Here's Everything that's Broken on My McLaren MP4-12C Over the Past 2 Years

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  • Опубликовано: 07 декабря 2018
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  • Hoovies Garage
    Hoovies Garage   6 месяцев назад

    My Autotrader.com/Oversteer article linked below organizes these repairs much better, with a lot more information. It also made Doug DeMuro faint... https://www.autotrader.com/car-video/video-heres-everything-s-broken-my-mclaren-over-pa-281474979900152

    • ycnexu
      ycnexu  3 месяцев назад

      1. 1st model year;
      2. 1st model of a new manufacturer;
      3. low volume production;
      4. Very little prototyping and testing budget;
      5. In-house electronics;
      6. Extremely complicated tech with high priority of performance over repairability or reliability. Kind of a tribute to the best 2000's Audi engineering standards; Toyota manufacturing engineers have heart attacks when they hear of McLaren.
      7. Hand-made;
      8. British.


      What's there to break I say.

    • campkira
      campkira  5 месяцев назад

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhtVbZrZiGw
      Rob fixing the reverse

    • mh488
      mh488  6 месяцев назад

      @Jason 2 Mifflin ok buddy i see you are a class act. Why would you buy a used McLaren with many visits to dealer for repairs including replacing the engine and transmission when you could just buy a new one? The new models are much more reliable. Have a great day dumbass.

    • Jason 2 Mifflin
      Jason 2 Mifflin  6 месяцев назад

      Your mother should of swallowed

    • mh488
      mh488  6 месяцев назад

      Sounds like the dealer had that car making repairs more than the owner had it. I would have ran away from that car.

  • goran ferenzia
    goran ferenzia  2 недель назад

    What a 🍋

    • H5mind
      H5mind  2 недель назад

      For $25K plus options, you can buy a brand new Factory Five GTM super car and drop an LS1 in it. It will run circles around the McLAren and you can buy parts at your Chevy dealer oe Pep Boys.

      • Luis Santana
        Luis Santana  2 недель назад

        Lol, i have a 08 Camry with broken engine mounts which would cost $600 to be like new again which is a lot to me, it has 165k miles and that’s the only thing wrong.

        • Dan R
          Dan R  3 недель назад

          These cars are meant to be driven a few hundred miles a year.

          • James Thompson
            James Thompson  1 месяцев назад

            video is too quiet.

            • Tyran Mathurin
              Tyran Mathurin  1 месяцев назад

              Just be the way this guy tries to open the door, I realize he is a joker. And stopped watching the video right at that point.

              • Ranjit
                Ranjit  1 месяцев назад

                What I see from this video is mcleran is a awesome company, standing by what they sell.

                • Corran Helme
                  Corran Helme  1 месяцев назад

                  A pile of shit.

                  • pv_plays games
                    pv_plays games  2 месяцев назад

                    Does it come with bumper to bumper warranty

                    • domitry jobby
                      domitry jobby  2 месяцев назад

                      Holy shit that thing is unreliable. Whithout a warranty it's a ticking financial time bomb

                      • bushtucker88
                        bushtucker88  2 месяцев назад

                        McLaren 3.8L engine: i burn 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles.
                        Audi/VW EA888 engine: hold my beer!

                        • Ultra vern
                          Ultra vern  2 месяцев назад

                          Fine in my Leon Cupra. Must be an off day.

                      • Coby B
                        Coby B  2 месяцев назад

                        You should find out what kind of transmission they going to put in there is it the same one that's that has been changed twice already

                        • Bob Dillahunty
                          Bob Dillahunty  2 месяцев назад

                          Supercars have too much junk on them these days. They shouldn't release cars with this much stuff that can go wrong until they've sorted out ALL the bugs and made every component to the highest standard. Otherwise, it doesn't deserve the title "super" car.

                          • Fac Man
                            Fac Man  3 месяцев назад

                            That’s what we call a ‘Lemon’

                            • tr v
                              tr v  3 месяцев назад

                              My Dodge has probably had $150.000 in repairs done.... Kidding it's more like $3000.

                              • rttx
                                rttx  3 месяцев назад

                                This is the funniest Hoovie video ever, without even trying, just presenting the facts. I remember Top Gear reviewing this car, being so proud of the technological achievement, yet being critical of it being clinical and artificial compared to the 458. This presentation shows what it's like to actually live with one of those pieces of cutting-edge British engineering. It's like an Alfa Romeo; fantastic when it works, but an absolute nightmare when it doesn't. No wonder they liked it.

                                • richard brunt
                                  richard brunt  3 месяцев назад

                                  When these cars come out of warranty they will be worthless lol who's actually going to buy one without a warranty ?

                                  • Alejandro Sudiro
                                    Alejandro Sudiro  3 месяцев назад

                                    Ok. Now I know if I want a money pit automobile, UK made cars are the the best option.

                                    • Pieter G
                                      Pieter G  3 месяцев назад

                                      This car is what I would call a "lemon".

                                      • ycnexu
                                        ycnexu  3 месяцев назад

                                        Hand-made
                                        British
                                        Low volume
                                        New manufacturer, 1st model, early model year
                                        Extremely complicated tech with no regard to repairability or reliability, engineered to the best 2000's Audi standards

                                        What's there to break I say.

                                        • Quinn Jones
                                          Quinn Jones  4 месяцев назад

                                          OMG...there is dumb, there is brain dead and then there is brain dead dumb and then there is something beyond that...something like black hole, other dimension kind of dumb. $30k for a transmission, $80k for a motor. I am thinking that your old NSX is err was a dream come true.

