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Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 2006 on

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10 reviews for Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 2006 on
Aston Martin Vantage coupe

The Auto Trader verdict:

3.8/5
The entry-level Aston Martin Vantage is arguably the British marque’s most important car, taking on the mighty Porsche 911. It might not be as sophisticated, but its charm will win you over.


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A fine car that really does get under your skin. Not a 991 but close.

Aston Martin Vantage

MGC | 26th November '17

Having owned Porsche 911's (PDK and manual) for the last 7 years I decided to try something else and eventually went for the Vantage having looked at the XK-R and MB SL500.

My car is a manual 2015 model with 8000 mls.

There is no doubt that the Vantage is harder work to drive around town than the Porsche and does not feel quite as fast or lithe, it does have more character and sense of occasion though.

You can't criticise the looks or the build quality and its a snug and comfortable place to be. Its too soon to comment on reliability/running costs

(22 mpg) but the Porsche was not cheap to maintain and only did an extra 3mpg.

So far I am enjoying my Vantage for the ride, performance, handling and the sound

of that V8 when the revs rise. Steering is good and communicative and the gear change slick.

3.8/5

Practicality

3.0/5

Reliability

4.0/5

Running cost

3.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Brilliant Aston Martin

Aston Martin Vantage

MPH | 23rd August '17

Having drove and owned several sports and supercars before deciding to purchase the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, the noise and occasion of the Aston Martin is something no other car maker can replicate.

Forget the constant James Bond comments, this car is a true supercar. You will never tire of the noise from the huge 6.0 ltr engine. Not a car you can take for a late night drive.

You do have to have a large amount of money set aside for this car. The purchase cost, fuel costs, insurance and annual servicing bills are all as you would expect. But then they have not been made in large numbers and tend to keep their value extremely well.

This car is a future classic as most manufacturers do away with the naturally aspirated engines.

If you are lucky enough to own one of these cars, it is something you will spend hours looking at swell as driving. Nothing comes close.

3.8/5

Practicality

3.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

2.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Bullet Proof

Aston Martin Vantage

Andrew_P_S | 28th September '15

I've had three of these cars and loved every one. Second Hand values are rock solid and early (06+) cars shouldn't be a problem if they have good history. Rear light fittings are susceptible to condensation but other than that I have never had a problem. The engine is a trusty Jag derived unit and the electrics are volvo. What could possibly of wrong...? The boot is above average for this class of car, and my new wife and I went round Europe for four weeks with little hassle. Running costs are cheap as chips if you factor in depreciation and buy at the right time. �650 a year servicing is not bad at all from main dealer, and specialist independents reduce the consumable costs relating to brakes. clutches etc.

The 4.3 are not the fastest things in the world and driving them on the limit is a committed affair linked to high revs and dwindling fuel supplies. Much better driver swiftly as a GT....

4.5/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Sculpture, masquerading as a car

Aston Martin Vantage

BernardOBrien | 22nd August '14

All Aston Martins are lovely to behold.I read a car review about the look of the Vantage - and that it appeared that the body was stretched to just cover the car. It really does look beautiful - oddly enough quite low - yet wide and imposing( I couldn't fit it into the car park that I initially rented.) The 4.7, manual, black coupe that I just bought is great to own. A bit hard to drive slow, but completely changes personality at speed - sounds sensational from about 3500 rpm and above.

As I am a keen cyclist, I have bought a ' roof rack' that has rubber suction caps - which means that I can take my racing bike to sportives around the country. Who said Astons are impractical !

As other owners say - Astons have lot's of personality, look beautiful , sound sensational, have hand crafted interiors that make you feel special.

Maybe not as purist as a Ferrari, but great fun to have, even for a little while

4.3/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

4.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Everyday supercar

Aston Martin Vantage

Mike675 | 7th June '12

A 2 seat sports car is never going to be the most practical car on the road but the boot easily holds our 2 sets of golf clubs plus a weekend bag on the parcel shelf.

The car is beautiful to drive with lots of torque from the V8, lots of feedback from the wheel and a slick, positive gearbox. It also has a sense of occasion every time you sit in it, which isn't there with a Porsche.

Servicing costs are surprising reasonable, although fuel economy isn't great it isn't the sort of car you are going to be driving up and down the motorway in - it's much more fun on country roads.

I don't know why this is, but other road users are "nicer" to Aston drivers than some of the other margques! It's good to be let out at junctions!

4.3/5

Practicality

3.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Bellmeister

Aston Martin Vantage

leonB | 4th November '11

i've had my Vantage for 2 years now and i use it everyday (which your not really meant to) but it has been the most reliable sports car i have ever owned, compared to my 911 and Maserati. Even after 2 years you still get that warm feeling when you step inside it and press that button! It still amazes me the reaction it gets from the public from every age group from 7 to 70 years old, male or female.Was considering on getting an R8, which is great car, but after much deliberation and advice from friends in particular female friends! i decided ...An Aston is an Aston...and an R8 is an Audi (no disrespect to Audi drivers). Without doubt, the Vantage is by the best looking, best sounding and best value for money luxury sports car you can get right now...James Bond was right!

4/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

4.0/5

Running cost

3.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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What a car

Aston Martin Vantage

craigB | 10th October '11

It is arguably one of the best looking cars on the planet. Slightly smaller in the flesh than you might imagine.Mine is a 4.3 and the gearbox is a little clunky in first and second. The view from the driver's position takes a little getting used to in terms of where the extremities of the car are. You cannot see the end of the bonnet and the wheels are further out than you think, so curbing the rims is easily done.

4.8/5

Practicality

5.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Awesome car, shame about the niggles...

Aston Martin Vantage

andyB | 3rd July '11

This car looks beautiful and sounds wonderful, handles like a dream but is constantly let down by small niggles which cost a FORTUNE to repair each time! In the four months I have owned the car it has spent almost a month of that in the garage, having visited 6 times and now needs to be booked it again after just 5 days back with me. Despite all the issues though, it IS an amazing car and I just hope that one day soon all the niggles are ironed out and I can truly enjoy the car...

3/5

Practicality

3.0/5

Reliability

1.0/5

Running cost

3.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Surprisingly useable supercar

Aston Martin Vantage

donaldL | 3rd July '11

Pros:

Awesome noise

Surprisingly practical

Great drive

Feel good factor

Cons:

Fuel consumption

Expensive dealers

4.3/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

4.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Best of British

Aston Martin Vantage

johnF | 7th March '11

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the best car I have ever owned.

Cars like this are bought with the heart and not the mind, it's not for commuting, shopping, family orientated, or Child freindly (it is a 2 seater after all) But get up on a Sunday morning, fire up the V8 and head for empty roads, its the most fantastic feeling, 90% of car journey's are mind numbingly boring, and fitting for mind numbingly boring euro box cars, where you have to have bluetooth,i-pod etc etc to make the jorney bearable, in the Aston you will switch OFF the stereo system, just to hear the beutiful sound of the V8, it can't be beat. want to be green?...walk!16mpg...so what, every mile is a pleasure, this is what cars are about.

4.8/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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