Bentley Eight Reviews

1987 Bentley Eight 6.75 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 6.75 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carLand Rover LR3

Summary:

Elegant cruiser, regal city car

Faults:

It has continued unabated, major fuel consumption to be expected...

General Comments:

This is the car that you can't not have, you feel like royalty on every drive and it puts a smile on your face every time. It is a superb highway cruiser and an elegant city car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2008

1987 Bentley Eight 6.5 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 6.5 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Statesman

Summary:

Every time I drive it, I feel priviliged

Faults:

An embarassing alternator problem. When you break down in one of these... be prepared to cop the flak from passing motorists.

General Comments:

Yep.. a brilliant car that makes you feel good. Like driving around in the best leather arm chair in the world.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2000

21st Sep 2002, 23:26

I haven't had the privilege of driving a Bentley, so I'm wondering how they compare to something I am familiar with, namely an XJ6. The jaguar has always bewildered me with it's seemingly impossible combination of handling and comfort.

Is a Bentley of this era a reliable XJ6? If so maybe it's my next car...

And no I haven't driven a Mercedes that I can remember, and am getting over my encounters with BMW's..: (Ick...

18th Mar 2006, 09:26

I bought a used Bentley Eight about 2 years ago, and after fixing a few items, it's an absolute pleasure to drive. Also, uses regular gas!

14th Jul 2007, 01:46

I would love to have a Bentley. I like the lines of the cars, the woodwork and leather. I can afford the car, but there is no place close to properly service them. Oh well, I may just have to set up an account with an auto transporter. LOL

19th Oct 2008, 22:08

I have a Bentley eight for half a year now, and after sorting out the few odds and ends by the local mechanic with an interest in cars, they are built with many run of the mill tried and tested parts. So relatively easy to take care of, and Crewe really stand behind the product.. But what a motorcar, highway cruising is a dream, and in city driving NY, NY is regal.

What do they say" YOU Can't not have one"

5th Jan 2010, 12:04

I have owned my 1991 Turbo R for 9 years. I have added 30,000 miles to the 44,000 carefully serviced miles it had covered on my acquisition. It has never 'failed to proceed!' A set of tyres, a wheel arch, a brake pipe, a fuel gauge light bulb, a steering gear valve of some kind...that's about it. A truly amazing car, which draws respect from occupants and road users alike. A simply perfect additional car for high days and holidays: every outing is an occasion!

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews