What used Aston Martin Vantage sports will I get for my budget?
Prices for an early roadster start at around £35,000. Although this should secure you a car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, we think it's better to spend a little more. Up the ante to between £40,000 and £45,000 and you should get 2009 – or maybe even 2010 – cars in good condition, while £45,000-£50,000 will net you a good 2011 or early 2012 model, bought from a specialist dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Aston Martin Vantage sports?
Rather a lot, I’m afraid. Insurance is as high as it gets, with a group 50 rating. The V8 model should manage 20-22mpg, according to the official government figures, but there's fat chance of achieving even that; once you start pushing that beautiful aluminium acelerator pedal to the floor, 10-12mpg will likely be the harsh and expensive reality. The V12 version is even worse, with a claimed average of just 19mpg. Annual road tax (VED) is extremely high for all models.
As far as servicing costs go, think of them as about the same level as a Porsche 911. In other words, very expensive.