2007 Bentley Continental GT W12 from North America
Best exotic car I ever owned
I've read some of the comments about the problems with the Continental GT. A lot of the comments are pretty accurate; the tire pressure sensors on mine went bad, after a tech got the tire gauge stuck on the sensor and snatched it off, and my tire pressure light came on. That was a easy fix, just replace all tire pressure sensors.
Another comment I saw was the bumper sensor goes off a lot; well there's a button on the dash you can push, that shuts off the warning sound.
Another issue with the GT is they eat up batteries, but you must keep the car on trickle charge everyday, also a easy fix.
The next issue with the GT, is the front bushings go bad because the W12 engine is so heavy they just wear out over time. That's about a 3000.00 repair, which is all I've spent in 10 years of ownership besides brakes, oil changes, and tires.
I still own my GT, and for an old car it still looks great, and people tell me all the time they love my car; most people can't tell what year it is. The car still drives good, it's a very heavy smooth driving car. If it wasn't for my GT I wouldn't have an exotic car to drive, My Ferrari has been in the shop so many times, with very high running cost ranging from 3500.00-10,000.00 a year, depending on service. The clutch only last about 12,000 miles depending on your driving skills, and conditions.
But my Bentley has been very reliable, and I really can't nick pick the car because my running cost has been really reasonable. When owning a high end or exotic car, check engine lights are going to come on from time to time, sensors are going to go off. If you don't like seeing indicators malfunction every now and then, you better go buy a Toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2018