Crown

Board: Other Sports Cars Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

     Now that exotic cars and near-exotic cars are reentering the earth's stratosphere, I've been taking notice that a car I find rather alluring is not considerably much more that what I paid for my Boxster S when new! I would consider getting one at some point, but only if service costs are reasonable. So... Is running an Aston Martin more like maintaining a Ferrari or a Porsche?


    --
    2008 Boxster S

    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Err, somewhere in between.  No other sports car brand is like Porsche to be honest!


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    yup, i think the brit cars while having improved tremendously are still nowhere near german cars in terms of quality.


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Agree intouch1.  But I was refering to just plain old servicing cost.  Over here, it's in the middle of Porsche and Ferrari, at least for the first service I had.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    If buying one in a private sale I assume no warranty to void by doing your own work.

    Most "maintenance" could/should be possible to do on your own.

    Then the questions are 1st- are factory workshop manuals available?

    Are there known weaknesses with the model? 

    For example F1 modules on fcars break and cost a fortune.

    Working on ones own car is part of the fun and total experience with owning these cars. 

    I do all my own work including pulling the engine out and from what i read maintenance/repair is getting common even with F360's. Becoming self-reliant with these is very rewarding.

     


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    My only dislike with the Vantage is it doesn't seem to hold its value at all.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Probably better to ask this question on AMOC (AM Owners Club)

    http://www.amoc.org/

     


    --

    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    racerx:

    I do all my own work including pulling the engine out and from what i read maintenance/repair is getting common even with F360's. Becoming self-reliant with these is very rewarding.

     

    One of the joys of owning a car is working on it yourself. I would love to own an older Ferrari and do the work on it myself.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    An 'older' Ferrari? Be prepared to do A LOT of work in that case.... ;)


    --

    Rennteam Moderator - 997.1 C2S Coupe GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Exactly my thoughts Smiley


    --
    There is no try. Just do.

    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    easy_rider911:

    An 'older' Ferrari? Be prepared to do A LOT of work in that case.... ;)

    Yes, it would be a hobby for sure. Nothing that a ton of duct tape and WD-40 couldn't fix though.Smiley


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

     IMHO take Porsche yearly cost and multiply by 2.5. You won't be that far off (including tires brakes and all).

    Ferrari multiply by 3-3.5, more if your car has F1 or carbon brakes.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Kozzoloz:

    My only dislike with the Vantage is it doesn't seem to hold its value at all.

    It loose about the same as Bentley Maserati and various exotics, a bit more than Porsche.

    But it looses a lot less than if you got a 430 two years ago (a spider was $360k, now $200k).


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    u also need to consider how reliable the cars are.

    A reliable Aston will cost u a lot less than a Porsche thats back at the workshop all the time....  (after warranty runs out)

     

    but the chance of that happening is quite slim i guess....


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    derder:

    u also need to consider how reliable the cars are.

    A reliable Aston will cost u a lot less than a Porsche thats back at the workshop all the time....  (after warranty runs out)

     

    but the chance of that happening is quite slim i guess....


    In your dreams Smiley


    --
    There's only one car, there's only one Porsche

    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

     1.5 years, already one clutch gone on the V8 SS...


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Much appreciated are the comments!

    From a buyer's POV, I'm ok with the fact that the Vantage has "poor" resale value -all the better for someone to get a deal second-hand!

    Reliability is important, as the percentage of time the car is in the shop affects overall running costs, too. And indeed, Porsche reliability is tough to beat. ...Can the AMV8 be driven daily as a Porsche??

    Thanks Heist! I'll be sure to ask my Q's on the AMOC board also. 


    --
    2008 Boxster S

    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    I use my Vantage as a daily driver...


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    saw an am V8 conv. today in white, i really like my particular 928 a lot.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Vantage daily driver here also.

    SciFrog's comments are pretty much spot on.

    I pay exactly twice as much to service my 09 Vantage as my past P-cars.

    Mine has been very reliable, only a flat tire tyre (my fault) so far, although there were some very minor trim built quality issues that were quickly and flawlessly rectified by my dealer.

    Now that I think of it, there has been one minor issue of the car stalling sometimes when idling, but instances are few and far between.  Have not been able to replicate it in a closed environment so the dealer didn't know how to rectify that issue.

