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A bargin Aston Martin – too good to be true?

So let’s get this out of the way first, this is a not a new car. In fact it is 9 years old. However the car literally still smells new, the copious amounts of leather that adorn every surface still look and feel brand new, and with only seven thousand miles on it from new it is not hard to see why.

So this lends the question, what much newer machinery can you buy with less than 7k miles on the clock for the just under 60k entry fee that this Aston Martin requires?

 

A quick hunt on cars.com yields the following results:

 

How about a Volvo XC60, a BMW 330, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Merc C300 or how about a Ford F150 pick up truck? While all undoubtedly fine vehicles, none of them will change your life like this Aston Martin will…this Aston is just plain sexy in a way that few cars are at any price point.

 

How about a Volvo XC60, a BMW 330, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Merc C300 or how about a Ford F150 pick up truck? While all undoubtedly fine vehicles, none of them will change your life like this Aston Martin will…this Aston is just plain sexy in a way that few cars are at any price point.

I dropped off a brand new Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and stepped straight into this Aston preparing to be underwhelmed. I was dropping 9 years, nearly 200 horsepower, and a soft top for a hard top. While I must admit that the Huracan Spyder is now firmly my favorite car of all time, this apparent downgrade was no where near as drastic as I was expecting.

 

This lead me to want to answer the following question – can you have the full Cars&Caviar exotic car experience in a sub $60k 9 year old car? It wasn’t two minutes onto the highway when the first SUV pulled along side with the camera phone armed and ready. First slow intersection kids yelled out “there’s an Aston Martin!!!” Every intersection you get the thumbs up, and people really seem to like the image that the car projects. Classy and cool, I can think of few other ways to get front row valet parking for such a modest investment.

The only clue that you are an older vehicle is the text on the sat nav, but thankfuly it folds away with the touch of a button. The interior design is gorgeous, classy and every square inch is covered in leather. The dial are especially cool in metaliic silver, and the tach revs rapidly the wrong direction as you accelerate.

 

The car is not blindingly fast, fast enough to be entertaining, but not super car rapid. The part piece is the roar that the engine makes above around 4k rpm. It is magic!

 

This brings me to the final and overwhelming aspect of this car – wow is it beautiful!!!

The lines are simple, unadorned with spoilers and do dads, with just gorgeous and sexy curves that flow effortlessly from on end of the other.

Can anyone think of a sexier way to get around for the money? Please comment below!

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