My β€œhigh mileage” 650S

My β€œhigh mileage” 650S

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JerryDXB

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180 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I guess it is now officially worthless biggrin ...



You cannot put a price on the enjoyment and memories though ...











Daily driven whether its 50 deg C and sunny or 15 deg C and raining, regularly tracked, regularly thrashed up Jebel Jais, parked at supermarkets and malls, handed to valets without a second thought, taken to the golf course with my clubs in the passenger seat etc etc.

Has never broken down and the only warranty work during my time has been replacement dampers due to a PCC fault. Anyone thinking of taking the plunge ... I’d recommend it biggrin

12pack

856 posts

113 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Looks beautiful in the sun. Don't have near that mileage on mine - but a very similar experience.

Well, I do anticipate idiots to now respond in this thread regarding Mac owners posting about cars not breaking down.

JerryDXB

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180 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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12pack said:
Well, I do anticipate idiots to now respond in this thread regarding Mac owners posting about cars not breaking down.
You are probably correct. Up until recently I would not really have bothered with the McLaren section but Justin220 and davek_964’s threads have shown that there are probably more genuinely interested folks than trolls.

A little bit of trivia about my car above, it was a film star in a previous life! It featured in the Jackie Chan film Kung Fu Yoga which was partly filmed here in Dubai ... if you can bear to watch the whole thing (and I’m absolutely not recommending you do) keep an eye out for the continuity error in the car chase.

Venturist

2,742 posts

140 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Bravo! Cars are supposed to be used. I can’t stand the reverence people have for low mileage. Get out there and drive the damn thing.

Put your back into it and get to 100k!

Gunso

957 posts

195 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Fabulous - great to hear about you using it like that.

JayK12

1,819 posts

147 months

Tuesday 10th September
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JerryDXB said:
I guess it is now officially worthless biggrin ...



You cannot put a price on the enjoyment and memories though ...











Daily driven whether its 50 deg C and sunny or 15 deg C and raining, regularly tracked, regularly thrashed up Jebel Jais, parked at supermarkets and malls, handed to valets without a second thought, taken to the golf course with my clubs in the passenger seat etc etc.

Has never broken down and the only warranty work during my time has been replacement dampers due to a PCC fault. Anyone thinking of taking the plunge ... I’d recommend it biggrin
Great stuff. Is Jebel Jais now full of speed cameras? 2 Years ago I was hooning up and down there in an R8, but last year my mate go a speeding ticket in a 458 on Jebel Jais.

JerryDXB

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180 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Venturist said:
Bravo! Cars are supposed to be used. I can’t stand the reverence people have for low mileage. Get out there and drive the damn thing.

Put your back into it and get to 100k!
All of the 5s are the next target. Who knows how high it will go after that!

JerryDXB

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180 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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JayK12 said:
Great stuff. Is Jebel Jais now full of speed cameras? 2 Years ago I was hooning up and down there in an R8, but last year my mate go a speeding ticket in a 458 on Jebel Jais.
The mountain road itself is still free of cameras. However they have recently put a bunch of them on the new motorway coming in/out so you need to be alert/sensible.

justin220

4,139 posts

149 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Great read, and nice to read a positive post in here for a change!

RSbandit

728 posts

77 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Nice work on the mileage! I was over in Dubai in March and hired a Huracan for the day to drive out to Jebel Jais...what a road awesome fun and wasn't holding back driving up it...as above cameras on the motorway there but the mountain road itself had non.

JayK12

1,819 posts

147 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Cheers chaps, I didn't get a chance to get up there last year and the year before motorway was still under construction. Will see if i get chance to go for a blast up it again this year over for the F1. Jebel Hafeet was great too.

Mr Cod

109 posts

49 months

Tuesday 10th September
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RSbandit said:
Nice work on the mileage! I was over in Dubai in March and hired a Huracan for the day to drive out to Jebel Jais...what a road awesome fun and wasn't holding back driving up it...as above cameras on the motorway there but the mountain road itself had non.
I tried to do that, but the mileage limit on all the rental companies made it a non-starter to get there and back (mileage penalties were significant).

Be interested to hear who you used and whether you got a good deal?

mackay45

806 posts

116 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Going to Dubai in Nov and interested re hire companies too

Lovely 650S OP, well done for using it properly!

davek_964

5,866 posts

120 months

Tuesday 10th September
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JerryDXB said:
...regularly tracked...
Are you still on original discs? I've seen a few comments on forums suggesting that the discs wear very fast on track and it's making me nervous about taking mine on a track.

JayK12

1,819 posts

147 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Mr Cod said:
RSbandit said:
Nice work on the mileage! I was over in Dubai in March and hired a Huracan for the day to drive out to Jebel Jais...what a road awesome fun and wasn't holding back driving up it...as above cameras on the motorway there but the mountain road itself had non.
I tried to do that, but the mileage limit on all the rental companies made it a non-starter to get there and back (mileage penalties were significant).

Be interested to hear who you used and whether you got a good deal?
I use a company whom give me unlimited mileage. Think they are called Dadas car rental, I just whatsapp and arrange. +971 54 494 4170.

JerryDXB

Original Poster:

180 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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davek_964 said:
Are you still on original discs? I've seen a few comments on forums suggesting that the discs wear very fast on track and it's making me nervous about taking mine on a track.
Yes, still on the original discs and pads. Although I’ve got to admit that my driving style is more the “lift and coast” rather than “last of the late brakers”. Always amazes me how much later Chris Goodwin and the other pros I have driven with brake than I do biggrin.

I’ve found the biggest downside from track use is that the rears now squeal really, really badly. I’d happily switch back to the steel brakes from my previous 12C if I had the option.

JerryDXB

Original Poster:

180 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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mackay45 said:
Going to Dubai in Nov and interested re hire companies too

Lovely 650S OP, well done for using it properly!
November weather should be perfect for a Jais drive, I’ll likely be doing several biggrin

davek_964

5,866 posts

120 months

Tuesday 10th September
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JerryDXB said:
Yes, still on the original discs and pads. Although I’ve got to admit that my driving style is more the “lift and coast” rather than “last of the late brakers”. Always amazes me how much later Chris Goodwin and the other pros I have driven with brake than I do biggrin.

I’ve found the biggest downside from track use is that the rears now squeal really, really badly. I’d happily switch back to the steel brakes from my previous 12C if I had the option.
Thanks - impressed you're still on the original pads.

My brakes make a little noise - at least under light braking. Never had carbon ceramics before and assumed brake noise was a thing of the past, so a bit disappointed!

RSbandit

728 posts

77 months

Tuesday 10th September
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https://superiorrental.ae

I used these guys all arranged through their online chat and whatsapp pretty straightforward
Tbh they drop the car to your hotel and collect it also. They pre authorise a security deposit on you credit cars again any damage and speeding tickets, make sure to check the car over before heading off..only thing I hit debited after returning was a small amount for some tolls. As Rgds mileage I think I did 70-80 miles over the allowance as I did the run up and down Jais twice of course! That was all agreed before hand think it added about £150 to the total so wasnt too bad and everything went smoothly. Great experience the road really is something special as you have two lanes all the way up so you can really make progress.

JerryDXB

Original Poster:

180 posts

44 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Many thanks to everyone for the positive comments so far. Prior to the 650S, I had a 12C (2 in fact but the first one was a bit crap and wasn’t kept for long) which was also used as intended ...



It got to 38k km before being part ex’d. It liked a drink (don’t they all) and was a regular on Jebel Jais ...