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Which of these newer 12 cyl for long term ownership...

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  1. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    22,671
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    Ryan Alexander
    V12 Vantage. I still want one someday.
     
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  3. sarkis kassardjian

    Aug 26, 2007
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    Kevin

    Congrats on that beautiful & SMART purchase! Just think about changing the gear lever to the DBS style. "Q" will be glad to make one for you. That's the only thing that makes the looks & driving experience better! But keep the original! I saw your car has some good company to keep up with, but in my case, it's the most capable of it's siblings:)
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  4. kfmcmahon922

    kfmcmahon922 Karting

    Jan 2, 2011
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    Kevin McMahon
    thanks Sarkis.

    Dino + 993 = :D (can't make out the one in the garage??)

    is the DBS style shifter the same as the earlier (2012) V12 vantage manuals (the metal one)? would definitley need Q to make the 7 speed dogleg pattern insert.


    EDIT--just saw the pic of yours on page 1
     
  5. sarkis kassardjian

    Aug 26, 2007
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    Beverly hills Aston's parts department ordered it for me from the "Q" department of the factory! As for the other car in the garage, it's a 62 xke! Those three cars were my dream cars growing up.

    I think your Aston's color is stunning, it does justice to it's character! Once you master the transmission, you will realize how playful the car is, while blipping the throttle with every shift up or down.

    Enjoy!!!

    Sarkis
     

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  6. jehu999

    jehu999 Formula Junior

    Dec 2, 2011
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    James
    Beautiful Vantage. Btw... I like your taste in car colors.


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  8. kfmcmahon922

    kfmcmahon922 Karting

    Jan 2, 2011
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    Kevin McMahon

    Skittles!
    Now just need something red and orange..
     
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  9. NürScud

    NürScud F1 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2012
    6,894
    Congratulations!! I would go E X A C T L Y with the same colour as you did. I wish you to enjoy it at the fullest!

    All the best!
    Greg
     
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  10. Ferrari 308 GTB

    Ferrari 308 GTB F1 Veteran

    Feb 21, 2015
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    V12 Vantage manual.....but it will cost you $750K + for a 2012 Zagato.
     
  11. FLGT

    FLGT Formula Junior
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    Jun 16, 2008
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    Thanks for the input as I know you know Astons. Which model has the most room for larger American folks that you recommend?
     
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  13. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

    Aug 12, 2014
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    The new DB11 has modern ergonomics.
    Its all planed by a computer.
    The Vantage is the smallest outside but interior is not that bad,
    A db9 is the narrowest , but the STYLE which 2 years ago looked long in the tooth is now a TRUE MODERN CLASSIC!
    Bullet proof drive...….pick the Vantage.
    Classic style but quirky british issues, pick the DB9
    Modern, NEVER BREAK but BORING AND AS COLD AS ANY MERCEDES, pick the DB11.
    I had the DB11 in both v8 and v12 for testing and opinion......IMHO, THATS MY H/O
    The DB11 is a terrible car. THE SALE FIQUIRES prove me right.
    As cold as a dentist chair, OVER kill with the buttons and screens, drive one for 1 week youll do anything to get out of it.
    The new VANTAGE IS worse.....PLASTIC, CHEAP Mercedes based car parts, terrible for the money.
    You can buy the last DB9 GT COUPE and the last old Vantage v12 with stick and have money left over compared to the new DBII!
    The last of the SECOND VERSION Vanquish with the updated transmission is wonderful as well.
    IMHO
    GTJOEY1314
     
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  14. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
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    Nov 2, 2003
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    mark k.
    Agree about the Vanquish, a very underappreciated car .
    The last version, "S" is a terriffic buy at current prices, IMO.
     
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