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Thanks everyone, I'm interested in buying wholesale but that of course doesnít mean I canít afford to repair the vehicle. This will be my weekend car and Iím prepared to spend 20-30k annually to maintain it. Iím well aware of the cost of ownership, but as my name implies, I just try to find the best ďdealĒ when shopping. I completely understand the cost of ownership and would not be buying if I could not afford to maintain the vehicle. It is just very difficult to find the color combo and options that I want, this has been a damn near an impossible search for the past few years. I donít want to rush and buy anything but I also need to be aware that what I am looking for seems to be non existent on the market. Sorry if Iím I implied Iím looking for a maintenances free Bentley as this is not the case.
 
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Thanks everyone, I'm interested in buying wholesale but that of course doesnít mean I canít afford to repair the vehicle. This will be my weekend car and Iím prepared to spend 20-30k annually to maintain it. Iím well aware of the cost of ownership, but as my name implies, I just try to find the best ďdealĒ when shopping. I completely understand the cost of ownership and would not be buying if I could not afford to maintain the vehicle. It is just very difficult to find the color combo and options that I want, this has been a damn near an impossible search for the past few years. I donít want to rush and buy anything but I also need to be aware that what I am looking for seems to be non existent on the market. Sorry if Iím I implied Iím looking for a maintenances free Bentley as this is not the case.
We are just trying to look out for the best interest of fellow car enthusiasts. Thank you for clarification. In my humble opinion the quality of the vehicle is more important than anything. Often buyers are mesmerized by bells & whistles. Stick with 2008 and newer!

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I'm looking for an 08-10 GTC and I'm hearing people stating to stay away as they are plagued with convertible failure issues which will result in a 25k repair off the bat. Can someone provide insight into this? It's taken me 2 years to find what I'm looking for and now to hear this is rather disappointing. I'm aware these are expensive to maintain but when the car is 50k and you have a 25k repair, it doesn't make sense to even proceed with the repair.
I own 05 Gtc. ( not convertible) bought it with 14k on it with one owner about 3 years ago. Car was very clean and issues free.( full service records attached). Now at 34k I have check engine light on, cause of the vacuum leak wich requires engine out to be fixed. Front struts leaking air and will go flat if car sits for few days and developed knock, ($1800 each to replace) within owning this car had to replace all 4 window regulators, cause windows would drop and wonít go up (($1400-$1800 each). TPS sensors malfunctioning. One of the door speakers blew up. About the time that I need a brake job ($2500... just the front). Still... this is the best car I ever owned ( and I owned a lot) I would never change it for anything. Just for 2012+ model. I contributed many of issues related to the way I drive my continental!! I drive it like I stole it. ALL THD TIME!!! I avarage 6 mpg. Best $68k I ever spent!!! Good luck.
 
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Wanted to thank everyone for their response. Couldn't find what I was looking for and it's been a 2 year search, so I gave up and bought an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster. Oh well, off to the Aston Martin thread I go.
 

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Wanted to thank everyone for their response. Couldn't find what I was looking for and it's been a 2 year search, so I gave up and bought an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster. Oh well, off to the Aston Martin thread I go.
Wow - too bad on the GTC, but congrats on the AM. I have been shopping a DB9 myself. Looking to add it to my garage, not replace the GT. What model/year did you get? Happy with it?
 
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Wow - too bad on the GTC, but congrats on the AM. I have been shopping a DB9 myself. Looking to add it to my garage, not replace the GT. What model/year did you get? Happy with it?
09 Vantage V8, never even driven an Aston before (or a Bentley for that matter) but looking forward to it, canít comment as it hasnít arrived yet. Iím sure it will be a fun experience.
 
 
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