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Used Bentley Continental GT 2003 - 2011 review

(2003 - 2011)
Bentley Continental GT (03 - 11)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 25 Sep 2018 15:04

What should I look for in a used Bentley Continental GT coupe?

Pick a colour and trim combo that you like, and that will also be easy to sell on. Only the obscenely rich can afford to choose outlandish colour schemes and not worry about residual values. Also beware of aftermarket alloy wheels because these can upset the ride quality.

It's a case of so far, so good where mechanical reliability is concerned. The complicated W12 engine has shown no signs of giving trouble, even in high-mileage cars.

A lot of Continental GTs spend their lives in urban captivity, so check the wheels have not suffered from contact with kerbs. Also inspect the seats' leather carefully to look for damage from belt buckles, studs in denims, jewellery and women's heels. Any scuffs or rips will be expensive to put right.

 

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Is a used Bentley Continental GT coupe reliable?