DB9 2007 running costs

DB9 2007 running costs

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CSK423

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632 posts

171 months

Saturday 29th October 2016
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I'm intrigued to find out how much a near 10yr old Aston is to run. I came across the following which I've watched for a few weeks dip under the £50k mark but I'm keen to hear the cost/time of a routine service, brake wear, tyre wear. I'd probably be doing 10-12k miles in this. Fuel and how true is that 20mpg ?


https://used.astonmartin.com/en-GB/Search/Details~...

Rappa

564 posts

234 months

Saturday 29th October 2016
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Hi,

Have a look at my profile, where I have annotated my costs.

They have been comparable to my previous 911 (which had an engine re-build).

I think circa £2k per year before consumables such as tyres.
As these cars get older and need parts replacing (suspension refresh, oil breather curcuits etc.), so the service cost is a starter.
With your mileage at least two tyres / brake pads a year - £650
Discs every other years - £1000

20 mpg is quite realistic as an average.

Therefore about £250 per month should be a starter for ten, still worth it though.

Sean

telum01

955 posts

79 months

Saturday 29th October 2016
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Rappa said:
With your mileage at least two tyres / brake pads a year - £650
Discs every other years - £1000
This seems really aggressive. Tires and brake pads might be every other year, or even every three years. If you're not driving the car terribly hard, new pads would last 3-4 years and new rotors even longer.

pschlute

331 posts

123 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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I have run a 2005 DB9 for six years and 18,000 miles, so considerably leass than you intend to do.

Not needed a disc change yet.

17 mpg is the best I seem to get.

The annual service costs just over 900 with a more expensive one every five years I think which will double it, but you can get cheaper by going to an indi.

But you have to be prepared for the surprises. During my period of ownership the "little" faults that needed extra expense have included:

new front headlamp £900

new fuel pump hoses £700+ I think

new coils/pugs £1500

new audio unit £800

So you need to factor that on top of tyres and brake pads

Rappa

564 posts

234 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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telum01 said:
This seems really aggressive. Tires and brake pads might be every other year, or even every three years. If you're not driving the car terribly hard, new pads would last 3-4 years and new rotors even longer.
Hi,

My bad explanation. I was trying to say every other year, i.e. One pair one year and another pair the next year, with his intended mileage.

I still think £250 per month before fuel costs is a good aiming figure for 12k miles a year.

Some will be cheaper and others more!!

Sean

paulrog1

761 posts

105 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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I've had my 2005 DB9 since May this year, although I have loved every second driving it, it has been expensive.

I brought it from a wine merchant who lives on Wimpole Street London, his name was Rupert so I thought he would look after the car......I was wrong, the car came with lots of service stamps but no invoices, so after I brought the car I contacted the garages and I did get most of the invoices but there were some large gaps in the service intervals so I decided to get everything done -

The money I have spent so far -

Wheel Refurb - £360 (I decided to bypass the TPMS as the sensors were all fked as that would cost another £600 to replace!!)
Front Brake pads and disc's £500
Rear Brake pads and discs £500
Windsceen Wipers £25
Bonnet struts £65
Airfilters £25
Pollenfilter £20
Rear diff oil and additive & washers - £60
Antifreeze flush £50
Aircon was regassed by Aston Martin (done under short warranty)
Replaced sparkplugs, Ignition coils & PCV valves £1000

The prices above are just the cost of the parts as I've done the jobs myself.

Although I've done the above the issues I currently have are -

I think I need to replace the battery as the infotainment display sometimes goes blank.
The rear clear lights have a minor issue with condensation (I will open them up soon and put silica packs in them).
The front lights used to have abit of condensation in them but I have put silica packs in them too.
I have found a small crack in the windscreen right at the bottom under the bonnet, nothing serious, no MOT failure but to have it replaced would cost £1750 !!! (this was done by Rupert as I noticed this shortly after I purchased the car)
There are some cosmetic issues which will be expensive to repair but I'm slowly getting through those.

I used to have BMW's before this and I have to say I could take them anywhere , doesn't matter if it rained etc, but I'm a lot more careful now when I drive this car.

Edited by paulrog1 on Sunday 30th October 09:29

CSK423

Original Poster:

632 posts

171 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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I suppose it was more the consumables I was looking at, if buying through the timeless route the first 12 months would be under warranty and depending on the renewal (anyone know how much this may be ?) I would cover further years by paying for cover.

Thanks for the info so far.

  • edit* I also meant to add, does anyone have thoughts on the car I Linked to ? The DBS "kit" was this an option or has someone simply bolted one on ? any options that are must haves which this is missing ?
Edited by CSK423 on Sunday 30th October 10:21

V8V Pete

2,296 posts

90 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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CSK423 said:

I also meant to add, does anyone have thoughts on the car I Linked to ? The DBS "kit" was this an option or has someone simply bolted one on.
That body kit bares no relation to a DBS and IMHO is horrible. Also looks like the colour match on the sills is poor. Has DBS wheels but so what? Personally I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.

bigee

1,276 posts

202 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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paulrog1 said:
I've had my 2005 DB9 since May this year, although I have loved every second driving it, it has been expensive.