    Another niggle is that the multimedia/satnav controls (mine is an 09 with the "upgraded" console) are absolutely terrible and unintuitive.  Gear knob also obstructs the primary joystick that controls the system...  an absolute ergonomic failure.

    Otherwise, the car is flawless.  The beauty of the exterior makes up for (almost) anything. - Picture time 

    --

    Tom
    09 AMV8 Vantage


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Moogle, you car is absolutely beautiful !

    The only thing I never liked about AMV8s was the wheels, but yours are far better than those we usually see ;-)


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Moogle - this car looks great! Do you have some interior shots? Do you have the wood in the middle tunnel?


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    @Bango: The car has the optional (09) sport pack, which includes these wheels :)

    @Lars997: Interior pics attached below :)  (see how terrible the controls are? ack!) - I have the piano black fascia - I think there are only a handful of people who have wood in their vantage - its much more prevalent on the DB9.


    --

    Tom
    09 AMV8 Vantage


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Yummie.... I like those red stichings on the black leather. Together with the Piano black it looks great!

    What dont you like on the controls, the hard plastic?


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    got to be one of the best interior pictures i have ever seen. great clarity and i also like the red stitching. Moogle you must enjoy pushing the start button. How many times have you muttered bond, james bond.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

    Well the console is a touch better than the old one... They'll get it next time.

    I have the old one, I tokk some use to it but now it is fine.


    Re: Running costs of Aston Martin Vantage

     Beautiful car Moogle! Thanks for the pics.


    --
    2008 Boxster S

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part I) Thread Closed 9/24/20 12:47 AM
    watt
    578817 2849
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/30/20 9:03 AM
    rhino
     
     
     
     
     
    357485 1279
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 4/10/21 2:32 PM
    Joost
    86136 1085
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 4/21/21 9:49 AM
    RCA
    44274 340
    Porsche Sticky ROAD TEST: New 992 Carrera 4S 3/3/21 10:57 PM
    Wonderbar
    35213 336
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 10/19/20 6:12 PM
    Leawood911
    32882 380
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 4/23/21 3:03 PM
    Enmanuel
    15487 318
    Porsche Sticky Porsche extends the Taycan model range (Taycan 2WD) 2/1/21 12:42 PM
    Leawood911
    4307 29
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 7/27/20 2:13 AM
    DJM48
    561892 5257
    Porsche Cayman GT4 4/13/21 10:04 AM
    996FourEss
    401860 3585
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 4/13/21 8:01 AM
    BjoernB
    356035 3915
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/27/20 4:06 PM
    Topspeed
    352913 3486
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/5/20 9:55 PM
    DaveGordon
    313341 3242
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/8/20 7:51 PM
    DJM48
    309716 2646
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 2/28/21 8:05 PM
    Topspeed
    216198 1542
    Porsche Tesla Roadster 9/23/20 8:22 PM
    bluelines
    183774 4279
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 2/11/21 9:22 AM
    Itsme
    160461 1379
    Others Alfa Romeo 4C 9/23/20 10:22 AM
    RCA
    138015 792
    Porsche 992 GT3 4/23/21 3:58 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    113436 2172
    Lambo Lamborghini Huracan and variants 4/9/21 4:32 PM
    Topspeed
    105673 1225
    McLaren F1 2/25/21 11:33 AM
    RCA
    77113 207
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 4/16/21 10:24 AM
    rhino
    69997 1154
    AMG AMG GT R 11/19/20 11:47 PM
    Topspeed
    64647 819
    Lambo Aventador and SV 4/20/21 3:21 PM
    CGX car nut
    63647 683
    Porsche 991 Speedster 9/3/20 4:29 PM
    Topspeed
    56493 878
    Porsche Nürburgring - Tesla vs. Taycan 11/23/20 6:10 PM
    Topspeed
    43031 596
    Others Bugatti Chiron 4/12/21 3:42 PM
    RCA
    36430 476
    Porsche Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport 1/1/21 7:58 PM
    throt
    33746 615
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 4/22/21 3:03 PM
    nberry
    29015 433
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 3/21/21 5:01 PM
    Topspeed
    28627 385
    269 items found, displaying 1 to 30.