Living with a McLaren 650s Spider as an (almost) daily

Living with a McLaren 650s Spider as an (almost) daily

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Kent Border Kenny

2,219 posts

21 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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650spider said:
all these new 650 spider arrivals makes me really want to return the deposit I have received on mines...weeping
Just reverse it into a tree a little bit. Apologise and refund.

djangoW

15 posts

3 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Yes, volcano yellow

djangoW

15 posts

3 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Kent Border Kenny said:
McLaren orange?

It looks almost yellow in the picture, which would definitely have tempted me.
Volcano yellow. Yes, from McSolihull.

PistonGuy66

352 posts

14 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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Have to say,now they have started to prep ours for sale im starting to think!

WilliamWaiver

439 posts

6 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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PistonGuy66 said:

Have to say,now they have started to prep ours for sale im starting to think!
Wow that looks amazing !
Is it papaya spark ?

PistonGuy66

352 posts

14 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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No it called Toracco orange. Its a rare paint on the 650s. It look fantastic in the sunshine. Its looks really nice with the roof down.

650spider

1,390 posts

132 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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PistonGuy66 said:

Have to say,now they have started to prep ours for sale im starting to think!
I feel your pain...

I took a deposit on mines 2 weeks ago and its being collected on the 7th.

Every single time i look at it I genuinely think about returning the deposit!

Loved every single minute of ownership.

PistonGuy66

352 posts

14 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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650spider said:
PistonGuy66 said:

Have to say,now they have started to prep ours for sale im starting to think!
I feel your pain...

I took a deposit on mines 2 weeks ago and its being collected on the 7th.

Every single time i look at it I genuinely think about returning the deposit!

Loved every single minute of ownership.
We have to but the missis just dont drive it enough!

WilliamWaiver

439 posts

6 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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PistonGuy66 said:
No it called Toracco orange. Its a rare paint on the 650s. It look fantastic in the sunshine. Its looks really nice with the roof down.
Must be some upgrade you are going for ?

PistonGuy66

352 posts

14 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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WilliamWaiver said:
PistonGuy66 said:
No it called Toracco orange. Its a rare paint on the 650s. It look fantastic in the sunshine. Its looks really nice with the roof down.
Must be some upgrade you are going for ?
Hahaha she looking at a Portafino? You must have one indoors like me laugh

davek_964

Original Poster:

7,169 posts

136 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Since the last update, the car has been serviced.

Engine lid catch was replaced under warranty - I assume it's fixed, but haven't really been checking.
No fault was logged for the window (sometimes dropped as I lifted the drivers door if it had been raining heavily or the car had been washed) and they couldn't find anything wrong. However - they did do some adjustment and carried out the relearn procedure (pretty sure I'd done that already). I was 99% sure they hadn't fixed it - but despite quite a lot of rain since, and washing the car a few times, it hasn't happened since the service so it seems they know better than me.

There was a small amount of non warranty work carried out at the service, but all very minor and it only added ~£150 to the bill, bringing the total cost to ~£1,250. A bargain, and if you ignore the warranty cost it's a very reasonable car to run........
Climate control has not misbehaved again.

Over the last few months, I find I am really appreciating the car more and more. Even in the current weather, and the fact that it's almost always dark - it's still a brilliant car. There are times I think it has the build quality of a 1960s Lada - but mostly it's fine. You simply have to accept that occasional niggles are part of the ownership experience for many (not all).

Still debating whether I really want to keep it long term, but that is more to do with a sensible side that started building up even before I bought the 650. At the moment, I'm still ignoring it.

davek_964

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7,169 posts

136 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Shouldn't have posted - window dropped when I used the car just now. Doh!