15th Dec 2005, 15:17

My saxo is pretty quick. Your car is 350bhp more powerful. I think its more than pretty quick.

26th Jan 2006, 16:48

If the boy racers are in a Mitsubishi Evolution, then they might beat you!

For the price of this car, you should be able to outrun anything!

12th Apr 2006, 17:57

Your DB9 won't overtake a skyline because both cars accelerate at the same rate. Although for the price it should do...

21st Apr 2006, 10:19

Db9 are meant to be very unreliable, how many times have you broken down?

1st Sep 2006, 21:42

I really would like to know what is up with their transmissions!! I have had 3 put in mine and they can't seem to handle the power transfering to the rear wheels, it jsut bogs down with only a chirp if I power break it.

30th Sep 2006, 13:35


I was thinking of buying the DB9 next weekend, I have noticed mixed thoughts on the car. Would you guys recommend buying it?

I have read there are a lot of problems with build quality and I usually do a lot of mileage in my cars, what do actual DB9 owners think?

My other choice would be the Ferrari F430 but I like the styling of the DB9 better.

I have already owned the Mercedes SL55 and Porsche 911 Turbo and would like to get a different car this time, would anyone recommend a better car?

11th Jul 2007, 07:23

To the guy who owned the SL55 and TT911, there is only one way to go. Ferrari. Or Lamborghini. OK, DB9 will do fine too.

14th Aug 2007, 14:04

It can't handle or brake like a Porsche Turbo because the Aston is about 300lbs heavier. It doesn't matter what you do to the brakes or suspension, weight kills performance. End of story.

30th Sep 2007, 19:52

Recently drove an 07 DB9 and there really is no comparison to a boy racer. Forget the performance, you should hear the sound of a DB9. Best way I can describe it is somewhere between an SL55 and Ferrari F430 for pure aural pleasure. I am sure you can google the sound if you really want to see, er, hear what I mean.

As for performance, don't forget the Aston is a super responsive, naturally aspirated V12 so most laggy turbos cannot compete. Indeed the most amazing thing about the DB9 is how overly sensitive the throttle was. Definitely a car to be careful with.

10th Apr 2010, 06:07

I would rather have a Z06 that I can drive long distance daily and does not break. And I can afford to spend cash, but not afford my time lost going to repair facilities. Or glancing at my rarely driven cars in the garage, parked, afraid to run them much.

11th Jan 2011, 18:29

I don't buy this review... stick to your Skyline; you can never compare this car to a Skyline. A Skyline is a nice car, but you can never compare this to an Aston.

22nd May 2015, 22:34

I was reading this review as I'm considering an Aston Martin in the future, whether it be a DB9 or V8 Vantage, as they're great value for money at the moment... around 35k...

My current car is in fact a black R34 GTR Skyline, but mate, there's no way you can compare a DB9 or any Aston for that matter to my Skyline. My Skyline weighs just over 1490kg and I'm running 460 BHP on hybrid turbos and light mods. But my car would outperform a DB9 in nearly every area... plus the DB9 and V8 Vantage weigh significantly more than my car as well, so the power to weight has no comparison.

But... An Aston is an Aston... it's British, fast and beautiful to look at, so I've always been a fan.

26th Dec 2022, 15:54

100%. The DB9 is in a league of its own. People need to stop comparing it to Skylines or boy racer hot hatches that may or may not be quicker on 0-60 mph stats. You buy the Aston for looks, comfort and cruising. If you have to ask about price, you cannot afford it.