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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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25 reader reviews for Aston Martin DB9 Coupe.
  • 5.9 V12 Auto 2dr

    Neil Chapman , Northumberland . Date: 13/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My DB9 is 18 months old now. I lived with the numerous problems for the first year as the car was a new model and you expect a few issues to spring up.

    The car still has a number of faults, some of which go back to new, and yet the local dealer seems to be totally unable to fix them.

    Minor issues such as a faulty window seal has taken 4 visits to te dealer. The car seems to spend more time at the dealer than it does with me.

    The cost of servicing is a joke. The 20,000 mile service cost just under £3,000 and took a week to do. The dealers also attempt to force you to buy tyres through them by insisting that the tyres are not available in the open market. They sell the rear tyres at approx double the cost that can be sought from your normal tyre supplier.

    The most dissapointing thing about ownership is the quality of service from the dealer, it is by far the worst service I have recieved from any manufacturer.

    The car is stunning, but that won't convince me to buy Aston Martin again.

  • 5.9 V12 Auto 2dr

    Tony martin Date: 05/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Iam really worried... I went on a test drive in a DB9, and I must admit I loved the car - but reading some of the reviews, I am really worried. I really want to order this car, but after reading the reviews, I don't know what to do?

  • 5.9 V12 Auto 2dr

    g s Date: 14/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is bad and getting worse. I have had the car for one year, and it has been in the doctors for six months.

    First, don't get a ding in the back as I did. The rear door cost £17,500 to repair a 1cm-diameter, 3mm-deep dent at NPag. Second, the gear box overheats all the time. The steering does not work when cold, and there are rattles all over, both inside and out. The leather trim is loose and badly fitted. The Linn stereo does not work. When the car was three days old it stalled three times on a rounabout and selected neutral.

    This car is going to be crushed - watch this space. There are simply too many problems to list. After I purchased the DB9, two months later I made the worst mistake ever - I ordered a Vanquish S - bad move. Four months late, it lasted 1900kms before the engine and gearbox failed, and finally the brake disc cracked. Aston Martin said keep using it; I said no - it was by the road side waiting to be recovered for six weeks - yes, six weeks.

    After six months, Aston Martin told me it had been repaired and I could pick it up. I told them to return my money - they will not take the car back and will not return my cash. What a sad end for Aston Martin's Vanquish S - this car will be crushed at the same time as the DB9.

    Watch this space - I also own many other prestigious cars - the worst of the lot is Aston Martin - it has bad service, bad cars, bad aftersales. What a sad end. Please, please, please try harder.

  • 5.9 V12 Auto 2dr

    Richard Merrick , Collin . Date: 20/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a 2005 DB9 for a little over a year, and currently have about 4,000 miles on it.

    While I have had it in the workshop to correct a defective Linn amplifier and a faulty tyre pressure sensor (covered by warranty), this has been a wonderful car to drive and own. I haven't had any of the other problems mentioned by other readers, and my service at Aston Martin of Dallas has been superb (who picks up the car from my office/home and gets the work done fast instead of the several weeks required by the local Ferrari dealership).

    Then there's the Aston Club for the occasional celebration. If you buy this car as a fun, weekend and date car, it's perfect. I considered a Bentley GT (boring to drive), a Ferrari (no luxury and too obvious), a Masarati (I didn't like the style), a Porsche (too common), but none had the same mix of style and raw power.

    In my opinion, the DB9 is the perfect blend.

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