                                          • - JPL -
                                            - JPL -  4 месяцев назад

                                            What's amazing is that such cars are designed in this case to go 0-60 in 3.2 secs and 207 mph. Yet the engine and transmission were toast under most likely normal driving conditions for most of its miles. I bet that original owner didn't track the car everyday. Isn't the whole point of a supercar in theory is to drive it hard? That's what's so disgraceful with these things. MP4 isn't the only one. The Italians still can't build a reliable car. Moral of the story. Get a Lexus LFA if you can. Funny how they can figure out how to build a reliable supercar.

                                            • buddhastaxi666
                                              buddhastaxi666  4 месяцев назад

                                              First Top Gear barely reported these tyoe if issues. Now they are known why would you buy one and not a Porsche or something that you can drive?

                                              • Mattias Hallin
                                                Mattias Hallin  4 месяцев назад

                                                An expensive piece of junk...

                                                • TheMan
                                                  TheMan  4 месяцев назад

                                                  the door opening method is SOOOOOO stupid. getting hands dirty every time i want to open a damn door.

                                                  • Rondog54
                                                    Rondog54  4 месяцев назад

                                                    Buying one of those things is pure insanity!!!

                                                    • El Barto
                                                      El Barto  4 месяцев назад

                                                      And you talked so bad about the parts breaking on the most hated bmw in America... Hopefully you will get to drive it a couple days on the 1 year warranty while it’s not sitting in a shop having more stuff fixed! Lol I can’t blame you tho, it’s a Mclaren.

                                                      • Richard Fife
                                                        Richard Fife  4 месяцев назад

                                                        Why by a headache. To get views?

                                                        • Arden Reid
                                                          Arden Reid  4 месяцев назад

                                                          This is a real fancy rolling piece of junk !!!!!

                                                          • TOSA air
                                                            TOSA air  4 месяцев назад

                                                            Any news??? Where is the mp4??

                                                            • mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm420
                                                              mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm420  4 месяцев назад

                                                              White does the car no favours at all. The first owner must have been colourblind.

                                                              • first name first
                                                                first name first  4 месяцев назад

                                                                I bought a 1981 alfa gtv6 around 1989 with 47000 or so miles with a stack of service records an inch thick. It was amazingly dependable after prexious owner had every flaw fixed. I pledged to properly care for it (as alfa dealear still existed) but as working college kid could not afford it. Traded almost for what I bought it for and got an 86 CRX si. The Alfa was one of the coolest cars i ever owned, rhe Honda probably one of the best i ever owned.

                                                                • first name first
                                                                  first name first  4 месяцев назад

                                                                  Moral of the story is sometimes a temperamental machine needs sorted to be good.

                                                              • Death Painful
                                                                Death Painful  4 месяцев назад

                                                                Man why would you buy this? ? come on!!!

                                                                • Vtec & Yamaha
                                                                  Vtec & Yamaha  4 месяцев назад

                                                                  Well Scotty Kilmer is right I should stick to Toyota ...

                                                                  • Andrew Silva
                                                                    Andrew Silva  4 месяцев назад

                                                                    HAHA THIS IS MY NEIGHBORS CAR WHAT

                                                                    • Patrik Floding
                                                                      Patrik Floding  4 месяцев назад

                                                                      Lemon law: New car! BTW, how can the standard warranty be one year? Sounds unlawful?

                                                                      • Deplorable B.R.
                                                                        Deplorable B.R.  5 месяцев назад

                                                                        "Deep and slow." That's what she said. Lol!

                                                                        • az rak
                                                                          az rak  5 месяцев назад

                                                                          you paid 4000 usd for 150,000 USD fix
                                                                          what!!!! I am speechless

                                                                          • Chris Rios
                                                                            Chris Rios  5 месяцев назад

                                                                            Ok so are they updating the previously doomed transmission or cramming the same junky tranny in & hoping it outlasts the warranty?

                                                                            • Zachary Farrias
                                                                              Zachary Farrias  5 месяцев назад

                                                                              McLemon

                                                                              • krishna pal
                                                                                krishna pal  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                One way of getting broke is that you buy a british car & avoid warranty.

                                                                                • krishna pal
                                                                                  krishna pal  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                  2:20 that's what she said.

                                                                                  • Cuong Vu
                                                                                    Cuong Vu  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                    No update video on this car??

                                                                                    • daystatesniper01
                                                                                      daystatesniper01  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                      You forgot to mention , fingerprints on paint work , total respray at 45,000$

                                                                                      • Spongschbob
                                                                                        Spongschbob  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                        and I'm sitting here in my 2001 Volvo V70 at 310.000 km / 192.000 miles, which cost me about 1500 Euros in repair over the last four years / 160.000 km since I bought it 🤷🏼‍♂️

                                                                                        • EdiownedU
                                                                                          EdiownedU  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                          🗑

                                                                                          • Mark 111
                                                                                            Mark 111  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                            Sold a McLaren MP-4-12C to buy a new NSX. It was the best decision I ever made because the McLaren though attractive in many ways was an absolute nightmare to keep on the road. I don't care that McLaren honored the $89,000+ in repairs for the 11 months we kept it! Transmission failure/problems, oil leaks, LED taillights failing, instrument panel lights not working, ECU replacement (2X), leaking struts, creaks rattles, electrical gremlins, parts availability etc. etc. etc. Christ what a beautifully designed but horribly executed and unreliable vehicle. The POS like our Ferrari 348 spent more time in the shop than on the road! Getting into an exotic car and having it start and actually be capable of going on a road trip without having to worry about a problem is truly enjoyable. The NSX is far more reliable, great at everything and better than the McLaren (even when the McLaren was working). The McLaren was never a great car but, it was better (even great at) frustrating and completely ruining your driving experience with its constant issues and breakdowns. Never again.