For The engines sound terrific, especially when the roof is down. The steering provides plenty of feedback, too.
Against Many rivals are faster and more agile, and cost less to buy and run. The interior is feeling its age and visibility at angled junctions is poor.
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The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster is incredibly desirable, even if it's not as good an all-rounder as many rivals.
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Target Price team says:
The Vantage Roadster is the cheapest way into a drop-top Aston Martin. It's just as glamorous as the more expensive Astons, though, and won't cost you quite as much to run.
It has plenty of appeal, but many more modern sporty convertibles, such as the Porsche 911 Cabriolet, are quicker, handle better and are easier to live with. The Aston's infotainment systems are old-fashioned and complicated, too.
Still, you'll buy a Vantage Roadster because you like the way it looks and want to own an Aston Martin rather than a Porsche or a Jaguar. You just need to be aware that you’ll be getting an inferior car and paying more for it.