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After twenty years of ultra reliable 911 ownership, I now plan to return to Aston ownership again. I am faced with the prospect of buying an early car ( a DB7 Volante ) but have little idea as to their reliability ( an important factor for me, as it is with moct people ). I'd be happy to hear from anyone with comments on this subject, along with tips as to what to look for when buying .
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Dear Marlin,

Early DB7's are very reliabel and not that difficult to service since the engine, front suspension and rear axle are Jaguar, so is most of the electronics.

This make it cheap (???) to service in general.

Look in general for service history, general condition of the car, no major problems are know to me, besides the airco system, always check it out if it's working, and always use 98 oct. fuel.

I am selling Jaguars from 1987 till today and early DB7. (only 95 to 99 models, 6 cylinder) in Belgium and its a hobby witch grew out to the business we have. We are very selective to what we buy and sell. Only cars we love are comming in.

You can always call us for more info on early DB7 cars or write an email at [email protected]
See my website www.astonmartincars.be (dutch only for now, maybe someone can help me with an englisch translation)

Eddy
 

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DB7 versus XKR8

Thanks , Eddy, for your reply. I shall certainly access your website.

This past week I have received such a poor response from Aston dealers ( including main dealers ) that I am now seriously considring buying an XKR8 instead of the DB7 Vantage Volante I wanted.
Their websites are poorly designed and very non user freidnly, they don;t return emails or calls ( even when one uses their own website "Ring me back" facility" ) and their stock lists show such mistakes as to be seriously unprofessional - Volantes turn out to be coupes/ Autos. are manual / Cars sold months ago are still shown as being available etc.etc.etc.
Worse than that , though, is the fact that some main dealers are using 0870 telephone numbers which mean that callers enquiring about a purchase have to pay expensive phone call tariffs. This is really disgusting !
A truly fine car marque is really let down by its dealer network !
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Dear Marlin,

The difference with me is that i am doing my thing because i love it and not only for the money.
Dealing in Jaguars and DB7"s is surounding me with dreamcars and "dreambuyers" who becomes friends...

Eddy
 
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