Residuals, Man Maths and a 540C

Residuals, Man Maths and a 540C

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justin220

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4,518 posts

165 months

Saturday 14th December 2019
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Had a good run out this morning, a good 50 miles or so in next to freezing conditions. Chuffed how much of a difference the new tyres have made.

Parked up next to an Alpine A110. What a cracking looking car. If this had been out when I bought the Evora, I think I would have been tempted. Its tiny though, makes the 540C look very wide! The owner wasnt around, would have liked a nosey around it insude



Really need to get round to washing it..

I've had my trip computer running for just over 2k miles now and very impressed with the average mpg


davek_964

7,145 posts

136 months

Saturday 14th December 2019
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I struggle to get within 10mpg of that.

You really should wash it - I washed mine this morning and it's a courtesy car!

justin220

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4,518 posts

165 months

Saturday 14th December 2019
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Are you doing a lot of town driving?

Must admit I quite like the used look, it's filthy. But yes, needs done. If my hose isn't frozen tomorrow I'll get it done

davek_964

7,145 posts

136 months

Saturday 14th December 2019
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My journeys are much shorter. Typically ~10 miles for normal daily use

Zarco

13,610 posts

170 months

Saturday 14th December 2019
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Blimey. My 2L Turbo Megane is sat on 26mpg average! I've never reset it over the last 10k and don't drive it hard all the time.

justin220

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4,518 posts

165 months

Tuesday 25th February 2020
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Just thought I'd post a long overdue update on the 540C.

Still going strong and no issues to report thankfully, as I approach the 10k mark.

I've been using the car as often as possible recently which hasn't been a huge amount due to J220 Junior although he has been out a couple of times in it.

It still amazes me the amount of attention the car gets wherever you go. People waving, flashing lights, thumbs up.. And it's almost impossible not to be asked a few questions at the petrol station!

I've been on a few training courses recently meaning I could take the car, and the view coming home tonight was superb..

PSX_20200225_170006 by justinking1986, on Flickr

IMG_20200225_165405 by justinking1986, on Flickr

I've also signed up for the Mclaren Glasgow trip to the Isle of Man, so I'm looking forward to getting the car round the TT course smile Anyone else signed up?

PSX_20200225_171112 by justinking1986, on Flickr

fridaypassion

5,335 posts

189 months

Tuesday 25th February 2020
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Sorry if I missed it but which tyres do you use?

justin220

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4,518 posts

165 months

Tuesday 25th February 2020
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I just stayed OEM this time. Once the fronts need changed I'll probably go to the Ps4S

JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Tuesday 25th February 2020
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Great to read your update and good to hear all is well.

I am slowly getting used to mine more and more. I try and use the car every weekend even if it’s only for a 25-30 mile drive. Until I get more confident I am only driving the car in automatic mode in active sport mode at present once we get some warmer weather I will start using the paddles and might even try the track setting.
My car has new Michelin PS4 on the rears and Pirellis on the front that have plenty tread still on them.
I am thinking of putting PS4 s on the front or am I ok leaving the Pirellis on until they are ready for changing ?.

As soon as the weather gets better as promised I will get some pictures up.
I cannot believe how lucky I am and what I was able to purchase a car like this for with a full 2 year Mclaren warranty.

I absolutely love it . The way it drives and the way it looks.





justin220

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4,518 posts

165 months

Wednesday 26th February 2020
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Nice one John, how many miles are you on now?

I'd highly recommend getting a road trip booked to get to know the car.

In tyres unsure, I haven't tried the PS4s but everyone raves about them. I'll be trying them next but still have some good life left in the fronts so waiting till they need done.

12pack

1,167 posts

129 months

Wednesday 26th February 2020
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JohnG123 said:
Great to read your update and good to hear all is well.

I am slowly getting used to mine more and more. I try and use the car every weekend even if it’s only for a 25-30 mile drive. Until I get more confident I am only driving the car in automatic mode in active sport mode at present once we get some warmer weather I will start using the paddles and might even try the track setting.
My car has new Michelin PS4 on the rears and Pirellis on the front that have plenty tread still on them.
I am thinking of putting PS4 s on the front or am I ok leaving the Pirellis on until they are ready for changing ?.

As soon as the weather gets better as promised I will get some pictures up.
I cannot believe how lucky I am and what I was able to purchase a car like this for with a full 2 year Mclaren warranty.

I absolutely love it . The way it drives and the way it looks.
The PS4S' at the rear will do the bulk of the work for road driving, so the Pirellis out front should be be fine unless you are picky or have a steering wheel vibration from them. The PS4S' are better for cold/wet grip and give you a smoother, quieter ride - and no foam that can break away and cause the vibration.


MAC 720S

1,221 posts

108 months

Wednesday 26th February 2020
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justin220 said:
Just thought I'd post a long overdue update on the 540C.

Still going strong and no issues to report thankfully, as I approach the 10k mark.

I've been using the car as often as possible recently which hasn't been a huge amount due to J220 Junior although he has been out a couple of times in it.

It still amazes me the amount of attention the car gets wherever you go. People waving, flashing lights, thumbs up.. And it's almost impossible not to be asked a few questions at the petrol station!

I've been on a few training courses recently meaning I could take the car, and the view coming home tonight was superb..

PSX_20200225_170006 by justinking1986, on Flickr

IMG_20200225_165405 by justinking1986, on Flickr

I've also signed up for the Mclaren Glasgow trip to the Isle of Man, so I'm looking forward to getting the car round the TT course smile Anyone else signed up?

PSX_20200225_171112 by justinking1986, on Flickr
Yep, I am booked up for IOM. See you at Heysham ferry terminal.

justin220

Original Poster:

4,518 posts

165 months

Wednesday 26th February 2020
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Nice one. I haven't quite decided if I'm going down the night before or not.

JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Thursday 5th March 2020
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Finally got round to getting some pictures up.
Love the car . I have only done around 1100 miles in the 3 months of ownership,I really need to get out more................

well that went well...........................Thumbsnap says 403 Forbidden ?????????

JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Thursday 5th March 2020
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JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Thursday 5th March 2020
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JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Thursday 5th March 2020
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JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Thursday 5th March 2020
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JohnG123

561 posts

91 months

Thursday 5th March 2020
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davidmcr

7 posts

33 months

Saturday 7th March 2020
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justin220 said:
Just thought I'd post a long overdue update on the 540C.

Still going strong and no issues to report thankfully, as I approach the 10k mark.

I've been using the car as often as possible recently which hasn't been a huge amount due to J220 Junior although he has been out a couple of times in it.

It still amazes me the amount of attention the car gets wherever you go. People waving, flashing lights, thumbs up.. And it's almost impossible not to be asked a few questions at the petrol station!

I've been on a few training courses recently meaning I could take the car, and the view coming home tonight was superb..

PSX_20200225_170006 by justinking1986, on Flickr

IMG_20200225_165405 by justinking1986, on Flickr

I've also signed up for the Mclaren Glasgow trip to the Isle of Man, so I'm looking forward to getting the car round the TT course smile Anyone else signed up?

PSX_20200225_171112 by justinking1986, on Flickr
I was there last year and heading back again. Leaving from the dealership. See you on the trip.