For Both the V8 and V12 engines sound incredible, and the steering offers more feedback than that of many modern sports cars.

Against The Vantage is neither as fast nor as agile as the best sports cars, and its interior is old fashioned. It’s expensive to buy and run, too.

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe
33 5stars

The Aston Martin Vantage looks and sounds fantastic, but plenty of rivals are better to drive and far easier to live with.

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The full Aston Martin Vantage review

There are 3 Aston Martin Vantage versions available

Coupe 4.7 V8 2dr £84,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Coupe 4.7 V8 S 2dr £99,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Coupe 5.9 V12 S 2dr £138,000
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Vantage is comparatively cheap for an Aston Martin, yet it retains all of the hand-made charm that has characterised the British firm’s best work. It also has much of the style of its more expensive brethren, but it has lower maintenance bills (you’ll still fork out an awful lot at petrol stations, mind you).

The Vantage has plenty of appeal, then, but lots of more modern supercars, such as the Porsche 911, are faster, more capable on twisty roads and cost less to buy and run. The Aston’s interior is also starting to feel its age, and the infotainment systems are horribly complicated.

In the end, then, you’ll buy a Vantage because you like the way it looks and want to own an Aston rather than a Porsche or a Jaguar. Those are two perfectly valid reasons, as long as you’re aware that you’ll be paying more for an inferior car.

Reader test team says:

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 4.7 V8 S 2dr

I have wanted an Aston for a number of years, so, admittedly, am a big fan of the brand. I bought my first Vantage S (SP10) 6 months ago and love…

Mark Holloway

4 out of 5 stars

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 4.3 V8 Sportshift 2dr

It is absolutely gorgeous. People often stop me and comment about it, its a magical thing to own - it mkaes you feel good evertime you step inside.…

Metal Head

5 out of 5 stars

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 4.7 V8 2dr

Bought this after I got rid of the awful Gallardo Coupe, with it's Audi centre console. This car is in a totally different class, with which others…

Petrol Head

4 out of 5 stars

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 4.3 V8 2dr

I waited a long time to final get this car, the dealer made more mistakes than I care to remember and there were the inevitable niggles such as the…

Warren Hall

5 out of 5 stars
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