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Used Bentley Arnage 1999 - 2010 review

(1999 - 2010)
Bentley Arnage (99 - 10)
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What used Bentley Arnage saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Bentley Arnage saloon?

Buying a Bentley, even a used one, isn't cheap and it's worth taking a look at the running costs before shelling out for one. Just getting it serviced will be an eye-watering experience.

Official fuel economy figures for the R and the T are 13.7mpg, and that equates to closer to 10 or less in real life. A Mercedes S500 will give you twice that – and won't cost as much in the first place – but obviously lacks the cachet of that Bentley badge.

In percentage terms, the residual values aren't really better or worse than any other car, but that can amount to a lot of money when you've laid out more cash in the first place. That the Arnage is in the top insurance category, Group 50, is a given, mainly because of the repair costs if you're unlucky enough to be in a smash. Plus, there's the chance your posh motor will be targeted by envious thieves.