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    Aston DBX - Aston Martin's SUV


    https://www.astonmartin.com/en-gb/models/dbx




    Powerful enough to pull my boat trailer or a trailer with a broken down classic Jag, I suppose.

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    Nice enough looking but like the rest on road tyres often performance orientated, so off road probably no use off the tarmac, don’t suppose it would fit in the garage so I’ll stick to the 2 seater.

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    Not keen on the duckís arse.

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    thats a way to dilute the brand,I would have guessed it was a Toyota or something, horrible looking thing.

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    Yet another SUV 😥😥
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    thats a way to dilute the brand,I would have guessed it was a Toyota or something, horrible looking thing.
    Totally agree - looks like they have stuck together bits off about 8 different vehicles

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Yet another SUV 
    This....zzzzzzzzZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

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    They had a version at this yearís Goodwood FOS , no one really took any interest, now the Land Rover Twisted stand was packed!

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    Looks like a cut and shut.... the front and back dont match up.

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    It's where the market is sadly, if we want them to survive they need to be in that game.

    SUVs or diesels from Alfa, Maserati or Aston are an anathema too me but ultimately they are the cars people want to buy and these iconic marques are first and foremost commercial concerns.

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    If they follow the Porsche model, folks buying these will fund the development of the real Astons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    It's where the market is sadly, if we want them to survive they need to be in that game.
    Agreed, this is the way forward at the moment.

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    Please make it stop.

    The Royce one is unforgivable.

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    I was followed by one of these yesterday which was covered in what looked like a typical prototype wrap (squiggly lines etc) but as it got nearer, it had a large TAG Heuer logo on the bonnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenVrs View Post
    If they follow the Porsche model, folks buying these will fund the development of the real Astons.
    Thatís how Porsche spun it originally, but over time the SUV parts bin takes priority.

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    I guess if you 'have' to have an SUV why not have an Aston Martin one (and by 'have', I mean 'want' because as others have said 99% of their drivers swerve around puddles on the road, let alone think about going off road!)?

    Unlike some, I don't hate the look of it compared to other SUVs, but it doesn't interest me any more than any of the others.

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    This thing, the Bentley and the Rolls, they are not aimed at the UK market, the Arabs and China will buy most of these pointless things, stupid power, wont go round corners but I bet they sell like hot cakes.

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    According to their press this is aimed at 'wealthy women'. it reminded me of the Simpsons episode where Homer buys a Canyonero (a super 4x4) but buys the ladies model. Cue mayhem. For £180k I think there target audience can find something better and poss cheaper. whose running gear/platform are they using?
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    Iíll never understand the SUV craze, they all look like ugly tanks to me, this is no different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Iíll never understand the SUV craze, they all look like ugly tanks to me, this is no different.
    Couldnít agree more. Iíll be glad when Greta sees them all off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Iíll never understand the SUV craze, they all look like ugly tanks to me, this is no different.
    the phrase 'no-one got rich under-estimating the public' certainly applies with these.

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    People have been conditioned by driving these daft things for so long, invariably on comically massive wheels with comically skinny tyres, that carmakers now get away with ride quality that would have shamed a bog standard family saloon twenty years ago.

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    Worth a watch:




    I find Carwow reviews genuinely to be the best and most even-handed on the web.

    With regard to the Aston - nearly 200k with all the kit you'll want.

    But to me, I'm just starting to view purely combsution engined cars as "old tech". I guess anyone in the market for a 200k SUV isn't that bothered by resale, and almost all of them will be done on contract lease anyhow, but I do wonder what the residual value of combustion engined cars will be five years from now.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I find Carwow reviews genuinely to be the best and most even-handed on the web.
    OSVís long form ones are the standard by which all others must be judged, IMO. And with none of that brummie bellendery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    This thing, the Bentley and the Rolls, they are not aimed at the UK market, the Arabs and China will buy most of these pointless things, stupid power, wont go round corners but I bet they sell like hot cakes.
    It can do 181mph if I read it right, so you would hope it goes round corners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    OSVís long form ones are the standard by which all others must be judged, IMO. And with none of that brummie bellendery.
    Never heard of him before. The short video I watched was good, he reminds of Tiff with the volume turned way down. No bad thing.

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    Hmmmm...

    Is it a Toyota CH-R front end with a Lexus RX back-end, or an elongated & slightly squashed Mazda CX-7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Worth a watch:



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    Only one compliment I can make......nice colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    Now that really is hideous
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Now that really is hideous
    I couldn't think of a word that quite describes and justifies its vomit inducing ugliness

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Now that really is hideous
    But it WILL sell.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Apparently the lambo Urus sold more in its first 6 months than all their other cars combined for the year. In the end all these manufacturers are in it to make money and if it helps them fund something more interesting then all good imo.

    I test drove a Urus a few months ago and there was nothing flabby or crappy about it. Amazing piece of kit if not a little on the pricy side!


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    Sitting high up in a car makes you feel important. Like Tom Cruise in his little Cuban heels.
    I know how it feels - Iím 6í2íí and when I recently went drinking with a 6í6íí mate, I felt a bit short. Itís not a feeling I get often but canít say I really liked it.
    I suspect thatís why people like SUVís!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    But it WILL sell.
    Just like the Ronnie Wood Bremonts I guess...

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