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Early Bentley GT? Advice and help appreciated

Early Bentley GT? Advice and help appreciated



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2,189 posts

122 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Morning Everyone, a friend of mine is after a Bentley GT. I don’t know too much about them so thought best to ask here.

He’s said these are things he’d ideally like on them. Which of these are standard & which of these are optional? He also said ideally he’d fancy a Mulliner which from my limited knowledge on GTs means he’s looking at 05 cars or later, is that correct?

• Rear Parking Sensors
• Heated Seats
• Cruise Control
• Bluetooth
• Reversing Camera
• Front parking Sensors
• Ipod/Aux Connection
• Keyless Start
• Massaging Seats
• Coming Home Controls (Garage/Electronic Gate Opener)

Lastly, obviously running costs will be high, but apart from servicing & fuel should it be reasonably reliable?


201 posts

69 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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i'd wait for an 06 as forget the specifics, yet all the little changes add up and this part of why 05 are less than 06.


1,881 posts

116 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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If your friend can afford it, buy a car from a main dealer with the middle/top level of Bentley wty....they apparently do 3 though the lowest isn't obviously the one to go for. Apparently a new clock is over £2k fitted and another example is that the high level brake light is £700 though all are main dealer costs. They have just extended the wty eligibility upto cars 10 yrs old I am told subject to T&Cs.

My friend has owned his 04 GT for 12 months having bought it with full main dealer history & 34k miles. Other than an issue with the batteries caused initially by not using it enough & recently the aforementioned brake light (to be dealt with under wty), it has been no problem.

IMO they almost defy the laws of physics & can be real VFM if you buy 'right'...he paid £36k from a main dealer 1 year ago for a 2 owner car. Main dealers will also negotiate on service costs if you try them wink