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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 01:01 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Sorry, the sound was annoying in the Jetta and it was annoying in a car that cost $170,000 when it was new. If it was out of place enough for my grandma to dislike the noise it made, I don't feel as bad.
      I thought your implication was that you were bothered by them parts sharing the warning chime.

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      10-11-2012 01:15 PM #52
      The flying spur would be easier to own as a practical driver but the cgt would aesthetically fit the hooliganism and loud noises that would come with my ownership better.

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      10-11-2012 01:21 PM #53
      Nah. If I was in the halo Luxury GT borderline supercar market, I'd just buy an R32.
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      10-11-2012 01:30 PM #54
      $65k is older F-car territory.

      I'd be doing something stupid and buying this:



      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...330171395.html

      or this:



      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...276295277.html

      Or this with a major service for $63k:



      http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/3259403108.html

      Or maybe even this for just $7k more:



      http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ctd/3307352665.html
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      10-11-2012 01:35 PM #55
      Sarcasm aside- not if you want to go really fast.

      My mk4 R32 is stable enough at 150+ mph, but compared to the D1 platform there is no comparison or confusion to which car was specifically designed to cruise at very high speeds.

      A Porsche may indeed be more fun on a back road, but might as well get a Miata for that.

      For the highway? No contest..


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      10-11-2012 01:35 PM #56
      These things are so underrated, and more functional, classy, and sexy than the Bentley. But that's just my opinion. It's not a Porsche, but damn can these things haul, and are very reliable.



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      10-11-2012 01:41 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCfarkas View Post
      Sure, people can probably afford to financea 70k dollar luxury vehicle... but I bet they can't afford to maintain it.
      FTFY

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      Agreed. While I posted I would take a 997TT over a Continental GT, the Flying Spur is one on my favorite luxury sedans.

      Kind of funny how I hate the coupe but love the sedan of what is essentially the same car.

      IMHO, the sedan has better proportions. The coupe has always looked a little odd. If I had $70 for a GT car, the Bentley wouldn't be on the list.

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      10-11-2012 01:49 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      IN WHAT WAY IMAGINABLE CAN YOU COMPARE THE CONTINENTAL GT TO A TOYOTA CAMRY

      Go troll elseware.
      Dude, take a breather, and use your brain, it's not that hard. Don't get me wrong, this car is magnificent, it's fast, it's comfortable and extremely well built, and I'd be very happy if I was given one.

      But just look at it, in that silver, with those rims, it's about the most common combination you'll see of this car...it looks so mundane, and you see these everywhere especially now that the price has dropped....

      If I really wanted a W12, I'd settle on a Phaeton.

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      10-11-2012 01:56 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      lucky for you well maintained early turbo Rs are in the teens!
      I fantasy shop them fairly often, you pretty much have to go into the early to mid 20's for a well maintained model and for the more desirable early to mid-90's models with many updates yet the same basic looks it jumps to the 40's pretty quick.
      Yes you could get one like the picture I posted for probably the late teens yet it might not be great.
      Either way, that would be an amazing road trip machine. Or so I dream.
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      10-11-2012 02:00 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Biff Beltsander View Post
      I fantasy shop them fairly often, you pretty much have to go into the early to mid 20's for a well maintained model and for the more desirable early to mid-90's models with many updates yet the same basic looks it jumps to the 40's pretty quick.
      Yes you could get one like the picture I posted for probably the late teens yet it might not be great.
      Either way, that would be an amazing road trip machine. Or so I dream.
      there have been a couple well maintained enthusiast owned examples for sale on RROC from the 91ish era (look newer than the one pictured) for 15k-ish. one that was dealer maintained ($100k+ in receipts in ~10 years!!) a beautiful blue 91 (i think...) that the guy could not get rid of for 14k. ended up on ebay selling for around 11k i think...

      theyre out there. the deals arent on ebay or autotrader.

      that said, those cars scare the crap out of me. i dont think id want to get one for fear of crazy difficult service... and definitely not being able to afford to pay someone else to fix it. super complex but just early enough in the "computer" era that all the systems are unique, no scan tools, no CAN, just lots of wire and proprietary stuff... scary.
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      10-11-2012 02:13 PM #61
      Looking around it seems that with just a chip you will be in the 6-650 HP area.

