I’ve sold my Aston Martin, here’s what it was like to live with.

It’s been a couple of weeks since my V8 Vantage departed and I’ve since replaced it, but we’ll get that another day. It’s given me some real time to reflect on what they’re like to own, to run and to drive so I thought I’d share that. Running costs. I’ve owned high performance cars for …

Category D cars, are you saving money or cutting corners?

Not once in several months and 3000 or so miles across the UK did anyone say something negative about the looks of my Aston Martin. In fact it was quite the opposite, random compliments approving gazes and the odd candid picture. What if I told she’d had a crash? Back in 2013 my Aston Martin …

How to buy used performance cars without being a dick.

As I wrote about last week with “the trials and tribulations of selling cars privately” there’s a certain amount of bullshit present on both sides of a sale. This unfortunately can interfere with the buying process. A disgruntled seller who’s put up with months of “low ball cash offer today” and being offered rotboxes part …

The trials and tribulations of selling cars privately.

Selling your car privately is a brilliant way of making an extra few grand. Research the market, take some great pictures of your car and let buyers know what makes it special and unique. That being said there’s many headaches that come with selling cars yourself. The continuous messages without purpose , insulting offers and …

I spanked my Aston Martin around Rutland.

I’ve publicly said I think my Aston Martin is slow when compared to rivals of a similar price point and that when it’s presented with a long straight it can be lacking at times. However last week I dug through my coppers down the back of the sofa and bought some new shoes for the …

I tried to buy a high-mileage broken Ferrari

Those of you who know me well, know I’m somewhat susceptible to buying a car with a story. For example a 177,000 mile supercharged Audi RS4 I daily drove before its demise in the welsh mountains. So when I found this black high mileage Ferrari things really got going for me. The F430 was launched …

Here’s what 2020 and my cars have taught me about driving.

If you’d said to me at any point during 2019 that I would own 3 of my dream cars in 2020, I would call you a liar and ask for some of whatever you’ve been smoking. However here we are … Things started with a bang as I took ownership of a 640bhp Nissan GT-R …

I took an Aston Martin Vantage in part ex, here’s what I think of it so far.

I wrote in march about how the Aston Martin vantage is the ultimate head against heart battle for myself. The time finally seemed right and after being offered one part ex it finally happened. It’s by no means a fast car when stacked up against the RS7 or my GT-R but my god it’s beautiful. …