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jonby

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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/aston-martin/v...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/aston-martin/vanquish...

Neither seem particularly well written or thought out reviews, particularly the auto express one. Not sure we have learnt anything we couldn't have guessed - the car is a little faster, has new skin & interior and is a littel better than DBS

The comments on the gearbox in autocar are encouraging

Think we need a test drive or a better review before jumping to any conclusions....

Edited by jonby on Friday 5th October 12:33

yeti

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I believe the term for that review is 'glowing' clap

Good stuff, let's hope they sell plenty of them smile

George H

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I still prefer the DBS paperbag

Beefmeister

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I normally love Cropley's work, but that review seems to be the work of a rushed effort done on the train. Disjointed, no flow and some really odd phrasing:

"midships seating for the front occupants"

Eh? As opposed to what? The front occupants sitting on the bonnet?

Really looking forward to seeing a twin test of the new Vanquish and the SLS GT - that's the car I see as the main rival.

Robbo66

2,261 posts

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Still can't warm to the 'mouth', and it seems too weighty over the rear wheels, tappering out to a Bentley-esqe rear end.
No, DBS still holds the cards IMO.
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DB9 Ian P

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Have never heard a petrolhead not like the sound of an Aston on start up! Perhaps says all about the review.

ds2000

810 posts

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Reviews sound like its an excellent car! I'm sure Clarkson will have a go on the new series of Top Gear and no doubt he'll probably love it.

propaganda

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ds2000 said:
Reviews sound like its an excellent car! I'm sure Clarkson will have a go on the new series of Top Gear and no doubt he'll probably love it.
No, he will hate it but really love it or wil love it but really hate it

George H

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propaganda said:
No, he will hate it but really love it or wil love it but really hate it
And he will probably just do a review consisting entirely of power slides and tyre smoke rolleyes

I look forward to the Chris Harris video on this, they're usually very good.

ds2000

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propaganda said:
No, he will hate it but really love it or wil love it but really hate it
I'm going to the rare love-love Clarkson.... ala the DB9 on the Euro train race smile

Neilc123

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Is that a proper automatic I read?

yeti

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Neilc123 said:
Is that a proper automatic I read?
Yes, just a continuation of TT2 frown

TT3, an 8spd paddle-shift automatic sytem is expected to follow I believe...

franki68

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Neilc123 said:
Is that a proper automatic I read?
all I see is no manual option ;(

CIE560

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brakedwell

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This review by Andrew English in the Telegraph is only luikewarm.

George H

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yeti said:
TT3, an 8spd paddle-shift automatic sytem is expected to follow I believe...
Where have you heard this from Yeti? I can't find anything about it.

I hope not though.... 8 speed is just too much, changing gear all the time. 7 speed is the optimum imo, no need for any more.

Beefmeister

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franki68 said:
Neilc123 said:
Is that a proper automatic I read?
all I see is no manual option ;(
I spoke to a chap from Aston at Wilton House, who said that one of the first customers is a Chinese chap, who has requested that his car is done in bare lacquered carbon fibre. And it will be going straight to Aston Works to have a manual DBS gearbox fitted, at no doubt an extortionate amount of money.

Will be very interesting if this rings true...

Neilc123

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Very disappointing review there for the Vanquish. There is a fear that whilst it may look nice and improvements in some areas, it just isn't the vaste improvement that AM needs to take the brand higher. Interesting as I have also heard bad reviews on the One-77 and AM not allowing journos to drive it so they couldn't report on how bad it really was to drive. I really hope AM have produced a good product here.

whoami

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Neilc123 said:
Very disappointing review there for the Vanquish. There is a fear that whilst it may look nice and improvements in some areas, it just isn't the vaste improvement that AM needs to take the brand higher. Interesting as I have also heard bad reviews on the One-77 and AM not allowing journos to drive it so they couldn't report on how bad it really was to drive. I really hope AM have produced a good product here.
That was my understanding too.

Although Steve Copley's review contains, "It betters even the One-77 at a fraction of the price."

If he has not driven it, that's serious bullstting.

jonby

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whoami said:
Neilc123 said:
Very disappointing review there for the Vanquish. There is a fear that whilst it may look nice and improvements in some areas, it just isn't the vaste improvement that AM needs to take the brand higher. Interesting as I have also heard bad reviews on the One-77 and AM not allowing journos to drive it so they couldn't report on how bad it really was to drive. I really hope AM have produced a good product here.
That was my understanding too.

Although Steve Copley's review contains, "It betters even the One-77 at a fraction of the price."

If he has not driven it, that's serious bullstting.
He also hints that basic spec before extras is poor, whereas the reality is that all Aston are incredibly well specced as stadnard compared to their opposition, regardless of the dotty prices of options, which is wheer Aston have simply followed suit with regard to strategy
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