I have been lusting for a Vantage since I first saw them in 2006. I called my good friend and [pretty much] partner in Ibanez crime at the time [my source for all things Ibanez out of Chesbro, Rob Curci, Spotlight Music]. I told him he had to check this out!. He has a dealer 30 miles north, went up there that day and the GDMF!!! bought one! He was still in the strip mall expanding the biz so he mortgaged the house, which was actually the smart way to do it for him. Talk about envy. And then in 2011 his dealer called to tell him the first V12 had come in, and he went and traded the 06 in and bought a Carbon Edition!! GDMF!!!
In 2008 I parked next to one at Satch, Glenside PA and I've just never been able to shake the bug. These cars are so beautiful, like swirls, pictures just do not do them justice.
I should have gotten serious years ago but I get distracted easily. But time had come, I'd look every now and then and the prices were really starting to get attractive. Bought the Buyers Guide to ***lord Era [can't say g a y, forgot] to hone in on exactly what I was after and started the hunt. If I had waited too much longer those 09-11's were going to start getting much higher mile so I may have put the cart before the horses, but, there's 430 of them that make me smile when I lay the hammer down.
Don't put it off. Check the cost of ownership [insurance, maintenance, etc], buy the ***lord Guide, and start shopping. DCU Federal Credit Union if you're at 750+ you can get 1.74%, [mine at 2.29 ;/] and up to 7 years. They're giving money away again [which means look at, you know what happened the last time!]
They have plenty of quirks, I'm not sure my passenger powerfold mirror has returned to the same spot twice [about to disable it] but OMG I now have the best sound system I've ever heard with the exception of a pair of Senheiser studio headphones from the 60's and old friend of mine had. This this is incredible. I banged it off the rev limited because I had the stereo so loud I couldn't hear the revs