Used Bentley Continental GT (Mk2, 2010-2018) review - What do owners think? 

The Bentley Continental GT may feel well built, but keep an eye on expensive potential faults

Bentleys are too rare to appear in our Driver Power survey, and the company doesn’t appear in our annual survey of brands, either. The Continental GT has a reputation for being luxurious, reliable, but costly to run, and while you would hope that any official Bentley dealer would do an exceptional job of looking after you, there’s a raft of great independent specialists that will also help trim maintenance costs.

Reliability

In spite of substantial updating over the years, the Mk2 Continental GT is quite long in the tooth. This in-itself means many potential problems will have been ironed out, but the Continental also uses many tried and tested parts from the VW Group, which should also help to ensure reliability.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 is a more recent addition, but as it was designed for top-of-the-range cars from Audi and Porsche it’s certainly not susceptible to the sorts of production issues that may have afflicted low-volume British luxury products in the past.

The W12 engine was hand-built by highly skilled workers at the Bentley factory in Crewe, which also supplies the engine to the rest of the VW Group. The VW-group component sharing runs much deeper than engines, of course, with electronics and other mechanical items plucked from the group parts bins.

And while the Continental is hand-assembled, the fit and finish of the interior trim are naturally exemplary. As a result, the Continental feels both beautifully built, and built to last.

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