What to look for when buying a used Aston Martin?
If you dream about owning a piece of British supercar history then your dreams could be closer to reality than you think. How about driving home in an Aston Martin for the same price as a new, top spec, every day family luxury saloon or SUV?
You Aren’t Just Buying A British Icon - With Timeless Pre-Owned You Buy Peace Of Mind
Buying a Timeless Pre-Owned Aston Martin from Aston Martin Bristol also guarantees you complete peace of mind, no matter which car you opt for. All models up to ten years of age qualify for the Timeless Pre-Owned title meaning the history and mileage are thoroughly researched and verified and the new car is covered by a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty and roadside assistance. The new owner also gets a 15% discount on eligible Aston Martin accessories three months from purchase and a 12 months subscription to AM Magazine (3 issues).
Servicing Included Within 3 Months Or 3,000 Miles Of Purchase
Should your Aston Martin need a service within 3 months or 3,000 miles of purchase, this will be included for any car over two years old.
Which Aston Martin Optional Extras Should I Look Out For When Buying A Used Aston?
So now all you have to do is decide what to buy. Aside from the whole dilemma of which model, there is also the extensive list of optional extras. While all Aston Martins have luxurious interiors and incredible engines, some of those finer luxuries are more desirable than others to buyers.
Special edition body kits and interiors, such as the Aston Martin DB11 Launch Edition, would add around £1,500 to the price of a a new car for a special full leather interior and headlining. Coloured brake calipers also cost just shy of an additional £1,000 and a garage door opener £295.
Which Aston Martin Engine And Transmission Is The Most Desirable?
But while it’s great to have a car that’s a little bit more bespoke, the real challenge for the potential used Aston Martin DB11 and Vantage owner is V8 or V12. At the end of the day the best thing to do is get out and test drive them.
Power-wise, the 5.2 litres DB11 V12 delivers a heart-stopping 600 horsepower, compared to the twin-turbocharged 4.0 litres DB11 V8’s equally exhilarating 503.The 0-60 times are also pretty close with the V12 engine covering the ground in 3.9 seconds, just 0.1 seconds faster than the V8. Top speeds are also within a hair’s breadth of each other at 200 mph and 187 mph respectively.
The same goes for the Aston Martin Vantage - you won’t know what suits until you drive it. The Vantage has the enviable reputation of being one of the best-built Astons on the market with a hugely reliable engine and great bodywork.
The 4.7 V8 Aston Martin Vantage is one of the more popular editions and covers the ground from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds. The Sports Pack option with Bilstein dampers and lighter alloys is one of the most desirable. Some of the older 4.3 Aston Martin Vantages have also been upgraded with a new induction system and software package giving boosted power to 400bhp and greater torque. Another option to keep a look out for.
Then there’s the timeless DB9. Any variant is always extremely popular with Aston Martin enthusiasts and Sports Pack options again feature high on the list of must-haves as do manual transmissions. However, prices are starting to level out for really good examples with added extras and full service histories.
Visit Aston Martin Bristol And Take Your Pick Of Timeless Pre-Owned Cars
If you’ve yet to decide which Timeless Pre-Owned Aston Martin is right for you, the best thing to do is have a look at the cars for yourself at Aston Martin Bristol. All Timeless Pre-Owned Aston Martins are displayed in the main showroom 24/7 in the best environment so there’s no need to time your visit to dodge the showers!