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  1. I, like a number of others, was looking at a vantage (and R8) before plumping for the Evora. To say I was close to buying an aston is an understatement as I missed out on buying an aston by a number of hours twice. I guess Guy's summary is not a bad one (he pursuaded me). In the end the Evora has some obvious compromises (particularly in the cabin/switchgear/interior toys), but I'm not sure the Aston is too far behind in the list of compromises in those departments even if it looks "swisher" inside on first acquainance. (Ask an owner about the Aston sat-nav, or reading the analogue speedo or the digital speedo in the sun). Equally I'm not really sure the build quality of the Aston is so far ahead of the Evora either. The bottom line for me was this: * The aston was lots more expensive (to buy and own) * The Evora was an easier day to day proposition for me (softer/more comfortable/quieter) * The rear seats are usable on occasion for under 10's (in my experience) The killer was the Evora made the Aston feel like an underdeveloped tractor to me (not at all fair, but hey I'm biased). It was "lighter" and more precise to drive at any speed. If they where people the Evora said to me "hey come and have a drive and a chat, lets have a laugh" where as the Vantage was more along the lines of "do you know who I am, I'm a bit loud and deserve respect". I'd like to be seen with the Aston, but I'd marry the Evora!!! The Aston is a lovely car (and without doubt in my mind more beautiful by far), but it was horses for courses and I picked the Evora for everyday fun. Let's hope Lotus see existing owners "right" with the S upgrades...
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  2. I found that with Jaguar, my misses wanted one a few months back an no dealer would come clean about the service cost. When you consider my 4 pot Esprit is... £300 A service £750 B service £1200 C service I know the Evora is cheapr, but like you I dont find some car companies very convincing about the service costs - now if they are going to keep things from me as a perspective customer do I really want to buy into that vehicle ? My dad works for his mate 1 day a week and they are restoring a DB5 and some of their dealings with Aston have been, interesting to say the least... I also agree Astons are beautiful, if not one of the most perfectly designed cars about, problem is they are common and not really a head turner anymore - depends if you want that from a car ? personally I couldn't care much about what people think of my car, I like it - I didn't buy it for other people. With the Evora winning so many awards I would expect it to hold price for a while - S1 Elises are bounding now (seem to have stopped at £8k mark) - Exiges are stupid money (early £20,000 even the S1s are holding fast and in demand) Seriously if I had this kinda money to spend I would get on the blower to Stratons, sure they'd be delighted to set you up a few demos.
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