Based on 4 Ratings for the 2005 - 2014 models.Review this car
By Subzero288 (NY) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,500overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Gorgeous looking, sumptuous interior, glorious V12"
Cons: "HORRIBLE build quality, thirsty, weak structure"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"I'm amused by the other owners who've been so seduced by this car's design that they've convinced themselves it's a wise purchase. Granted, I have the Volante, which gives up nearly 40% of its structural rigidity to the coupe (shame on you Aston Martin!), so my comments on the car's deplorable rigidity are specific to the convertible. That being said, the car feels like a piece of undercooked spaghetti over bumps. Aston tried to hide the structural deficiency with softer springs, a smaller front anti-roll bar and by removing the rear bar altogether, but all they've done is make the car floaty. It still twists, shakes and creaks over minor road-imperfections. It also sends a cheap-feeling shutter through the steering wheel over rapid undulations. Further, the car is in the shop ALL the time. In less than 20,000 miles, I had an oil line rupture (fortunately, it caused just a very slow leak so I caught it before the engine seized), the passenger airbag sensor and the backup warning sensor shorted, the stereo inexplicably craps out for hours at a time, water began leaking into the trunk during inclement weather and the rear brake pads wore down almost completely. Diagnosing many of the car's glitches is not easy or inexpensive as independent mechanics do not work on these cars (except for regular servicing) so you're forced to use the dealer network. Naturally, they must always order parts from England, so the car spends weeks in the shop. My car literally spends as much (if not more) of its life in the dealership being repaired as I does in my garage. If you drive two weeks without something breaking, then you've witnessed a miracle. On the upside, it is strikingly beautiful. Aston's incorporation of the Golden Ratio into the car's design is inspired. The interior materials are first rate and, when driven at less than 7/10ths, it's pretty confidence inspiring because it's well balanced with spectacular feel from the hydraulic (Woo Hoo!) steering (although the brake pedal is pretty mushy). The sound system (when it works) is lovely, but you often don't even use it because the V-12 snarl is just that glorious (but it BURNS trough fuel at an alarming rate). The transmission (mine's an auto) could shift quicker and sharper, but at least it's smooth in operation. So, overall a mixed bag of superb highs and awful lows. If you don't mind all the downsides, it can be a relatively pleasant GT, but anyone considering this for a daily driver should have his head examined."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Rick (IL) on Thursday, November 10, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "FUN to drive! Looks, acceleration, handling"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"An extraordinary vehicle: acceleration, handling, the sound of the engine, quality of construction, looks, and FUN! I had originally ordered the paddle shift, but switched to the manual 6-speed transmission before my original order was delivered--and, wow, am I glad I did. As great as the paddle shift was, my 6-speed is even better! I paid extra for premium sound, but never turn it on, since I so enjoy the sound of the engine, especially in 2nd gear at 4,500 RPM!"
32 people out of 34 found this review helpful
By jj (FL) on Monday, July 11, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"the db9 is a true gentlemens sports car with the looks and power but none of the yelling like an annoying ferrari... the db9 unlike the dbs is very loose and relaxing and stiff when required. for the kind of driving i do (city) it is truly incredible!!!!!!!!!"
33 people out of 36 found this review helpful
By Anonymous Reviewer on Thursday, April 21, 2011
overall rating 5 of 10rating details
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