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Looking to purchase a 2005-07 DB9...........I own a 12 cyl. Ferrari, even produce aftermarket parts & upgrades,and build offroad vehicles & aftermarket billet items.
I do ALL my own work.

I want to first get as much info about this era DB9 so I know what to avoid or what to take-on, as long as I know that.....I can make the repairs/up-grades and or procure the parts to get the car correct.

I'm not adverse to buying a "driver"! I plan on driving the car and not just wax it and garage it!

Currently I am looking at a 2005 with 68K miles on it........reportedly NO issues, 2nd owner, whom has logged the last 60K on the odometer....I will get to see and drive the vehicle in about 2 weeks if it is still available..........

What should I look for?
What should I be feeling or NOT feeling behind the wheel and under my feet?
What should I be hearing from the engine and trans?

I ask because I know what I would look, feel and hear on a Testarossa or a Maranello or an old Maserati Biturbo that would alert me immediately that there were issues and also I would know the "costs" involved........But as I said when it comes to a DB9...I'm a rookie!

Or if anyone knows of a good "driver" example here in the US..let me know!!

Any help would be mucch appreciated.

Rookie Me
Don't know if you bought the car but, here is my .02 cents...... Take it for what it's worth! 2 pennies!

Buy the newest, lowest mileage car your budget will allow.

There is a dipstick issue on the early DB9s and also an update was done in 2009 with more power.

Good luck!
 

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Sorry to hear. Sounds like my first Porsche 928 back in the early 90s. Bought one with miles when options with fewer miles and better history were available. Ended up being a nightmare with a damage history (not disclosed by the dealer) and constant mechanical/electrical problems. Learned my lesson quickly the hard way. ALWAYS buy a car with known history, as few miles as possible, as new as budget will allow and have it checked out by someone who knows what they are looking at.... Like I said, I learned my lesson quickly with that first 928 and bought 7 more 928s over the next 20 years and all were fantastic cars.
 
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