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Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe, Convertible
#1 of 33 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Paid and Buying Experience
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 02, 2007 (7:01 am)
What did you pay for your Aston Martin? Tell us about it!
#2 of 33 Mind sharing your experience here
Oct 03, 2007 (9:36 pm)
Hope this thread will have some healthy traffic.
The Aston is such a low volume car there is no useful publish information on what the real going price is. Hope this thread will provide some useful information.
I am thinking of getting a Vantage and wonder if anyone is getting one less that list price. The Vantage has been out for a couple of years and I know there is inventory at some if not all of the dealers.
Please share your thoughts.
#3 of 33 Thanks kyfdx for creating this thread
Oct 03, 2007 (9:38 pm)
Forgot to thank kyfdx for creating this thread so promptly.
#4 of 33 Re: Thanks kyfdx for creating this thread [quattro]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 04, 2007 (8:46 am)
You are welcome... I spotted a Vantage a couple of weeks ago on the freeway...
They are stunning!
#5 of 33 dealer prices
Oct 04, 2007 (5:32 pm)
The fully kitted-out new Vantage is asking between $132,000 and $135,000 in L.A.
That's with satellite navigation, remote tire pressure sensors, 7-spoke 19" wheels, colored brake calipers, 700-watt Alpine stereo, paddle-shift, auto-dimming mirror with 3 garage door openers, power folding mirrors, monotone full leather trim, 2-way heated seats, parking proximity sensors, platinum silver interior fittings, power headlight wash, integrated bluetooth phone, cruise, Lojac, battery conditioner, and bright finish grille. And piano black fascia trim.
That comes to $10,270 of extras according to Forbes Auto and Edmunds, plus the paddle-shifting and the Lojac which they don't mention but which let's conservatively say adds four grand. So the basic car is asking $117,000.
The dealer where I found mine wouldn't budge on that price, as outfitted above. It was the showroom star, and there were two customers "bidding" on it, each unwilling to wait.
The stick-shift models, they were willing to deal on. I got the feeling, a four to six grand break? Demo models, they offered me a grand off for every 800 miles on them.
But idiot that I am I just had to have the car that I had to have. The thing is, after they've got you in an Aston showroom is no time to get reasonable. I mean, if you're being reasonable, what are you doing there?
They weren't hurting - my salesman sold another one 3 days later (to a guy who'd seen mine on the street), and guesses he moves 5 a month.
So... no big hopes for breaks on new ones. They'll drop once the '08s are out. If there are any left.
#6 of 33 Re: dealer prices [andrewjn]
Oct 07, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Thanks for the info.
I'm going for the stick so I hope dealers here in San Francisco are wiling to deal.
A grand off every 800 miles on demos does not seem that good a deal.
I'm also considering a used 07 but of the ones on Ebay all have prices very close to sticker. I'm expecting 10% to 15% off sticker for one with say 2k miles. Is this reasonable?
#7 of 33 Re: dealer prices [quattro]
Oct 09, 2007 (7:14 am)
I checked eBay April-June, and found no great deals. Remember, annual production is only 7,000, including the DB9 and the Vanquish. I expanded my search to DB7s too... but still, soon I was looking in Arizona and New Jersey. There just aren't many of them about. The UK gobbles a lot, as do the OPEC countries.
Why would someone with only 2,000 miles on his Aston want to sell it? Either it's a lemon, in which case you don't want it, it's a dealer demo (see previous post; not much discount) or you find someone who immediately over-extended himself and needs to transfer his payments to avoid defaulting. Even that person can probably do better on eBay than 15% off.
Earlier this year, some entrepreneurial folks somewhere in the midwest were ordering Vantages, then re-selling them at sticker-plus-5-percent. That's what you're dealing with.
#8 of 33 discounts for astons in dealer stock
Oct 16, 2007 (10:05 am)
Test drove one laast week.
Salesman said if you have to special order one expect to pay full list price ($125 -$130k)
If you buy one from stock he indicated they could take $5K -$7K off of sticker. They had three '07s in stock and were expecting the '08s in a few weeks.
#9 of 33 Re: discounts for astons in dealer stock [rich644]
Oct 21, 2007 (12:36 am)
Which area are you located?
#10 of 33 Experience in the San Francisco area
Oct 21, 2007 (12:39 am)
Anyone with experience with San Francisco area dealers?