McLaren F1 Reviews from North America

1998 McLaren F1

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance65200 miles

Summary:

There is no other like it!

Faults:

Nothing that wasn't supposed to go wrong has gone wrong. In other words, only wear items have been replaced!

General Comments:

This car can flat-out fly down the highway. It's an absolute rush! It's a little claustrophobic on the inside, but otherwise it is quite comfortable.

The handling is superb. I've able to toss it to and fro without the slightest hint of losing control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2004

1998 McLaren F1 V12

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V12 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance3300 miles

Summary:

If you can afford one, GET ONE!

Faults:

No major problems other than standard wear due to hard running.

General Comments:

I am a collector of fine autos and anyone who is a serious speed freak or big time collector of rare autos must have one. Believe me every penny spent on this baby is worth it. I own several "SUPER CARS" and no doubt there is nothing like owning a McLaren.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th October, 2001

31st Oct 2001, 02:12

There's a difference between your MAZDA RX7 and a MCLAREN F1, even if your car could beat it, which is so unlikely I can't believe I'm bothering to write this, I'd still be in an F1 and you'd still be in a Mazda...

17th Dec 2001, 02:26

The McLaren is a good car, but very expensive. You could take any Japanese super car (eg Supra, NSX, RX7, 300ZX, 3000GT, GT-R) or super sedan (Aristo, mark II Tourer V, Gloria Ultima), tune it enough to beat a Mclaren F1 not just by a whisker, but convincingly, and still have change left from $100,000. If you went really crazy (like they do in Japan) you could drop another 100g's and have a car so wild Mclarens would run in fear! Up to you which is important - status or power.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews