Have you always dreamt of owning your very own Bentley? It is one of the most popular classic cars and is associated with the rich and famous. However, that big reputation means that Bentley cars often come with very high price tags. For most people, they are simply out of reach.
However, that doesn’t mean you need to give up on your dream of becoming a Bentley owner. In fact, there is one very obvious way you can get Bentleys at reasonable prices – you just need to buy a used one! Buying a used car can sometimes be a bit of a minefield as you have to deal with dodgy second-hand car salesmen and problem vehicles. Hopefully, our guide to buying a second-hand Bentley can help you find the car of your dreams!
Go to a reputable dealer
There are lots of Bentley dealers around the country, and these all deal with new and used Bentley autos. It is very important that you visit one of these rather than simply looking through the adverts in your local newspapers. These specialist Bentley dealers will know everything there is to know about the Bentley make and company so will be able to answer any questions you may have. Not only that, though, but these suppliers are often affiliated with the brand and will accept returns.
Take a test drive
Even if you know that you are buying your used Bentley from a reputable dealer, you should still take it for a test drive. This will give you a chance to get a good feeling of the car and how it drives. Each different type of Bentley is made slightly differently and has different features, which will all add up to the driving experience. If you don’t particularly like how one Bentley car handles, then you might want to test drive a different one to see if there is any difference.
Look for obvious issues
If you can spot an obvious issue, then you might be better off leaving the car for now and looking at a different one. For example, if you notice that the Bentley is leaking oil, it could be a sign of a major issue that could prove to be expensive to fix. Plus, you might have to mention this car issue when you look for car insurance online. If you can’t be bothered with all the hassle that comes with doing up an old car, you might want to look for a newer model.
Ask about service history
As you are buying a used Bentley, it won’t have a completely clean slate and will have been serviced in the past. It’s important that you ask about the vehicle’s service industry so that you can get a good idea of the car’s history. If it has been repeatedly received repairs for a particular problem, you should expect that this issue could come back to be a problem in the future!
If you can’t afford a new Bentley, a used one is definitely the way to go!
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