M6 Forever said:
There is a thread in m6board about M6 versus AMV8 Vantage. Similar observations can apply here. But why are you considering DB7? That's no way near the M5 or M6!
Reason for DB7....
1. Wanted a sports coupe for once as I have had 5 x 5 series BMW (518, 530, 540, 545, M5 E46). Will be having children soon so time enough for 4 door cars soon, only young once idea!!
2. Would go for the DB9 but waiting list is long and as new to marque, don't get pushed up the list. BUT if I have DB7 that changes dramitically.
3. Also, plan is to keep the DB7 was 6 -10 months and then move to maybe a year old DB9. The insurance costs currently for the DB9 are rather astronomical, approx £4,000. This is becuase I haven't driven a similar 'supercar' before. Interestingly the M5 would only cost be £1000, and the DB7 only £1100.
Interestingly, purchasing the cars there is not much in it between the M5 and DB7, and only a little bit more for the DB9.
Big difference in depreciation costs though especially with M5!!
4. I suppose part of it is the just the cache of owning an Aston Martin....plus have you listened the sound of a V12 engine even idling on as Aston Martin. This last point is really important to me, and I was a little disappointed to hear the poor feedback from those who got the M5 regarding a disappointing sounding exghaust note.
But I must say I have been avoiding the Message board as I know the excitement and anticipation among members with the first M5 arrivals would be infectious and start to make me question the above plans !!
Sensibly, thanks for the advice and I will check the M6 board and make a decision. I will own a M5 whether this year May or next year summer.:M5thumbs: