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Old 10-10-2011, 09:03 PM
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V12 Vantage Feedback

I am considering a V12 Vantage and curious if there is anything owners dont like about these cars. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:14 PM
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:15 PM
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I haven't driven one but they look and sound amazing. Just be careful with the front lip. It's easy to snag on things and pricey to replace.
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I haven't driven one but they look and sound amazing. Just be careful with the front lip. It's easy to snag on things and pricey to replace.
There is a brush protector that extends below the carbon lip. I have heard the scrapping sound once or twice and didn't see any damage. It dawned on me that the metal guard will almost always get in the way of any damaging event.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:46 PM
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There is a brush protector that extends below the carbon lip. I have heard the scrapping sound once or twice and didn't see any damage. It dawned on me that the metal guard will almost always get in the way of any damaging event.
This is what I was talking about:

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The owner snagged it on the lip of his driveway that morning.
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They're great cars, but for my money I'd get a V8 Vantage and add boost. Same power with less weight and considerably less cost.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:22 AM
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Ask Mike S. - he's got one.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:42 AM
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Spenser dont do it the thrill of the sound will wear off and you are left with an entry level Aston which from personal experience with my partners V8 is a real POS.
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Spenser dont do it the thrill of the sound will wear off and you are left with an entry level Aston which from personal experience with my partners V8 is a real POS.
Very interesting feedback. That is my concern 200k is quite a bit for a vantage, I know a really really nice vantage compared to the v8 but still their entry level car. Most owners do seem to rave about them though.
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They are nice cars, but they do have a very hand built feel to it. It's good, but not as precise as say, a german counter part. Even Ferrari is feeling rather "german" these days in terms of finish.

The clutch is quite strange, it has a very distant feel to it. It does take quite a bit of getting used to.

However, it's still one of those cars which you really enjoy due to it's uniqueness.

It is quite a handful with the short wheelbase and all that power though
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