Aston Martin DB7 | Auto Express

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Aston Martin DB7

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You wouldn#039;t it, but you can now buy an Aston Martin for the price of a Mondeo. The exotic machine is to look at, yet second-hand the amazing DB7 is as as many family cars, and with far more street

You wouldn’t believe it, but you can now buy an Aston for the price of a Ford Mondeo. The machine is stunning to look at, yet the amazing DB7 is as affordable as many cars, and comes with far street cred.

With acceptable, although not running costs, plus the of pretending to be James Bond the associated risk, few models at price have so much appeal. Launched back in the DB7 secured Aston’s future years of unrest. More 4,000 six-cylinder cars sold – a company

Flushed with success, the added the lithe Volante in 1996. Then, in 1999, the supercharged 3.2-litre engine was by a staggering 420bhp 6.0-litre Despite the extra cost £92,500), it quickly superseded its sibling, selling well up to its discontinuation in 2003.

Checklist

* Engine: Jaguar-derived engine is very tough, as is the 6.0 V12. Even the 3.2’s supercharger belt-renewal stipulation is

* Brakes: Hard-worked discs are to warping, revealed by a judder braking. Source new parts specialists rather than you’ll pay around £75.

* Suspension: Tyres are sensitive to and wear rapidly if incorrect. for problem signs on the inside which indicate mis-aligned geometry.

* Interior: The cabin is by Ford-derived switchgear, but at least reliable. Ensure the air-con though, as the dash-out repair can more than £3,000.

* Early cars did suffer niggles, but these were all over time. Our best Buy as late as you can possibly afford, if it means choosing a higher-mileage

Aston Martin DB7

Driving Impressions

Even the DB7 has ample performance, but the V12 is truly Many prefer the automatic box to the manual, yet the handling inspires and suits British roads, the ride is brilliant for a sporting

There’s reasonable room for two (forget the token rear though) and the trim is plush, but the dash is spoiled by cheap Ford switchgear. Look out the view over the bonnet is

Glass’s View

Continuing Martin’s heritage for building cars, the DB7 has seen an increase in following the launch of the DB9, to a two-year waiting list for the Manuals and autos are worth the while Volante cabriolets are and not as good to drive as the coup

Verdict

Truly one of the world’s handsome cars, even the clumsy soft-top does not from the DB7’s beauty. the Aston is immaculately finished in and wood. The supercharged engine has urge; the delicious subdued lets you know you’re something very special. And the coup

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