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Hello Nostromo,
I went through a similar decision process looking at Porsche, Lotus, Jaguar. I'm a yank but have always leaned towards the Brits for cars so it was surprising that I even was considering the Porsche. I was in the used car market place looking at cars from the 2000s. I was watching quite a few auction sites and started seeing Astons coming up. One close by came up, a 2008 V8 Vantage. It was close by so I took that as a sign and went for it. I have no regrets at all, you just don't see that many around here in South Florida. As a bonus, my wife loves it also!

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The dated interior and out of date technology is a bit of a minus. I went with the sport shift because there are not many country drives here in South Florida so 95% of my driving is around town. I had been saving for this for a while also, this is my retirement present to myself. I have not had any mechanical issues or drips. I replaced the gas flap and hood struts which were reasonable. I have a good local mechanic so I don't have to go to the AM dealer. I would like to upgrade the sound system, I added a Bluetooth adapter (Bovee 1000) to the iPod cable and that allows me to play Music, Podcasts, SirriusXM from my iPhone. It did not come with SatNav but I'm glad it didn't since that is essentially out of date anyway.

I thoroughly enjoy it, no regrets at all.
 

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Hi Nostromo,
There is no adhesive holding it down, you can use double sided carpet tape, which I probably should have used in places. As seen in the photos, there are some places where the flooring was stretched when I turned the car while backing in. I had another vinyl floor in previously that was there for over 15 years and never had any moisture issues though the floor did have an epoxy paint floor previous to that which probably did seal the concrete.

Yes, I am enjoying the [email protected]@ out of it. Can't go out in it enough!
 

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Thank you

Thank you, Sir. It is quite a lot of fun. It isn't as fast as the outgoing 991.1 turbo, but I have discovered that I really don't drive that fast anymore and really like the uniqueness of the Aston, I have admired from afar and finally jumping in! KH
That's great KH, going fast is one thing, enjoying the drive is an entirely different experience!
JD
 
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