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Beautiful... And Always Had A Problem... Like A Beautiful Woman — Amazing Engine Sound.. and Beautiful... Just beautiful... Unfortunately.. you can tell Aston Martin is owned (was) by Ford... Build quality Appalling for a 117k EUR car. I had problems with central locking, trim coming off.. but wind the window down and open the throttle... you forget the rest... I havent tried the paddle shift though.. this was a manual..

Pros: Engine note..

Cons: Built by Ford

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe RWDReview
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Aston "s80" Martin — Always wanted an Aston, always wanted to drive an Aston and used to hate people saying it was a Mondeo because of the window switches. I have now driven a few and they are true drivers cars. The sound is so fast as any speed. Not too sure about the use of the Volvo interior, he climate control, the CD player, the Satnav, same as a lot of the Volvo range. The killed it for me. Still a great car but made cheap. Dont believe me, try an Volvo S80 and compare dashes.

Pros: Great looks, great sound, babe magnet

Cons: Volvo dashboard.

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe RWDReview
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Very Nice, Cool, And Fun. — Very very easy to drive fast, good steering communication, lots of grunt, very nice car to sit in, very nice noise, eggs you on.

Pros: Nice looking, very british, very loud, can drive quick without breaking into a sweat.

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Breathtaking — the car is like a bullet i had a track day with one ....wow fast traction flappy paddle gear box launch control everything in this baby works to make a truly amazing drive

Pros: looks , styling,ease of driving

Cons: db9 is better i think

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe RWDReview
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It's An Aston Martin ... Not The Best Car In The World, And Yet, Somehow ... It Wins Your Heart. —

It was the worst car I drove that day and I want it to be straightforward: don't buy it, no matter how rich and/or tempted you might be, avoid it! Yes, it is one of the most gorgeous piece of design ever, both outside and inside, and those doors opening with 13° of angle ... wonderful! Oh, and that sound ... when you hammer it, it roars so nicely that it becomes an addiction. You're driving normally (i.e above the nonsense that are the speed limits) but ... you can't resist, so you shift down for no reason except to hear that music. There are gonna be a few problems with that. First, this car couldn't keep up with the Ferrari, the Lamborghini ... or the Corvette! Second, the gearbox is just utter rubbish! It almost made me regret the one I had in the 206, and that's saying something! The guy told me "it's manly", to which I answered "and what's that supposed to mean for Aston: impossible to use?" Ok, I'm not Mister Universe, but I swear that when I wanted to shift for the 1st time between 2nd and 3rd, I thought I would have to use both hands to move the gear lever! There's eventually a third issue: we had the window slightly open ... but the whole wooden dashboard was vibrating like a mad cow, not very convincing for a car of this price! Really, I didn't like it. But then I did. Because, c'mon, it's an Aston Martin and it's cool. Just don't buy it. Really.

Pros: It's an Aston Martin. And it sounds amazingly gooood!

Cons: It's not that fast, the gearbox is hopeless, and the quality feeling is not brilliant.

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe RWD Review
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2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Reviews

Dream Car By Mckaysuave

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2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Reviews

Awesome Aston From A Lucky Owner By Adam

Car that blends effortless performance with style and the ultimate feel-good factor when you drive it. Not cheap to run, but have never had a problem with it (fingers crossed) and am now on my secon... Read More

Love And Hatred By Raymond

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2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Reviews

A Special Piece Of Art. Best Used For Romantic And Spirited Driving. By ivelin

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Fast And Luxurious. By Adam

i love it, it's luxurious, fast, and looks good, black, silver exterier, and black interier. it seats four, has satellite radio, and good exceleration, as well as top speed. Read More

2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Reviews

Amazing, Handbuilt High Quality Car That Is Rare To Find On The Road By brianpascal77

I find it doesn't have the immediate put your head in the back of your seat power, but having said that it does drive very fast, comfortable fun. Very sophisticated, elegant and gets looks every two ... Read More

A Beautiful Model With A Boring Conversation. By Oscar

Good: Most beautiful car available. Even prettier than the DB9 due to smaller proportions. Good handling, a little too soft for my taste, but very settled when going fast. Feels better in open space... Read More

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Reviews

Aston Martin By Costas64

Not more to say. Althought I drove it more abroad than in Greece I cannot say that I enjoyed as much as the Boxster. It has class thought and it gives you a flavor of a James Bond movie. o.k. Read More

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