Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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13 reader reviews for Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.
  • 4.3 V8 2dr

    Kevin Parker Date: 15/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well, my Dec 06 AMV8 Vantage is a total dog!

    It cuts out frequently (11 times so far...) which is great fun at speeds plod would frown upon, resulting in no brakes and no steering.

    The fly-off hand-brake flew off in my hand.

    The tracker has a mind of its own and keeps telling me the car is stolen.

    The boot leaks rainwater.

    The sound system only works on the left channel.

    The TMC function on the radio/sat-nav does not work.

    There is a rip in the body shell hidden behind the LHS light cluster.

    The microphone on the rip-off telephone option is lousy (but now working after warranty rework).

    The gearbox is a nightmare and has been reworked under waranty with a lower viscosity oil plus a different linkage (apparently).

    It's a beautiful car but a total dog. Aston's response has been lousy. Buy one and regret it.

  • 4.3 V8 Sportshift 2dr

    Donald Snyder Date: 17/02/2007
    • 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

    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.

  • 4.3 V8 2dr

    philip mcundry Date: 13/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 4.3 V8 2dr

    Michael Jordan , West Midlands . Date: 12/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

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