Aston Martin DB9 Reviews

2007 Aston Martin DB9 6.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 6.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL

Summary:

It is a bitter sweet joy

Faults:

Reprogramming of key.

CAT module failure.

Full body respray as the dealer did not pickup historical work on both doors, thus left the car multi shades of black.

Wiper arm dislodged and hit the bonnet, because the dealer did not fit the arm properly when replacing the corroded arm.

Front heated windscreen elements not working, so replaced windscreen. Also washer jet on front light dislodged. All of the above works were carried out under warranty within the 1st 4 weeks of having the car.

I bought it used at £52k. The maintenance works were a reflection of the lack of attention to detail that the dealer has, and should have covered most of the problems in the preparation of the car for sale, thus I had to use my brain and complain to a different dealer to take issue with their other branch. It worked, and the new dealer now maintains and services the car.

General Comments:

I am a simple bloke, the DB9 is a sexy car, but there are certain things that you expect the car to be; maybe not reliable, but at least fit decent mirrors in the sun visor, less rattle in the car i.e. cable bouncing in the steering rack, leaky seal around the windows. But saying that, I love driving the car at any excuse, from getting the milk to hitting the B roads.

Diesel like torque, sexy sound of the exhaust and engine, and when you enjoy that, the MPG does not matter; you will keep filling without feeling it. I moan when I fill the 330ci for work, but never the DB9.

Rear seats; forget it, they are for optics. Boot slams a little hard though.

I would advise the purchase of Aston Martin extended warranties; I claimed in excess of 5k within the 1st 4 weeks of having the car. Just placed another one on the car, and it goes for a leaky seal fix.

If you buy you will enjoy, but you need to be prepared to pay for servicing and general works; it's not cheap. Newer models 2008 onwards are much better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2013

2005 Aston Martin DB9 6 litre V12 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 6 litre V12 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance600 miles
Previous carLand Rover Range Rover

Summary:

Style on Wheels

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far, on-board satellite navigation didn't work when I received the car, but it was fixed quickly.

The only fault I seem to hear from my wife is that the passenger seat is a tiny bit cramped.

General Comments:

Very nice car, well worth the money I paid for it. Bought it second hand to avoid the very long queue. Find it a nice change from my normal road car which I drive-the Range Rover.

Its pretty quick, and I love the purr of the engine when it revs up high. Overtakes 'boy racers' in their Skylines fairly easily!

Very classy, and is a dream to look at as expected!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2005

22nd Sep 2005, 21:47

I am not sure if this person owns a DB9 as his English is appalling and doesn't know much about this car. The car has been designed and built for even the tallest person.

15th Oct 2005, 14:01

The seats are bolstered on the sides. If his wife is particularly wide, then she will not find them comfortable.

2004 Aston Martin DB9 V12 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V12 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Amazing - but not value for money

Faults:

Paddle shift gearbox is iffy - potentially great, but too much hesitation and lurch when changing gears. Changing from 1st into reverse is particularly annoying.

Leather and suede trim is poorly fitted, looks like an elephant's scrotum!

General Comments:

Cracking fun, but let down on a few niggly items. Undoubtedly gorgeous to look at.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2004

25th Jan 2005, 04:36

Too bad that a beautiful and exciting car such as the DB9 can be so unreliable. Probably a wet dream for many, but I cannot accept that my Micra is more reliable than a £100.000 car... but I still love it and want to have it.

It's good that this owner was objective and not blinded from his ego or his new car's looks.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews