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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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2004 Bentley Continental GT cost of ownership?

I'm buying a 2004 Bentley Continental GT next week and it costs $77,000. My friend who works there negotiated the price to $67,000, no BS. Now this is a pretty good deal for a Bentley. I've gotten pretty good and reasonable insurance quotes from State Farm too. But what I'm worried about is... the cost of ownership. How much is it annually if i only drive the car 3000 miles a year? Thanks
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Re: 2004 Bentley Continental GT cost of ownership?

Oil changess are around $140 by your local VW dealer, medium services with cabin air filter and wiper blades plus oil change is around $700 and the big 40k mile service with many fluids/filters/sprk plug/etc changes is $2500.

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I am in the UK and am seriously considering making the same purchase.

I think I can find a good fully maintained example with under 60000 miles for 33-36000 pounds($53500-58500 at current exchange rates). So, not a cheap car, but getting more affordable.

I too would very much like to find more info on running costs and some common problems or weak points.

After much searching I am unable to find any good active forums on this vehicle, which surprises me immensly. Up until now or recently at least, I accept these cars have been bought and maintained by the wealthy, however other marques top flight models are discussed by enthusiastic owners, so whay not the Continental GT?

If anyone can help me here i'd be delighted and would much appreciate.

enjoythemusic I have a feeling my local VW dealer would point me to my local Bentley dealer!
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If i may post this here, another active Bentley board for MODERN cars would be:

www.6speedonline.com/forums/bentley-42/

Generally the gentlemen there are drivers such as myself who do indeed put quite a few miles on their fine and exotic automobiles. Frankly, if you are good with spanner/etc then changing the oil is actually quite easy. First drive the car a bit to get oil temperature up a bit. Then place car on lift, remove front undertray, remove right front tyre (driver side on UK car, passenger side for USA, etc), remove/replace oil drain plug and remove/replace oil filter. Fill with 13 quarts of Mobile 0W-40 oil. Check dip stick for proper oil level.

NOTE: Your undertray may have two EMPTY holes at the front without screws, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT put screws there as they can puncture the lines underneath them (i believe this was corrected on some 'later' models).

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Many many thanks for the link. Also for the other info re oil changing. I am of the opinion if I buy a cheaper car there is no harm in doing some maintenence yourself, or certainly no harm in using a good independant garage.

I will enjoy looking through 6speedonline to find out more.
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Always glad to help and if one knows what they are doing, there is never harm in making some corrections/service yourself or through a qualified independent. As a retired Formula car racer and engineer, the basic mechanicals/etc such as fluid changes are very easy in most automobiles.

Dare i say, some of us enjoy working on our cars But then again the 2006 CGT is in the shop for the 40k miles 'major' service because there is a lot to do and prefer the dealer get everything correct. So dealer servicing is sometimes best too.

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