MP4 12c is it worth while purchase?

MP4 12c is it worth while purchase?

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BURNIE

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1,102 posts

205 months

Thursday 29th April
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Hi people, ??
I'm looking into a MP4 and wondered if they are a good it?
Will be moving from TVR.
Cheers in advance Regards Burnie

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HIS LM

1,131 posts

224 months

Thursday 29th April
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Great cars highly recommended in my opinion, most are through dealers try Alastair Bols he has a lovely example.
Or you might see one for sale on auction sites, Collecting Cars is one others are available.

McLarenarama

14,361 posts

248 months

Thursday 29th April
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Lots of ex TVR and Lotus owners have moved up to McLarens. Drive one. Your question will be answered very quickly (literally).

12pack

1,239 posts

133 months

Thursday 29th April
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BURNIE said:
Hi people, ??
I'm looking into a MP4 and wondered if they are a good it?
Will be moving from TVR.
Cheers in advance Regards Burnie
Only if you want the best designed and best to drive car in its price range smile

Don’t be turned off by those saying it’s too cold or numb. All the real feedback signals come through while cutting out the random jiggling that poor designs call “feel”.

macdeb

7,819 posts

220 months

Thursday 29th April
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12pack said:
BURNIE said:
Hi people, ??
I'm looking into a MP4 and wondered if they are a good it?
Will be moving from TVR.
Cheers in advance Regards Burnie
Only if you want the best designed and best to drive car in its price range smile

Don’t be turned off by those saying it’s too cold or numb. All the real feedback signals come through while cutting out the random jiggling that poor designs call “feel”.
^^^^ yes Couldn't agree more. I came from TVR via a V8 Vantage and I simply cannot believe how good my 12C is, it will blow you away with how capable and easy it is to drive. Do it!

Edited by macdeb on Friday 30th April 18:00

dank

1,114 posts

217 months

Friday 30th April
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another thumbs up for the 12C awesome car, love mine! smile

JA51ON W

243 posts

181 months

Friday 30th April
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Four years in and mines a keeper

Paza3

172 posts

96 months

Friday 30th April
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it was the first car I had that felt like a genuine "supercar", something my F430 could never do

BURNIE

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1,102 posts

205 months

Friday 30th April
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Thanks for all the positive posts, I have sat in one a few years ago and ever since wanted to at least drive one.
So I'm becoming a big boy now and my Boss the lovely lady indoors has tipped her head, that surely means I m allowed?
So seen a Orange one at Philip Ireland.
Anybody know the car he has told me it's had some paint work but still has the original ppl around 30k spent over its life, my slight worry is low milage and had to spend so much on it.
It will come with 12 mths mot, and inspection for a Warranty which is about £2800..will I need to spend that amount?
If you guys are to go by it seems your all very happy what's your running costs is 30k a lot?
I'm coming from the Brand ever one says there unreliable 🙄😂😂
My experience having had 2 Tamoras is nothing but fantastic cars..
Ps read my original post my spelling and the like is terrible 🙄🙄👆

davek_964

7,438 posts

140 months

Friday 30th April
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BURNIE said:
Thanks for all the positive posts, I have sat in one a few years ago and ever since wanted to at least drive one.
So I'm becoming a big boy now and my Boss the lovely lady indoors has tipped her head, that surely means I m allowed?
So seen a Orange one at Philip Ireland.
Anybody know the car he has told me it's had some paint work but still has the original ppl around 30k spent over its life, my slight worry is low milage and had to spend so much on it.
It will come with 12 mths mot, and inspection for a Warranty which is about £2800..will I need to spend that amount?
If you guys are to go by it seems your all very happy what's your running costs is 30k a lot?
I'm coming from the Brand ever one says there unreliable ??????
My experience having had 2 Tamoras is nothing but fantastic cars..
Ps read my original post my spelling and the like is terrible ??????
Paint isn't all that unusual on McLarens, since they have had a problem with corrosion issues. Mine hasn't (as far as I know) but did still have paint due to fading.
It is low mileage, but not drastically so - not enough that I'd worry too much if I was buying.

£30k sounds like quite a lot, but depends what is included. If you have the warranty then running costs are generally pretty low - but the warranty itself is not cheap. 12C is a super series car - which means the official McLaren warranty on a car over 5 years old is marginally under £5k not £2,800. Thorney's indy warranty is more like £2,800.

(Some) McLarens - including mine - seem to suffer from fairly regular "niggles" - mostly electrical, and 99% are nothing more than a glitch that won't happen again. It can be irritating at first - makes you think the car is falling apart - but regular use reduces them, and you soon start ignoring them anyway unless they happen regularly.

