Review: Aston Martin DB9 (2003 – 2016)


Covers huge distances quickly and effortlessly.

Rear lamp lenses have been known to fall off. Not as reliable as the V8 Vantage.

Recently Added To This Review

15 November 2017

Report of rear stop light failing on a 2006 Aston Martin DB9. All other lights fine. To fix this owner had to buy a complete rear light cluster at £850. Read more

23 December 2014 reported an NHTSA recall on most Aston Martins built between 3-7-2006 and 5-11-2014 over seat heaters that refuse to turn off. The danger that poses, according to the statement below... Read more

6 February 2014

Repeat of May 2013 recall now totalling 17,509 cars built from 2007 on because of because of a faulty plastic component in the accelerator pedal. No crashess have been recorded as a result of the fault... Read more

Aston Martin DB9 (2003 – 2016): At A Glance

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16–22 mpg

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Buying an Aston - which model is best?

I am currently in the market for a new vehicle, I am looking at either an Aston DB9 or a V12 Vantage S Roadster. Which would be the better car to live with day to day, with daily drives up country roads and very little motorway driving?
You need deep pockets to run an Aston Martin. Very high maintenance. A friend ran Peter Crouch's old DB9 as his daily runner for a few years. But I'd get a Jaguar XF instead, or even an XK if buying 2nd hand. My favourite XK was the 5.0 V8 roadster, not the XKR. If you go for an XF, remember there is hardly any luggage space in the roadster.
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