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Old 02-12-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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86 vs Aston Martin Vanquish

No, I'm not crazy. I'm merely quoting Motor magazine (Australia) Jan 2013 issue:

"The Vanquish costs about $400,000 more than a Toyota 86, but it displays the same lurid sideways antics. Not suprisingly, it is even more fun to drive than the Japanese sportscar."

BTW, the 86 costs around $40,000 in Australia and the Aussie dollar is almost at par with the US dollar.
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I'll take it over the Twins anyday...
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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I would hope for that price tag it would be more fun to drive. The fact that it is actually fast adds to that fun.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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That car is gorgeous.
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450k? You could get a 458 and a superlaggara lol
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450k? You could get a 458 and a superlaggara lol
But look at it... and I think it's "only" like $280k stateside.
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amazing car, interior is much nicer than previous astons. Fun to drive too even though I only got to swing it around the parking lot and didn't get to really have too much fun with it. Can't wait till one actually comes in to get some work done and I really get to try it out!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:15 AM   #8
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Quite a stretch on that mag comparison! Either way, I love both cars. If my pockets were deep enough though I'd have the Aston in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:40 AM   #9
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I love Astons so much. Seems like when you compare them to Ferraris and Lambos, they're so much more exclusive. I feel like I never seen the important Astons (i.e., DBS, the Vanquish, etc) hardly ever.
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If I had that kind of money, it'd be the LFA Nurburgring for me, not an Aston.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #11
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I would hope for that price tag it would be more fun to drive. The fact that it is actually fast adds to that fun.
Fun is somewhat inversely proportional to weight. Power and speed you can't use 98% of the time doesn't add to the fun all that often...

For looks, luxury, and outright speed, advantage Aston. For real-world backroads-twisties fun-to-driveness, I wouldn't bet against the FR-S/BRZ vs. the 1000-lb-heavier Aston.

But I don't think either car is going to be poaching sales from the other!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #12
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A comparison of the 86 to the Vanquish...

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A comparison of the 86 to the Vanquish...

Its sill not quite as stupid and/or pointless as the guy who tried to compare it to a Veyron a while back.

I'd go and find it again but I'm not a big fan of stepping in dog poo more than once.

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I... love... the... Vanquish...

I lusted over the original Vanquish like nobody's business when it first came out in the James Bond movie "Die Another Day". And the new one? Oh my... Somehow way better! It may not be as fast as a 458 but I would plunk down the cash immediately if I magically had enough to afford one. I'd even take an original, especially a Vanquish S. Screw the twins, lol!

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450k? You could get a 458 and a superlaggara lol
And be like every other rich knob out there? Please... have some class, like this man:
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If I had to pay that price, might as well get a 599.
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ITT: People who can't afford an Aston Martin say an Aston Martin isn't worth any money.
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If I had to pick an exotic, yeah, I'd go with the Aston.
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Soon people will start comparing the twins to things that aren't even cars.

"GT86/BRZ vs Cessna Citation X"
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I'll take it over the Twins anyday...
I'd rather have 10 of the Twins rather than one Aston (or 5 twins with the rest of the money going to build them 5 different ways), not that I don't love the Aston...
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Soon people will start comparing the twins to things that aren't even cars.

"GT86/BRZ vs Cessna Citation X"
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