And why not?
The electronic windows on both sides failed. This was caused by a blown fuse.
A pleasant individual scraped a nail down the passenger side door while the car was parked outside my apartment. Unfortunately the door had to be replaced at significant cost to my insurance company!
I have owned several Aston Martins over the years - through the good times and the bad, and without doubt this is the best machine ever built by the company. Ian Callum's design is incredible to behold, while the performance is bettered by few car available today.
I am however unconvinced by the paddle shift gearbox - the action is occasionally jerky, though undeniabley swift.
Although the cost of the car is that of an above average house (nearly £160,000), you really are buying an incredible machine (460bhp with a top speed of nearly 200mph).
It is the small touches that make the car special - far more so than the DB7, you really do feel like James Bond should you release the massive power reserves!
I would recommend this car to anyone, jump on the waiting list - it's only 3 years!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2003