Review: Bentley Continental GT (2003 – 2010)


Effortlessly fast with immense W12 engine. A luxurious and comfortable way to blast across continents. More agile GT Speed version available.

Volkswagen Phaeton based. Expensive to run and maintain. Plagued with electrical problems.

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17 October 2018

Report of corrosion and paint peeling on 125k mile 2007 Bentley Continental GT that had previously been maintained by Bentley Leicester (receiving two services per year and whatever other work needed... Read more

10 September 2015

Secondary battery continually going flat on 2008 Bentley Continental GT. Dealer cannot find the fault. I suggested: An electrical circuit remains live. The first suspect is always the interior light... Read more

20 March 2015

2003-2010 Bentley Contoinental GT shown to be 4th least reliable European car more than 3 years old and out of manufacturer warranty in data survey of Warranty Direct policy warranty claims. (Excludes... Read more

Bentley Continental GT (2003 – 2010): At A Glance

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16–20 mpg

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Where can I have my Bentley Continental GT's satellite navigation upgraded?

I am really pleased with my Bentley Continental GT, but sadly the satellite navigation is poor, even compared to a basic Tom Tom. Please could you suggest companies that can help with an upgrade?
Forget the car system and get a suitable Tom Tom. May look untidy, but will be effective.
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