Would You Drive This Aston Martin Rapide If You Had To Street Park It In Manhattan?

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The Aston Martin Rapide is a beauty to behold. But it's also a touch long. Would you drive one if you had to find a parking space in Manhattan everyday?

Welcome to Morning Would, where we present you with some of the most desirable, controversial cars ever built and ask what you would do to drive one.

New York is a fantastic place to live. If you can put up with the crowds and smells, you have access to just about every cuisine under the sun, a world of wild shows (both deliberate and accidental), and, like, at least five Apple Stores. Who could ask for more?


Well, you could ask for a place to park, and some roads that weren't filled with potholes the size of most apartments on this overpopulated island. But your requests would be impolitely denied, just like your request to customize a sandwich at the deli down the street.

The Aston Martin is even more alluring than Manhattan's wealth of Apple Stores. There's no crowding inside, and the only smells you'll have to put up with are those of the rich British hides covering almost every surface.

So the question is: would you put up with driving and streetparking in Manhattan for everyday access to this gorgeous 4-door hatch and its burbling V12? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jonathan Harper

It's got parking assist sensors right? I'd do it.

I also have a soft spot for hot cars that have obviously been street parked and show the battle scars. It makes them more real to me.