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2019/01/19 13:04:23 (permalink)

Aston Martin Comparison

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Please see below from Carl Leightley (sales executive)
 
So just to be clear this isn’t going to be a pressurizing sales event where we get all these people in and try and force them to sell their Porsche’s and buy a Vantage. What we are trying to find out is:
 
A)     Would the Porsche guys and girls consider the Vantage over a 911? Or in some cases aswell as?
B)      Feedback good and bad on the car.
C)      Comparison between what they have and what we have.
 
We will need to take data from these people, aswell as a copy of driving licence, we won’t be cold calling any of them they may get the odd email or text message about offers and events we have going on.
 
 
We are going to host this at our dealership. More than likely on a Sunday when the dealership is a little quieter and also the roads will be quieter. The aim is to have at least 2 dozen people or around that number to come and drive the Vantage. We will be getting a couple of cars from the factory aswell as a couple of drivers also.
 
We will have some sort of food like breakfast sandwiches for everyone and tea, coffee etc.
 
The timings for this we are aiming for is Sunday the 17th. This date is fixed.
 
 
 
Kind Regards
 
 
Carl
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/19 17:33:54 (permalink)
Great idea Kenny, unfortunately a bit of a schlep from the south west but good on you for putting it out there for the Registers.

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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 12:19:43 (permalink)
Hi Kenny I would be interested in this yes, but I couldn't make the 10th Feb. I can make the 17th though.
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 15:35:25 (permalink)
Firstly apologies to those first few members whose comments I removed earlier to give this event a new starting point.
I think with a bit of editing this event now reads so much better. Sadly some badly expressed words by the sales team gave a really poor description of what this open day is to be all about and was rightly picked up originally by some of you.
 
Make no bones, these guys don't just fancy inviting a handful of Porsche owners just for the craic and despite whatever way they wrap it up, it is a marketing exercise.
That said I see no reason why we as petrolheads and enthusiasts shouldn't enjoy this opportunity to try something a little different.
As you already drive a Porsche you know why it is the best brand in the world! Loyal owners know it's not just because our cars are fantastic but because of the whole package that is available to us because of them.
 
I currently don't see many other car clubs, if any, that offers the same fantastic levels of community, events and experiences that ownership brings with it. Yes, most of us could go out and buy another marque tomorrow but what other manufacturers simply don't seem to grasp is, its not always just about the 0-60 time or how fast it can lap the Nurburgring.
 
Perhaps when the likes of Aston Martin finally realise this, then they may be able to draw a few more of our members in but until then, I for one would be more than happy to drive one of their cars and give them some real feedback, not just how it drives but more importantly what I want and have come to expect from ownership of a prestigious marque.
 
Well done Kenny for thinking outside the box and organising this during the slower months, at least it helps us keep the dreaded road salt off our cars
 
 

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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 15:56:11 (permalink)
We'll go for the 17th February.
Names ASAP & we'll go & have a good time showing them what Aston Martin are missing
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 16:01:36 (permalink)
Can you put me down for it please Kenny? One of the sales team from AM used to be at Jaguar in H-le-S and sold me my first (of 2 rejected F-Types) so should be fun showing him what a car that doesn't break down looks like.
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 16:23:23 (permalink)
Hi Kenny,
 
Put me down for the 17th Feb please.   I will be arriving in a lowly BMW since my executive car is snuggled up for winter.....but I certainly wouldn't mind a nosey around the Aston dealership.   I was invited last year by one of their sales guys when visiting the Newcastle N1 Grey Street car show. Let me know, thanks.
 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 16:45:33 (permalink)
Hi Kenny,
Can you put Suzie and I down.  Just one for drivin!
Thanks 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 21:22:41 (permalink)
Hi Kenny
 
A great idea. Gillian and I are up for this with just me driving. At the moment we have both 10th & 17th February available.
 
Although my favourite car is my manual 997 I also have a V8 Vantage S, so it'll be interesting to drive the new model and be able to compare both to the Porsche and the previous generation Vantage.
 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 21:25:23 (permalink)
17th February is the day were going for.
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 21:36:22 (permalink)
It's in our diary.
 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/20 22:42:57 (permalink)
Hello Kenny,
John and I would like to attend if there are still spaces?
 
Will someone confirm start times, just so we don’t arrive too early / too late.
 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 15:19:06 (permalink)
Hi Kenny
Can you please include me for the visit to the AM Center. It will be good to see what AM has to offer these days.
Good idea.
Cheers Peter 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 16:39:41 (permalink)
Expect a start time of around 10am. They would probably book hourly slots for people, they expect to have 3 cars, so 3 drivers every hour up until around 4:30 or earlier depends on how many come, that way everyone gets and hours drive out in the car, or we can do shorter intervals if required.
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 16:43:03 (permalink)
Can you add me to the list Kenny. Put my name down earlier in the thread.
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 16:49:19 (permalink)
Sorry, my mistake we've an arrangement to go to London to see our kids and that weekend is the only one both sets could do until April!
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 16:53:06 (permalink)
Yes, I shall eat their free sandwiches
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 17:17:04 (permalink)
Kenny,
 
Not sure I (or anyone) would like to wait for 1 to 2 hours for a ride, if you happen to be down the queue.  Maybe half hour sessions would be better. then anyone that has a particular interest can have a second go.......
 
cheers
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/21 18:24:28 (permalink)
There should be plenty to do whilst waiting for your drive & im sure it will pass over quickly. Food, drinks & showroom or even pop into JCT Newcastle ....... 
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Re: Aston Martin Comparison 2019/01/22 07:51:10 (permalink)
I bought my 981 Boxster from them. The whole experience and aftercare was excellent. Also attended one of these test drive days , with no sales pressure at all. As for the 2 cars i drove , they look nice but i was very glad to get back in my cheaper Boxster ! Happy to come along and try the new one Sunday the 17th and give feedback. 
 
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