2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Consumer Review: Not for the faint

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Consumer Review

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5 Total Reviews

Base Coupe (4.7L V8 6-speed Automated Manual)

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Not for the faint
By Booboo on


2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6AM)


This is my 2nd Aston which I purchased new and some things never change. The Aston is a high performance car for sure with a reliable and truly excellent engine the rest does not live up. The road holding is OK and no problem on regular highway driving, but the suspension is an issue because there is no "ABC" feature that inspires confidence, so in fast and tight corners, an average driver will have to deal with a nervous car and will be more shaken than stirred. It is an unsophisticated car with a washboard ride, but I buy one again!

Best Features

The best looking car on the road today. Nothing comes close. Awesome engine and performance envelope. Fast! Excellent brakes (for a change). Excellent paddle shift and gear mapping, almost identical to my Ferrari Modena. The car has incredible hi-fi but the mufflers sound better. Unbelievable growl.

Worst Features

Reliability! Astons are expensive not because they are better but because they are inefficiently built. Quality is a problem. Paint is cheap and paper thin, seats are OK if you are a female size 4.
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