1994 Aston Martin Vantage V8 5.3 supercharged from UK and Ireland
Nothing so far!!! Hope it remains that way!
Massive running costs were shocking at first. With hard driving I'm getting about 7mpg (£85 to fill up) and paid £800 for a pair of rear tyres after a track day. Servicing costs are like a phone number too. However, when you can do 185mph (I've done 175 in Germany) and the race to 60 in 4.5 secs., you can forgive it anything, especially when it weighs over 2 tons and is the most glorious car to drive or look at. Massively comfortable on a long run but ride can get a bit harsh around town. Handling amazing for such a heavy car. What a noise, what a car!!! I will never sell it!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 1999
How much did it cost?
I paid £115,000 for it, but this was over 4 years ago. The new Vanquish and subsequently, the accoladed DB9 has softened values, so it's only worth about £60000 today.
However, I love it and have only experienced minor difficulties with it so it's staying. The new Astons are wonderful, but nothing can beat this old Vantage, for me at least. It's like comparing Angus beef with steak tartare.
The V8 Vantage has always been my dream car and I am sure that that it is all it will ever be.
I have just bought an Aston V8 Volante 1982, this car oozes testosterone from every nut and bolt,a mans car in every sense of the word. and not to be confused with the more modern cars with there 'pollen' filters and heated head rests! and if I need to get somewhere I can read a map, I don't need a navigation system.