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Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe, Convertible
#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?
#11 of 33 Tried to buy one
Nov 26, 2007 (7:13 pm)
I was just at the dealer in Scottsdale and tried to trade in my Ferrari 355 for a '07 Vantage coupe with 4K miles. The dealer wanted $40,0000 (they were asking $116k for the car) and my car for thiers. I am not to familiar with the Aston Martin line so I decided to hold off a bit. I believe we probably could have worked it out to a $30,000 difference but I'l wait to get a little more educated on these cars. I've been a Ferrari guy for years and I'm just ready for a change. Any comments on this kind of car especially if you've had Ferraris before? I can really say I enjoyed driving the car, it was a hoot!
#12 of 33 Re: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Paid and Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Dec 02, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I PURCHASED A 2007 COUPE (BRAND NEW) LAST NIGHT IT LISTED FOR $127,775.00 I OFFERED $114,000.00. I PURCHASED IT FOR$114,500 BUT HE HAD TO THROUGH IN A SET OF ASTON MARTIN FLOOR MATS. HE DID. I SIGNED THE PURCHASE ORDER HE FAXED TO ME. I HOPE THIS HELPS. KEEP IN MIND THIS IS AN 07 NOT 08. THE COLOR IS MERLOT WITH SANDSTOME AND IRON ORE INTERIOR. IT'S A BEAUTY!
#13 of 33 Re: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Paid and Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Dec 09, 2007 (4:48 pm)
Does anybody know the current lease residual for an '08 manual Vantage Coupe? I'm trying to decide the best term to lease and also learn if there are different (higher) money rates charged in light of the fact that this is an Aston. Do dealers offer competitive (or above normal) rates for leasing (money cost)?
If anybody has experience in a recent lease, please share. Thanks!