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kas750
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JS1500 wrote:
kas750 wrote:
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Here's my old one. Still for sale with the trader who bought it from me over 2 years ago!

https://www.topgear-cars.co.uk/showroom/aston-vantage-v8

Cool


Thanks for the advice.How much did he give you for it if you don't mind me asking?


I bought it from a trader for 31k at 7 years old, included in the deal was respraying both sides and the front end. Owned it for 2 years and 2 months (and 12k miles) and sold it to that guy for 28.5k (after trying to sell privately for a couple of months). He initially advertised it at 33k and has dropped it a couple of times!

Issues I had were electrical related such as the car totally dying on me with all dashboard lights on - thought to be a battery issue so that was replaced. Also the fuel gauge would randomly drop to zero sometimes then slowly come back to where it should be.

I'd have another one someday.

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Thanks for the info. I really appreciate that.👍
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem!

No need for a gundo hack or aftermarket exhaust with these, just pull out fuse 22! I think it's fuse 19 or something on 4.7 cars.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JS1500 wrote:
No problem!

No need for a gundo hack or aftermarket exhaust with these, just pull out fuse 22! I think it's fuse 19 or something on 4.7 cars.

Good luck on the hunt! Thumb

I believe so and you can even buy a keyfob to control the valves and the controller fits into the fuse 22 socket.
About 70 quid I think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dont know enthusiasm for a fellow member getting an AM V8. What’s so wrong with that? what
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
JS1500 wrote:
No problem!

No need for a gundo hack or aftermarket exhaust with these, just pull out fuse 22! I think it's fuse 19 or something on 4.7 cars.

Good luck on the hunt! Thumb

I believe so and you can even buy a keyfob to control the valves and the controller fits into the fuse 22 socket.
About 70 quid I think.


I just pulled fuse 22 on my DB9, it will go back in when I sell it, who wants it quiet?

MC
 
  
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kas750
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
kas750 wrote:
JS1500 wrote:
No problem!

No need for a gundo hack or aftermarket exhaust with these, just pull out fuse 22! I think it's fuse 19 or something on 4.7 cars.

Good luck on the hunt! Thumb

I believe so and you can even buy a keyfob to control the valves and the controller fits into the fuse 22 socket.
About 70 quid I think.


I just pulled fuse 22 on my DB9, it will go back in when I sell it, who wants it quiet?

MC

But the Key fob controller cycles the valves on start up to keep them free I believe.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dont know enthusiasm for a fellow member getting an AM V8. What’s so wrong with that? what



Sorry Paul, I was agreeing with you and as enthusiastic. Guess I should up my game on emoticon selection bonk
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dont know enthusiasm for a fellow member getting an AM V8. What’s so wrong with that? what



Sorry Paul, I was agreeing with you and as enthusiastic. Guess I should up my game on emoticon selection bonk


I’m sorry, I should have given you the benefit of the doubt Embarassed

Looking forward to the reveal as well Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here!

I'm hoping he's spotted this and putting a cheeky bid in Grin

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-2007-Aston-martin-4-3-V8-vantage-roadster-lots-of-extras-huge-spec/173779688276
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to look at the grey car at Just Astons in Macclesfield tomorrow.
Its the first one i've viewed properly and tbh I've pretty much talked myself out of it already because of the miles,despite it being in my colour of choice and having a 6 month bumper to bumper warranty wack Rolling Eyes


Reminds me a bit of my GT3 thread when I was put off buying a 997 Clubsport because it had 49 on the clock!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
kas750 wrote:
JS1500 wrote:
No problem!

No need for a gundo hack or aftermarket exhaust with these, just pull out fuse 22! I think it's fuse 19 or something on 4.7 cars.

Good luck on the hunt! Thumb

I believe so and you can even buy a keyfob to control the valves and the controller fits into the fuse 22 socket.
About 70 quid I think.


I just pulled fuse 22 on my DB9, it will go back in when I sell it, who wants it quiet?

MC


Possibly your neighbours!
Mine never liked me anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Same here!

I'm hoping he's spotted this and putting a cheeky bid in Grin

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-2007-Aston-martin-4-3-V8-vantage-roadster-lots-of-extras-huge-spec/173779688276

Very nice but out of my budget Embarassed
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
I'm going to look at the grey car at Just Astons in Macclesfield tomorrow.
Its the first one i've viewed properly and tbh I've pretty much talked myself out of it already because of the miles,despite it being in my colour of choice and having a 6 month bumper to bumper warranty wack Rolling Eyes


Reminds me a bit of my GT3 thread when I was put off buying a 997 Clubsport because it had 49 on the clock!


They are just up the road from Mike at Sports & Classic if you want to pop in and say hello and have a coffee with Mike. Mileage would worry me with that example. Interesting to see how you go on and if you buy that or opt to look for something else with less mileage....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mileage would worry me with that example.



+1. Low mileage 13 year old cars can always be a headache. It's only done 6k/year nooo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I went to view the 2006 V8 Vantage in Macclesfield at AML performance.

First of all I must say that the staff are incredibly helpful and full of good sound advice with reasonable pricing and do all manner of work and tuning mostly on the Gaydon era Astons.
The premises are in an old mill in the centre of Macclesfield and there are Astons everywhere!
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So the car..

Well they look absolutely amazing as we all know but on closer inspection it was clear that this was a well used car.The front end had the usual chips and the ppf was worn on the flanks.There was evidence of corrosion around the drivers door handle and the mirror stalks.The rear lights were misted up slightly and had sealant applied to the top edge.
The wheels were in decent condition but one had some kerb damage.
At this point I opened the door and was a bit disappointed to see a rusty door striker and that theme was carried on under the bonnet on lots of the fasteners.

The cabin was very snug/borderline claustrophobic and the seats were supportive but scuffed on both bolsters and the interior generally looked well used.

I'll be honest when sat behind the wheel it was clear that this car is from a low volume manufacturer and it kind of reminded me of a TVR in many ways.Not necessarily bad but different to what we know.


The seats are electrically adjustable and it was easy to get into a comfortable postion.I then pressed the clutch and was suprised at how hard it was.Certainly harder than my GT3 and in honesty I think it would be too hard to use as a city car.I enquiried about this and this car is deemed to have a lighter action than most.


Then I fired her up and what a noise!! Absolutely spine tingling!

So off on a test drive and it was quite easy to get used to the controls although the gearchange was quite heavy and steering lifeless and rubbery.

Another observation is that it didnt seem to have the torsional rigidity of my car and seemed to almost shimmy in a convertible stylee over uneven road which was slighyly disconcerting but again probably something you could adapt to but again a couple of notches down from what I'm used to.

The brakes were powerful and responsive and not over servoed.

The performance was linear and frankly slightly disappointing.
It wasnt slow but I would imagine my 3.4 would show it a clean pair of heels.

Back to the garage and one last look.What a beauty!

I must give credit to Mark at AML who offered me a test drive knowing that this car wasnt for me.He said that he wanted me to have a drive so I would know whether an V8V was for me or not.Now not many garages would entertain that thought but this sort of generosity pays forward and I would certainly recommend their friendly,knowledgable approach.

The V8 Vantage is a stunning looking car and sounds incredible.
In all other areas I was slightly disappointed I must say.
Perhaps I need to try another car to form a balanced view but in the meantime..


I give you the worlds greatest sportscar

The Porsche 911.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get it. Totally thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As above.
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