco, car got more attention and comments than my 458 Spider used to. Wonder whether people just assume you are more approachable driving a Mclaren than a red Ferrari.............

Found a Mclaren owners club sticker in the glove box, so I assume the previous owner was a member. Might look at joining this week as my V5 as arrived now after the plate transfer.

Will try and get some photos up over this weekend.



The Surveyor

7,292 posts

196 months

Wednesday 11th December 2019
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JohnG123 said:
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Was surprised how the front tyres skidded on full lock when I reversed out of the garage. After checking the pressures both fronts were at 32 PSi when the handbook shows 29 Psi. The car has Pirellis on the front and Michelin Pilot sports on the rear so might swap the fronts for some new Michelin's in the near future.. …..
That's been raised on a few threads, tyres seam to make a small difference but mine does that and I think its just due to the suspension geometry effecting the Ackermann so don't be surprised if it's still present after a tyre swap.

Looking forward to some photos and reports thumbup