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View Poll Results: Aston or not?
sub zero 2 10.53%
cool 13 68.42%
uncool 3 15.79%
seriously uncool 0 0%
meh 1 5.26%
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The prototype (styled by Ian Callum and Keith Helfet and engineered by TWR) debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1993. The DB7 was produced from September 1994 to December 2004, and was available either as a coupé or a convertible. The six-cylinder DB7 was, perhaps, an "entry-level" model below the hand-built V8 Virage. The DB7 became the highest production Aston Martin vehicle ever, with more than 7,000 built before it was replaced by the DB9.

The DB7 drew hugely from the Jaguar parts bin and was financed by the Ford Motor Company, owner of Aston from 1988 to 2007. The DB7's platform is an evolution of the XJS's. The styling started life as the still-born Jaguar F type (XJ41 – coupe / XJ42 – convertible) designed by Keith Helfet. Ford cancelled this car and the general design was grafted onto an XJS platform. The styling received modest changes by Ian Callum. The first generation Jaguar XK-8 also uses an evolution of the XJ-S/DB7 platform and the cars share a family resemblance, though the Aston Martin was significantly more expensive and exclusive.

In 1999, the more powerful DB7 V12 Vantage was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.
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I quite like the look of it. Shame the underpinnings were based on the Jag XJS.

Cool but not sub-zero, it would need a V12 for that.
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The looks are, to my eyes, pretty much flawless. Cool for that reason.
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If I'm honest I'm not struck. Pic 1 has the picnic table haunches, '80s wheels and a massive shut line on the bonnet. Pic 2 is even worse looking at the fuel filler cap and the rear light/boot fit. Throw in that Simon Cowell waist high swage line and it's a no from me.

I'd go for the Jaaaaagg.
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Last of the beautiful Astons. the DB9 and Vanquish are ok i mean i wouldnt say no but the DB7 is STUNNING!
Especially the DB7 Vantage.
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Never really liked them that much, it's an Aston so it's cool but it's not sub zero, not by a long shot
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I do prefer the DB9 but love these. Affordable (to buy) now too.
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If I'm honest I'm not struck. Pic 1 has the picnic table haunches, '80s wheels and a massive shut line on the bonnet. Pic 2 is even worse looking at the fuel filler cap and the rear light/boot fit. Throw in that Simon Cowell waist high swage line and it's a no from me.

I'd go for the Jaaaaagg.
I'm really hoping that boot is ajar, those aren't the genuine shut lines.

In the moment, this was a lovely car - although I always preferred the V8 Vantage (Virage based) that was the premium Aston when this was released.

Now though, while pretty, I think it looks a little dated because the newer Astons have taken this style and modernised it very well.

Amazing that you can get one of these for under £20k. Although you'll presumably spend the same again on maintaining because you'll have bought a nail from the bottom of the market.

I'd call it cool.

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I don't get Aston but I'm warming to the 7
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I'm in the minority in thinking it's just a bit uncool. It was then for being an old Jag in drag and it is now for being a bit cheap and almost common for an Aston. It is pretty, I grant you.

+ Pretty and affordable semi classic Aston.
- Lacks purity. Buy an XJS and be honest about it.
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- Lacks purity. Buy an XJS and be honest about it.
But, but, but XJS looks minging. Ugly car, I have never liked them and to think it was supposed to replace the E-Type , it's almost laughable.
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Simple. Don't buy either then.
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I'd be happy with either. But I'd rather have the DB7.
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