I'm lusting after a DBS and although there are a couple of threads about them my question seemed to sort of hijack the OP's intent in those - so here's a new one. I realize that there are a lot of comparison cars - and I know the Vanquish, V12 Vantage, and DB9 all have their merits - but for me it's a three pedal DBS coupe - period. I'd opt for a 2012 (Garmin GPS and a few other updates) DBS coupe with the 6-speed manual. Not the ultimate or carbon editions - I prefer the original wheels, bright grill, etc. I'd like to see the Casino Royale and Quantum Silver paint in person, otherwise Jet Black looks great in photos (but a PITA to take care of I'm sure). Lightning Silver seems very popular, I guess I'd have to see that in person too. Obsidian black with the piano black finish on the inside seems to suit the car as well. Do we think the '09-'12 DBS has fully depreciated now? They seem to be holding around the $125+ range. Does the 007 provenance and the 12 cylinders = collectability/increasing value for the DBS?