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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
LAST week while reviewing the Maserati Quattroporte Sport I made a bold claim. That if you left an Aston Martin DB9 alone for a few days its battery would become bored and die. This has made me feel guilty all week. Many people have told me that their DB9s refused to start after only a few days of inactivity, but being a proper journalist, schooled in the need for accuracy and proof, I felt it would be better to have first-hand experience of this phenomenon. So I devised a cunning plan.
I would borrow an Aston Martin press demonstrator that I would not use for a week. Then, when the man came to pick it up again, we'd see if it started. Brilliant. The first road test where the car wouldn't go on the …