540c @ Β£79,999

540c @ Β£79,999

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thelovecrumb

Original Poster:

6 posts

96 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Ok so it’s not the more popular 570, the interior is slightly questionable and it’s possibly been abused by 6 owners but this baby McLaren 540c looks like a cracking bargain and has a few decent options....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

By way of comparison I’ve been offered a similar Milage 570s for £90k from a main dealer so feels like some real softening on residuals here...

Good time to buy...Thoughts???

Edited by thelovecrumb on Saturday 10th August 07:51

tyrrell

1,471 posts

164 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Great value, as you say it’s just that interior, looks quite dirty in the pictures, a proper interior detail would get rid of that shiny look to the leather.


justin220

4,403 posts

160 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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I own a 540C, outstanding car. On the road I don't think you'd notice much of a difference between one and a 570S.

That specific one is an absolute bargain, although the mileage, the interior and it's missing the interior carbon pack is probably why it's priced as it is.

Regardless, it's a huge amount of car for the money.

Edit - reading that back it sounds a bit harsh. It's got a great spec apart from that. Nose lift, sports exhaust, B&O t

LasseV

1,227 posts

89 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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justin220 said:
I own a 540C, outstanding car. On the road I don't think you'd notice much of a difference between one and a 570S.

That specific one is an absolute bargain, although the mileage, the interior and it's missing the interior carbon pack is probably why it's priced as it is.

Regardless, it's a huge amount of car for the money.

Edit - reading that back it sounds a bit harsh. It's got a great spec apart from that. Nose lift, sports exhaust, B&O t
Are these cars so spec sensitive that it would affect prices so much?

thelovecrumb

Original Poster:

6 posts

96 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Yes - Very much so, added to a wide choice of colour and few other essentials like warranty and servicing - 6 owners would be a worry in only 2.5 years. Plus that brown... not sure I could drive it daily without wearing some really dark shades !!! Lol

justin220

4,403 posts

160 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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LasseV said:
Are these cars so spec sensitive that it would affect prices so much?


No I wouldn't say so, although when it's a less desirable colour, and interior, high miles etc... That all adds up.

Either way, I quite like the interior. At least its different.

Not sure what else is out there for that money, that has the supercar looks and performance. Bargain IMO

thelovecrumb

Original Poster:

6 posts

96 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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I’ve been reflecting on this over the morning as in the face of things it’s a great price. However the cars are very Milage / Price sensitive. It seems to impacts the residual hugely. Also factor in the following if not buying from a main dealer:

Extended McLaren Warranty 12mths @ £2595
3rd Year Service @ £1440

The cheap car starts to look a little more expensive...

GT4RS

2,366 posts

153 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Doesn’t do it for me with that interior, imo that will be a hard sell due to the interior colour and the new owner becoming the 7 owner.

I would personally pay a little more for the right car.

garyhun

29,343 posts

184 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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It’s not a mileage issue because I think McLarens handle mileage very well unlike other super car marques.

The price reflects the spec, general depreciation and the fact that the market is not buoyant at all right now.

The best time to buy a McLaren is the moment you can afford one because life is shorter than you think.

MrVert

3,387 posts

195 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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These are now getting ridiculously low in price compared to what else is on the market..

Very tempting...but how low can these go? Can't believe 3yr old car would be at trade of what, £65k-£70k? Madness wobble

GT4RS

2,366 posts

153 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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MrVert said:
These are now getting ridiculously low in price compared to what else is on the market..

Very tempting...but how low can these go? Can't believe 3yr old car would be at trade of what, £65k-£70k? Madness wobble
How much would of this car been when new?

I assume around 140k?


355spiderguy

1,074 posts

127 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Whomever buys that has the unenviable task of trying to find someone happy being owner number 8 when the time comes to sell.

McLarens are hard enough to sell as it is.

You would also have to wonder if it has been a problematic car hence why nobody has held into it for long.

Pity, as its a nice looking car.

thelovecrumb

Original Poster:

6 posts

96 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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garyhun said:
The best time to buy a McLaren is the moment you can afford one because life is shorter than you think.
Love it - That’s 100% right - Totally Agree

Edited by thelovecrumb on Saturday 10th August 11:52

thelovecrumb

Original Poster:

6 posts

96 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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MrVert said:
These are now getting ridiculously low in price compared to what else is on the market..

Very tempting...but how low can these go? Can't believe 3yr old car would be at trade of what, £65k-£70k? Madness wobble
I always knew dealers worked on a fairly generous margin but speaking to McLaren Ascot they told me they work on £15-£20k trade - I was shocked

AAD44H

325 posts

115 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Pretty confident this was an ex press car smile

MclaesLaren

35 posts

49 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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If it was a LHD I would probably be on my way...
After Brexit, exported cars from UK will get 10% custom added. Both new and used. Plus VAT.


RSbandit

1,141 posts

88 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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6 owners and the interior two big negatives for me tbh

simon_j

132 posts

240 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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Do you think this is all the same car (RX66 BBF) or just similar configurations ? I remember seeing the first advert when I started looking for a car last year.

£115,995 @ 15,700 miles
http://www.rikonlondon.com/product/mclaren-540c-co...

£105,995 @ 16,945 miles
http://www.rikonlondon.com/product/mclaren-540c-du...

£98,995 @ 18,500 miles
http://www.rikonlondon.com/product/mclaren-540c-3/

£83,000 @ 18,666 miles
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

RX66 BBF appears in this video :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddh4pnSlK28

MAC 720S

1,071 posts

103 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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I don't see an issue with the interior, nor the mileage.

As mentioned above, once the interior has had a good detail with a steam cleaner the leather will lose the shine – it’s a nice natural leather type of colour. Macs have strong engines initially based on the TWR racing engine. The 3.8 has been the same platform in use since the 12C was launched but increased to 4.0 for the 720S and the Senna. Macs suffer from very few mechanical issues. Mainly niggles with false alarms due to oversensitive sensors and the infamous aluminium corrosion. Software updates should have addressed the sensor issue.

It’s a decent spec and a lot of car for the money. The performance difference between the 570 and 540 is very small.

The quantity of 6 owners in 3 years is odd. Probably needs some further investigation as there may be a valid reason why.

MAC 720S

1,071 posts

103 months

Saturday 10th August 2019
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garyhun said:
The best time to buy a McLaren is the moment you can afford one because life is shorter than you think.
Spot on!