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Easily the best Vantage GT color combo IMHO. Congrats!
 
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Nice move!

I had the same thing happen to me a few years back. I took my 2007 V8V in for a routine service and, just for kicks, I test drove a 2011 V12V. A few weeks later and after some negotiating I was driving home with a V12 under the well ventilated hood.
 
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Nice move!

I had the same thing happen to me a few years back. I took my 2007 V8V in for a routine service and, just for kicks, I test drove a 2011 V12V. A few weeks later and after some negotiating I was driving home with a V12 under the well ventilated hood.
Oh boy, I was looking for a used V12 with a stick. However I was told the old adage there like hens teeth, could not even find one.
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Congrats Ron!

I looked at that car when I stopped by Galpin in April. I was in town for business and I had seen it listed in their inventory.




I have located a couple manual V12 cars here in Phoenix. I am considering going that route if I can get them down on their asking prices. I will probably list my 07 for sale soon in preparation for an upgrade.
 

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Congrats Ron!

I looked at that car when I stopped by Galpin in April. I was in town for business and I had seen it listed in their inventory.




I have located a couple manual V12 cars here in Phoenix. I am considering going that route if I can get them down on their asking prices. I will probably list my 07 for sale soon in preparation for an upgrade.
Funny how small our Aston community is. My car sat at the dealer for about 6 months. I would definitely recommend selling your car first privately. It can be a hassle but you'll get more in the end. Good luck on your search.
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I know I said it before, But these are the last photos of my 2016 GT. I am loving this car!
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Great pics and inspiring purchase! I'm looking to buy an ex press car GT 2016 also in CA and ship to Florida. It has done almost 5k Miles. Anything to watch out for with press cars?
 
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Great pics and inspiring purchase! I'm looking to buy an ex press car GT 2016 also in CA and ship to Florida. It has done almost 5k Miles. Anything to watch out for with press cars?
What GT is it? the marina blue with red trim? And what dealer are you working with?
I would negotiate as I did if possible, ask for the one year of warranty that's past to be reapplied by the dealer so you have a full three-year factory warranty.
See if the tires need to be replaced as part of the deal.
I was able to negotiate roughly $23,000 off the sticker price. And basically just look the car over carefully, it is worth flying out and make sure there's no nicks in the paint or tears in the upholstery. My car was really well taken care of, except for two small chips on the edge of the rear fender where the rear hatch closes. They ordered touch up paint for me and because of where it is I don't think it'll be a problem for me to touch it up. I also had them throw in a clear bra on the hood redoing the bra on the splitter because it was scuffed from underneath, and a car cover plus the first service.
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Thanks Ron - appreciate your reply! Yes it's the blue with red. Other competing dealers have warned me saying the press cars are harshly treated and often raced on track. I have a pre purchase inspector going there today to check it out for me. Thx again!
 
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Hey Ron,
Congrats, very special and beautiful car. Love the interior shots. Just curious, what do you think of the elbow pad thing in the cup holder? I've been considering one.


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Originally Posted by mrveda View Post
Thanks Ron - appreciate your reply! Yes it's the blue with red. Other competing dealers have warned me saying the press cars are harshly treated and often raced on track. I have a pre purchase inspector going there today to check it out for me. Thx again!
I'd be happy to speak to you on the phone if you'd like . Again what dealer are you working with? If you get the factory warranty restored to its full three-years. Then you really shouldn't have any worries mechanically. However cosmetically that's why I suggested you look over the car personally make sure the wheels are fine,the paint on the hood the bumper are good. And then in the interior and seats. Are you getting a significant discount on price?
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Hey Ron,
Congrats, very special and beautiful car. Love the interior shots. Just curious, what do you think of the elbow pad thing in the cup holder? I've been considering one.


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It is nice. I do have to admit the coupler holder arrangement in my 2007 made it easier for you to shif. the new center console with the reposition cupholders is a nicer design with more storage space but you have to have your arm higher so you don't hit the center consul with the bottom of your arm when shifting. I thought all of the cars with the new redesign center consul came with the elbow pad.
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My 2009 DB9 was missing the elbow pad. Aston Martin Bits made one for me in correct Parliament Green and I couldn't be happier with it. Keeps my elbow from settling uncomfortably in the cup holder spot.
 
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Good to know. Thanks.
 

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