AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
This one really is tough. I am torn as well. It's an Aston, they just are intrinsically cool and yet there is that brash ostentation about it, the pandering to the blingiest demand (I mean - sea shells, roulette chips, pink really?), the wadded waving of its price tag at almost every mention.
Price and exclusivity are not a bar to being cool but shouting about what something costs most definitely is not.
The engineering integrity and the few that will be built with sober colours and some restrained interior finishing just about do enough to drag it over the line into cool. The rest are seriously uncool and I'm going to discount them as individuals' personal abominations.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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