Video: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: An Aston Owner's Review

For the last 9 years, I've owned a first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish. And, though it does come standard with some supercar foibles and what may be the world's second-worst transmission (the Smart Car is still solidly #1), it has been a wonderful vehicle, provider of more smiles per hour than one ever needs, even… » 6/12/13 4:13pm 6/12/13 4:13pm

Video Review: 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish – The best Aston ever made?

I can tell you right off the bat that my favorite Aston Martin is the V12 Vantage. It's a manic machine with a short wheelbase and a monster motor. It's not the best Aston though, because it still suffers from the same issues that affect all of the current crop of cars from Gaydon. The center stack is fitted with… » 4/17/13 2:36pm 4/17/13 2:36pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Exotic Car Rental

We're getting closer to Christmas Day, so it's probably time to start considering gifts that don't require that much shipping. What if you could get your significant other an Aston Martin Vanquish, Murcielago Spider, Ferrari F430 or a Benz SL65 AMG without having to get a 400 month lease? If your pockets are slightly… » 12/14/07 1:45pm 12/14/07 1:45pm

Aston Martin's Vanquish Is No More


Today is a sad day for Aston Martin fans. You can say what you will about the Vanquish never living up to its full ubercar potential (the engine was never powerful enough, the gearbox competed with Maserati's duo-select for the right to the title of "World's Worst") and the air vents were from a Taurus. Regardless, the… » 7/19/07 12:00pm 7/19/07 12:00pm

What's in Aston's Cards? Let the Buyer Sort of Beware

It's radio silence regarding which consortium of billios or maker of fine goods both dry and wet will assume ownership of Aston Martin. But the UK's Autocar reports on the luxury carmaker's future with or without current owner Ford. Following a successful sales year (7,000 units), Aston execs plan a momentum boost to… » 2/09/07 12:03pm 2/09/07 12:03pm

What's So Great About the Aston Martin Vanquish S?

We know what you're thinking. What's the deal with Aston Martin — all their damn cars look the same? They're all hot as a cup o' magma to be sure, but certainly similar, though prices vary by a half-dozen zeros. Why buy a $250,000 Vantage when a $150,000 DB9 seems perfectly sufficient? Too many questions, you ask? Then … » 2/24/06 8:44am 2/24/06 8:44am