The Rapide S is seriously expensive to buy, and whilst it holds a reasonable percentage of its value by the poor standards of big, lavish four-door cars, because the list price is so high, that percentage loss adds up to a catastrophic amount. Running costs are going to be supercar-like in every respect, too - from servicing and fuel to tyres and tax.
Aston Martin Rapide Saloon quality & reliability
The Rapide’s cabin is a bejewelled, suave-looking cocoon that’s characterised by gloss plastics, suede and solid glass buttons. But spend more than a few moments in there and you start to notice cheap plastics around key areas like the indicator stalks. The infotainment system is close to unfathomable, and it looks and feels cheaper than comparable systems fitted to everyday family hatches.
Aston Martin Rapide Saloon safety & security
The Rapide has not been crash tested, but it does get eight airbags (including two for those in the back seats) as standard, seatbelt pre-tensioning and all the electronic driver aids you could wish for. An immobiliser, alarm and tracker are standard.