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Mowog4
post Jun 12 2018, 09:01 PM
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I was going to buy a Jaguar F Type, but my Subie Powered 914 is so much fun I have decided to look at a boulevard cruiser instead of a sports car. I am looking at a 2005 Bentley Continental GT convertible with 11,000 miles. The car is perfect. Anyone have any experience with them? They are Volkswagen powered. Thanks
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post Jun 12 2018, 10:21 PM
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Wait, this thing is Volkswagen powered? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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post Jun 12 2018, 11:06 PM
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https://www.edmunds.com/bentley/continental...nsumer-reviews/

Not reading a lot of good things about it.

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post Jun 12 2018, 11:21 PM
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My dad has a Bentley. I think it’s late 80’s. Cool car. Very expensive to repair.
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post Jun 13 2018, 04:42 AM
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QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Jun 12 2018, 11:01 PM) *

I was going to buy a Jaguar F Type, but my Subie Powered 914 is so much fun I have decided to look at a boulevard cruiser instead of a sports car. I am looking at a 2005 Bentley Continental GT convertible with 11,000 miles. The car is perfect. Anyone have any experience with them? They are Volkswagen powered. Thanks
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A colonoscopy would be a better experience.
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post Jun 13 2018, 07:27 AM
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$70k in repairs? Not to include warranty work? Struts that run about 1.5k each for just parts? But you'll be rolling, or sitting making zoom noises, in a Bently. Way cool. Sign me up for 2!
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post Jun 13 2018, 07:44 AM
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I've been told maintenance is a killer, hence the low price now that they have reached over 10 years old. Why is that significant? Most of the wearable parts are probably still original but wearing out, simple stuff like suspension, belts, hoses, etc, but on a car that costs a lot to keep up these things can add up quick.

It's like all the guys going out and buying the $10,000-15,000 996's right now thinking they are the smartest guy's in the world. One of these guy's was at my mechanic's last week with his new purchase, a $14,000 996. It was on the rack, my mechanic said his bill was up to $8000 and they weren't done yet.
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post Jun 13 2018, 09:42 AM
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A recent 2005 Bentley review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhE64beLG0Q

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post Jun 13 2018, 09:44 AM
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Beautiful, very heavy car. All wheel drive works well. Great cruiser. Wonderful interior. Do a PPI and if it checks out, go for it!
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post Jun 13 2018, 10:13 AM
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Hey Ed-

Yes...PPI.

If you can afford repairs and maintenance, I say buy it and drive it like you stole it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
I drove in a 2007 several years back as a passenger and what a ride. Great looking interior to boot.


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Fantastic cars, well made, but as others have noted expensive to maintain when things go wrong. That may be a long way off on a car (if it has history) with so few miles.

I'd personally not be overly scared of it provided you've called the Bentley dealer and can swallow their prices as part of the cost of ownership.

I have two 928s, however, so don't listen to what I have to say because I'm clearly insane...
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post Jun 13 2018, 10:27 AM
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So for $50,000 and maybe another $25,000 for some replacement parts, you got yourself a real cruiser mobile. Road trip!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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How about a Maybach? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-maybach-62/
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QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Jun 13 2018, 12:21 AM) *

Wait, this thing is Volkswagen powered? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)


Yep, 1600cc air cooled.
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I bought a 10 year old 50ft yacht in 2005. Great shape the day I took delivery. My best friend said I would need an attitude of not feeling bad if I was to take a $100 bill and burn it.
With this car, you better not feel bad burning 10 x $100 bills.


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post Jun 13 2018, 12:51 PM
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Your signature says your in chandler Arizona

Why would you want to cruise Arizona in a bentley , doesn't make sense to me . But if i were to cruise Arizona id get a new ford truck

Or a old lincoln continental convertible before a bentley

But (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif) too you
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post Jun 13 2018, 04:18 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Jun 13 2018, 10:51 AM) *

Your signature says your in chandler Arizona

Why would you want to cruise Arizona in a bentley , doesn't make sense to me . But if i were to cruise Arizona id get a new ford truck

Or a old lincoln continental convertible before a bentley

But (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif) too you

Cruising SCOTTSDALE in a Bentley would be fun, I had a 63 Cadillac Convertible, just want something nicer. I have a brand new GMC truck, great daily driver. It is the upside of being 56, divorced, and hopeful. Besides, the window sticker on the GMC was about The same.

The Bentley is intriguing, own it for a year, sell it, pay whatever penalty there is and move on to the next dumb idea.
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Figure that half of the year the car is going to be parked because putting the top down would kill you, but the other half of the year putting the top down is going to make you feel like $1 million and be a total hoot.

If you can swing it and are prepared for the inevitable financial thumping, why not just have fun and try it on for size?
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Hoovies Garage on YouTube bought one of these as a project car (coupe not convert) and had nothing but major issues with it (albeit it was an auction car with questionable history). I would steer clear personally... Lots of other great German highway cruisers out there that are a little bit more reliable. Not sure what your budget is but a used M5 or M6, S65, RS7, etc. could be a lot of fun for not too much money.
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QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Jun 13 2018, 03:18 PM) *

QUOTE(thelogo @ Jun 13 2018, 10:51 AM) *

Your signature says your in chandler Arizona

Why would you want to cruise Arizona in a bentley , doesn't make sense to me . But if i were to cruise Arizona id get a new ford truck

Or a old lincoln continental convertible before a bentley

But (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif) too you

Cruising SCOTTSDALE in a Bentley would be fun, I had a 63 Cadillac Convertible, just want something nicer. I have a brand new GMC truck, great daily driver. It is the upside of being 56, divorced, and hopeful. Besides, the window sticker on the GMC was about The same.

The Bentley is intriguing, own it for a year, sell it, pay whatever penalty there is and move on to the next dumb idea.


Do it Ed..you only live once (not my $$$) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) . IMHO, not such a bad idea.

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