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Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe (2005-2017) - Practicality & boot space

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage has a very usable boot

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While the rival Audi R8 is a better everyday car than the Aston Martin, the V8 Vantage is still very usable for a two-seater sports car thanks to its hatchback-style bootlid that opens to reveal a relatively spacious luggage are.

The steering column could be more adjustable though and the handbrake down by the driver’s door seems a bit old-fashioned compared to newest electric, button-operated parking brakes.

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It’s very comfortable inside, though, with electrically adjustable leather sports seats that remember your favourite driving position and plenty of leg, shoulder and headroom. The seating position is quite low, but due to the car’s compact dimensions, it’s easy to judge where the edges are when parking.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage interior space and storage

Unlike some coupe rivals, which squeeze two almost unusable small seats in the back, the Aston is strictly for two passengers only, with a useful storage area behind the seats. The interior itself is uncluttered and well laid-out.

Boot space

A hatchback rear door means the 300-litre boot, which is big enough for a couple of reasonably sized suitcases, is easily accessible. In comparison, the Jaguar F-Type offers 315 litres of space and a Porsche 911 comes with just 125 litres of luggage space. The Aston does have that aforementioned storage area behind the front seats, too.

Towing

None of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage models are suitable for towing – typical owners are more likely to also have an estate car or large SUV for that job.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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