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    Thread: Now that clean Bentley GTs are solid $65,000 cars would you buy one?

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      10-11-2012 01:27 AM #1
      Cruising around ebay I noticed that the GTs have really come down recently. If I was in the market for a newer e class coupe, or 6 series it would be hard not to take a look at a GT.

      500+ hp leather everything seems like a pretty nice car for blasting down deserted highways.

      I'm still young enough that I would probably be putting the money towards a more performance oriented car, but I have always had a soft spot for these cars. They seem to get fresher with age to me.

      Wonder how low they will go in price now that the update is out.



      This specific bentley is on ebay for $61,000 21,000 miles

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JUST-...t_63609wt_1182
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      10-11-2012 01:30 AM #2
      For the same money, I'm getting this instead

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      10-11-2012 01:31 AM #3
      Sure, people can probably afford a 70k dollar luxury vehicle... but I bet they can't afford to maintain it.
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      10-11-2012 01:32 AM #4
      They've been that price for a while. Nearly all British luxury/sports cars have crazy depreciation, Astons, Bentleys, Jags, even Rolls Royces lose a ton of value in the first 5 or so years

      This car has never really done anything for me. Especially living in LA when you see them on a daily basis. For the price I'd probably get an Aston or a 911
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      10-11-2012 01:34 AM #5
      GTs have a relatively low cost of ownership for a "supercar". As long as we are not talking serious engine work it is about on par with a higher end Audi.

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      10-11-2012 01:35 AM #6
      Pure GT car with outrageous maintenance prices.

      Give me a 911 for the money.

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      10-11-2012 01:38 AM #7
      For the same money:



      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...t_38355wt_1049

      I'd personally look for a manual equipped car instead but just to give you an idea...

      EDIT: Bingo!

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsc...t_21445wt_1049

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      10-11-2012 01:42 AM #8


      To me, this car is the Camry of the high end luxury segment...especially in that Silver, no thanks

      I too, would buy a 911 turbo.

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      10-11-2012 01:59 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post


      To me, this car is the Camry of the high end luxury segment...especially in that Silver, no thanks

      I too, would buy a 911 turbo.
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      10-11-2012 02:07 AM #10
      A Camry?


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      10-11-2012 02:10 AM #11
      I don't know if the 911 is really shopped for the same reason. I think of the Bentley as a serene overpowered gt, and the 911 as a hard core sports car in a business suit. Also as much as I love 911s I see them everywhere. While gts are pretty common there is still a bit of an event every time one pulls up.

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      10-11-2012 02:25 AM #12
      65k buys a lot of old school bentley... id rather have that.

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      10-11-2012 02:57 AM #13
      I'd take the money and get Turbo R, a XJS convertible, and a practical DD.
      However that's not the question, I would not buy a Continental GT. They don't do anything for me.

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    14. 10-11-2012 03:38 AM #14
      I'd take a new Audi S5 over a used CGT.

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      10-11-2012 03:56 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post


      To me, this car is the Camry of the high end luxury segment...especially in that Silver, no thanks

      I too, would buy a 911 turbo.
      IN WHAT WAY IMAGINABLE CAN YOU COMPARE THE CONTINENTAL GT TO A TOYOTA CAMRY

      Go troll elseware.

    16. 10-11-2012 04:03 AM #16
      For that money, give me a Unimog


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      10-11-2012 04:04 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      IN WHAT WAY IMAGINABLE CAN YOU COMPARE THE CONTINENTAL GT TO A TOYOTA CAMRY

      Go troll elseware.
      To me they always seemed like an oversized version of a Passat if it ever came in a coupe version. Interior is pretty simple, some parts looks like they were taken straight from AUDI/VW, doesn't have as many luxury features as high end BMW's or MB's.

      However, they are freaking fast, you floor one and it's got so much torque that you feel like you're in an airplane while it's about to take off!
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      10-11-2012 04:29 AM #18
      for that money,



      i'd be laughing when i pass all those bro above me buying their bro car.

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      10-11-2012 04:36 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by slide13 View Post
      for that money,



      i'd be laughing when i pass all those bro above me buying their bro car.
      As much as I dislike the Continental and love the Integra Type R, there is no way an Integra is going to out-accelerate an Integra Type R and I highly doubt anybody is buying these cars to take to the track
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      10-11-2012 05:36 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      As much as I dislike the Continental and love the Integra Type R, there is no way an Integra is going to out-accelerate an Integra Type R and I highly doubt anybody is buying these cars to take to the track
      Huh?


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      10-11-2012 08:36 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      IN WHAT WAY IMAGINABLE CAN YOU COMPARE THE CONTINENTAL GT TO A TOYOTA CAMRY

      Go troll elseware.
      Are you dense? He didn't compare it to a Camry, he said it was the Camry OF THAT SEGMENT. Aka its boring and zero fun when compared to its competition.

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      10-11-2012 08:50 AM #22
      For that price I'd rather get a used cayman r, C63 or M3 there is a great variety on eBay right now.
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      10-11-2012 09:35 AM #23
      They will drop in price further. There are a ton of them out there.


      I'd definitely buy one, simply because of the engine. 6 liters, 2 turbos and massively built.

      Getting 800+ hp out of one would be as simple as ditching the airboxes, a couple head spacers, ecu reflash and opening up the exhaust. Might need to up the FPR.

      No idea what the trans is rated for, but the engine is a beast. So under-stressed it is not even funny. Tons of power left on the table.



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      10-11-2012 09:44 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      For the same money, I'm getting this instead
      This. *drool*

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      10-11-2012 10:27 AM #25
      Meh, I'm not a luxury GT type of person.

      I'd rather get a sports car like a GT3.
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      10-11-2012 10:30 AM #26
      For that money i'd be in a Porsche.

      I don't think i'd enjoy maintaining a Bentley. I like wrenching on cars and it just seems like a car that would piss me off. I already know what to expect of a Porsche and am familiar with them.

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      10-11-2012 10:38 AM #27
      I just don't get the appeal of this car. So bulky looking.

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      10-11-2012 10:41 AM #29
      this

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      For the same money, I'm getting this instead
      or this

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      For the same money:



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      10-11-2012 10:43 AM #30
      Seeing what they've done with the new CGT V8, it's telling as to what was wrong with the original car (weight, understeer, nose heavy).

      http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/dr...tinental-gt-v8

      I don't think they're bad looking, but it's at the back of the pack for cars in that price range I would buy. Even confining the choice to full size 2+2 GTs, you'd see me in some form of M-B CL-class first.

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      10-11-2012 10:43 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      A Camry?


      You guys are idiots.

      It's kind of a harsh comparison but I can see what he's saying. For the money there are definitely more exciting cars available. Of course I would also go for the 911 turbo

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      10-11-2012 10:50 AM #33
      This is one of the very few performance oriented cars that I would feel perfectly comfortable driving as an automatic (which is a good thing in this instance, of course!) and I just so happen to like the styling of the car. So I could absolutely see myself driving a used version of the GT.

      Having said that, for $65k, I wouldn't consider a Bentley GT. I'd much rather order a brand new Cayman S with just a couple of performance options for $3-$4k more and then do european delivery. The car and the experience would just be so much cooler than the Bentley GT.

      However, if these cars get down to say $40k, crazy things might just happen.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      TCLers bitching about braking performance being subpar on a track is laughable. Most of you wouldn't have a pair of stones big enough or the skills to fade the brakes on a Prius.

      In before the autocross brigade of armchair quarterbacks chime in.

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