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Mint low milers from approved dealers are easily in the £40k bracket:wow:

What do we reckon, as a Brera & GT replacement??

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I remember a drama lesson at school when I was about fifteen. You had to stand up and talk passionately about something for a couple of minutes. My choice was the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. It has a blend of aggression, style and grace that very few cars have achieved. If you can make the numbers work, you would be daft not to. (Or you could buy a 60s Mustang fastback which is, to all intents and purposes, the same. I think Towns may have been a fan of the Pony.)
 

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With a bit of affordable debt, yes.
then do it ..there are other cars for cheaper money (don't sell your house)

but I like like your choice ... after all cool is cool:thumbs:

but if you do (fuel costs a bloody fortune :eek:) ...


not sure if you are serious:p:) but you think well :)
 

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A Maserati GranTurismo is another option.....

Fuel costs & tax will be identical to the Brera I reckon!!

Clare is seriously lusting after a GT but I mentioned Aston & she loves them too.

Might go to the Birmingham & Silverstone dealers over the weekend:D
 

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A Maserati GranTurismo is another option.....

Fuel costs & tax will be identical to the Brera I reckon!!

Clare is seriously lusting after a GT but I mentioned Aston & she loves them too.

Might go to the Birmingham & Silverstone dealers over the weekend:D
Very good ... never think of the obvious though ...always think of a car that
no-one else will see for 10 years or more ..if you have class and the X factor of
a mind and style you'll find one :thumbs: ... took me a year :)
 

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DB9's are good VFM too:wow:
 

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I remember a drama lesson at school when I was about fifteen. You had to stand up and talk passionately about something for a couple of minutes. My choice was the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. It has a blend of aggression, style and grace that very few cars have achieved. If you can make the numbers work, you would be daft not to. (Or you could buy a 60s Mustang fastback which is, to all intents and purposes, the same. I think Towns may have been a fan of the Pony.)
You're talking about a different car Keith. SR is talking about the new one, not the 80's one.

And he wouldn't get a mint 80's one for £40k either.
 
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Choose carefully !

I looked long and hard at approved used V8s and DB9s before I ordered my C63. Did quite a lot of research and spoke to people at work who between them have a couple of DB9s, a V8 and a V12.

Although quality is improved from the DB7 these are still fragile and expensive to maintain cars. Gearboxes seem to be a weak link both auto and manual. One colleague's DB9 has been off the road for three months awaiting a replacement from ZF whilst another has had numerous failures of the Touchtronic system, which is awful in day to day use by the way.

As for other foibles - the cockpit electronics are woeful, very dated sat nav, poor bluetooth integration and problems with flickering dashboards.

At £40k ish you are looking at a 4.3 v8 which whilst lovely to listen to does not feel super quick. 4.7 is a much better drive imo but clearly comes at a premium. A good quality DB9 is going to be £60k and upwards and comes with an added layer of expense. Well worth shelling out at the time of purchase for the AM dealer service and tyre plan which can also be taken monthly.

Despite the negatives listed above these are very special cars indeed but go in with your eyes open, remember that a bargain entry price probably hides a raft of other costs, be very very clear as to the terms of the approved warranty and don't expect to treat and use the car as a daily driver as you might the Brera and you may end up with a very big grin :)
 

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Cheers. We've never let our heads rule our hearts:eek:

Fortunate as Clare has a great job with a decent renumeration package:cool:

The Brera is at most a three day a week driver as Clare's work patterns have changes considerably.

The 500 takes up the bulk of commuter activities and it is an excellent little car.

So, 500 + AM V8V, DB9 or Maserati GT + Spider is a very doable stable for us:) Let the considerations begin......
 

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go for it! decent 30k mile cars start around £35k ish. they are stunning cars and sound amazing. don't know much about maintenence etc... the Aston and the Maserati are both fantastic cars and it would be a hard decision to choose between them.
 

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You should budget a LOT of money for insurance, tax, servicing and maintenance for either the Maserati or the Aston Martin. Friend of mine had a DB9 (because he could) and it nearly broke his will to live. I've known a few Maserati owners who feel the same, even though they have all used independent specialists for service.
Lovely cars but increasingly irrelevant in this crowded island.
 

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You're in an enviable position SR. Choose wisely and enjoy your life.
 

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what a great conundrum to have, simon. personally i'd go for the maserati - better looking and (round here at least) certainly rarer than the aston :cool:

no idea about price & running cost comparisons though
 
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