Aston Martin Vanquish Review2001 - 2007

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Aston Martin Vanquish Review

Quick Summary of the Aston Martin Vanquish

OVERALLAston Martin Vanquish Overall Rating

The Aston Martin Vanquish might no longer be at the cutting edge of supercar development but most prospective owners won't care. Where more modern rivals are increasingly sanitised and nannying, the Vanquish remains something rather feral and thrilling and with early examples costing little more than a decently specified BMW M3, seem to offer a lot of metal for your money. Buy very carefully and don't choose the cheapest car you see. Steer clear of damage repaired cars as the Vanquish is notoriously difficult to return to 100% after a prang.


Now that the depreciation curve of earlier cars has levelled off, it seems a good time to take a closer look at the Aston Martin Vanquish. Possessed of possibly the greatest engine note of any modern car, the Vanquish looks an intriguing bit of business for little more than new BMW M3 money.The Vanquish in many ways represents Aston Martin in transition, dragging itself from an era of appealing but rather parochial powerhouses into an altogether more modern era. As such, there are parts of the car that seem resolutely modern whilst other aspects seem rooted in the past, making it possibly the most interesting Aston Martin road car in recent years. It's also one of the most exciting, and with used values now looking distinctly tempting, it's worth further investigation.
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History of the Vanquish

Like the alien invaders in HG Wells' War Of The Worlds, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage of the Nineties ruled like a mighty colossus, swatting rivals contemptuously before being killed off by quite an unlikely assailant. Whilst the aliens succumbed to the common cold, it was emissions regulations that did for the Vantage. Though it was mourned at the time, it's replacement turned out to be a car that marked a huge step forward for the Newport Pagnell company, the Aston Martin V12