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View Poll Results: Would you buy one?
I would buy one. 2 13.33%
I would never buy one. 10 66.67%
I know someone who would. 3 20.00%
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:40 PM
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Aston Martin Cygnet: Poll and opinions

Basically it's a Toyota iQ with a few badges glued on and a different interior. Personally I think it's a joke and i'm predicting that it will be a complete flop. Just wondering if there is anyone out there who would buy it and why.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_Cygnet
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:42 PM
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They'll probably sell one for a Euro with purchase of any other model of Aston. The purpose of that car is not to be an Aston, but to get around the EU equivalent of CAFE regulations.
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Makes me sicck...
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:46 PM
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Just so I could say I drove an Aston-Martin!
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Just so I could say I drove an Aston-Martin!
But would anyone believe you
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If I had oodles of moolah I'd buy them as party favors for folks at one of my shindigs.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:56 PM
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I suspect it will be bought by the same type of people who bought Lincoln Blackwoods.
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Aston Martin doesn't have any choice. Europe has adopted the same CAFE strategy as the US. Instead of measuring MPG they look at CO2. The crucial difference is that manufacturers can't buy their way out of it like the US. If they can't meet the corporate average CO2 (120g/KM), they're not allowed to sell any cars in the EU. Ferrari and Porsche can get away with it because they are part of much larger conglomerates (VW and Fiat). AM has been screwed ever since Ford sold them.
http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/vehicles/index_en.htm

Also keep in mind that MB has never turned a profit on its Smart division yet they keep funding a loosing venture for the exact same reason.
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I thought you could only buy one if you were a owner of a regular Austin Martin.

Was yesterday in Beverly Hills for work; besides all the Ferrari's, several RR Ghosts etc. saw two new Austin Martin Rapids come by: what a stunning looking car, just amazing.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:46 PM
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The sheet metal is a lot better looking that the Scion.
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If they price it like a Scion it will probably sell well, maybe worth $5k more for the nice interior.

As a Toyota its probably pretty good. As an Austin they just need the badge on the hood to meet the fleet efficiency requirements.

I suspect they will be selling them pretty cheap, 30k euros is a pipe dream.
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If they price it like a Scion it will probably sell well, maybe worth $5k more for the nice interior.

As a Toyota its probably pretty good. As an Austin they just need the badge on the hood to meet the fleet efficiency requirements.

I suspect they will be selling them pretty cheap, 30k euros is a pipe dream.
Try 40k euro +
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I voted with "know someone who would" option. There's a girl who works in the office upstairs who drives an Escalade. I could see her buying one of these if they sell them in the U.S.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:02 PM
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I just don't understand why Aston didn't seek out a more suitable platform to modify into an Aston. There are plenty of small and efficient sports car out there that would have fit the bill.

(Mazda MX-5, various Lotus Models etc etc.)
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It's a interesting lookin car. but my Big fat body wouldnt fit in there too well I dont think.
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