Last post on Nov 08, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Porsche 911, Maserati GranSport
#115 of 124 Re: Why so cheap?? [o2bnf1]
Nov 07, 2008 (8:31 pm)
what is low mileage? 3000, 5000 miles? That is surprising as the one I was looking at up in Phoenix was $89K and the dealer not very flexible in price, even with the trade he would be making additional money on. I assume you already have CarFax done on it? I'll be curious to hear the replies to your question.
#117 of 124 2008 AM Vantage vs. Audi R8 resale values
Apr 09, 2009 (3:43 pm)
I wrote in this forum before about my interest in owning an AM Vantage. I recently did a price comparison between pre-owned 08' Vantage and 08' Audi R8. To my surprise, the R8 is holding much better resale value than the Vantage by about $30k given that their new car prices are about the same (in the range of $120k). A 08' Vantage with low mileages can be had for about $85K but a 08' R8 commands over $110K. Am I wrong about the exclusivity and desirability of AM? In my personal opinion, I think that AM has one of most appealing style matching that of Ferrari. However, does its less-than-R8 resale value say anything about its performance and racing credential?
#118 of 124 Re: 2008 AM Vantage vs. Audi R8 resale values [dhsieh9]
Apr 09, 2009 (3:53 pm)
The R8 is relatively new, and has emerged as a credible alternative to various high performance cars. The high resale value may reflect it's relative rarity and it's exotic design. The A-M V8 has been around longer and is of a more conventional design.
#119 of 124 2010 Jaguar XKR vs AM Vantage
Nov 12, 2009 (3:40 pm)
The 2010 Jaguar XKR has a new super-charged 510 HP engine and is priced at around $100k. The 2010 AM Vantage has only 420HP but commands $120k. I wonder if AM is loosing the touch when it comes to high performance. Granted, AM looks a little more exclusive and sexier. But is it worth iwhen you can have a better performing XKR for less than $20k?
#120 of 124 Re: 2010 Jaguar XKR vs AM Vantage [dhsieh9]
Nov 25, 2009 (4:25 pm)
Question-Can anyone get their Iphone to work on their '09 V8?
#122 of 124 V8 Vantage Problems by production year
Jun 06, 2009 (2:24 pm)
The V8 Vantage has been on the market long enough now for most of the common problems to surface. Lets have a list by production year to help others who are looking to pick up a used one. Tell your experiences and the pros/cons of owning the new Vantage. This is a low production vehicle, so its hard to get true consumer information. This is your chance to share your experience (good, bad, or otherwise). So tell us: 1. The problems you've had or know about. 2. The model year and transmission, 3. Your experiences, 4. The pros/cons, and finally 5. Would you buy another and recommend it.
#123 of 124 Re: V8 Vantage Problems by production year [voda]
Sep 01, 2009 (4:12 pm)
I purchased a Vantage V8 convertible yr09 with paddle shift transmission loved it great handling, fast but wish that I got it with a six speed manual, then went with the DB9 volante 6 speed manual same year. Its faster than the Vantage but does not handle as well by any stretch. Very low miles on both with very minor mechanical issues not involving transmission or power train. I understand the engines are German made and thats why I took the risk with a British made car.
These are not Porches and would never expect to use it for everyday driving its garage art. With that in mind I have no further need for Viagra. Am on the list for the new DBS Volante promised late fall, can't wait to report on that one.
#124 of 124 Aston Martin Vantage 2007 Roadster
Nov 08, 2012 (6:44 pm)
Hello everyone! I just wanted to ask about some tips and advices for the Aston Martin Vantage 2007 Roadster. What should I be aware of and is the maintenance expensive or does it depend on my driving? Another thing, did anyone have any bad experience with the convertible? Ground clearance? Reliability??? And anything useful to add. Please help me and thank you in advance