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Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Thanks Peter, appreciate it. Having a chat last night, he did mention the DBS! Visually, I dont think you can go wrong with either car. He's also considering flying to Adelaide to check this Masa out...

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Maserati-GranTurismo-2010/AGC-AD-13865352/?Cr=12&sdmvc=1

and this Aston

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Aston-Martin-DB9-2006/AGC-AD-16036815/?Cr=58&sdmvc=1

There's a big difference between the S and the standard GT.

Considered a QP ?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2x_pxpBYQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2x_pxpBYQ</a>



Offline nuxi


  • Joined: Apr 2010

  • Drives: Porsche Cayenne
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Michael
There's a big difference between the S and the standard GT.

Considered a QP ?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2x_pxpBYQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2x_pxpBYQ</a>

HAHA Thanks for that dodger. His heart is set on a Coupe and he much preferres the look of the GT than the QP. I told him the S is a lot better!



Offline peterelise


  • Joined: Apr 2014

  • Drives: DBS
  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Peter
Thanks Peter, appreciate it. Having a chat last night, he did mention the DBS! Visually, I dont think you can go wrong with either car. He's also considering flying to Adelaide to check this Masa out...

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Maserati-GranTurismo-2010/AGC-AD-13865352/?Cr=12&sdmvc=1

and this Aston

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Aston-Martin-DB9-2006/AGC-AD-16036815/?Cr=58&sdmvc=1

No problem.  If he happens to get to Sydney and wants to see/hear ours, let him know it would be a pleasure.



Offline nuxi


  • Joined: Apr 2010

  • Drives: Porsche Cayenne
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Michael
No problem.  If he happens to get to Sydney and wants to see/hear ours, let him know it would be a pleasure.

That would be fantastic! Greatly appreciate the offer, Peter!



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
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  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
Thanks Peter, appreciate it. Having a chat last night, he did mention the DBS! Visually, I dont think you can go wrong with either car. He's also considering flying to Adelaide to check this Masa out...

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Maserati-GranTurismo-2010/AGC-AD-13865352/?Cr=12&sdmvc=1

and this Aston

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Aston-Martin-DB9-2006/AGC-AD-16036815/?Cr=58&sdmvc=1

I have owned a 4.2 ltr Granturismo and a 4.7 ltr Granturismo S MC shift like the one in the ad.  The 4.2ltr was like a Mercedes in a better i.e. Looked great; but as boring as bat shit to drive. The 4.7 ltr "S" with the MC shift was an absolute riot and I absolutely LOVED it. That car has probably the best engine note of just about any modern car.  If you are going to buy a Granturismo it has to be the "S" with MC shift or the MC Stradale. The rest of them are a big step down in my experience. The same engine in the QP sounds nothing like it does in the Granturismo S for whatever reason. Being an auto dulls the driving experience substantially as well.

I would suggest it's a bit risky buying an 8yr old Aston Martin, regardless of mileage. In fact an ultra low mileage car has it's own risks as no car likes sitting around. You would have to expect a few teething problems as you started to use the thing.



Offline 360c

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There's a big difference between the S and the standard GT.

Considered a QP ?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2x_pxpBYQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2x_pxpBYQ</a>

Wouldn't consider a QP; but that movie is bloody sensational.



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Wouldn't consider a QP; but that movie is bloody sensational.

It is isn't it  ;)



Offline adam01


  • Joined: Nov 2009

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I have owned a 4.2 ltr Granturismo and a 4.7 ltr Granturismo S MC shift like the one in the ad.  The 4.2ltr was like a Mercedes in a better i.e. Looked great; but as boring as bat shit to drive. The 4.7 ltr "S" with the MC shift was an absolute riot and I absolutely LOVED it. That car has probably the best engine note of just about any modern car.  If you are going to buy a Granturismo it has to be the "S" with MC shift or the MC Stradale. The rest of them are a big step down in my experience. The same engine in the QP sounds nothing like it does in the Granturismo S for whatever reason. Being an auto dulls the driving experience substantially as well.

I would suggest it's a bit risky buying an 8yr old Aston Martin, regardless of mileage. In fact an ultra low mileage car has it's own risks as no car likes sitting around. You would have to expect a few teething problems as you started to use the thing.


With respect to the sound comment, esp last bit od the clip
www.youtube.com/embed/F7gB8gmqnSU

Modified/enhanced Stradale sound

Keen spotters will note the plate X grey Murcie



Offline nuxi


  • Joined: Apr 2010

  • Drives: Porsche Cayenne
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Michael
I have owned a 4.2 ltr Granturismo and a 4.7 ltr Granturismo S MC shift like the one in the ad.  The 4.2ltr was like a Mercedes in a better i.e. Looked great; but as boring as bat shit to drive. The 4.7 ltr "S" with the MC shift was an absolute riot and I absolutely LOVED it. That car has probably the best engine note of just about any modern car.  If you are going to buy a Granturismo it has to be the "S" with MC shift or the MC Stradale. The rest of them are a big step down in my experience. The same engine in the QP sounds nothing like it does in the Granturismo S for whatever reason. Being an auto dulls the driving experience substantially as well.

I would suggest it's a bit risky buying an 8yr old Aston Martin, regardless of mileage. In fact an ultra low mileage car has it's own risks as no car likes sitting around. You would have to expect a few teething problems as you started to use the thing.

Thanks for the heads up 360C. Dad went to have a look at James Lane on Saturday. They had a Blue GT there but have already sold it, he has fallen in love with the black DB9 and perhaps wanted to make a move on that but I'll let him know of your comments. I've told him not to rush this as it's the first Aston he has seen! I didn't get the opportunity to go as the wife and I were stuck at the royal children's with our little one who's battling viral gastro!



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