The Aston Martin Conundrum

Pricing information was just released for the finally-coming-to-America Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The “standard” version is priced at $179,995 and the Carbon Black special edition will set you (well… not “you”) back $194,995.
This raises a question – why buy the DBS? The Bondmobile is priced almost $100,000 higher yet the two cars have nearly identical performance figures. Personally, I think the Vantage even looks a little better.
The V12 Vantage is now available for you (again, most likely not “you) to order and the first cars will begin appearing on dealer lots in the fourth quarter of this year.
If you were in the market for a new Aston Martin two-door…which would you choose?

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17 responses to “The Aston Martin Conundrum”

  1. dustin_driver Avatar

    I agree. The Vantage performs as well and looks better than the DBS. You're just paying for prestige.
    I'd be happy with a V8 Vantage. Very happy. Extremely happy.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I spent a weekend with one once.. it was fucking fantastic.

  2. dwegmull Avatar

    DB9 Volante in Glacial Blue with Cream Truffle leather seats and Bamboo facia trim.

  3. muthalovin Avatar

    Who says "Not ME??" I could get one if I wanted, I, er, just would rather have a house. Yeah! A nice house, (maybe not that nice) maybe with a pool. Above ground, of course, but still. A POOL! Who wants to come over?

  4. B72 Avatar

    For that kind of scratch I'd build a bigger garage and get several cars.
    Maybe a Caterham for hooning – 27K here:
    A 65 Lincoln for cruising – 19 K here:
    A classic Mini for running errands – 15K here:
    An Audi for commuting – 24K Show_Notepad=Yes&bnAd_ID=91365203&TheDealer=2337
    And maybe a conversion van for trips: currently 35K:
    That's 120K, which leaves $59K for the garage.

  5. dmilligan Avatar

    The Vantage. The more cylinders, the better. Bugger James Bond.

  6. SSurfer321 Avatar

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  7. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    If I wanted a two door Aston Martin (I do), and had unlimited funds (I don't), I would still probably pick up a used DB7, which are currently selling in the $40k-$50k range. Unfortunately, that's still a bit steep for my meager bank account, but someday…

  8. James Avatar

    yeah, that's a damn good question. Considering the V12V is prettier (although that's almost impossible to pick), sounds nastier (for sure), has the same engine with the same power, and is smaller, lighter, and nimbler – and it's 100k cheaper?
    Maybe it's just that it'll be easier to find a DBS! Who knows. I'd kill for either. But I'd kill for the V12V first.

  9. Alff Avatar

    I'm holding out for a lightly used Cygnet.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Buy an iQ and glue on a badge

  10. Black Steelies Avatar

    Yeah, I'm such a cheap bastard I'd prolly go with the car that's only $200k. Fetch my driving cap and gloves!

  11. Maymar Avatar

    I'm not spending an extra $100k to drive the vehicular equivalent of a model in track pants.

  12. Mark Goddard Avatar
    Mark Goddard

    V12 Vantage please Santa. Down here (Australia) there isn't a price in the local car mags yet for the V12 Vantage, but a DBS is over half a mill. As is a Gallardo. 997GT2? $450K +. Just as well it's always sunny down here. That's some compensation for the punitive car prices due to to the government's taxes on luxury cars.

  13. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Buy both. No need to fret.

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