Great fun, You'll have a smile on your face even during the morning commute
Heater, Fuel pump, Electrical connections, leaky windshield. Head gasket, heater valve.
Right. So people seem to be complaining about the reliability of the B. They really shouldn't. The newest B is 24 years old. You expect some problems with a 24 year old car.
Mine started out with some problems, but once I dealt with them they've settled down. Do regular maintenance on the car and it'll be very reliable.
Every time I pull into a gas station I get remarks about my car. "I used to have one", or a friend used to have one, or a pretty girl wants to go for a ride.
The B just oozes a certain style that no other car has managed to in the last 40 years.
So about my car. It's a little different from your stock B. The previous owner did extensive modifications to it. Bored out the motor to 2litres, ripped off all the emissions crap and put back the dual hs4 carberateurs. performance cam, Tube shocks all around. sway bar. Custom exhaust header and exhaust. etc, etc.
This all makes for a little more exotic B. A stock b is supposed to manage 105mph, I've topped mine out at 136mph.
So for all those who bought a B and expected it to be as reliable as a 4 year old Honda accord right off the bat, I'd say sell the B. It's not what you expect. You do have to maintain it. But it's hardly a problem. Follow the Bentley manual and change fluids, etc every 3K miles and you'll be laughing.
I love my B, and I expect, 20 years from now my children will love theirs too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2004