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Does anyone know if there are any differences between the 2009, 2010 and 2011 DBS? I'm getting ready to order a new 2011 DBS but started thinking I could save a lot of money by getting a used DBS like the 2009 etc.

I know that the DB9 did receive significant suspension changes for 2011 so if I went that route I might as well go with the 2011.

Any thoughts between the 6 speed or the automatic?
 

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I think you can not go wrong with an example from 07-08 with a manual transmission. Further more buying it 1-2 years from now would give you a very, very good deal.So it would be better to either buy an older example now, or wait until significant changes in the model range will result.
I am all for them releasing an ultimate version of the DBS in 2012-2013 (something they did with the DB7 and the Vanquish) if the event will happen, but right now I believe the best car is the older car.
Thank you very much for you comprehensive thoughts. You're probably right that the 07-08 DBS would certainly give me the most bang for the buck. I would order the Manual transmission no matter which year I order so that wouldn't be a problem.
If I heard that a 2012 would be available by end of 2011 or early 2012 and that it would have 550HP engine I would wait for that there again with a manual transmission.

What do you think about the coupe over the volante. I keep hearing the coupe is about 20-25% stiffer (better handling I guess is what that means). Although I haven't ever really seen a fair test where the same driver drives the two versions back to back on the same race course to see how much difference there actually is from a driving standpoint then from a illusive percentage stiffer standpoint.
 

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I still doubt a power hike for the DBS itself. I think what you heard in general is correct, Aston is working on prototype cars which would (I believe have a slight engine output advantage), but would be focused more on trimming weight off the VH platform, but that is later than 2012. These would be replacements for the DB9 and the V8 Vantage, with an S-spec/ Vantage version (like the DBS in the current line up) arriving later...
I think your right about real changes in the Aston Martin over the next coupdl of years. A few minor face changes and some lightening of the body that probably about it. So it looks like I'll either get a used 2009 Aston Martin DBS with Manual in Silver Lightning or a 2011 Vantage V12 or DB9 I'm still contemplating about the Volante. I'm thinking Volante on DB9 because it's really less performance oriented while coupe for the DBS or Vantage V12.
 
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