My first foray into Aston ownership

My first foray into Aston ownership

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F355GTS

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3,352 posts

188 months

Tuesday 10th July
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2011 Vantage S Roadster picked up today








GingerMunky

711 posts

190 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Looks stunning!

bogie

13,481 posts

205 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Very nice ...enjoy smile

IanV12VSRs

2,471 posts

88 months

Tuesday 10th July
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The perfect weather for your new car!! Congratulations thumbup

soofsayer

515 posts

68 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Congrats on the new car. Perfect weather for a soft top!
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Manx V8V

225 posts

15 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Lovely motor, keep that roof down and make the most of this weather.

Robbo1969

102 posts

28 months

Wednesday 11th July
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A Beauty, welcome to the club!

Yes, invest in some Ambre Solaire Dry Mist Spray Factor 30.

Not that you're thinning on top or anything!?

Roof down = more noise appreciation! cool


bullet7

3 posts

35 months

Wednesday 11th July
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I'm really envious, in a very nice way of course, but enjoy! I am currently considering a Vantage convertible having lived with a 911 convertible for a couple of relatively trouble free and enjoyable years. What prompted you to choose an Aston, if you don't mind me asking?

David W.

1,206 posts

142 months

Wednesday 11th July
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bullet7 said:
I'm really envious, in a very nice way of course, but enjoy! I am currently considering a Vantage convertible having lived with a 911 convertible for a couple of relatively trouble free and enjoyable years. What prompted you to choose an Aston, if you don't mind me asking?
Also mulling over a Roadster. Think we’d miss the space behind the seats that 911 has and Aston doesn’t. Boxster was the same, the useful stuff needed on a road trip had to go around passengers feet.
DW

F355GTS

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3,352 posts

188 months

Thursday 12th July
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bullet7 said:
I'm really envious, in a very nice way of course, but enjoy! I am currently considering a Vantage convertible having lived with a 911 convertible for a couple of relatively trouble free and enjoyable years. What prompted you to choose an Aston, if you don't mind me asking?
I was on the look out for another 355 but always want an Aston, test drove one and loved it, very balanced and sounds fantastic

F355GTS

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3,352 posts

188 months

Thursday 12th July
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David W. said:
Also mulling over a Roadster. Think we’d miss the space behind the seats that 911 has and Aston doesn’t. Boxster was the same, the useful stuff needed on a road trip had to go around passengers feet.
DW
I know it's not as much space as a 911 but there are 2 large storage areas behind the seats and another central one too that should allow the floor to be kept clear, certainly no less space than a 458

bullet7

3 posts

35 months

Thursday 12th July
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It certainly does look the business and they are a gorgeous shape (mind you, so are many Ferraris). I cannot tell you how tempted I am! Need to convince her indoors that I have to spend a little more money on my hobby....

F355GTS

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3,352 posts

188 months

Thursday 12th July
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bullet7 said:
It certainly does look the business and they are a gorgeous shape (mind you, so are many Ferraris). I cannot tell you how tempted I am! Need to convince her indoors that I have to spend a little more money on my hobby....
OK let me see if I can help

I sold my Caterham as I wasn't using it, then convinced my Wife we should sell her Z4 as she wasn't using that and she seemed to prefer my M135i.

So we agreed we'd share the M135i (being upgraded to an M140i), the Aston and a Discovery we have. She'll hardly ever drive the Aston as she'll be worried about kerbing the wheels smile

So I've ended up with an Aston, a new M140i coming and a space in the garage for another new toy biggrinbiggrin

PantsFire

272 posts

13 months

Thursday 12th July
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The Vantage boot is bigger than the frunk on a 911 and has a more usable space too.