I have owned most high end cars from maserati gransports 911 turbo, m5, m3, m6, CLS63 AMG benz, and many others some twice and this is in another class by itself. At 150 mph you feel confident this could easily handle 200 mph! just not in the states!
The looks and comments never end! the sound of the exhaust will amaze even the ferrari boys!
mp3, bluetooth, and a better stereo should be in this car for the money. I believe there were some improvements to this in 06. Still one of my favs!
Great car! Fun to drive for a GT! If looking for sweet ride you can take anywhere, this is it. Comfortable and fun for long distant driving. Loves the road at high speed. Had no problems with car except for an occasional low tire warning and head-lights were replaced. They are automatic leveling and got stuck in down position. Replaced with no cost. Aston Martin Headquarters called to apologize personally for the inconvenience and gave me another Aston Martin until it was replaced. Interior is first rate with every convenience.
The car just sound so nice when starting the car and high speed paddle shifting. The car just looks great inside and out!
The buttons smaller buttons on the center console could be identifed better during the day. Fog lights could be added.
I was driving an "03 SL500 Sport. I had ordered this silver beauty 1.5 years before they started arriving. Really a nice car, but in North Dallas, I passed 13 Sl's in 2.5 miles to work...and 8 were silver. So...Aston Martin as a little more "independent" make. I thought the beautiful but classic styling might blend in without causing the over-the-top hoopla of a Ferrari, or Lambo. WRONG. Everywhere I go it gets comments. I really rarely use the 900watt+ stereo, because I am hooked on the sound of the engine! It IS hard to stay within speed limit. This car DEMANDS that you remain engaged in your driving...even if just going to the closest 7-11. So far so good!
Paddle Shifters! Sound of the big 12 and exhaust note.
More storage in the cabin. Mercedes had lots of little nooks and cranny's that were covered and lockable. None in this larger car.