Is this an absurd idea?

Is this an absurd idea?

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Straight Torque

Original Poster:

26,002 posts

170 months

Saturday 27th June
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Hello from Dubai!

Never posted in here before. I'm a Porsche/BMW/Merc guy of yore.

I've stumbled upon this old girl. Ex Japan, now residing in Dubai. History from Japan is zilch, with a few hefty bills at a Dubai specialist the only meaningful service history.



https://tnydu.biz/DOygiM

Haven't been to see it yet.

I'm currently in an E63 Merc. No stranger to a hefty bill, but I also enjoy that it works. Mostly.

Is it wholly unreasonable to expect the Bentley to do the same? I do about a 50 mile a day commute through the desert. Temps reach 50 degrees in summer and never fall below 15 in winter. Good for rust, bad for the AC compressor / cooling / everything that's plastic and rubber.

Interested to hear your thoughts and experiences.

Thanks!


WightGT

149 posts

102 months

Sunday 28th June
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It's about £8,000 cheaper than it would be in the UK. I have a 2006 Arnage T and am building experience of ownership.

Watch out for water pump leaks. Also cylinder head and tappet problems, which Bentley did not sort out until 2006/07. Without a service history you are on thin ice (In Dubai?) so the £8,000 saving might soon evaporate!
Best wishes,
David.

pancholi

126 posts

113 months

Sunday 28th June
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beautiful car.
same here,love my Mercs but also have an eclectic collection of cars.
are you in a position to check that the AC is cold enough for your needs in this car? i ask, as even after spending time/money on my AC system inc new compressor, the cabin never actually feels very cold as it does in some other cars but adequate for the UK climate in the summer.
my specialist says that my system is fully functional.

as already mentioned: head gasket..

car values in Dubai holding up during this period?



Straight Torque

Original Poster:

26,002 posts

170 months

Sunday 28th June
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Thanks guys. Useful feedback.

Sounds like I need a later car to ensure the kinks are ironed out.

Ice cold AC is a must - I had a Raptor before the Merc and (incredibly) it’s AC was barely sufficient. Being a Scotsman in the desert, I need an artic blast from my HVAC.

Also I think there’s a very good reason why it’s 8k ‘8k too cheap’. There ain’t nothin for nothin, as they say.