Matt Kimberley profile picture Matt Kimberley 21 days ago 7
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Here’s Everything That’s Broken On A $25,000 Aston Martin DB7

When you buy a cheap Aston Martin you can expect it to have a problem or two, and Tyler Hoover’s new DB7 doesn’t disappoint

Remind me later

Tyler Hoover’s latest ‘bargain buy’ has gone to see the wizard; the mechanic dubbed the car wizard – who must be getting pretty rich off the back of Hoover’s creaky car collection.

It’s the $25,000 Aston Martin DB7’s turn under the wizard’s gaze. As it arrives at the workshop the wizard is already working on a couple of Hoover’s other cars; the 1990s Dodge Viper and the ‘McLaren’ Pontiac.

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We already knew about some of the 36,000-mile DB7’s issues, from the broken air conditioning to the dead stereo. The latter was just down to a fuse and gets repaired on the spot by the wizard, while the air-con compressor is a write-off and needs replacing.

There are a few fluid leaks, some worse than others, and we don’t yet know how expensive parts are going to be. Then there’s that wobbly, bouncy, wayward gear lever that suggests seriously wonky goings-on in the linkage. We’ll have to wait and see what the bill comes to.