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I am new to the AML. Unfortunately I am not an owner at this point, but I plan to purchase one in the near future. I live in Utah. Oh, and not sure that it matters, but I am an avid Arsenal fan. Please don't hate me for that.

I am a true believer in Aston Martins and believe the difference between Aston Martin owners and the other exotic owners is CLASS. ;)

I feel like everyone I know bought a Lamborghini Gallardo or a Ferrari F430 because they made their first decent chunk of Change and bought what everyone else was buying.

I race Shifter Karts, Some door to door, and some Time Attack. My dream would be to race for any of the Aston Martin Lemans Teams.

Well, now you know me.
 

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^Thanks. I would love to get out to Dubai one of these days. I love America, but I would like to work overseas for a while.
 

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Hi Tanuki.....I'm new on here as well. Like you , I don't own an Aston yet, however, I'm on the waitlist for a V12 Vantage and the current plan is to order it next July and take delivery next November. I drove a carbon black edition last week and it was incredible!!!
 

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I'm new to the forum as well. Currently own 04 Maserati Spyder GT (6 speed stick shift - no paddles). Interested in AM Vantage V8 coupe. Here to learn.
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I'm new to the forum as well. Currently own 04 Maserati Spyder GT (6 speed stick shift - no paddles). Interested in AM Vantage V8 coupe. Here to learn.
Jon
Is it the 4200 series spyder ? Like the car much more than the current Maserati GTs. One of the better Ferrari engines is in that car. Excellent performance and durability for it's class. Myself prefer the manual to the Cambiocorsa. Problem is, as of right now, these cars fetch nearly no resale value (after the Grantrismo was released). The resale prices however are expected to go high up.

However in a while, a V8 Vantage would be a very good consideration, especially after 2009, when the engine was bored to 4.7 liters. It is a great performer in manual guise, and is fairly easy to live with. It is not a very big car -easy to drive around in crowded places, new engine has sufficient low down torque (immediate response to throttle inputs). There are little to no quality issues after the second generation Vantage was released. Recently read an article on the car being third party tested for ~6000 miles, no issues observed.
 

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Is it the 4200 series spyder ? Like the car much more than the current Maserati GTs. One of the better Ferrari engines is in that car. Excellent performance and durability for it's class. Myself prefer the manual to the Cambiocorsa. Problem is, as of right now, these cars fetch nearly no resale value (after the Grantrismo was released). The resale prices however are expected to go high up.

However in a while, a V8 Vantage would be a very good consideration, especially after 2009, when the engine was bored to 4.7 liters. It is a great performer in manual guise, and is fairly easy to live with. It is not a very big car -easy to drive around in crowded places, new engine has sufficient low down torque (immediate response to throttle inputs). There are little to no quality issues after the second generation Vantage was released. Recently read an article on the car being third party tested for ~6000 miles, no issues observed.
Yes, it's a 4200. The earlier 3200 series was not imported to the US or Canada. The 4200 Maser has decent power and torque. I too prefer the 6 speed stick shift over the Cambio Corsa paddle shift but that tends to be personal preference among Maserati owners. In considering an AM, I am not looking for more power. I interested in moving from a convertible to a two seat coupe. I have had convertible sports cars for over the past 20 years - time for a change. I don't car much for the looks of the 2002-6 Maserati coupe, particulary from the rear qurters, and find them too big. I like the size of the Spyder. To me, the Vantage V8 looks great: well proportioned and intended as a two seat car. I'm interested in learning what to look for in a 2006-8 Vantage V8, trouble areas, quality, and what people love or hate about them.

What years are considered "second generation" noting your reference to improved quality? What were the quality issues in the first series?


Obviously, I will need to spend some time searching the site.

Thank you
Jon
 

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I'm new as well. I've scanned the site a few times in the past year before joining. Your posts have helped me with a few quick fixes so I appreciate all the communication the group has had. I've got an 07 Vantage that I absolutely love.
 
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