RE: Bentley Continental Flying Spur: Spotted

RE: Bentley Continental Flying Spur: Spotted

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nicfaz

242 posts

169 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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I may also be biased, but a £15k CLS55 of similar age would be just as quick (slower 0-40 because of traction, faster 40+mph because of the weight), much cheaper to run and in the right spec (designo interior), 95% as nice inside. You wouldn't get the Bentley badge and kudos, but that's a mixed blessing (look that guy's doing well / look another f***ing footballer).

A CLS55 is a lot nicer looking too.


Edited by nicfaz on Wednesday 6th December 12:40

Denver09

129 posts

126 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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I prefer the classic Bentleys myself. Found this absolute peach on ebay for less than 7k

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITSOUKA-GALUE-Nissan-2...


406dogvan

5,314 posts

204 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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nicfaz said:
I may also be biased, but a £15k CLS55 of similar age would be just as quick (slower 0-40 because of traction, faster 40+mph because of the weight), much cheaper to run and in the right spec (designo interior), 95% as nice inside.
Hmmm - CLSs (in fact most MBs of the era we're talking about) don't seem to last so well inside - and then there's the outside to consider ;0

I liked CLSs until I drove a few - for me they're cramped, impractical, hard to see-out-of, ponderous to drive in anything but 'AMG' spec and really not that well made (common issues include alternators, window regulators, SAM units - and they're all pricey things to fix).

Whatever you think of them tho - they've not in the same league - hell not in the same SPORT - as the Flying Spur

DonkeyApple

32,594 posts

108 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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It’s an interesting moment in time currently.

You have 2 very similar cars at the same price point, similar running costs and that do pretty much the same thing, except one is going down in value while the other is going up.

You have this Flying Spur, which is a lovely car and a treat to drive. Or you have the Arnage Ted Label.

The latter has more character and is historically more important. I think of the two this would be the superior choice if driving yourself.

Peppka

80 posts

129 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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I wouldn't hesitate, I would take the Maserati anytime, plenty of good ones about to choose from much better looking than the Bentley IMO, but I am biased towards Italian cars as I have one old and one new Alfa.
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