Imagine your partner is changing clothes
and puts on a pretty dress. It reminds you why you fell in love with her or him.
A man can wear a dress too. You tell them to hurry. You’re nervous because
you haven’t seen these people in a long time. If you park this car at your high school reunion… That’s the feeling you get in a car like this. For most people a new Bentley Continental
is unattainable, but you can buy one second-hand
if you’re dedicated. This is a special Bentley Continental.
It’s a Flying Spur, which has 2 doors extra. There’s a GT, coupe, and GTC convertible. I think the GT and coupe were the bestsellers. The Flying Spur sold less, but this is the first car
developed under full German decree. Purists feared what the Germans
would do with a brand such as Bentley. I think there’s nothing to complain about. Yes, there are Volkswagen Group parts in here,
but many parts are Bentley specific. Everything is top class. Behind the mesh grille sits a W12 engine. A Phaeton had a W12 too,
but this one was developed for Bentley. The big volume wasn’t enough.
They added 2 turbos. That means these cars do everything easily.
It’s extremely fast. This car is for sale so we’re taking it easy,
but this is a very quick car. There have been different varieties – normal,
Speed, and Supersports – of increasing madness. ENGINES
gasoline There are 80 Continentals for sale on AutoTrack,
of which most is a coupe. About 20 are a Flying Spur
and a handful of convertibles are for sale. Prices vary a lot. They start at 40,000 euros,
but you can also spend 200,000 euros. PRICES
minimum, maximum The alternatives are the Mercedes S-Class,
BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, and the Porsche Panamera, but those are normal premium brands. This is a Bentley. Rolls-Royce is a step higher,
so Bentley has a unique position. You can buy a lot of other cars
for this money, but this is a Bentley. It’s special. It’s interesting to see that there are things to watch
out for, but a Bentley Continental is a sturdy car. There are a number of things to keep in mind.
This is a car from the top class. That means different maintenance price tags. Tires and brakes are priced differently. The W12 engine completely fills the engine bay. It needs to come out for some jobs,
or the front bumper has to be removed. That means more work hours
for a relatively simple maintenance job. A thing to watch out for:
if you see blue smoke when starting the engine, this may indicate that a turbo is dying. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s easy to check. White smoke when starting the engine
can be a head gasket. This is an example of a job
for which the engine needs to come out. Pay attention to cooling issues.
The radiator is a weak spot. Replace it when it’s inflated and doesn’t look good. Those are things to watch out for. It doesn’t
happen often, but it’s a reversed lottery ticket. It sucks if it’s your turn. A well-known Volkswagen Group issue
is the ignition coils. If the car has an irregular idle,
the ignition coils may be at fault. The 6-speed automatic transmission is sturdy,
especially when you realize it’s a torquey engine. Some are tuned, but there are
relatively few known problems. Do check if it shifts gears well.
It should shift up and down easily and smoothly. You shouldn’t feel the automatic transmission work. If you have doubts,
keep looking for a different Continental. The body and interior. Stone chipping on the front.
It’s a big car, so it’s more sensitive to that. See if it’s not too bad.
The interior is relatively sturdy too. Do keep in mind many things
can have been personalized, such as leather color. If it’s damaged, it may be complicated to repair. The suspension isn’t that bad either. It has air suspension, so the car should be level. If it’s leaning, which rarely happens,
you know what time it is. The steel brakes are big and wear fast.
The car has lots of power and weight. If the brakes are worn,
this may indicate how the car was maintained. Ceramic brakes are optional.
“They last a car’s life”, but we know that’s not true. They’re very expensive to replace, so check
their condition. Have a specialist look at them. The electronic parking brake may cause problems,
so check if it engages and releases. The electronics are relatively reliable too. A car with more miles on the clock
may be better than an extremely low-mileage car. That’s what the specialists say.
These cars need to move to stay in shape. They’re almost like people. It has 2 batteries, a big and a small one.
The small one is a backup. If the big one is dead,
you can still start the engine. Those batteries are drained
when the car isn’t used much. Tip of the day:
don’t keep the key too close to the car. It stays connected, draining the battery. Tire pressure sensors are a funny one.
3x word value in Scrabble. It has a small battery, which drains. Logical. You’ll need to replace it after 5 years,
but that’s quite the job. The tires need to come off
and the sensors need replacing, so that’s expensive. They need replacing every 5 years. That’s something to keep in mind. Check all the electronics. The car has a lot. There are few specific problems,
but play with the buttons to see if everything works. We found this black beauty
at Fred Janssen Exclusief in Huizen. It’s a pretty Speed; a very fast car.
I treated it well, but you feel the potential. It’s nice. THIS CAR If you’re looking for a second-hand car and want
our help, or if your company has a nice car for sale of which we may shoot a video,
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