This car surpasses my expectations on quality, appearance and the experience of driving both in the city and on the highway. The workmanship cannot be equalled in the USA. The seats seem to have been moulded to fit.
I love this car - the note from the V8 through the exhaust is amazing, but doesn't compare to the DB9 V12, however, which is just awesome.
The interior is a very nice place to be, though visibility is sometimes dodgy at junctions. I had a Porsche 911 C4S before this and it doesn't compare - the Porsche may be a bit faster, but it has no soul and the engine sounds like you're blending some fruit in a juicer.
At the end of the day, it's an Aston Marton. It's a little thirsty, but if you buy an Aston Martin and then complain about its economy, then you are an idiot - it has a 4.3-litre V8; get real.
I use a diesel Range Rover every day. The Vantage is my weekend treat and what a treat it is.
I waited in anticipation for the delivery of my Aston Martin V8 vantage and when it arrived I was like a ten year old at xmas.For the first month I just looked at it with complete adoration, a car of such beauty I had never seen before(some praise when I have owned most of your acclaimed supermarques previously)but then the real let down began when I started to drive it.The car had looks but no performance,it made a lot of exhaust noise but did not deliver any speed or feeling when you are behind the wheel.Alas my Aston is no more,I found the beauty but no power or soul,I have returned to the german masters who make cars to drive not to look at.
I took the V8 for a test drive, and it was an experience, not to mention the acknowledgement I got from the other motorists - they all slowed down to have a second look.
The noise from the engine pumped up my adrenalin and I really felt I was driving a sports car.
The only downside is that you struggle to see the other traffic from the passenger side when joining major roads if there is a passenger on board.
I also wish the handbrake could be a button instead of a lever by the door.
Overall, it was a good experience.
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