McLaren 570s Buying Advice

McLaren 570s Buying Advice

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mickv

84 posts

68 months

Tuesday 26th April
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OP - make sure you’ve checked other areas for bubbling: front bottom corners of the doors (inside when open) and underside of the bonnet around the seam that runs round just inside the edges. My 570 had issues on wheel arches and these other spots I mention; but mine was under 5 years old and all got sorted by Alastair Bols/Mclaren undef warranty before Alastair sold it for me.

RSbandit

1,736 posts

109 months

Thursday 28th April
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On the topic of body panels not a corrosion issue but has anyone had scratches to the palladium repaired?

justin220

4,746 posts

181 months

Saturday 30th April
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I think I'd try and negotiate the repair into the deal personally.

As mentioned above, a few years back I spotted my wings starting to bubble, when it went in for repair McGlasgow spotted a few more panels

apertureasm

10 posts

Thursday 5th May
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Very common for 570s and 600LT, even if you bought an example that doesn't currently have any corrosion, you will most likely get some in the future. Poor job from McLaren, only thing I could suggest is to buy an example that has warranty long enough to cover it!!

Although it is not noticeable unless pointed out, so you could live with it, provided it doesn't worsen

Comeal

Original Poster:

11 posts

83 months

Friday 6th May
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So the car in question needed around 10k worth of work (including leaking dampers and a cracked door hinge) following a mclaren inspection. They also identified corrosion on every panel except the roof and advised it would cost around 20k to fix and therefore advised not to buy the car.

I have now found a lovely track pack example with no corrison that I'm hoping to collect this weekend or early next week.

RSbandit

1,736 posts

109 months

Friday 6th May
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Comeal said:
So the car in question needed around 10k worth of work (including leaking dampers and a cracked door hinge) following a mclaren inspection. They also identified corrosion on every panel except the roof and advised it would cost around 20k to fix and therefore advised not to buy the car.

I have now found a lovely track pack example with no corrison that I'm hoping to collect this weekend or early next week.
£30k to get the car sorted is just mental tbh...the £10k you mentioned would be covered by a Mclaren warranty if it had one...the corrosion issue is such a cop out by Mclaren given originally those cars were supposed to be covered for 10 years. Nice work on finding a track pack car!

lingus75

1,646 posts

199 months

Friday 6th May
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Well done for being sensible with the inspection. It’s all to easy to go in head long and believe what you are told by the supplying trader.

I did something similar with a 911 turbo. I was told that everything was perfect and I didn’t need an inspection, but I insisted and the car needed 5k to bring it up to a decent mechanical standard, so I went elsewhere.

I will never trust anyone implicitly when it comes to buying a car or a house. I have usually found that even the most ‘god fearing’ person turns into someone else when selling either.

Trouble is that even though the dealer knows the score now, he will shut his eyes and stick his fingers in his ears when he pushes it on to some other poor sod.

Akajak

883 posts

216 months

Saturday 7th May
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Comeal said:
So the car in question needed around 10k worth of work (including leaking dampers and a cracked door hinge) following a mclaren inspection. They also identified corrosion on every panel except the roof and advised it would cost around 20k to fix and therefore advised not to buy the car.

I have now found a lovely track pack example with no corrison that I'm hoping to collect this weekend or early next week.
Well done, who was the dealer ?

Comeal

Original Poster:

11 posts

83 months

Saturday 7th May
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Akajak said:
Well done, who was the dealer ?
I won't name them here, even though their customer service was the worst ive ever come across.

The car was on SOR and has been returned to the owner so it's no longer on the market.

C2Red

3,541 posts

230 months

Saturday 7th May
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Comeal said:
Akajak said:
Well done, who was the dealer ?
I won't name them here, even though their customer service was the worst ive ever come across.

The car was on SOR and has been returned to the owner so it's no longer on the market.
McLaren or specialist.?

Comeal

Original Poster:

11 posts

83 months

Sunday 8th May
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C2Red said:
McLaren or specialist.?
Neither.
A used "supercar dealer".

Implus1

97 posts

17 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Has the car in question now popped up at a dealer who likes to photograph cars in front of a puddle?

Comeal

Original Poster:

11 posts

83 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Implus1 said:
Has the car in question now popped up at a dealer who likes to photograph cars in front of a puddle?
Certainly looks like it. Cant 100% confirm without reg.

Thorney

408 posts

237 months

Friday 13th May
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We did a video explaining the bodywork issues a while ago, may help.

https://youtu.be/lK-IlKGyBas

RS3Audi

8 posts

17 months

Friday 13th May
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Comeal said:
Certainly looks like it. Cant 100% confirm without reg.
LJ16ETU for sale?

Comeal

Original Poster:

11 posts

83 months

Friday 13th May
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RS3Audi said:
Comeal said:
Certainly looks like it. Cant 100% confirm without reg.
LJ16ETU for sale?
Yes.

On a seperate note, whilst my new car is fantastic there is an incredibly annoying and loud squeak from what seems like the roof behind the seats. Anyone come across this?

RS3Audi

8 posts

17 months

Friday 13th May
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Comeal said:
Yes.

On a seperate note, whilst my new car is fantastic there is an incredibly annoying and loud squeak from what seems like the roof behind the seats. Anyone come across this?
That's interesting as it's for sale at a supposedly reputable supercar dealer in Swanlincote. Must be all fixed up now, looks mint and good value.
On the squeak try the Mclaren tech forums on facebook, seems to cover virtually every issue on there.

Comeal

Original Poster:

11 posts

83 months

Friday 13th May
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RS3Audi said:
Comeal said:
Yes.

On a seperate note, whilst my new car is fantastic there is an incredibly annoying and loud squeak from what seems like the roof behind the seats. Anyone come across this?
That's interesting as it's for sale at a supposedly reputable supercar dealer in Swanlincote. Must be all fixed up now, looks mint and good value.
On the squeak try the Mclaren tech forums on facebook, seems to cover virtually every issue on there.
I highly doubt that with the list i was given and the short time that's passed.. it also looked and drove mint when i viewed it.

Awesome i will try that, thanks.

semisane

754 posts

59 months

Sunday 15th May
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Also looking at a 570s - late 2019

I asked as about panel condition and got this response :

No bubbling on car , warranty work on corrosion was done when we took into stock. Front bonnet, wings, door appliques.

From what I have understood from this thread it is likely to return / appear elsewhere?

Do we know how / why it occurs and anything that can be done to minimise occurrence?

HIS LM

1,210 posts

236 months

Sunday 15th May
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semisane said:
Also looking at a 570s - late 2019

I asked as about panel condition and got this response :

No bubbling on car , warranty work on corrosion was done when we took into stock. Front bonnet, wings, door appliques.

From what I have understood from this thread it is likely to return / appear elsewhere?

Do we know how / why it occurs and anything that can be done to minimise occurrence?
Did you watch the video about 4 posts up the page ?