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    Quote Originally Posted by Nayf View Post
    The Vantage’s manual box is a big draw. I’d still take the GranSport - rear seats, better made, feels special, can fit people taller than Frankie Dettori. A certain magazine has a comparison in the issue on sale at the moment
    Interesting about better made. That wasn't my feeling. Feedback I got from other owners, specialists and dealers was reliability was very good. I am 5'10" and didnt find the Vantage lacking headroom and in fact your article in the mag mentions up to 6'2". I felt every Aston I sat in felt special but then again I felt the same about a Maserati. Agree pre 2007 dash is not that inspiring but later cars are a lot better.
    If you need rear seats the GS is a no brainer but in my 2 years of ownership I think someone was in the rear twice so that wasnt a factor for me. Both are great cars and OP has a GS already.
    Must say, thread drift alert!, I was very impressed with your magazine. Used to subscribe to other mags but gave up as they seemed to be either looking at high end exotica or rusty Vivas. Nice balance and informed writing. Will buy again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Needamaser View Post
    Interesting about better made. That wasn't my feeling. Feedback I got from other owners, specialists and dealers was reliability was very good. I am 5'10" and didnt find the Vantage lacking headroom and in fact your article in the mag mentions up to 6'2". I felt every Aston I sat in felt special but then again I felt the same about a Maserati. Agree pre 2007 dash is not that inspiring but later cars are a lot better.
    If you need rear seats the GS is a no brainer but in my 2 years of ownership I think someone was in the rear twice so that wasnt a factor for me. Both are great cars and OP has a GS already.
    Must say, thread drift alert!, I was very impressed with your magazine. Used to subscribe to other mags but gave up as they seemed to be either looking at high end exotica or rusty Vivas. Nice balance and informed writing. Will buy again.
    I was being a little tongue in cheek with the Aston, I’m six foot seven and I didn’t so much drive the Aston as wear it. I also felt that the Aston’s interior was a bit poor. I understand later cars are better though...
    Thanks for the kind comments on the mag btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJbing View Post
    Agree with most of what you say, but I loved the small cabin minus the sat nav!

    It's definitely a car which you need to drive a lot to get the most out of it, my girlfriend hated driving it due to the clutch and handbrake..

    I sold mine for more than I paid but I did modify it, that may change now with the new v8 vantage being released?
    Clutch reminded me of my 70's 911. Very heavy but again got used to it.
    Who knows what will happen to values with new car but new car is at a totally different price point to older car and perhaps almost new "old" models may be affected I am not sure it will make any difference to older ones. In fact it may even push prices up. Thing is unlike Maserati (with the odd exception such as the GS models) , Astons just dont keep dropping in value.
    Earliest/cheapest Vantages are making the same money that they were 2/3 years ago when I was looking then. In fact they are probably slightly up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nayf View Post
    I was being a little tongue in cheek with the Aston, I’m six foot seven and I didn’t so much drive the Aston as wear it.
    Flippin heck. You need a GT40 "Gurney bubble" fitted to anything you drive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Walker View Post
    The very quandary I’m having? Have an Aston itch, but a Maser ache??
    Dave, I can help you with these crippling issues. You can buy my GTS, and I'll buy a Vantage. I promise to send photos and a detailed assessment of why you are so much happier with the Maser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJbing View Post
    I had a V8 Vantage as an everyday car, 30,000 miles including adventures around europe!

    Never missed a beat, expensive to run (as is every supercar), fun to drive.. standard car needs modifying in my opinion. I fitted 21" DBS wheels, lowering springs, clear rear lights (newer v8's have them standard) & Larini 200 cell cats

    Do it!!!

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    That's stunning...Daily drive to......

    Everyone knows my view on the Vantage and most said above. Still the best looking car produced in the last 15 years it not longer. Perfect from any angle....Do it...scratch that itch.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felonious Crud View Post
    Dave, I can help you with these crippling issues. You can buy my GTS, and I'll buy a Vantage. I promise to send photos and a detailed assessment of why you are so much happier with the Maser.
    What a considerate person you are Adam...but it’s not a GS!!!

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