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I am very tempted by this Arnage T, as I've been keeping an eye on them for years; well 11 years when I see my join date.

What do you think of this one and how much is it worth?

On the upside its low mileage with a pretty clean MOT history and 6 months Auto Select warranty.
On the downside its had 9 owners since 2003 and the service book stopped at 2013.

Given how nice it looks and that its even still running, I can't believe its not had any maintenance in 9 years.

I'd appreciate any advice, even if its run away, very fast, and I've spoken to the seller and hes sent me all the service history.

The force is strong with this one and I also think it would be more DIY friendly than my L322 Range Rover and potentially be longer lived too.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-de...sing-location=at_cars&postcode=pe378gg&page=1
 

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Catching up on 8 years of maintenance will cost 6 - 10k .... if nothing is broken...

If it is free of corrosion, has regular oil changes, you DIY, you have a lift and a penchant to both electrics and hydraulics it may worth a try...

Nice color combo though. Personally I'd walk away...

PS: look into the details of the guarantee. In this price range it won't cover much.
 

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Thanks for the reply Grease Donkey.
That 8 years of perhaps missed maintenance is over 22k miles, but would you agree given how it looks it must have had some regular maintenance? I cant imagine it didn't.
The UK MOT history shows only ever minor fails, so it appears basically sound. Clearly it wont have had a hydraulic service which is about £2,500, so how do you see the other £4k to £7k + being spent? The thing is that other than camshaft problems, or hydraulic issues.What are the other big ticket bills?
I don't have a lift but we can rent 'lift time' at a local garage.
I will be keen to DIY or use specialists where applicable.
This is a lower value Arnage and as at this age is an enthusiast car. In short I'm looking for a useable modern classic, not a £35k+ garage queen.
Yes the warranty wont cover much, but its a nice gesture.
 

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It looks like a nice car and it's ULEZ compliant which will make it cheaper to drive around London than my mothers 2013 VW Golf 1.6 diesel!
 

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I don't think that the looks always correlate with maintenance (if you consider washing the car not part of maintenance) ;-).

My car looked at least as nicely on the picutres of the ad and was 100% dealer maintained, but was significantly corroded underneath, which could only be seen on a lift.

I've mentioned some of the cost items here:
(you may add flushing gearbox, differential fluid, ECU codes (which can only be read/reset with a special OBD-Reader), tires, filters ....)

If after the purchase you have another 10k to spend on it in your bank account it way well be worth a try.

But you need to be will to bite bulltets: Bentleys (Arnages) are not cheap to maintain... and you will most likely need specialist help at an early stage ....
 

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Thanks again Grease Monkey. There is a saying that 'rough cars and rough people go together', so in some ways if it looks clearly looked after bodywork wise that is a good start. I told the seller that by the time the deferred maintenance was caught up it would probably cost more than one that had been looked after properly. So I'll stick with my 2012 Range Rover for now and keep an eye out when the 2006 models are available as I'd be happier with one of those anyway.
 

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Wise decision.

MY 05 and 06 have updated grille with xenon (my preference).

MY 07-09 have the roller tappets (supposedly no more camshaft issues) and more power (essentially the same engine that was produced until last year for the Mulsanne).
 

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I am very tempted by this Arnage T, as I've been keeping an eye on them for years; well 11 years when I see my join date.

What do you think of this one and how much is it worth?

On the upside its low mileage with a pretty clean MOT history and 6 months Auto Select warranty.
On the downside its had 9 owners since 2003 and the service book stopped at 2013.

Given how nice it looks and that its even still running, I can't believe its not had any maintenance in 9 years.

I'd appreciate any advice, even if its run away, very fast, and I've spoken to the seller and hes sent me all the service history.

The force is strong with this one and I also think it would be more DIY friendly than my L322 Range Rover and potentially be longer lived too.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202109207568360?sort=relevance&include-delivery-option=on&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&make=Bentley&model=Arnage&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=pe378gg&page=1
You would be better off buying mine! Same colour, magnolia interior £40,000 spent on it and hardly used, I have not advertised it yet but I would hope to ask £19,500
 
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