One reason is that Aston Martin is a well-kept secret. Seems the only timethe automaker's name comes up is when a new James Bond movie is released andpeople wonder whether 007 is going to be driving one.
Until the folks from the British automaker called to say "howdy," we hadforgotten Aston Martin existed. Probably because it didn't offer cars here inthe 1994, '95 or '96 model years, when its V-8 couldn't meet federal emissionsstandards and it couldn't afford to add a passenger-side air bag to thehandful of cars it sold here.
Ford Motor Co., which rode to the rescue in 1990 to save Jaguar, used thesame steed to... Read More