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Forum: Aston Martin
05-21-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,753
Posted By spinecho

Glad to hear it is finally fixed, albeit with...

Glad to hear it is finally fixed, albeit with unnecessary hassle to you.

Stories like this never cease to amaze. It's not like you have never bought an Aston before LOL.
Forum: Aston Martin
04-21-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,343
Posted By spinecho

Great colour combo! It appears you have the metal...

Great colour combo! It appears you have the metal mesh inserts on the hood - do you have any other pics of those? How do you like them compared to the carbon fibre ones?

Also, curious to hear your...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-31-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By spinecho

What exactly is the issue you are having? Is it...

What exactly is the issue you are having? Is it understeer at low speeds? Higher speeds?

The V12 version of the car is certainly a bit more sluggish to turn than the V8 but I'm not sure there is...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-20-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,721
Posted By spinecho

Last time I checked he's looking at Vantage...

Last time I checked he's looking at Vantage models. No Gaydon era Vantage has ever been offered with a torque converter automatic = Touchtronic in Aston speak.
Forum: Aston Martin
03-20-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinecho

My guess is the pad compound, assuming the new...

My guess is the pad compound, assuming the new Vantage isn't brake by wire (that can also create the 'grabby' feel - perfect example is the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio). Will be interested to see what...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-20-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By spinecho

First off I will say I have not driven the new...

First off I will say I have not driven the new Vantage.

There are way too many variables at play to address your specific complaint with the brakes, least of all the subjective factor. It would be...
Forum: Aston Martin
03-15-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 36,549
Posted By spinecho

And that would be a great reason to ignore The...

And that would be a great reason to ignore The Grand Tour's lap times...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-10-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,721
Posted By spinecho

^^^ Prefurbia has covered much of the difference...

^^^ Prefurbia has covered much of the difference between the V12V and the S.

Although not as powerful, the original 6 sp is a more visceral car, with less ability to put down the torque (its...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By spinecho

Sounds suitably nasty. Any run past clips from...

Sounds suitably nasty. Any run past clips from outside?
Forum: Aston Martin
01-13-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By spinecho

"Slow" is a relative term, I guess. Compared...

"Slow" is a relative term, I guess.

Compared to most cars, ours are certainly not slow.

But in an environment where variables are as controlled as they can be (example, on track with drivers of...
Forum: Aston Martin
01-05-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,780
Posted By spinecho

I will shamelessly indulge my pedantic side and...

I will shamelessly indulge my pedantic side and remind you that the SVR has 575 bhp, not 525.
Forum: Aston Martin
01-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By spinecho

Seems to me you posted on this over a year ago. ...

Seems to me you posted on this over a year ago.

I was hoping that you had abandoned this grotesque idea. Did you imbibe a little too much over the Holidays?
Forum: Aston Martin
12-13-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,780
Posted By spinecho

Interesting. I must be lucky...knock on wood. I...

Interesting. I must be lucky...knock on wood. I have found mine to be very durable and reliable, with no undue delays when parts were needed (supercharger replaced under warranty 9 years ago, one...
Forum: Aston Martin
12-11-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,780
Posted By spinecho

I think you entirely missed the point of my...

I think you entirely missed the point of my comments. I thought it was pretty clear that I'm talking about the increasing irrelevance of these newer vehicles as road cars. That includes the GT3,...
Forum: Aston Martin
12-11-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,780
Posted By spinecho

For sure. But it's not just in everyday...

For sure.

But it's not just in everyday traffic. Even on empty backroads in the middle of nowhere, cars have been way more than fast enough for well over a decade, now, not just in terms of...
Forum: Aston Martin
12-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,991
Posted By spinecho

Jeez, I was looking for a detailed response, and...

Jeez, I was looking for a detailed response, and then you come up with this simplified version... :eek:

BTW I'm sure that bird was worth at least a couple of extra hp!
Forum: Aston Martin
12-10-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,991
Posted By spinecho

And that's the issue, from a cost-benefit...

And that's the issue, from a cost-benefit analysis.

Yes, it will look cool under the hood. Yes, it will make more noise. Both of those are good things.

But I'm waiting for the dyno results to...
Forum: Aston Martin
12-06-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By spinecho

Why? Don't understand the point (other than to...

Why? Don't understand the point (other than to ruin a perfectly good car). Is it so you can pretend to be environmentally conscious?
Forum: Aston Martin
12-06-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By spinecho

This topic has been done to death. Most regulars...

This topic has been done to death. Most regulars here know I have strong opinions on this topic that run contrary to conventional wisdom: don't use products without a water base, because it is a...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By spinecho

Congrats! Yes, let's see some more pics, please. ...

Congrats! Yes, let's see some more pics, please.

Hope you can make it back into the Aston fold some time.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By spinecho

There was a thread on this quite a number of...

There was a thread on this quite a number of months ago. While I like the idea in principle (wealthy enough to commission a bespoke design, NA V12, manual etc.), I am not a fan of the end result. I...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By spinecho

Another Vantage review...

Yes, it seems that it is indeed possible to be more irritating than Shmee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBcVAxRAhPA
Forum: Aston Martin
11-02-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By spinecho

Ditto to all the comments above. Black...

Ditto to all the comments above.

Black wheels look great if the rest of the trim (window surrounds/DLO, grilles etc.) match. In your case, if the trim is going to stay chrome, the wheels should be...
Forum: Aston Martin
10-28-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By spinecho

Random guy approached me this summer to check out...

Random guy approached me this summer to check out the car, and as he turned to go, said "good luck on your mission".
Forum: Aston Martin
10-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By spinecho

Hmmm. What about protecting the heritage of the...

Hmmm. What about protecting the heritage of the marque?

I suppose it really depends on who bought them, but the bottom line is, once they are out of Aston's hands, there is nothing to say that...
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