      Personally if I was going for luxury speed I want to go all the way. I would prefer to drive a couch on wheels with a afterburner for an engine. Piling all sorts of heavy luxury features into a car with sporting intentions always seemed counter intuitive.

      I don't need to set a lap time on my drive to work, so driving a super stiff sports car would get old. A Ferrari is not a every day car.

      65k would also buy a e55 and a Elise for the best of both worlds.

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      10-11-2012 02:16 PM #62
      While I'd want an Aston DB9 before a Bentley CGT, I'd have no problems dailying a CGT, either, before I'd move down to a MB or BMW or Audi. Make mine a deep green with dark tan interior:



      I really like the modern big Karmann Ghia styling. And I prefer the coupe to the sedan by a wide margin.

      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      10-11-2012 02:24 PM #63
      I agree with alot of being said. The bentley is way to flash for me. If I was to spend 65k on a car I would prob look into a audi first. I see alot of nice used RS4's along with TTS's and I even found a used TTRS. I also would love to be in a cayman R and like a few people said one of my dream cars a AMG C63 all could be had for under the 65k benchmark.
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      10-11-2012 02:29 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      IN WHAT WAY IMAGINABLE CAN YOU COMPARE THE CONTINENTAL GT TO A TOYOTA CAMRY

      Go troll elseware.
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    15. 10-11-2012 02:29 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      For the same money, I'm getting this instead
      The Columbus day sale had them down to $49k on Monday. (for an '06)

    16. 10-11-2012 03:11 PM #66
      You can also find Gran Turismo for around $65k as well;


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      10-11-2012 05:30 PM #67
      Gran turismos really do nothing for me. Maybe it is their terrible stock wheels but something has always seemed out of proportion.

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      10-11-2012 06:14 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      $65k is older F-car territory.

      I'd be doing something stupid and buying this:



      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...330171395.html

      or this:



      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...276295277.html
      This is what I'm talking about. Not that second one though. I'm not buying an f-car from a buy here-pay here lot.
      There are apparently not that bad to own. Doesn't have nearly the maintenance requirements or the insane hours for service that a mid engined has.
      This all day, every day over a VW Phaeton coupe with a turbo kit.
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      10-11-2012 06:18 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      You can also find Gran Turismo for around $65k as well;

      Just not that one in the pic.
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    20. 10-11-2012 06:21 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Nubbin View Post
      Just not that one in the pic.
      Right, but the pic is cool.

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      10-11-2012 06:26 PM #71
      Sorry, no. I would buy a BOSS 302 again and some sort of cheap dd-able vehicle like a civic.

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      10-11-2012 06:36 PM #72
      I love the GT and would pick one up if I had the extra cash, $65k is a good price. Here's one we did a few years ago with a previous company I was with.




      After we were done it put down 512WHP/738WTQ (691BHP/996 ft-lbs of torque to the crank) VS 412WHP/445WTQ from the factory. These mods can be done relatively cheap (exhaust & tune) as well and you have a monster of a daily/weekend car.
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      10-11-2012 06:43 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      I really like the modern big Karmann Ghia styling.

      i totally get the Camry reference, but "Karmann Ghia styling" - say what?!!?

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      10-12-2012 11:02 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by slirt View Post
      i totally get the Camry reference, but "Karmann Ghia styling" - say what?!!?


      Note the kickup on the rear flanks (that starts down at the rockers)? The fadeway front fenders? And the short coupe roofline? All similar styling elements. The Chrysler Chronos had them as well.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      10-12-2012 09:54 PM #75
      I can see it.

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