My First Aston Martin! 2012 Vantage V8 -- Mods/Daily Driver?

My First Aston Martin! 2012 Vantage V8 -- Mods/Daily Driver?

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carlol

Original Poster:

12 posts

9 months

Tuesday 13th February
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I've had my eye on this car for a while and finally pulled the trigger.

2012 V8 Vantage
Manual transmission
12,500 miles
Tungsten silver





Daily driver: any advice? My commute is about 40 miles round trip to my office. Anyone have any experience on this, or suggest me not using it as my daily driver?

Mods: I'm interested in (1) a rear backup camera, and (2) linking my iPhone display to the SatNav.
Something along the lines of this: https://youtu.be/XdKd-FZGafo (but no GoPros / front cameras). I found a local shop who said they can do this. Any advice on parts/providers?

Thanks!

Graze01

384 posts

27 months

Tuesday 13th February
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congratulations

good looking car - great colour

I drive my 07 V8V daily and no issues at all

they dont like lots of stop start traffic (like when stuck on a motorway after an accident or similar) can set the emission light off

other than that just enjoy driving it and remember to look back after you park it and smile at how damn good it looks

Graeme

Mr.Tremlini

568 posts

36 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Well done! A stunning looking example you have procured, and in the correct colour wink

While I don't "daily" my '07 per se as I don't have a daily job, I do drive it very regularly, 26000km (16000 miles) in 2 & 1/2 years, no major issues to report, just consumables and the same stuff as people who baby their cars like headlight/taillight fogging/moisture for example.

I saw these guys front camera/phone installation set-up while I was in the UK 18 months ago, they did a tidy job, have a look...
www.trackaphone.com
This is the email for their installation manager;
james.hawkes-reed@telephone.com

All the best!

davek_964

5,023 posts

110 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Mr.Tremlini said:
...I saw these guys front camera/phone installation set-up while I was in the UK 18 months ago, they did a tidy job, have a look...
www.trackaphone.com
This is the email for their installation manager;
james.hawkes-reed@telephone.com

All the best!
Yep - James is the well regarded expert on this kind of stuff. I'm sure other companies are competent, but I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Gbox

9 posts

129 months

Wednesday 14th February
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I would second (or third) that. James set up my 03 Vanquish and has put cameras and full sound off Iphone on it. Neat, tidy and a nice guy.
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GameofCars

838 posts

44 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Looks great. Congratulations.

HBradley

1,037 posts

116 months

Wednesday 14th February
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davek_964 said:
Mr.Tremlini said:
...I saw these guys front camera/phone installation set-up while I was in the UK 18 months ago, they did a tidy job, have a look...
www.trackaphone.com
This is the email for their installation manager;
james.hawkes-reed@telephone.com

All the best!
Yep - James is the well regarded expert on this kind of stuff. I'm sure other companies are competent, but I wouldn't go anywhere else.
He's now independent & can be contacted at https://astoninstallations.com

telum01

892 posts

50 months

Thursday 15th February
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Doofus

7,780 posts

108 months

Thursday 15th February
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OP is in the USA

telum01

892 posts

50 months

Thursday 15th February
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Doofus said:
OP is in the USA
He's looking for parts, and James ships to the US smile

Doofus

7,780 posts

108 months

Thursday 15th February
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Fair enough smile

carlol

Original Poster:

12 posts

9 months

Thursday 8th March
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Thanks for the replies and apologies for my late reply.
Yes, I am in the U.S. I've found a shop that would do it and I spoke with the Aston Martin dealership about this shop. They didn't tell me *not* to proceed, so I'll take it there and see how it goes.