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Old 23 June 2005, 10:40   #21
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Why what you after Phil???? Not another TVR????
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Old 23 June 2005, 12:13   #22
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Why what you after Phil???? Not another TVR????
I am tentatively, and I stress tentatively, considering the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Saw it in the metal for the first time at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo last week and it's quite simply awesome. Most importantly, it's a proper balls-out sports car, as opposed to the DB9 which is a tad soft for my taste. Would mean selling the RR and TVR, however, and I'm not sure I want to ........However, life is short, I have no dependants and my labrador deserves it
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Can you tow an Avon Searider behind an Aston Martin? (Let me guess, a Mondeo towbar would probably fit, them being jumped up Fords ) Ackershally, many moons ago when I was in Ford's employ I recall the latest employee price list being published - 22.5% off Fords, 10% of Jags and 'discounts on Aston Martins may be available. Contact the company secretary for details.' Needless to say there were few AM's in the company car park!
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Old 23 June 2005, 13:34   #24
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I am tentatively, and I stress tentatively, considering the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Saw it in the metal for the first time at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo last week and it's quite simply awesome. Most importantly, it's a proper balls-out sports car, as opposed to the DB9 which is a tad soft for my taste. Would mean selling the RR and TVR, however, and I'm not sure I want to ........However, life is short, I have no dependants and my labrador deserves it
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mate with the DB9 has already ordered one - very impressed!!! As you say far more of a proper sports car. Reslae should be a lot better as well.....

Mate has just brought is DB9 back from a spin to Monte Carlo - met the guy who runs Ultima on the ferry with his record breaking GTR - was sneakily impressed but maybe the Ultimas are just a little bit TOO raw for you???

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/canam/

Now that is what I would buy money no object!!!
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Old 23 June 2005, 16:05   #25
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Tell me about it - also I am having the boat at a very good price for what it is - prob half of what it should have cost!!!! That is why I have been so patient with them.
Well hurry up then I am sick of using it as a coffee table

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resst ashewered mi sun. de transum iz maid owt ov propper wud. orl de chipbord wennt inn de fkin dekk.

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Can you tow an Avon Searider behind an Aston Martin?
Nice image, Alan, but I think not! Funny you should mention jumped-up Fords because I've just changed the Volvo for a Jag X-Type diesel estate (which can tow an Avon Searider ), and I'm pleasantly impressed with it. Wish I'd had a fiver for every person who tells me 'it's really a Mondeo you know', but that's the way today's automotive industry's going - common platforms all round = economies of scale = viable future for the manufacturers. Saab 9-3s are Vauxhall Vectras and Volvo V50s are Ford Focuses etc.etc....

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Resale should be a lot better as well.....
Better than a Range Rover, that's for sure!!

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but maybe the Ultimas are just a little bit TOO raw for you???
Got it in one
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Coward!!!

Or should that be WIMP!!!
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Phil, do it! Fantastic car, different league to the DB9. The last V8 Vantage V600 type Le Mans car (Twin supercharged 600hp) is my dream car, but this new one comes a close second.

If you want to jump the waiting list gimme a shout (seriously)
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