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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Base 4.3L V8 6-speed Manual - (15 reviews )
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Beauty only skin deep
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MJW
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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6M)


Review

AM does not know how to make cars in large quantities and it shows with the V8. Failing gearboxes, lack of torque and smouldering clutches followed by lamentable excuses for the lack of quality from AM technical people were some of the resons why I got rid of the car after eight months. A porsche 911 S with a sports exhaust and the sport chrono option is not as pretty as the V8 but will go quicker, be reliable, make noise, retain its value and is cheaper. Watch AM V8 residual values drop as the quality issues come to light.The car is slow, that is why everyone says it needs more torque.The build quality is not what you would expect. Check warranty history if you are buying a used car.


Favorite Features

Design. The car is stunning except for the 1996 Toyata Celica rear end.


Suggested Improvements

Next time AM is ordering rear lights from Toyota, ask for a quality control manual as well!


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A keeper
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By tim s
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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Have had Porsches, every thing from Boxster to TurboS, two 355 Ferraris and a Ferrari F430. This goes way past the Porsches and just under the 430.


Favorite Features

Sleek looks,and you don't pass yourself twice a day!! Sound right up there with Ferrari


Suggested Improvements

More torque


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Best Of All Worlds
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By DEJ
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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Have owned many sports cars, most recently a 2006 Porsche 911S. The AMV8 is in a completely different league. More beautiful, more exotic, more fun to drive, more comfortable, more luxurious. More of all the reasons to buy such a car.


Favorite Features

The engine sound, the audio system, the exterior look, the interior fit and finish.


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower and torque, different exterior door handles.


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WOW
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Bryan Fletcher
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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Truly the most exciting car out there in its price range. Not seen everyday like its competitors. The craftsmanship is out of this world. Power, beauty, soul and if you buy one then you will know what I mean.


Favorite Features

The 12 degree doors are exceptional along with the interior lighting on the dash. The car!


Suggested Improvements

Needs little more horsepower.


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My AM V8 Vantage
4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By Sean J
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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I have been driving my Vantage since May. I have to say I like it but I'm not in love with it. I have been driving Porsches for past few years and I kind of miss driving them. I think this car could have been a bit wider and few inches longer. I think the front exterior is just gorgeous but the back is a bit like japanese cars. Starting price for this car should be $155,000 after improvements. 110K is cheap for this category of car.


Favorite Features

Front head lights. Engine is a bit over-rated.


Suggested Improvements

Wider rear, slightly longer, beefier engine.


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