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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Dis86

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    It's funny, I commented on the engine in the granturismo sucking when you bought it and got shot down!
     
  2. Acme

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    Can I ask how much you paid for it with that mileage? Just out of curiosity...

    "No" is a perfectly acceptable answer. :p
     
  3. Tom|Nbk

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    23k :eek:
     
  4. Tom|Nbk

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    By me??

    The engine doesn’t suck the engine in that car sucks :p

    Also the Granturismo handled like a boat, I’m sure the stradale and S models are better but in the end it was a let down and I couldn’t live with it
     
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  5. Dis86

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    Nah don't think it was by you.
     
  6. Tom|Nbk

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    To clarify the engine is superb just not in something that weighs over two tonnes there was no need for the GT to be so heavy imo but it is a true 2+2 seater so maybe that’s why

    Where as the DB9 you’d only put people you hate in the back seats
     
  7. [TW]Fox

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    Did you look at other examples before settling on the very high mileage one?
     
  8. Tom|Nbk

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    Yes had a look at a few but this was the right colour the right spec but you know me Fox I go with my heart I haven’t made a bad purchase so far and enjoyed everything I’ve owned some less so than others but yea. Here’s to a great ownership experience with the DB9?
     
  9. Acme

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    Wow!
     
  10. mjt

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    And another £23k for when it inevitably breaks ;D
     
  11. Maccy

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    Per month?!
     
  12. crinkleshoes

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    GJ and good buy... I was about to guess £25k :)

    I'm not too scared of high mileage either - but it depends on the vehicle... I would have some concerns about the gearbox at that mileage.
     
  13. Tom|Nbk

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    Doing 3-4k per year? Like I said it’s always going to be a gamble but I’ll take the risk where others won’t

    I have a huge set of balls obviously :eek:
     
  14. Dis86

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    Lol. Biiiiig balls. Hope it doesn't throw any bills though!
     
  15. Tom|Nbk

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    Gearbox is a simple ZF box commonly used in many cars of that era they are good for many many miles. A rebuild probably 2-3k if it comes up it comes up. At this mileage let’s all remember it’s been sat in fifth on the motorway a lot so the box probably hasn’t had as much hammer as say a garage queen with 70k on which is taken out and only hammered on nice sunny days.

    You all get the idea and if you don’t it’s okay it won’t be coming out your pockets :)
     
  16. crinkleshoes

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    Doesn't sound too bad then... ZF have a good reliability history.

    Not putting a downer on it... great car for a great price... that V12 especially is EPIC!

    Enjoy! £23k for such an incredible car is a bargain...
     
  17. Tom|Nbk

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    Many thanks, I plan on keeping the thread on Pistonheads up to date with any problems etc tbh it’s a good experiment how long can a DB9 last if cared for :p
     
  18. Dav4

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    That Aston looks incredible for the price you got it for. Obviously it’s got potentially huge running costs and repair bills but it’s an awful lot of car for the money. If you put a private plate on that most people would think you own a 100k+ car easy as the general public aren’t exactly clued up on the latest Aston designs I’m sure they just look at the badge.
     
  19. Raymond Lin

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    £23k for an Aston Martin, I'll take one too.

    (can't afford to drive it though!)
     
  20. Tom|Nbk

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    Always keep a backup fund :p