Which used Aston Martin Vantage coupe should I buy?
When the Vantage first went on sale there was just one engine: a 4.3-litre V8. However, while this sounded fantastic, performance was a little underwhelming. You're much better off going for the 4.7-litre V8 that replaced it in 2008, or the 5.9-litre V12 that was added to the range in 2009. You can also seek out a V8 S and a V12 S version of both cars, tweaked for even more oomph. In fact, the V12 Vantage S is, with a 0 to 62mph time of just 3.7secs, the fastest production Aston ever.
You can also choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and an automated manual that you control via steering wheel-mounted paddles, with the former very much the one to go for, because the automated manual is jerky.