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Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe, Convertible
#14 of 33 Re: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Paid and Buying Experience [botta]
Dec 17, 2007 (12:33 am)
Congrats. Mind telling which area or dealer you got that deal from?
#15 of 33 Re: dealer prices [andrewjn]
Jan 14, 2008 (1:32 pm)
I test drove an AM Vantage and fell in love with it. Have owned and driven several models Porsches, but this car screamed quality and luxury. Performance sounds like it's there, but it's only as fast as an Jaguar X K 8. No matter; still love the teutonic, but well executed purposeful interior with the feel of high end McIntosh audio equipment.
Has anyone leased the car with a creative contract for a short 24 or 30+ month closed end lease??????
I need to get it out of my system, but would hate to have to buy one outright!!!
#16 of 33 Re: dealer prices [myfootnotes]
Jan 14, 2008 (1:40 pm)
ASTON MARTIN OF WEST PALM BEACH IN SO. FLORIDA HAD VERY ATTRACTIVE PRICING ON LEFT OVER '07'S. BUT A-M CLAIMS MOST OWNERS OF THEIR CARS KEEP 'EM FOR EVER. IF THAT WERE SO HOW COME SO MANY ARE CREEPING UP IN THE PRE OWNED MARKET?
AND THEIR USED CAR INVENTORY WAS SMALLER THAN THEIR LEFT OVER LAST MODEL YEAR CARS IN THE GARAGE. WHAT GIVES?
#17 of 33 aston martin V8 Vantage
Jan 14, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Last year Aston Martin had a drive event on a nice dealership in West Palm Beach South Florida. The marketing was successful, and the personnel were very helpful.
The negotiations were very low key and low pressure. The price for a left over '06 was around 110,000 An '07 was fetching $114,900 for the coupe; $130,000 for the cabrio.
No lease opportunity.
Has anyone had a chance to negotiate a short term closed end lease with no balloon payment???
#18 of 33 New Prices and Resale
Jan 23, 2008 (12:59 pm)
I got my V8 in July 2006 and paid full sticker; at that time there were some resales at above sticker. It seems that right now, cars like mine (4000 miles, all options) are going for about $90k, about 25% less than original cost.
Last year, my dealer offered me a new roadster at $10k off MSRP. He indicated that the cars were moving slowly and that Aston had allowed them to rebate the advertising allowance.
Of course, I live in the midwest and exotics are uncommon around here. This may be the reason for the prices.
I have a new Lexus LF-A on order and will keep the AM until it arrives; if ever, I have been waiting for six months for word on when it will go on sale.
#19 of 33 Re: aston martin V8 Vantage [myfootnotes]
Jan 28, 2008 (11:42 pm)
The sales person I have been working informed me there might be a factory sponsored lease available soon. No details yet.
#20 of 33 Re: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Paid and Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Feb 02, 2008 (4:50 am)
has anyone purchased a vantage via ebay? there are quite a few offered at fairly cheap prices, but I've been warned (by dealers, so taken with a grain of salt) that most of the cheap cars on ebay, autotrader, etc are lemons that have been returned under a "3strike" rule where the dealers have to take them back after 3 defects are found... they then turn around to third party dealers (like "straight line auto" in dallas) who then try to sell them as fast as possible... does anyone know anything about this? thanks
#21 of 33 Re: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Paid and Buying Experience [vrr1]
Feb 08, 2008 (3:43 pm)
I got bored with my coupe and my LF-A won't be here for at least a year, maybe two, so I just traded my '06 with all options in for an '07 roadster also with all the options. I got $90k for my car (4400 miles) and paid $129k for the new car ($145k MSRP). The color of the new car is not ideal, triple black.
The comment about lemons on ebay is not true, some of the sellers are AM dealers. In any case, the reason for the glut of 2007 Astons in dealers is that the factory unloaded the inventory before the change in ownership on January 1. Because of the glut, Aston has cancelled all dealer stock builds for the first quarter. Dealers are choking in cars and now is a very good time to buy. You can get a new Aston (07) for the price that used ones are being offered on ebay.
BTW, used Astons in dealer stock are very rare. Most owners are keeping their cars and, it appears, those that are not are also not very realistic regarding resale prices.
#23 of 33 dealer inventory
Mar 06, 2008 (7:03 am)
As for used cars: manufacturer "buyback" cars must have their title branded as such in most states, and will show up in a Carfax check. Many Aston dealers advertise their cars on ebay, autotrader, cars.com etc.
Most Aston dealers I have visited recently (CT, NY, MD, CA, NC, FL) are overstocked with new '07's and '08's built prior to closing the sale of AM from Ford to Prodrive/etc. I've seen '07 coupes with some miles (exec use or demos) as low as $98k, and dealers are diiscounting new cars as well. The most interesting color schemes were found in CT and CA. Its a great time to buy... I got a very good deal in So Cal on an '08 roadster.