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

    paul scott , Hampshire . Date: 23/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is simply a stunning car. I borrowed one for three days from the P1 Supercar club, and loved every minute of it.

    The most notable aspects of this car are its stunning styling and detailing, astonishing engine noise, and great performance and handling.

    The Aston just begs to be thrashed, but the engine needs to be revved hard to extract decent acceleration. It can feel a bit flat at low-mid revs, unlike a Porsche 997.

    The most notable aspect of this car is how much positive attention it gets. Everywhere you go, it turns everyones' heads, and people universally admire and appreciate this car - a group of students said 'that car is beautiful' as they walked past. You never have any trouble being let out of side turnings in an Aston, but you would in a Porsche.

    I used to have a DB7, but this is completely different - it's a small, sporty little car, not a GT. It feels wired, and the controls have a reassuring heaviness - especially the clutch and gearbox.

    Overall, I loved this car and am very tempted to buy one. However, £80,000 is very expensive, even for an Aston. This is only a small car, so the price is too high.

  • 4.3 V8 2dr

    Steve Kimber , West Sussex . Date: 21/04/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    About to take delivery, so I took an Aston Performance Driving day at Millbrook to familiarise my self with the car and it was well worth it. Gearbox and clutch are not heavy, braking does not fade in the wet, 60m from 100mph in dry and 65m from 100mph in wet.

    Its an absolutely fabulous car to drive, better than the DB9, so direct, stable and quite difficult to get the electronic safety features to cut in. Anyone buying one.........you must go to Millbrook to understand fully the capability of the car!

  • 4.3 V8 2dr

    Richard Sells Date: 20/04/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What a car!! Mine doesn't have squeaky brakes, although it does have a vibration at slow speed in second gear, but it is wonderful. It drives beautifully but works well around town too, it sounds like nothing on earth and its great to look at as well.

    I would recommend an Aston to anyone who likes to smile!!

  • 4.3 V8 2dr

    Ian Rae , North Yorkshire . Date: 20/03/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took delivery of my Vantage on the 9th of March 2006. I have never driven a car with such poise and capability - you can approach corners at least 20-30 mph faster than any other car I have driven, including Porsches, Maseratis and Mercedes.

    One grumble is squeaky brakes and poor reward visibility (but why look backwards anyway?). Fuel encomony is around 19mpg overall.

    I would recommend an aston to anyone who likes attention.

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