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post #1 of 11 Old 10-05-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have an Aston Martin?

I am just starting to sniff around for my next Daily Driver and I have always loved Astons...how do they hold up from a maintenance perspective and how much do they cost to keep in good condition?

Would love to discuss so if you have one and are willing to speak to me let me know and I will PM you a phone #.

Thanks all,
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I am just starting to sniff around for my next Daily Driver and I have always loved Astons...how do they hold up from a maintenance perspective and how much do they cost to keep in good condition?

Would love to discuss so if you have one and are willing to speak to me let me know and I will PM you a phone #.

Thanks all,
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Suggest you PM Barry. He ran one as his DD for a year or so.
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Thanks. Will do. Still trying to find the members list here as a newbie...`is that is Ferrari Life Name or his real name or both?

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Thanks. Will do. Still trying to find the members list here as a newbie...`is that is Ferrari Life Name or his real name or both?

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In this case, both. Might also try AstonMartinLife.com
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The V8 Vantage is a solid little car. The DB9's do OK too, but are more complex to work on so everything just costs more. Anything older such as the DB7, I'm not very confident in as a DD. They're older cars and tend to be needy.



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Dude, I have a magnificent 2009 DB9 that I am selling. 182xx miles, in titanium silver over obsidian.
Thought I would love it more than my 550 Maranello, but the Maranello wins. :-)
I did all of the routine services on it, all the fluids, new belts, filters, etc. Was all pretty routine in my own garage.

Let me know if you are interested. Its on Autotrader in Midlothian, VA.
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Stunning car...and the wifey really likes. It would be even nicer if it was offered in a manual.
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DB9's did come with a manual, they're just difficult to locate.


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Looks great but that is a wee bit above my price range. I find it more likely to buy a Vantage in a year or two.

I am going to keep the BMW until the warranty runs out and then I have to make the call. Appreciate you showing me the DB9 though - the new owner is going to have a hell of a ride.

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The V8 Vantage is a solid little car. The DB9's do OK too, but are more complex to work on so everything just costs more. Anything older such as the DB7, I'm not very confident in as a DD. They're older cars and tend to be needy.
Agreed. There are a few things to watch for on the early DB9's, there was a software update for the engine ECU's, and listen out for a rattle on idle, there is a transfer plate on the flywheel which breaks up and it means dropping the whole drivetrain to fix it. A few early cars had a problem with incorrect dipstick lengths which caused engines to be run low on oil. Here's one i had to fit an engine to because of the resulting damage!
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Just another day in the office, eh Eddie?! LOL.


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