Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Reader Review

There isn’t much left to the imagination regarding what “Aston Martin Man,” from Greenwich, Conn., drives. This fortunate reader has had the pleasure of owning three Aston Martins, a couple of Mercedes and Porsches, and even a Ferrari to boot. Despite his “awesome” experiences with the German and Italian makes, Aston Martin Man went with the British carmaker for his last three cars. His latest lease of the 2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage comes after owning a 2007 V8 Vantage. Continue reading to find out whether the up-to-date Vantage is up to Aston Martin Man’s standards. Then write your own vehicle review here

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
“I have had quite a few cars on my years on this earth -- none better than Aston Martin. I had two Porshes, one BMW, two Mercedes, one Ferrari and my last three cars have been Aston Martins, and I'm not sure I'd ever go back to any of the other car companies listed. My other cars have all been awesome, I did have a few problems with one of my Porsches, but that was years ago. The exclusivity and class that seem to ooze out of Aston Martins is incredible. I love nice things, but I'm not a particularly flashy guy; I've never owned a car that wasn't black or silver, and I have felt perfectly at home with all of my Aston Martins. My first Aston was a '04 Vanquish (the car driven by secret agent James Bond). The Vanquish was everything I dreamed it would be and more, but when my lease ended, I was falling on tough times and decided to lease an '07 V8 Vantage instead of renewing. I thought it would be a little wimpy cousin of the Vanquish, however I was blown away at how responsive the V8 was, and it was just the perfect car for me. Not to much, but definitely not to little. My lease ended on the Vantage three years later, and I just recently leased a new 2010 Vantage, with subtle new design elements and a tad more power. I couldn't be happier. Aston Martins, in my six years of owning them, have been the most reliable cars I've ever owned, hands down. I would recommend this car to anyone and everyone.”

Comments 

John

Earth to “Aston Martin Man”:

1) To most people, just owning an Aston Martin (or Ferrari or Porsche for that matter) is flashy.

2) Tough times are not downgrading to a "V8 Vantage", its mpre like driving a 12 year old Ford Escort while looking for a job.

You sound like a wall street banker who is disconeccted from the real world.

John,
I too giggled at the downgrade bit...but clearly folks buy these cars and they are different types of shoppers than those who buy midsize sedans for example. I thought it was interesting because of just how many of these he had owned and that he had now settled on the British brand.

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