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    Aston Martin owners....how has the reliabliility been on DB9

    and the V8 Vantage. Looking to find out for a SL500 owner whose concerned about costs of owning one.
    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Re: Aston Martin owners....how has the reliabliility been on DB9

    Hi dsts6

    So far on the AMV8 there has not been any reoccuring problems across the range. just a few isolated issues...which normally get resolved.

    Try www.amoc.org (free to join) for further info. I'm not sure about the DB9.

    Hope that helps.
    John

    Re: Aston Martin owners....how has the reliabliility been on DB9

    i have two friends with db9's , they had many reliabilty issues , i have another friend with a vanquish ,the car is 90% of the time at the mechanic

    Re: Aston Martin owners....how has the reliabliility been on DB9

    my DB9 is almost 2 years old and i had only very small problems. Absolutely satisfied of the quality.

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    I had a DB9, it had problems. Dealer/AM ended up buying back when on the final day before I filed for lemon law. I don't know if I'll every buy an AM again (although they do look good!).

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    I have 10000 miles on my DB9 Volante...absolutely nothing wrong with her! But I still keep my fingers crossed!

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    Apparently Aston Martins do well in Italy.

    Maybe Italian owners and Italian mechanics are more simpatico with Astons and exotic cars in general?

    Before all of the electronics used on cars, tuning and caring for them involved a lot of talent and listening to the engines carefully. I used to watch guys at a shop tune up Lambos and Ferraris. The final setting for the carbs and
    timing was a art then as it was all mechanical. The best mechanics there were from Italy and the cars they tuned always had a certain audio edge to them and ran the fastest.

    Whatever the reason for positive Aston ownership in Italy is, you have to be a very clever fellow in the homeland of Ferrari to say I am going to buy a a new Aston DB9.


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    I went to a track week end in june. There was about 100 Porsche, and a few other brands. There was one DB9. On the second day all his cooling system exploded.... it went home on the back of a truck!

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    JimFlat6 said:
    Apparently Aston Martins do well in Italy.

    Maybe Italian owners and Italian mechanics are more simpatico with Astons and exotic cars in general?



    I think it's just because Italian customers have much lower reliability standards, as they are used to Fiat / Ferrari reliability (or lack thereof).

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    A good friend of mine has the DB9 ( I have the AMV8) His car is constantly in the shop. But I think he exaggerates things. He thinks he should have a perfect car for the price that he's paid. The thing is, he also has a Rolls that's in the shop. Not as often as the Aston , but that is because he doesn't drive it as much. It turn's out that his daily driver is a mercedes ML.
    My AMV8 has had isolated issues but the engine is basically a Jaguar 4.2 bored out to 4.3 so there really hasn't been too many issues. Funny thing is, I've just decided to replace it, after less than a year of ownership for the Jaguar XKR coming in December. I NEED the back seat and I don't want to own a second car anymore (or third as my wife has a car as well) So I'll be trading in my 530i.
    If reliability is a big concern because like me you don't want to maintain a second car, get the new XK. I don't think you'll regret it.

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    How does this look?
    http://www.jaguarusa.com/us/en/vehicles/XK/overview/introduction.htm?sreferrer=
    Click where it says the new XKR revealed!

     
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