Just like an expensive and beautiful woman I can forgive the DB7 most things when I see her standing in the sun. But she needs her spending curtailed.
Finally as an observation. I have had a few Jgs, with the same suspension. Including the hugely powerful XJRS. Now all of these had bushes, bearings and shocks that were in better condition at 100+k miles than my DB7 at 40k miles how come Aston Jag parts last substantially less time than Jag Jag parts.
We all know they are the same Mondeo, Fiesta, XJS etc. But having been caught for £400 for wheel bearing that come out of a Jag box I am looking to reduce this unwarranted overspend. I have a good knowledge of the XJS suspension F & R and want to rebush and rehang everything. But not at AM spares prices.All the parts seem to be identical. Does anybody have a comparative list of what jag bits were used on the DB7. I was amused by the dealer telling me that these are special shocks made for the Aston with no comparative units from Spax, Boge, Woodhead etc come on this cant be right. Our cousins accross the water have diffent units but the shipping, tax and vat is ridiculous. Help please!!
Hi All. I have been a DB7 owner for 3 years now (I did have a DBS V8 a long time ago, still recovering from the bills). Anyway, it was owned by a titled car collector with 40k on the clock, but not used much or serviced much for 5 years (500 miles in 5 years, limited servicing). It has been a financial horror story but I do not want to move it on although I feel I now can with a clear concience. I have used the Heritage dealers mainly but their upscale rates are not reflected in the quicker work or quality, but that is an aside. What I do find objectionable is the Aston prices affixed to Jag or Ford spares.
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