1990 Bentley Turbo R 6.8 turbo
The Turbo R is a high performance living room
The rear on side shock absorber leaks.
The cruise has failed.
The steering rack leaks.
The windscreen rubber perished and caused a complete replacement.
The engine pinks at high speed. It dislikes LRP. (It hates unleaded).
I just love everything else about the car. It cost so little to buy, is very cheap to insure and if you keep out of a Bentley dealer's clutches and find a truly competent, local mechanic it will still hold its purchase value so well that even with all the problems I have had, it could well work out cheaper to run (15,000 miles per annum) over three years than a new Citroen Picasso. As a bonus, the walnut burr picnic trays in the back seats are better made than the lightweight, plastic, gallic alternative.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2003
10th May 2005, 04:14
I agree, after having purchased a 1990 Bentley Turbo RL, I find the car to be wonderful. Large and powerful, yet more comfortable than most can imagine. People must remember this (and these cars), are getting some age up, but if the car is properly maintained, it should last forever. Be mindful to use only the proper Castrol HSMO oil for the car and Hide food for the leather and there should be few problems in these areas.
After owning BMWs and Mercs for years I can say that the Bentley is a completely different beast, much more relaxing to drive, yet very powerful as well, though some may miss the mod cons that the Euros offer. For my humble opinion it really is a great car to have the privilege to drive and own.