Grand Seiko wrote: ↑Fri Oct 20, 2023 11:43 pm
Amazing color on the watch and car (the car must be crazy fun).
Thoroughly enjoyed the video (well, except the guy's grammar issues regarding uniqueness, something is or isn't, no qualifiers apply).
I was in a paid focus group recently and a guy with a 720S was talking about upgrading to a 750S. He was very transparent about the issues with the company (**** quality, **** resale, lousy customer service, plus others) and said flat out the driving experience overcomes the issues.
Glad you like both. Yes the car is hugely engaging, and I hope Richard's video brings that across to the viewer
You've brought up McLaren a number of times now, so I will comment on that this time
I had a 720S too, and it proved to be the most reliable car I ever owned. This 765LT has been bulletproof to date, and bear in mind it gets tracked and driven very hard.
Personally my experience with McLaren has been incredible, and I often describe them as the best company I've ever dealt with. Nothing has ever been too much trouble for them, and I was extremely happy to buy my second McLaren. Dealers do "vary" though, and there are good and bad ones. McLaren HQ are simply wonderful to deal with though. I visit MTC at Woking often, and can honestly say they feel like visiting family.
Regarding QC, yes early releases of most models did have issues, including launch edition 720S (mine was a later car). Artura is the same. But you will see exactly the same with Ferrari for example, where SF90 had a lot of issues initially, and so did 296GTB.
Depreciation, yes. I lost £100k on my 720S after 2.5 years. McLaren messed up and made far too many cars. They have learned from that and not done this for a few years now. Now however Ferrari are doing the same. See residuals on SF90, 296GTB and even 488. 488 depreciation is about the same as 720S. However my 765LT Spider has appreciated very nicely. It's all about numbers, and there are only around 35 of these in the UK now.
Anyway, back to the Bel Canto Phoenix, and I'm glad you like it. (btw less than 50 of the 99 will be in the UK)
P.S. I like the username. I have a Snowflake and a White Birch