FrazDav

9 posts

15 months

Friday 30th April
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BURNIE said:
Hi people, ??
I'm looking into a MP4 and wondered if they are a good it?
Will be moving from TVR.
Cheers in advance Regards Burnie
If I’ve put 2 and 2 together correctly, you have a very nice Tamora in red?? If so, my advice is to hold off on a McLaren purchase for another 18 months until I can buy your Tamora from you.

Paza3

172 posts

96 months

Friday 30th April
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BURNIE said:
Thanks for all the positive posts, I have sat in one a few years ago and ever since wanted to at least drive one.
So I'm becoming a big boy now and my Boss the lovely lady indoors has tipped her head, that surely means I m allowed?
So seen a Orange one at Philip Ireland.
Anybody know the car he has told me it's had some paint work but still has the original ppl around 30k spent over its life, my slight worry is low milage and had to spend so much on it.
It will come with 12 mths mot, and inspection for a Warranty which is about £2800..will I need to spend that amount?
If you guys are to go by it seems your all very happy what's your running costs is 30k a lot?
I'm coming from the Brand ever one says there unreliable ??????
My experience having had 2 Tamoras is nothing but fantastic cars..
Ps read my original post my spelling and the like is terrible ??????
Re that car -

I think for what is an essentially a private sale treaty as no warranty is offered on his cars (my understanding maybe wrong) , I'd keep looking as the spec is pretty low on that car, lack of carbon interior is an issue I'd imagine with buyers (generally).

Funny enough my old 12c came up for sale this week at the same money and was sold in 24 hrs, so the good ones go fast.

Have you watched John Thorney 5 million miles YouTube video and buyers guides etc ? as these are really useful for research.


Edited by Paza3 on Friday 30th April 21:25

BURNIE

Original Poster:

1,102 posts

205 months

Saturday 1st May
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Paza3 said:
Re that car -

I think for what is an essentially a private sale treaty as no warranty is offered on his cars (my understanding maybe wrong) , I'd keep looking as the spec is pretty low on that car, lack of carbon interior is an issue I'd imagine with buyers (generally).

Funny enough my old 12c came up for sale this week at the same money and was sold in 24 hrs, so the good ones go fast.

Have you watched John Thorney 5 million miles YouTube video and buyers guides etc ? as these are really useful for research.


Edited by Paza3 on Friday 30th April 21:25
Cheers for your reply it seems the car is still a customers car and he is selling it for them reading between the lines.
Yes Thorney warranty I was looking into.


BURNIE

Original Poster:

1,102 posts

205 months

Saturday 1st May
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FrazDav said:
BURNIE said:
Hi people, ??
I'm looking into a MP4 and wondered if they are a good it?
Will be moving from TVR.
Cheers in advance Regards Burnie
If I’ve put 2 and 2 together correctly, you have a very nice Tamora in red?? If so, my advice is to hold off on a McLaren purchase for another 18 months until I can buy your Tamora from you.
I woukd love to but just put it up for sale on pistonheads. ??????

David W.

1,665 posts

174 months

Saturday 1st May
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Followed a well used dirty 12c up the A14 this morning. What a lovely grown up design that is, front and back ends both look fab, great read presence, less fussy than the 540-70s. High exhausts do it for me too. Envious of those lucky enough to own one.

Just come off the used car section here which is dangerous!!!

Desert Dragon

878 posts

49 months

12c lovely if you're a brave boy

Paza3

172 posts

96 months

Popped a post up on MOCUK for you chap

Cockernee

3,059 posts

125 months

Owned mine over 5 years and have not regretted 1 day of ownership. Since the warranty ran out from the dealer, I never bothered to pay for one.

If it has McExtended warranty or Thorney warranty, then you are comfortable at least that if anything goes wrong, you are covered. Be prepared to pay a little more for a nice one, rather than find the cheapest one you can as there may be a reason it's cheap, like all cars.

Don't be put off by mileage either, I have done 33,000 miles in mine and I believe they are better for being driven, I'm never letting it go either, so mileage and resale don't bother me.

drcarrera

682 posts

190 months

Paza3 said:
Popped a post up on MOCUK for you chap
I'm a little surprised the MOC doesn't have an open page and/or forum for buying and selling. I'd love to be able to go on there and connect with any owners - it's always better dealing directly, enthusiast to enthusiast.

Jumeirahboat

2 posts

173 months

Had my 2014 12C for 18mths now. Car is awesome and very reliable. 31k miles so don’t be put off by hover mileages. Probably better used than not! Only downside is the main dealers!! Join the UK Owners Club for advice and info.
Buy one!