The DB9 Volante is seriously pricey when compared with similarly fast drop-tops, such as the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The Aston will be seriously expensive to run, too, although resale values shouldn’t be any worse than those of most rivals. Such poor fuel economy does mean you’ll have to stop frequently for fuel, though.
Aston Martin DB9 Volante quality & reliability
The cabin looks great, but some of the materials and the standard of fit and finish are a disappointment in places. Aston Martin doesn’t make enough cars to be included in reliability surveys, such as the JD Power study, but as with many supercars that are built in comparatively small numbers, reliability may not be as good as you’d expect.
Aston Martin DB9 Volante safety & security
Volvo helped Aston Martin develop the DB9, and it has a full range of electronic traction and braking aids, plus four airbags. In the event of a rollover, the windscreen can support twice the car’s weight, and protection hoops pop up behind the rear head restraints. A security tracker system and an alarm are fitted, which should help protect your pride and joy.