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 |  Feb 14 2014, 5:51 PM

Love Me or Love Me Not?


Top 10 Cars to Date or Marry

Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and raised to the power of a Jared jewelry commercial.

Upping the excitement factor here’s a list of five vehicles you might be interested in “dating” and five you could actually “marry;” each one is fun in its own special way but they’re not all keepers. You know, as enamored as you were of that cocktail waitress in Vegas you probably wouldn’t want to introduce her to your parents or show her off at church.

 |  Nov 14 2013, 2:31 PM

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The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus edition will make its first public auto show appearance in Los Angeles this year.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 7:01 AM

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At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show today, Aston Martin will unwrap its latest Q model based on the very new Vanquish Volante.  Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 18 2013, 7:31 AM

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The extremely beautiful 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante will be making its global debut at the 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week in California next month.

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 |  Jun 18 2013, 7:48 PM

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Aston Martin has just unveiled its 2014 Vanquish Volante, the first Volante model to ever feature a full carbon fiber body.

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 |  Feb 14 2013, 7:32 PM

Last week, AutoGuide’s spy photographers caught the new Aston Martin Vanquish Volante testing out in the snow and this week, they got the opportunity to see it up close and personal.

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 |  Feb 06 2013, 5:45 PM

The convertible variant of the Aston Martin Vanquish was recently spied by our photographers testing in the snow and ice in Northern Sweden.

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 |  Jan 16 2013, 8:21 AM

To celebrate 100 years of producing luxury vehicles, Aston Martin is releasing special edition Centenary models of its V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and Vanquish.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 9:31 AM

10. Honda Integra Type-R


Forget the 12 days of Christmas. This is the seven days of dream garages.

Trading partridges in pear trees for horsepower in sexy sheetmetal, starting today each AutoGuide editor will reveal their list of the 10 cars we’ll be asking Santa for this year, giving a little insight into our automotive preferences.

Now 10 may seem like a lot to have in a dream garage, but narrowing down the list is harder than you think. When you’re dreaming, you want to dream big – but when it comes down to it, you start to think hard about which cars you realistically want to have.

So to kick things off, my list starts off with a Japan-spec Honda Integra Type-R. I can already hear what you’re thinking, “Wait, what? A dream car list and one of them is a Honda?”

Well, you know the saying: You never forget your first love.

Powered by a high-revving 1.8-liter B-series engine, the Type-R is one of the most balanced, best-handling front-wheel drive cars ever made. Its rarity in America has turned it into a collectible, and finding a mint condition one in today’s market is nearly impossible.

In fact, finding a low mileage Type-R will cost you nearly what the vehicle’s MSRP was when it first came out – if not more. So why not the Acura model? Well, I’ve always had a soft spot for the design on the Japan-only front end on the Integra, it’s simply a design that can hold its own even with today’s modern cars.

 |  Nov 29 2012, 12:02 PM

At long last, the all-new Aston Martin Vanquish has concluded its “Americas’ preview tour” at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show after traveling through several destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

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 |  Aug 26 2012, 2:01 PM

Aston Martin will be taking three of its top models on a ‘Power, Beauty, Soul’ tour which will stop at 27 different cities across nine countries. Accompanying the tour will be the British automaker’s Vanquish, V12 Zagato and V12 Vantage Roadster.

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 |  Aug 23 2012, 9:29 AM

Of course Aston Martin showed up to the Pebble Beach weekend events and let the world gawk at its latest model, the AM310 Vanquish. This one, in an eye-catching baby-blue caught the attention of folks at The Quail on Friday.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 8:31 AM

The world-renowned Monterey automotive week kicks off August 15th and runs until the 19th, and will be the home of the American debut of the new Aston Martin Vanquish.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 2:31 PM

Undoubtedly, the big news coming from Aston Martin this year will be the release of its new Vanquish model this fall. The British automaker plans to add some of its Vanquish technology to other models, but no real big changes will come from its lineup for the 2013 model year.

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 |  Jun 20 2012, 9:45 AM

While details have already been released on the new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish, the British automaker has released the first official patch of photos for its new luxury sports car.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 10:51 AM

The spiritual successor to the One-77, the new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish has been revealed by the company.

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 |  Jun 03 2012, 11:31 AM

The successor to the Aston Martin DBS was strongly hinted at with the AM 310 Concept, which was revealed last week at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como in scenic Italy.

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 |  Jul 11 2011, 9:10 AM

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Arguably the most exotic engine that Ford has ever built is the V12 for the Aston Martin Vanquish. Now there’s a chance to own that very engine under the hood of a genuine Ford product with this 2005 Ford Mustang featuring a rorty 5.9-liter V12 powerplant. The vehicle was originally built by Western Motorsports for SEMA in 2006 and still has less than 1,250 miles on the odometer.

For $79,900, you’ll get yourself a 600-hp V12-powered Ford Mustang with a 6-speed Tremec T-56 transmission mated to the engine. Bolted to the motor is a set of custom 6-2-1 headers that expel exhaust fumes through a Magnaflow 3-inch exhaust.

Suspension modifications include a set of coilovers from KW Suspension while the vehicle features a set of iForged Essen wheels with a staggered fitment – 19×9-inch in the front, 19×12-inch in the rear. The iForged wheels are wrapped with Micheline Pilot Sport rubber. Peering behind the mesh wheels is a Baer Extreme big-brake upgrade, featuring 14-inch rotors and 6-piston calipers.

For exterior modifications, the Mustang has been repainted with BASF’s R-M Carrizma Candy Blue paint and also features a Classic Design glassback roof, Colecraft’s billet custom fender and hood vents and WMS’ custom aluminum grill. Interior upgrades include a set of Cobra Missano Leather and Alcantara seats while AiM supplies the Mustang with their Strada dash and datalogger.

GALLERY: Vanquish-Powered Ford Mustang

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[Source: Kijiji via Jalopnik]