Which used Aston Martin Vantage sports should I buy?
Originally launched with a 4.3-litre V8 that was later replaced by a 4.7-litre unit, the range eventually incorporated the familiar Aston V12 engine in the Vantage S Roadster. All versions are quick and sound wonderful, although it’s the V8 that's the best all-rounder, even if it's the V12 that really feels super-swift.
You can choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and an automated manual that you control via steering wheel-mounted paddles. The former is very much the one to go for, because the automated manual is jerky to use.
Safety equipment is decent, with side airbags, traction and stability control all standard. Other kit includes climate control, electrically adjustable seats, a six-CD multichanger, sat-nav and parking sensors.
Our favourite Aston Martin Vantage Roadster 4.7 V8