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The time I got punched in the childhood

Everyone wants an Aston Martin; it’s the Bond card and on the outside it’s very sexy. Unfortunately, it’s kind of crap.

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Pretty car, goes like the clappers but looks like absolute crap on the inside.

Here’s the fundamental problem with the Aston Martin:

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See those dials on the dash: pretty low quality dials, crappy plastic and a GPS system from 2004. The door handles feel flaky, the leather was worn about a couple of thousand kilometers and there was a shelf behind the seats where you could store parcels or you could pick up the shelf and see into a mass of electronics. In addition, things such as the stalks for the indicators seem to be pulled out of a Ford. The interior of my five year old Audi is vastly better.

This brings me to the original point of my post: I feel like I’ve been lied to. For two million rand I could buy a Porsche and have some spare change. I could even buy a Jaguar XKR; a vastly better looking car with similar power and have enough for a 4X4 of some sort.

Then I opened the bonnet:

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Fix your interiors Aston Martin; your engines are amazing.