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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jut another comment - aren't most the serviceable parts shared with Jags & Mazzers? So the service cost should be similar to running one of those? Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Alex lots of bits from an XK8 which my neighbour replaced his Vantage with and found to be much more reliable and cost him virtually nothing to run in comparison.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Palladium wrote:

I think maseratis are similarly a bargain at first glance, but i think its for a good reason.


My mate's Mazzer has cost him virtually nothing and it's been his daily for around 9 years. He can make a pound go along way though.

I put all this wallet bashing down to dealers fleecing folk. Fair enough, they (Astons) might have a poor build quality/reliability but I bet most issues can be resolved at a fair price.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you think Austin’s and Maserati’s are expensive to run because the dealers are ripping off the owners and you can do it on the cheap with a socket set and bits from eBay, good luck, but don’t say no one warned you.



I sold a couple of TVR Chimaeras, with the most incredibly well documented service histories,

I ve learnt the hard way


Take a look at the closing scenes of Kelly’s Heroes

It’s a piece of junk the fuel system leaks all over the place

It’s not my negative waves
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think The clear Lights on the vantage s look Like a joke. My mate said it would throw up a warning lights every trip - just for laughter he though! Aston dealers must have more front than Southend!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
It's the same with any of these expensive cars when they're newer. Places charge what they want.

A quick search on eBay brings a front set of OEM Vantage brake pads up at £22 from GSF:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OEM-Front-Brake-Pad-Set-Replace-Repair-Braking-Aston-Martin-Vantage-05-08-4-3/302383592204


I can see my mate Dave shifting his Mazzer and going for one of these.


Alex you would fit those nasty chinese knock offs and the squealing everytime you brake will drive you mad the genuine ones if I remember correctly had some sort of ceramic mix in them Question
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:
If you think Aston's and Maserati’s are expensive to run because the dealers are ripping off the owners and you can do it on the cheap with a socket set and bits from eBay, good luck, but don’t say no one warned you.


There is very good main dealer and indy specialist for Aston Martin and Maserati here. The indy labour rates are dearer than a Porsche indy (as there are fewer indys for these marques due to fewer total number of cars). The parts aint' cheap either. But going to a main dealer for Aston in Wilmslow (Stratstone) or for a Maserati in Stockport (H R Owen Lamborghini, Maserati) is far higher for labour. The view of indys is that to keep them according to manufacturer schedules and replacement of parts aint cheap. Its when corners are cut that it may impact on the marque and the model. So if labour rates at indys is higher than porsche indys and the parts can be expensive as many are main dealer supplied, then cost of ownership is high(er).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we need these classic euro/british marques with Toyota build quality and reliability,

it must be heartbreaking thinking you have made it with an aston on the drive and a grand every time you use it

i remember the xjs, similar deal really, ok when new under warranty, but then get rid of ffs
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:

Take a look at the closing scenes of Kelly’s Heroes


My guess is Oddball drives a 993 Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
mark pearce wrote:

Take a look at the closing scenes of Kelly’s Heroes


My guess is Oddball drives a 993 Thumb

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Why?

Ever noticed that the mujahadeen are always filmed with 12 guys with AK 47’s in the back of a Toyota hi lux or Land cruiser,

Imagine the scene when they turn up at a Land Rover dealership, complaining that the Discovery broke down last night on the way home
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love the Vanquish and if the reliability wasn't such an issue I may be convinced to get one... A great weekend car I'm sure but not for me, yet.
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I am seriously considering a V8 vantage but it would mean selling the 996 and 914!
It’s an itch I need to scratch,I think.... Question

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I hear, the 2008+ cars are more reliable. I keep looking at the 4.7 versions on Autotrader.
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Les is doing OK with his AM Thumb Well it's not blown up yet, his luck seems to have changed what
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easternjets wrote:
They are cheap/good value but every single person I've spoken to that's owned one said that they would never buy another one, reliability, deprecation and build quality being their main bug bears.
Saying that they probably forked out over a £100k for their cars so having it break down or fall to bits probably would have tainted their opinion!
They do look the 'dogs' though, can't deny that.


Alright Nick!

Yep, my mate from your town bought a beautiful black DB9 cab when they first came out. I think it was 118k after spec and boy was it a perpetual headache for him. Spent most of it's life getting fixed at JCT600. And the bath he took when he flogged it on left him with his head in his hands....

But as you say, they look and sound the dogs...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
They are cheap/good value but every single person I've spoken to that's owned one said that they would never buy another one, reliability, deprecation and build quality being their main bug bears.
Saying that they probably forked out over a £100k for their cars so having it break down or fall to bits probably would have tainted their opinion!
They do look the 'dogs' though, can't deny that.


Alright Nick!

Yep, my mate from your town bought a beautiful black DB9 cab when they first came out. I think it was 118k after spec and boy was it a perpetual headache for him. Spent most of it's life getting fixed at JCT600. And the bath he took when he flogged it on left him with his head in his hands....

But as you say, they look and sound the dogs...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Les is doing OK with his AM Thumb Well it's not blown up yet, his luck seems to have changed what


I've done a few thousand miles in it and so far it's been superb.

The reliability issues people talk about are mainly 2005 and early 2006 models, and even then they are cheaper than the typical Porsche big bill issues.
Most of the 'I know a chap who had one' stories of poor reliability come from people who brought the early cars.

Get a 2007 car and your ok. Most independent garages rate the V12 for 'well over 250K without issue'.

If you go on the Aston forums there's a lot of ex Porsche owners who would never go back to one.

Still not use to people taking photos all the time and videoing me whilst driving it. It makes me paranoid to pick my nose to incase its caught on camera lol.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les I think you are right its the early ones that have the major gremlins , probably pretty much the same with any high end marque , I certainly have been told the same about the continental gt , and funnily enough about the 997 Floor Floor It also probably has something to do with things like the type of guy that spends £120/140k on a new or nearly car takes 3 to 5k bills on the chin, whereas move that car on a few years and its now £20/25k the car still comes with the same bills but the type of owner who spends £20/25k on a car is less enthusiastic about getting those bills so the car starts to get a bad rep. Thumb
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