Used Aston Martin DB9 2004 - 2012 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Advice for buyers

Aston Martin DB9 (04 - 12)
  • Aston Martin DB9 (04 - 12)
  • Aston Martin DB9 (04 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Aston Martin DB9 coupe?

The Aston Martin DB9 does have some reliability issues. Most of them tend to be about general build quality, but the fancy Linn stereo has also caused the odd problem, with some units malfunctioning and then needing replacement. In addition, there have been cases of other electrical gremlins, such as faulty tyre pressure gauges.

The V12 engine is tried and tested, although there are stories of the engine management light coming on for no apparent reason. There have also been engine and gearbox failures, although these appear to be rare. Clutch problems have also been noted. Many owners complain about the fit and finish of the interior, with numerous squeaks and rattles developing.