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I've Loved Aston's for a long time, finally in a position to purchase one. Looking at a Vantage V8 or DB9. preferably with a clutch. V12 Vantage is likely out of my Budget, too bad I didn't do this a few years ago before the prices sky rocketed for Vantage V12's...

Drove a vantage almost a decade ago and my Wife and I loved it but it just wasn't the right time to purchase. Know the kids are on their own so it's time :)

Have been reading tons and trying to learn so that I purchase the best car I can afford :)

Oops forgot to add we are in the Sarasota FL area.

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Mike and Jackie
 

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If you buy a 2009+ Vantage V8, you’ll get just a little short of the HP as the V-12, well into the 400+HP range. You’ll also find the Vantage V8 is nearly 50-50 balanced, which is not the case with the heavier V12. If you’re main interest is knocking a few 1/10s seconds off your 1/4mile time then the V12 is for you, if you want a great handling car, with all the performance you need/want, then get the V8.

OK so the V-12 has about 90HP more but look at the performance of the V12 vs the V8, nearly the same:
“It took a while, but they finally did it. Aston took its smallest car and stuffed its biggest mill -- a 6.0-liter V-12 producing 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque -- into the engine bay. Aston Martin is claiming a top speed of 190 mph and a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds for the V12 Vantage. The top speed sounds about right, but that 60 time should be better. I tested a V-8 Vantage manual a while back and recorded a time of 4.1 seconds 0-60 and a quarter mile of 12.5 seconds at 115 mph, and that car has only 420 horsepower. I'm guessing the 60 for the V-12-powered Vantage will be somewhere south of 4.0 seconds with the quarter mile disappearing in the low 12-second range.”
 

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I have a 2006 DB9, 24K, with 3 pedals. I am in the process of listing my DB9. For personal reasons, I have to sell it. If you are still interested, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. I will answer any questions that you have. I am in Colorado

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Hi Mike,

I do have a few photos in my album/media under my profile. Please let me know if you can see them. I will post some more photos later.

I am in Denver, CO.

Quan
 

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Ok, yes I can see them, dark green with tan interior, Colorado is pretty far for me :) Going to keep looking local... Thanks
Ok, yes I can see them, dark green with tan interior, Colorado is pretty far for me :) Going to keep looking local... Thanks
That’s a really nice color combination. When you find “Your Perfect Aston”, Colorado is not too far to travel, and enjoy a mini-vacation driving home. I live on the West Coast and found my “Perfect Vantage V8” in Illinois. My wife and I spent a very nice 3-weeks visiting relatives, Yellowstone park and Jackson Hole.
 

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understood, but neither of us is a fan of green :) I need to find a local DB9 to test drive in the next few weeks... I'm in no rush...

Unfortunately no long rides for the wife :( last time it triggered another heart attack.... so I would be solo or perhaps a neighbor would go for the road trip :)
 

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I've Loved Aston's for a long time, finally in a position to purchase one. Looking at a Vantage V8 or DB9. preferably with a clutch. V12 Vantage is likely out of my Budget, too bad I didn't do this a few years ago before the prices sky rocketed for Vantage V12's...

Drove a vantage almost a decade ago and my Wife and I loved it but it just wasn't the right time to purchase. Know the kids are on their own so it's time :)

Have been reading tons and trying to learn so that I purchase the best car I can afford :)

Oops forgot to add we are in the Sarasota FL area.

Regards

Mike and Jackie
Hi Mike,
I happened to read you’re in Sarasota. I’ve lived in Sarasota for the past 43 years. It’s a beautiful town. My everyday driver is my skyfall silver 2013 DB9 Volante and I can tell you, that V12 is awesome. Nothing sounds quite like it and man, does it go!
If you’re still comparing the V8 to a V12, you know which one I’d recommend! I’ll keep my eyes open for you around Sarasota.
 

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2007 DB9 VIN SCFAD01A57GA07242 this just popped up local to me in Venice FL. Say's incoming at the dealer website and very little info..... is there a link to get a window sticker using this vin
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Mike
 
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