McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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davek_964

6,732 posts

130 months

Friday 19th June
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cashewnut said:
Picking up my car soon from a Mclaren dealer. Car is fitted with a tracker and the dealer subscription cost is £215. Is that reasonable or are there better options out there?

Thanks.
The general opinion is that it's pretty crap as far as Tracker systems go.

Mine is enabled - but when I bought the car last year, I discovered that the increased premium for not having Tracker (Admiral) was less than the subscription cost. So I may not bother when it renews.

The Surveyor

7,228 posts

192 months

Friday 19th June
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cashewnut said:
Picking up my car soon from a Mclaren dealer. Car is fitted with a tracker and the dealer subscription cost is £215. Is that reasonable or are there better options out there?

Thanks.
I have a Smartrack tracker on mine, fitted by the dealer and I pay £16.99 per month so your £215 quote is about the same. Mines set up to link with my phone so no need to carry around the little transponder pip, it works well and the back-up service has been excellent.

For me, its a relatively small amount to pay for that extra piece of mind.

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Friday 19th June
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davek_964 said:
The general opinion is that it's pretty crap as far as Tracker systems go.

Mine is enabled - but when I bought the car last year, I discovered that the increased premium for not having Tracker (Admiral) was less than the subscription cost. So I may not bother when it renews.
Unfortunately not the case with my insurance quotes!

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Friday 19th June
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The Surveyor said:
I have a Smartrack tracker on mine, fitted by the dealer and I pay £16.99 per month so your £215 quote is about the same. Mines set up to link with my phone so no need to carry around the little transponder pip, it works well and the back-up service has been excellent.

For me, its a relatively small amount to pay for that extra piece of mind.
I agree however, dealer made an interesting comment that I hadn't considered....'would you really want the car back if someone has been ragging it all over the place'

Insurance quotes dictate that I have to get one so guess if the dealer is competitive I'll go with that option.

McLarenGuru

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59 posts

1 month

Saturday 20th June
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cashewnut said:
I agree however, dealer made an interesting comment that I hadn't considered....'would you really want the car back if someone has been ragging it all over the place'

Insurance quotes dictate that I have to get one so guess if the dealer is competitive I'll go with that option.
Wow what a thing to say from the dealer lol.. Smart track is way better and more advanced that the factory fitted trackers.. as stated, for peace of mind, for 200 quid, it is very much worth it.

Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Saturday 20th June
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The real joy of a tracker is that when something is stolen, you get it back.
Fortunately I haven’t had that experience with a car, but had my current bike nicked twice.
Got it back twice. First time in 20 mins.
You don’t want the b@stards to win!

LordOfTheManor

732 posts

66 months

Saturday 20th June
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The service from my tracker company (Vodaphone) is amazing!

TB993tt

1,840 posts

196 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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TB993tt said:
Welcome to the forum.

Can you tell me the spec of the 720S which is supposed to weigh 1420kg DIN

Does it have F & R parking sensors ?
Does it have alarm and tracker ?
Palladium or CF bits ?
which seats ?
presume 10 spoke super lightweight wheels ?
Glass door tops or CF ?
Which exhaust ?

TIA
Did you get anywhere with this ?

HIS LM

1,047 posts

214 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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McLarenGuru said:
If you could send me a PM with the link, or even put the link here that would help.

Most of the early cars have had all of the issues ironed out of them, it seems as though corrosion is still possible on a 720S, so i would thoroughly check the car if i was you. Having said that, you would like to think a main dealer definitely wouldn't have a car in the showroom with corroding panels.

If it is one of the first cars, check to see how much warranty is remaining. But again, as you are buying from a main dealer, as part of the McLaren Qualified program the car must be sold with a minimum of 12 months warranty. Example, if the car has only 3 months manufacturer warranty remaining, they MUST top it up an extra 9 months with the extended warranty.
Hi McLaren Guru I tried to PM you but your account won't accept emails, PM me if you prefer thanks

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Thursday 25th June
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Can't remember what thread recently was discussing insurance companies so apologies for rehashing.

Have two insurance quotes similar in price. One from Elephant ( believe thats Admiral ) and one from Mannings. Seem to recall both these being discussed but any opinions on which to choose?

Thanks...

McLarenGuru

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59 posts

1 month

Thursday 25th June
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HIS LM said:
Hi McLaren Guru I tried to PM you but your account won't accept emails, PM me if you prefer thanks
Apologies - you should be able to now.

I have sent you a PM anyway

johnnyreggae

2,448 posts

115 months

Thursday 25th June
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cashewnut said:
Have two insurance quotes similar in price. One from Elephant ( believe thats Admiral ) and one from Mannings. Seem to recall both these being discussed but any opinions on which to choose?
My understanding is that the Manning should be the better cover and include track days so for 'similar' money it should represent better value but as the saying goes DYOR

650spider

1,008 posts

126 months

Thursday 25th June
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cashewnut said:
Can't remember what thread recently was discussing insurance companies so apologies for rehashing.

Have two insurance quotes similar in price. One from Elephant ( believe thats Admiral ) and one from Mannings. Seem to recall both these being discussed but any opinions on which to choose?

Thanks...
Have you tried Admiral? Even just to compare it to the Elephant version.

That's whom i have been with since i bought mines.

Great price and tracker is not a requirement; it saves on tracker fees and car being returned to you after being stolen.

Matty3

641 posts

39 months

Thursday 25th June
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Admiral were £300 cheaper than Manning when I renewed 2 months ago - Manning quote included trackdays which Admiral did not include. I was with Manning previously.

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Thursday 25th June
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Thanks people,

I've tried Admiral (and just about everyone else! ) quote is £500 dearer, best by far were these two quotes. I'm leaning to Mannings as at least I can talk to someone if there is a problem. Anyone have experience of claims from either of these two?

thecook101

741 posts

70 months

Thursday 25th June
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I have my 430 with Mannings as I track it - the rest with Admiral. A blast around Scotland with Petrolhead Tours (yes a shoutout to Pete because there are no better tours) tucked up behind a gorgeous green Lambo, at speed and over some 'loosely surfaced roads' resulted in a cracked windscreen. Mannings paid out at Ferrari prices without question.

stephenjkoch

2 posts

64 months

Thursday 25th June
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cashewnut said:
Thanks people,
Anyone have experience of claims from either of these two?
i had a claim with Mannings. They were good but they are a broker so the claim was through the insurance company they had placed me with. Everything went well and i wouldn't hesitate to use them again. I ended up renewing with Footman St James as they were over £100 cheaper than Mannings on a 911.

weebaws

183 posts

160 months

Friday 26th June
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Have any owners on here used a child seat in their Mclaren?

Son is 4 and keen to come out in the car but not sure if it's possible?

dazmanultra

238 posts

47 months

Friday 26th June
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I took my son when he was about 12 months old in my 650S. The gentle hum of the V8 seemed to send him off to sleep.

RSbandit

1,104 posts

87 months

Friday 26th June
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Yes I use a child seat (it's a light portable one) in my 570s for my 4 yo boy, he loves coming out in the car and the low nose and canopy windscreen make it possible for him to see out...just move the seat as far back as possible so it's back from the airbag.