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2005 Bentley Continental GT - Consumer Reviews

2005 Bentley Continental GT

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Base 6.0L W12 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic - (38 reviews )

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Muscular torso in a Savile Row suit
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Overlord
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2005 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

I bought this car for the interior and it doesn't disappoint - except perhaps the plastic display surround. The leather and wood is heavenly and reminds you of the English craftsmanship clothing the largely German dynamics. The latter is reassuring, since I have had an unpleasant ownership experience with an old school Brit supercar, the Aston Virage. The car is undeniably heavy, but the 4wd deals well with the power, and good drivers can push it further than you might suppose. However, dynamically it would be outpaced through the bends by some of my other cars - Ferrari 550, 911 Turbo, Noble (small volume English rocket!) Still, for elegant trundling, it beats any Merc, BMW or Audi.


Best Features

Keyless entry. Diamond quilted leather. Wood veneer (for pity's sake, don't specify piano black!) Paddle shifts. Electronic parking brake. Variable suspension stiffness & sports gear setting. Quality of finish. The way it can crush continental distances in its fist. Imperious aura.


Worst Features

Bigger fuel tank! Nicer central display (surround and images). If you're bothered about the exhaust note, you're travelling at American speeds - just depress the right pedal further! The Diamond Limited Edition features (improved suspension and st. rack from the Spur) it should be available at minimal cost for GTs!


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A Quality Ride
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By keith
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2005 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

After a Mercedes-Benz S55, the Bentley has restored my faith in expensive quality cars. The driving experience is all that I expected and the quality of build inside and out is first rate. Its performance is astonishing for such a heavy car but it translates to relatively poor mileage. The stereo is great but sat/nav is fiddly to use and very basic in its features. Servicing has been hassle free with all costs covered under the warranty and the dealership has taken care of any problems. The rear seat accomodation is tight but if I wanted a 4 seater I would have got the sedan! All in all I am very satisfied with the car and it fulfilled all my expectations. I highly recommended it.


Best Features

The performance, build quality, and styling.


Worst Features

Give it a more advanced user friendly infotainment system.


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Love It
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By J. R.
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2005 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

This is the car! I've owned a few luxury cars and a few Ferraris' and this car is a great compromise between an everyday driver and a weekend fun car. It's very practical for everyday use with loads of performance for those spirited drive times.


Best Features

Subtle but noticeable exhaust note. Luxury with speed.


Worst Features

Up to date technololgy - bluetooth, satellite radio, etc.


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It doesn't get better than this
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By AlanPMatthews
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2005 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Behaving well at every speed I am constantly amazed that 80 mph in my 2005 Bentley Continental GT feels like 40 and 110 feels like 60. This car is effortless in just about everything it does. It just keeps on delivering power. The back seats are a bit of a squash for adults but the kids are fine in them. The Turbo R feels like a real clunker now!


Best Features

The trunk is huge, but I wish they'd used more for the rear seats.


Worst Features

The driver information panel should be touch screen - too much space is wasted by buttons. There're no street names on the GPS display and no software update to fix it in over a year. The big selection dial that's used for character entry is painfully slow when searching - too much twisting.


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The Best of the Best
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By larry sarf
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2005 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

The 2005 Bentley Continental GT is a great automobile. Its comfort is unbeliveable and its performance is so surprising. It definitely is the greatest car I have ever owned.


Best Features

The sound system, comfort, pickup, and class.


Worst Features

None


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