BIRMINGHAM, MI – At least 800 people in the U.S. have slapped down deposits as large as $20,000 for the Aston Martin DB9, without ever having test driving the $155,000-$168,000 car. In addition, Aston Martin’s forthcoming coupe and convertible, with deliveries beginning later this year, boasts a waiting list of 12 to 18 months. And in some extreme cases – such as when a buyer orders a more customized interior – deposits can equal the entire price of the car. Aston Martin DB9 Rather ...

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