I brought it from a wine merchant who lives on Wimpole Street London, his name was Rupert so I thought he would look after the car......I was wrong, the car came with lots of service stamps but no invoices, so after I brought the car I contacted the garages and I did get most of the invoices but there were some large gaps in the service intervals so I decided to get everything done -

The money I have spent so far -

Wheel Refurb - £360 (I decided to bypass the TPMS as the sensors were all fked as that would cost another £600 to replace!!)
Front Brake pads and disc's £500
Rear Brake pads and discs £500
Windsceen Wipers £25
Bonnet struts £65
Airfilters £25
Pollenfilter £20
Rear diff oil and additive & washers - £60
Antifreeze flush £50
Aircon was regassed by Aston Martin (done under short warranty)
Replaced sparkplugs, Ignition coils & PCV valves £1000

The prices above are just the cost of the parts as I've done the jobs myself.

Although I've done the above the issues I currently have are -

I think I need to replace the battery as the infotainment display sometimes goes blank.
The rear clear lights have a minor issue with condensation (I will open them up soon and put silica packs in them).
The front lights used to have abit of condensation in them but I have put silica packs in them too.
I have found a small crack in the windscreen right at the bottom under the bonnet, nothing serious, no MOT failure but to have it replaced would cost £1750 !!! (this was done by Rupert as I noticed this shortly after I purchased the car)
There are some cosmetic issues which will be expensive to repair but I'm slowly getting through those.

I used to have BMW's before this and I have to say I could take them anywhere , doesn't matter if it rained etc, but I'm a lot more careful now when I drive this car.

Edited by paulrog1 on Sunday 30th October 09:29
I am intrigued...."his name was Rupert so I thought he would look after the car"...what if his name was Dick ?

R129 300SL

242 posts

96 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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V8V Pete said:
That body kit bares no relation to a DBS and IMHO is horrible. Also looks like the colour match on the sills is poor. Has DBS wheels but so what? Personally I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
Agreed. Looks nothing like a DBS.

Surprised that a man dealer is selling something with an aftermarket body kit. Possibly a KAHN kit.

In my opinion has a very limited resale market. You will struggle to sell it if you buy it:

paulrog1

761 posts

105 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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I know that sounds nonsense, I just thought he could be the type of man who looks after his cars with money being no object.

I did have a good look at the car and a long drive before I brought it, I found a few problems and haggled some money off, unfortunately quite a lot of issues came to light afterwards. I did try to get some of them done under the purchasing garage's warranty but they refused to do anything except to regas the aircon.
The car was very competitively priced with low mileage, plus the interior & exterior colour were my first choice.

But I know they are expensive cars, I am lucky enough to be able to spend some money on her as I want the car to be in really good condition both mechanically and cosmetically.

I don't regret getting a DB9 as I've always wanted an Aston Martin since I was younger.


avinalarf

6,437 posts

106 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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bigee said:
I am intrigued...."his name was Rupert so I thought he would look after the car"...what if his name was Dick ?
Fair point ....well made bigee
I once purchased a car from a Dick and it was most troublesome.
Since that unfortunate incident I have avoided purchasing my cars from Dicks.
I have found that anyone called Roger is the most reliable of sellers followed by Micky,Silas and Albert.
My final advice on this subject is a warning never to buy from a Tony.
I had the most strange experience when making a purchase from a Tony.
He probably suffered from a form of Tourette's syndrome,poor chap,as he continually muttered Tosser whist we conversed,which I can assure you was most off putting,he also spoke proudly of his knob but that's not a subject for this forum.



Edited by avinalarf on Sunday 30th October 14:21

bigee

1,276 posts

202 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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paulrog1 said:
I know that sounds nonsense, I just thought he could be the type of man who looks after his cars with money being no object.

I did have a good look at the car and a long drive before I brought it, I found a few problems and haggled some money off, unfortunately quite a lot of issues came to light afterwards. I did try to get some of them done under the purchasing garage's warranty but they refused to do anything except to regas the aircon.
The car was very competitively priced with low mileage, plus the interior & exterior colour were my first choice.

But I know they are expensive cars, I am lucky enough to be able to spend some money on her as I want the car to be in really good condition both mechanically and cosmetically.

I don't regret getting a DB9 as I've always wanted an Aston Martin since I was younger.

Fair enough,and to be honest i know what you mean. You do sometimes look at the overall picture when buying a car,be that a fancy dealers showroom or a country squire with a barnfull of nice metal....ultimately of course we should only look at the car in question and almost with a 'trust no one' approach ( although thats a broad brush statement ! )
at least when you have gone through the car you know you'll have a good one.
Thinking about it, how many people can say they have bought a used car and not spent on it pretty quickly ? Either by choice or necessity ....

Rappa

564 posts

234 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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bigee said:
Fair enough,and to be honest i know what you mean. You do sometimes look at the overall picture when buying a car,be that a fancy dealers showroom or a country squire with a barnfull of nice metal....ultimately of course we should only look at the car in question and almost with a 'trust no one' approach ( although thats a broad brush statement ! )
at least when you have gone through the car you know you'll have a good one.
Thinking about it, how many people can say they have bought a used car and not spent on it pretty quickly ? Either by choice or necessity ....
Bigee,

I tend to agree with you, on purchasing a new car, there is a period of time when one wants to get it to top spec, hence there is always an initial outlay and naturally if you are selling a car, you will avoid excessive expenditure on it, the two go hand in hand giving a cyclic husbandry level of a car that is in line with it's owner exchange history (if that makes sense).

As to answer the OP's question on the car in the advert, whilst I am not a fan of body kits, to my initial eye I thought ooh it's a DBS, then on further inspection it wasn't so it depends on who you are buying this for yourself or other people's views and hence resale?
Good luck looking, the chase it what it's all about (ask anyone that's married).

Sean