Bentley Turbo R Review from Switzerland

1987 Bentley Turbo R 6.75 turbo

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 6.75 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Unbeatable: beautiful and fast

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong which wasn't faulty when I bought it from the largest reputable UK after-market Bentley dealer. It looked and drove perfectly, but I was conned. I had the bogged rust removed from all the wheel arches (US$15,000), and many initial repairs: steering rack, cruise control, stub axle and many more. I think the dealer swaps parts from car to car. The warranty is less than comprehensive if you ship overseas (parts only in reality).

General Comments:

Everything about this car is superb and it's amazingly fast and nimble.

Once sorted out these cars should be very reliable.

The interior and exterior are like new, and it's spectacularly well made in every respect.

It's perfect for daily use, shopping and taking the baby to kindy.

Forget fuel consumption while it's legal. If you worry about fuel consumption, this is not the car for you.

On the Autobahn it's unbelievable: stable, brakes superbly and corners exceptionally well.

Club insurance costs much less than for a VW!!

Get it checked thoroughly before you buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2001

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review