Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
How would James Bond spend a sunny day? Well, he'd spend it saving the world from behind the wheel of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster.
- Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
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Starting at: $131,170.00
The good: The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster looks like a million bucks and snakes through corners with near-perfect manners. The midlevel audio system option sounds excellent, and there is an even better audio system available.
The bad: The automated manual transmission option produces huge power dips at each gear change. There is little integration between the few cabin tech features, with different screens for navigation and stereo.
The bottom line: The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster serves as a fine showpiece, but a balky transmission and poor cabin electronics hurt its everyday drivability.
July 5, 2013 6:20 PM PDT
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