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nearly traded my bbi on a 2018 vanquish

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by ferraripete, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    I came close. the vang sold the same day to a cash buyer thus a much easier transaction for the dealer. valuation was difficult for my boxer. in fairness, I was not sure what my car was worth?

    good news is I still have my boxer but bad news is I have not driven her in over 4 years. need to find a way to fall back in love with her. been enjoying my alfa qv however!
     
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  3. xplodee

    xplodee Formula 3
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    Wow that would have been a waste.

    Boxer: steady potentially appreciating over a ten year span

    Vanquish: sinks like a rock a la every Aston.
     
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  4. Shamile

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    Yikes...definitely dodged a bullet there!

    Put your bb512 back on the road and enjoy it in all it's analog glory.

    Shamile

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  5. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Dodged a bullet for sure!!!


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  6. vincenzo

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    I could see wanting to trade...

    ...but a vanquish?

    Yuck!
     
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  8. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    I suspected these would be the responses. it was very impulsive to be sure. the vanquish would not have been the car to hold long term like the boxer but I have now owned my boxer for close to 19 years. I have just not had the time nor will to enjoy it much in the last 5 years. the vanquish would have been a sexy but mindless and totally useable car...not really too bad really.

    a major service is in the cards this winter so I can get to drive her again.

    at any rate, the boxer remains in my hands and I suppose I would have regretted it as the group suggests. thanks for weighing in fellows.

    pcb
     
  9. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    well, thought it was pretty sexy and w/ only 200 miles on the clock and a $180k discount off msrp it seemed like I could use it as a near daily driver. the vanquish is also exotic in construction and material choices for the construction. a good bit more exotic than a db9 or vantage.

    I still may get one but keep the bbi.
     
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  10. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    well, thought it was pretty sexy and w/ only 200 miles on the clock and a $180k discount off msrp it seemed like I could use it as a near daily driver. the vanquish is also exotic in construction and material choices for the construction. a good bit more exotic than a db9 or vantage.

    I still may get one but keep the bbi.
     
  11. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    well, thought it was pretty sexy and w/ only 200 miles on the clock and a $180k discount off msrp it seemed like I could use it as a near daily driver. the vanquish is also exotic in construction and material choices for the construction. a good bit more exotic than a db9 or vantage.

    I still may get one but keep the bbi.
     
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  13. turbo-joe

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    I also have my boxer now nearly 15 years and not drive much. zoo much value and so not really enjoy to drive. but just now I do a major and hope in the autumn I will enjoy driving a little - if I have time???
     
  14. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    sorry about the multi posts...not sure how that happened.
     
  15. dwhite

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    Peter, you gave me alot of advice/encouragement when I was looking for a Boxer.

    You need to get back behind the wheel of that car and get out into the mts not to far from Charlotte. I would love to have those roads near by for some nice long drives. Especially in the late fall head to the smokeys and burn out a few tanks.
     
  16. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    it was my pleasure talking to you about your new boxer. I remember our discussion well!!!
     
  17. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Now if you said "The new McLaren"...:D :D

    No, even then ….no.
    So I like the look of the Astons too...really well built classy cars.
    Some even have a stick!!
     
  18. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I am the same though, no real reason but my 308GTB sits, unused.

    Probably from the ^&%^&%* I see in traffic every day here.
    Pearls before swine....
     
  19. LightGuy

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    I was eye balling the stick shift DBS for awhile.
    That would have been an appreciating last-of-the-run Aston. But......

    I think Aston just came out and said they will redo stick shift V12s soon.

    Dodged a bullet there.

    Never even considered the newer (used) automatic Vanquish beyond a mild curiosity.
    The seat stitching is just plain weird.

    Besides;

    "ferraripete" > "astonpete"
    ;)
     
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