What used Bentley Flying Spur saloon will I get for my budget?
Flying Spurs aren’t quite as pricey as you might think. True, nearly new examples at a couple of years old are still north of the £100,000 mark; however, if you’re willing to settle for a 2013 W12 with average mileage, you can buy such a thing for as little as £60,000 these days. A V8 will cost you a little more, of course, on account of the fact it was introduced later in the Flying Spur’s life – expect to pay at least £70,000 for one of these.
How much does it cost to run a Bentley Flying Spur saloon?
Well, if you have to ask, and so forth. Even the most efficient V8 model’s official average fuel consumption figure of 25.9mpg is enough to make you wince; you’ll have to drive pretty carefully to come close to matching that out on the open road too. W12 versions’ figures are even more eye-watering at just 19.8mpg.
As you might expect, then, you’ll pay the top rate of tax on the Flying Spur W12. That means £555 a year on cars registered before 1 April 2017, when the tax system changed, and £450 a year thereafter. V8 versions incur the same rate of tax under the new system, although those registered before the change squeak into a lower tax band, meaning they’ll cost £540 a year instead.
Servicing costs, likewise, will not be cheap – though you can reduce the cost by taking your Flying Spur to an independent Bentley specialist, of which there are quite a few dotted around the place.