- Nov 26, 2006
- Mercedes-Benz 280S
Sorry about that - I got carried away. I can't guarantee it won't happen agian.Holy arrogance batman...
I disagree. I think the interior is gaudy and showy. I sat in one (admittedly it was only for a few moments) and it didn't strike me as being of a very high quality but I suppose opinions will vary on that. I just thought that some of the stitching didn't look very nice and a few of the details weren't becoming of a hand made car. And the little light on the dash that reads "Power, Soul, Passion" is just the height of vulgarity in my opinion. I've heard it said that when the sun is shining you can't even see the switches and gauges etc. I'm sure a lot of people think the gauges and switches look very nice but if they can't be read in direct light then what good are they? Except for looking good in the brochure and in the showroom?Just cobbled together...? Rubbish interor...? :lol:
Firstly it's not exactly cobbled together, Aston Martin are using some of the most sophisticated production techniques there is making this car. As for the rubbish interor, after having spent some time inside one I think it makes ANYTHING else look and feel rubbish in comparison, and yes' I've been inside several 911s including the 997.
And no car that costs a quarter of a million dollars should have bits of Ford Mondeo and Volvo in it. That's what I was getting at when I said 'cobbled together from bits of...' It's just cheap and shows a lack of respect. At least Porsche have the decency to make the whole car themselves. Even if they chose plastic over leather and brushed aluminium - It's functional! You can read the dials! And they don't have a Volvo part number on them!
Well, it is actually because my point is that it's a posers car and only a poser would pay that much for a flashy, gaudy, classless, tasteless piece of shit that's half Volvo and halfSecondly the fact that it sells for quite a bit over it's price isn't really proving your point.
You and I both know he said that while he was sitting in one that had just broken down so let's not even go there. I won't even go near his bias towards Aston's... or his bias towards his wife for that matter.Clarkson should know, doesn't he? Considering his wife has one, and according to him it's been a model of reliability.
Perhaps 'unreliable' is too strong a word but it's not a paradigm of reliability by any means.
Finally, when i said it's the cheapest way of getting into an Aston I said it in a way that implies that the badge is all this car has going for it and that separates it from the Gallardo and the 430 because those cars are actually good in their own right. Whereas the Vantage is just a way for rich wanker types who have a lot of money to show that they have "fine taste" to everyone who will look. And if people don't look? Just open up the butterfly valves in the exhaust and make them look.
it's a posers car! It just is! It's basically just a very stylish, flashy and loud piece of overpriced tat for people with no class.
I know it's full of leather and metal and it's light and agile and it can lap a track very quickly... But the people who buy these things - people like Jeremy Clarkson's wife - Don't care that it's 1 second faster around the 'ring than a 911. All they care about is those looks, that exhaust and that badge.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
And just once more: Volvo.