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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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9 reader reviews for Bentley Continental GT Coupe.
  • 6.0 W12 2dr

    Trantali Yasher , London . Date: 11/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought the car in the Bentley dealership in Manchester. The car had one previous owner and covered 22,000 miles.

    The car is flawless - it may not be as handsome, as cheap or as good to drive as an Aston Martin DB9, but it comes down to brand value and knowing that you are in a car which can reach 198mph along with having a Bentley badge glued to the bonnet.

    Many complain that the car uses much of the switchgear found in both the Volkswagen Phaeton and Audi A8, however I feel that the quality of the fittings in these two cars is better than the tat stuffed into Aston Martins - Ford Fiesta fittings in a car with such a price tag is not acceptable.

    I would much rather have VW switchgear than fittings found in one of Ford's part bins, or the Fiat-like fittings found in Ferraris. The only drawback I can find with the car is that the cabin is not that spacious, and the car has become a bit 'footballer wife's' car all of a sudden.

    Anyone buying a car in this price region should definitely go out and test-drive one, and if anyone is seriously thinking about buying one, make it a used one! I saved myself £35,000 by buying one two years old.

  • 6.0 W12 2dr

    Richard Lord Date: 06/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My first impression on sitting in the car in the showroom was of a sensation of supreme quality. At that time, I was still considering a Porsche Carerra 4S. Having driven the Porsche and the Bentley, there is no contest - the Bentley wins hands down.

    When I took the driving position for my first test drive in the Bentley, I was totally bowled over by the sheer visceral power of this motor. True, it did not have the 'bad boy' eagerness of the Porsche, but it gave me a feeling of enormous power.

    I remember feeling a sense of sheer excitement that I have never felt for any car before. With the Bentley, I knew before I had driven 20 yards I was going to buy the car.

    I tried to resist buying this car. I went away and decided the Porsche was better value for money and offered all the power I would ever need. However, my daughter verbalised what I was feeling. If I bought the Porsche (or anything else), within weeks I would be forever regretting my decision. So I allowed my heart to rule my brain.

    Do I regret it? Not for one moment. True, I must have a second car for those supermarket visits, but so what? I get to enjoy the Bentley even more after that. I cannot for the life of me imagine any other car giving me this feeling of occasion. I could have bought the Ferrari 430 or the Aston Martin DB9, but neither gave me that feeling of exclusiveness and buzz.

    I believe this to be one of the truly great cars of our age. It is one to keep.

  • 6.0 W12 2dr

    fahad redha Date: 25/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is great, but with the cheaper (and somehow better) Aston Martin DB9, it's not worth the extra £12,000.

  • 6.0 W12 2dr

    Bob Shipper , cheshire . Date: 15/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Can't wait for the Flying Spur.

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