So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

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cornershop

2,027 posts

160 months

Saturday 27th February
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Glass buttons = yes

I’ve been looking at Virages today - decent VFM from what I can tell.

Still over shadowed by the DB9.2?

Buzz Killington

86 posts

81 months

Saturday 27th February
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Found out there is an emergency release for the fuel cap flap the hard way, at a petrol station. Thank god for red pants' video. Would not have made it home without it.

andymadmak

12,466 posts

234 months

Sunday 28th February
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Broke down and had to be recovered irked

Had only gone a couple of miles when suddenly I had coolant drops appearing on the windscreen, and a low coolant warning on the dash. Pulled over immediately and switched off, only to be enveloped in a cloud of steam. Stream of coolant behind me, growing puddle underneath the car.
Looks like a hose has split or parted. Aston Martin recovery were very good (less than an hour) and it’s being taken to the dealership tomorrow. Hopefully no major damage, but it is annoying. It’s only the second time in 40 years of driving that I have needed roadside assistance!

Astontony

101 posts

18 months

Monday 1st March
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It was a great weekend for the Aston .I did my usual Mt Glorious drive of 17 kl of twisty bits and then a cars and coffee yesterday plus I gatecrashed a Ferrari club coffee run at Brookfield.

woodsypedia

811 posts

117 months

Monday 1st March
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V8V Pete said:
Carbon ski slope looks excellent but no glass buttons Chris???
This is going to sound ridiculous I know - but the italic type face on the glass buttons doesn't do it for me frown

Buzz Killington

86 posts

81 months

Monday 1st March
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woodsypedia said:
V8V Pete said:
Carbon ski slope looks excellent but no glass buttons Chris???
This is going to sound ridiculous I know - but the italic type face on the glass buttons doesn't do it for me frown
That's the second person who has said that in the past week. Do I need to start paying more attention to fonts?

Octavarium

407 posts

71 months

Monday 1st March
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Buzz Killington said:
woodsypedia said:
V8V Pete said:
Carbon ski slope looks excellent but no glass buttons Chris???
This is going to sound ridiculous I know - but the italic type face on the glass buttons doesn't do it for me frown
That's the second person who has said that in the past week. Do I need to start paying more attention to fonts?
So are we saying that an italic font for the glass PRND buttons is not acceptable, but an italic font for all the other buttons and dials is ?



Get a grip people.

Peter McKean

41 posts

47 months

Monday 1st March
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Typography is important. It's the little details that count...


Octavarium

407 posts

71 months

Monday 1st March
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Peter McKean said:
Typography is important. It's the little details that count...

I quite like that one.
A badge that's changed nine times through Aston's history - including the font.



Other than the starter button, it's italics all the way in a DB11. Why has no-one ever complained about this before ?




I think this forum needs renaming to the 'Pistonheads Aston Martin Reform Club Forum for Anal-Retentives'


Edited by Octavarium on Monday 1st March 17:00

AdamV12V

3,382 posts

141 months

Monday 1st March
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Hang on, so are we saying that the plastic buttons are non-italic font and glass are italic for like for like buttons?

WTF - I've never noticed that, and I thought I was rather retentive on such things! wink

woodsypedia

811 posts

117 months

Monday 1st March
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Octavarium said:
So are we saying that an italic font for the glass PRND buttons is not acceptable, but an italic font for all the other buttons and dials is ?



Get a grip people.
I got three pedals - so yes. That's exactly what I'm saying.

EVR

1,129 posts

24 months

Monday 1st March
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Octavarium said:
Other than the starter button, it's italics all the way in a DB11. Why has no-one ever complained about this before ?
Oh, they did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GxemG-fkc4

Octavarium

407 posts

71 months

Monday 1st March
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EVR said:
biglaugh That's excellent. An 'ugly font'. If this guy hasn't already, he should join this forum. He'd feel right at home.

baconsarney

10,619 posts

125 months

Monday 1st March
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Taxed this morning after three months SORN, accidentally went the long way round to the village shop but don’t care.. it’s my birthday today and I needed something to smile about.., smile

N7GTX

5,142 posts

107 months

Monday 1st March
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baconsarney said:
Taxed this morning after three months SORN, accidentally went the long way round to the village shop but don’t care.. it’s my birthday today and I needed something to smile about.., smile
Happy Birthday Richard. I'm guessing the cake will need to be quite large these days..... party

Reminds me, need to get an MOT booked so I too can un-SORN mine.

RichardAP

188 posts

6 months

Monday 1st March
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Went out with my wife in her DB11 for a run down to Sandbanks, and then back out and around the country roads. Introduced her to the different driving modes, I think she quite enjoyed Sport...but still haven’t got her to use the paddles.

Starting to get used to how effortlessly fast it is.

baconsarney

10,619 posts

125 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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N7GTX said:
Happy Birthday Richard. I'm guessing the cake will need to be quite large these days..... party

Reminds me, need to get an MOT booked so I too can un-SORN mine.
Cheers Iain beer

Yep can't count up to the number of candles required so put a plumbers blow torch on top and lit that biggrin

JonnyCJ

873 posts

18 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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baconsarney said:
Taxed this morning after three months SORN, accidentally went the long way round to the village shop but don’t care.. it’s my birthday today and I needed something to smile about.., smile
MoT this morning - passed with flying colours. Had to warn the mechanics to keep their grubby mitts off my beautiful suspension.

Tax will be 1st April and for the rest of the summer and then tucked away again like Punsatawny Phil in October.

Managed 17 miles since the last MoT, however, there was some pretty major subframe, brake and suspension work in 2020 and the small matter of lockdown.

bullet7

197 posts

66 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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JonnyCJ said:
Managed 17 miles since the last MoT
You should be ashamed of yourself, Jonny!

JonnyCJ

873 posts

18 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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bullet7 said:
You should be ashamed of yourself, Jonny!
I was using lockdown etc to do some maintenance whilst it was warm. Next thing I knew it was Autumn and time to SORN.