I am amazed by some of the negative reviews here - I hope that Aston is checking to be sure that these are real owners. My experience is the opposite.
I got one of the first DB9s in August 2004, and I had expected problems - a friend told me that with earlier-generation Astons, it was better to wait until bugs were worked out (this was my first).
I now have driven 6,000 miles and can count the minor issues I have had on one hand - in my view, this is very good for what is essentially a hand-built car. A screw came loose and a wood endcap came loose. I had an engine warning light one day which was cured by restarting the engine.
I have never been so happy wih a car in my life - except for my 2001 BMW 5 Series - quite a different vehicle.
The Aston is classier than the Bentley (which sounds a bit like a Toyota, in my opinion). It also has a fabulous interior, and is one of, if not the, most beautiful cars ever made.
There are some faster cars out there, sure. I have done 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, and through the twisty stuff the chassis is a wonder, a more modern copy of the 575 Maranello's chassis, but I felt the Ferrari was heavier on its feet.
At a track day, it was wonderful - yet I still have the original tires. This is a testament to a good chassis.
The car has the most sonorous and beautiful voice around - the importance of this aspect cannot be understated. It literally doubles the enjoyment of every aspect of this car.
The car looks beautiful, sounds fantastic and drives very well. I also drove a Continetal GT and that was like driving a truck, and it looks awful. Aston Martin have got it just right with the DB9.
This all the car you could ever need. It's fast, good looking, comfortable and practical. Because this is the coupe, it will have better weather protection, and for £100,000, the bargain of the century. Too bad the V12 is thirsty.
What a disappointment! This is a great looking car and when it drives, it drives really well. Unfortunately, you can't drive it because it is always in the dealer's workshop.
Here my list of issues:
* Strut brace not fitted properly. High-pitch squeal over ever minor road bumps; * Tyre pressure gauge defective - it always tells me I have a flat tyre; * Linn system defective. - there's no CD, no radio; * Drive shafts were noisy, and needed replaced. These are similar defects to my old DB7; * Rear light cluster causes electrical shorts; * Driver's door is defective - it doesn't open from inside; * Passenger door handle is defective - it falls outward, not flush; * Parking sensors fell into the body;
Also, when you're really gunning it, the engine warning light comes on and tells you to stop.
It's really dissappointing, I don't feel I could recommend it to anyone
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