My V8 Vantage

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BassFlyer

74 posts

17 months

Thursday 1st February
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Martin
Shame to hear that. Best of luck with new job.
Paul

shinjuku

Original Poster:

216 posts

15 months

Saturday 10th February
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Car sold to a fellow forumite, which I am glad about. He was the first to view, so actually was one of those "first to view will buy" adverts, and I did write it honestly and tried to include everything I would have liked to know as a prospective buyer.

I will miss the Aston, but really it makes sense to have an LHD on the continent really. What I get next, mind you, is completely undecided. I'll definitely have another Aston but might play the field a little first.

What a car.

Everyone else, drive them in good health. It's been a pleasure to meet some of you, and when I next visit the UK I'd love to attend a meet or something smile

So long, and thanks for all the smiles.

Andyt25

1,104 posts

182 months

Sunday 11th February
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As soon as your car came up for sale the advert dragged me in. Brilliant advert and stunning looking car. As an early car it looked like one of the best out there. There was even a thread over on SportsMaserati where it got a mention for how lovely it looked as a few are thinking about getting into an Vantage. Well done on the sale the new owner has a great looking car.

shinjuku

Original Poster:

216 posts

15 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Andyt25 said:
As soon as your car came up for sale the advert dragged me in. Brilliant advert and stunning looking car. As an early car it looked like one of the best out there. There was even a thread over on SportsMaserati where it got a mention for how lovely it looked as a few are thinking about getting into an Vantage. Well done on the sale the new owner has a great looking car.
Thanks Andy. It's really nice to hear that smile

Obviously miss the car a lot - currently using my mum's Nissan Note to get around...!

shinjuku

Original Poster:

216 posts

15 months

Tuesday 13th March
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Well, I’ve relocated to Switzerland, and don’t need a car for my daily commute, but I am looking for a set of wheels. I could get something more “normal” and practical, and just get on with life, but then I keep looking at nicer cars.

There’s a decent Boxster S (981) for sale locally to me, and they are practical and probably fast enough, and definitely will be newer feeling than my Vantage. Having said that... I keep looking at cars, such as a Corvette C6 and C7... which do look cool and will be fast, but then I keep coming back to the Vantage. In some ways I feel I should try something new but I just can’t stop looking at them. I know how beautiful they are and how good they sound. A lotus Evora might be an interesting shout I suppose.

Most of them here are autos, which I don’t really want. I really liked the gearbox in the vantage and would have another with it. But it limits me. Also, I could hold out for a 4.7 model. At the very least I guess I would go newer than my last (lovely) car for the newer seats and possible factory Bluetooth etc.

Any advice/tips? I mean, I know I’m in the Aston forum...
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LordBretSinclair

3,792 posts

111 months

Tuesday 13th March
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I think you know the answer !!!

Here's a nice one smile

http://www.ooyyo.com/switzerland/c=CDA31D7114D2854...

shinjuku

Original Poster:

216 posts

15 months

Thursday 12th April
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That's nice but out of budget unfortunately.

Going to look at a sportshift roadster.

I did love my manual coupe but the weather is good here and as an occasional use car the roadster has its appeal, especially for the summer. Dunno. The coupe always looks great, mind you.

Really missing my car frown

shinjuku

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216 posts

15 months

Thursday 26th April
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Didn't like the sportshift. I knew how to drive it just fine, but decided that there was no point in "making do" for something not quite what I was after.

I have driven an F-type V6S 'vert which was really quite nice. There is also a V8R coupe for sale miles away that I might consider... it's no Aston but there are none in my budget here and I am getting itchy feet and can't narrow down the car I want until a suitable Vantage makes its way to me.

woodsypedia

630 posts

87 months

Thursday 26th April
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I'm considering changing my V12 wheels for the darker colour. Mine are completely unmarked and like new. Might be able to come up with a price if you're interested.

Cheers

Chris.