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Old 11-21-2012, 06:30 PM
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Looking to pick up a Bentley CGT after I sell the Lambo. Couple questions I have for you current owners.

1) Practical as a true daily driver to have as your only vehicle?

2) Gas mileage...heard it's worse than the Lambo?

3) Maintenance...how is the cost of ownership compared to the Lambo?

4) Major differences between the years? For example we know in 06 the Lambo got gear improvements and 09+ the LP with newer bumpers, etc.

5) Overall impression...happy or regretful with your decision to buy?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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i daily drive my Bentley including in the snow. The awd works well and there's no clutch wear worries like the lambo; there also arent any tire wear concerns since the pirelli's arent rated for 5500 miles like the lambo ones. I feel like I finally got an exotic that is a true daily driver. Maintenance is every 10k or every 10 months whichever comes 1st. Got an extended cpo warranty for 2 years for 6 grand.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:12 AM
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I can't answer your questions directly except maybe for #5.

Bentley hosted an event at Monticello Motor Club this past summer and I was given the chance to drive the GT on the track. My instructor and I drove it to it's limits. No, to MY limits. And I must say, it's a beautiful and powerful gentlemen's sports car. It's refined precision at it's best.

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oh, and gas isnt worse than the lambo. i drive 1000 miles/month and spend about 70 bucks weekly on 93 octane prolly averaging 10mpg?
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i considered the gt and test drove two of them. at the end, the car is too heavy and therefore not very good around corners. my daily MB felt more effortless around turns and that's not even an AMG.

then, there is the fuel cost. it wouldn't bother me but on a DD i think it would deter from driving it.

in the end, it's a great car. i still may get one later down the road.
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Yeah the problem I have with BMW MB and Porsche is brand dilution. I see them on the road every single day and I hate having something that everyone else has. Ill take an sls roadster though
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Yeah the problem I have with BMW MB and Porsche is brand dilution. I see them on the road every single day and I hate having something that everyone else has. Ill take an sls roadster though
And it's only going to get worse. MB is releasing this sub-$30,000 model that's going to put them into competition with Honda and achieve, basically. (Didn't MB try the cheap car already?)

I will say this, though: at least most MB owners are easy to talk to. One of the major factors in selling my E60 M5 was the owner base. Generally speaking, they're kind of super-douchers.

Well, that, plus the time it spent in the shop... *ugh*
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