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My passion is also my business, as I am with the Toronto based Hav-A-Kar Auto Group. I sell or lease any make of car, van or truck available in Canada. My interest in all things "car" has helped me with my many clients in Ontario over the past 20+ years. Please give me the opportunity to assist you.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20th: New Aston Martin for Cheap!



This is my idea of a real Aston Martin, the drop dead gorgeous new Vanquish. Great looks and power  -  AM hallmarks from the get go. But a new AM for cheap? Certainly not with this baby.



So what am I talking about? Behold...........




Feast your eyes on this beauty  -  the 2013 Aston Martin Cygnet. Can it get any better than this? Just picture James Bond racing along the Amalfi Coast in a motorized dual with a what? A smart car? A Prius?



Aston Martin's idea was to sell a city car to their clients who want something economical for scooting around the packed cities of Europe. "Economical" here is a relative term, since the Cygnet sells for 31,995 pounds in England, which translates to about $51,000 Canadian.........if it were to ever sell here. According to our local dealer in Toronto, this is not going to happen (thank goodness!).

Just what is the Cygnet? Well, it's a Toyota........based on the recently introduced to Canada, Toyota Scion iQ, a very little smart car competitor as seen below........


Hard to believe, since the iQ sells for $18,355 fully equipped. That must be some nice interior!

What is Aston Martin thinking? Folks got bent out of shape when Porsche intro'd a sport utility, so what must the AM owners think? I assume though, that Aston Martin knows their clientele. They probably know that there are a few aging rock stars, who need something when their Phantom is "resting". And here I was wondering how to spend my money when I won the lottery.

Until next time........

1 comment:

  1. That's exponentially worse than VW farming out their minivan to Chrysler. Shame.

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