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HarryW

12,028 posts

154 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Y24 BMW said:


My late father's Zagato is pictured above. It was a 2004 model car and was number 70 of the 99 built. It was the only one in the colour combination of Tungsten grey exterior and Claret red interior.

He had numerous problems with corrosion, but they were all rectified by Aston Martin under warranty. There were no problems mechanically as far as I'm aware.

The car was sold, does anyone have any idea of where it is residing now, just out of curiosity?

The XJS was an ugly duckling and it matured over age, don't people think the Zagato will go down the same avenue?
Thats a much more flattering angle, very nice.

verminator

716 posts

117 months

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Rushmore said:
Interesting to see how many here prefer the XK8 (or even the - not so nice - XJ-S).
I have owned a couple of XJS's and loved them. I have driven a couple of XK8,s and think
they look great and are nice to drive, but a car is more than just the way it drives, its also
about the way it makes you feel, and driving along a nice road with the top down in a DB7 V12
manual with sports exhaust popping on the over run takes some beating for the money. And when it
comes to choosing which car to take, it never fails to give me a buzz saying 'shall we take the Aston'? I know there's a lot of 'badge' going on there, but thats fine by me! And if like me you
have always wanted to own an Aston, lets face it, a DB7 is probably the only chance us mere mortals
will ever have of owning one!

Breadvan72

18,437 posts

48 months

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I have been tempted by a DB7. I don't like the later Astons, which in London are two a penny anyway. I also prefer the XJS to its successors.

verminator

716 posts

117 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
There are still some great XJS convertible bargains out there but they seem to be on the
rise so maybe get one now before they get any dearer, although if your budget allows, I would
go for a low milage DB7 i6 volante. The V12 is far better imho but the i6 is the purer of
the breed and actually rearer.It's also about half the running costs.

sparks_E39

8,276 posts

98 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
verminator said:
There are still some great XJS convertible bargains out there but they seem to be on the
rise so maybe get one now before they get any dearer, although if your budget allows, I would
go for a low milage DB7 i6 volante. The V12 is far better imho but the i6 is the purer of
the breed and actually rearer.It's also about half the running costs.
The i6 is half the running costs, but still really bloody costly though right? Does it compare to BMW M cars or is it a lot worse?
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verminator

716 posts

117 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
I have not owned an M beemer, but I have a friend that has an M5 and that I would
say is more expensive to maintain. I have had two brand new 5 series in the last 5
years and both of them have broken down. The last one was with injection problems
It also started leaking oil from the engine. Total mileage from new was 12k miles.
I told the main dealer that their products were crap and that in ten years of owning
my TVR Cerbera it had never gone wrong or let me down once and that perhaps BMW should
take a lesson from a more reliable car like my TVR. That stumpped him!! I have on the
other hand owned a BM 3 series back in the late 90's and that was great, but like all
german cars they have all had a personality and sole by-pass. inho I would say yes, an
i6 will be cheaper to run than an M series. I am sure that someone on here who may have
owned both could enlighten you more.

vertico2k

26 posts

108 months

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currently parked outside our office....


Agent Orange

1,785 posts

131 months

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Thursday 6th June 2013 quote quote all
Aston Martin DB AR1.. Quite rare that! Hope the owner has checked the weather forecast. biggrin
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