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The Lienerts Take a Continental Flight

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The Lienerts Take a Continental Flight

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The Lienert feature review this week is of Bentley's Flying Spur sedan, basically a four-door Continental GT. We all know the Lienerts have their nitpicks on quite a few vehicles but this is a six-figure ultra-luxury machine. How many complaints could they possibly have?

Read "Bentley's Flying Spur -- $200K buys you prestige, exclusivity, performance" @ The Detroit News

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Hey, Paul. BMW and Benz hold nothing to the Bentley brand cache and they never will. That's why Bentley can afford to put a motor in the car that does not completely surpass the performance of other manufacturers' engines and charge more for it.

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It just doesn't look like a $175,000 car. In the past, Rolls Royces and Bentleys clearly looked like they belonged in a league above the most expensive Mercedes you could buy. But the outside of this vehicle just seems mediocre. It reminds me of a Hyundai for some reason. :huh:

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Dislikes:

Shiny wood not as contemporary as matte-finish wood on BMW 7 Series.

Mr. Lienert,

ITS NOT A f@#kING GERMAN CAR

Thank you.

SHE:

And you can brag all you want about the horsepower, but don't forget to add that we averaged a lousy 10.4 miles per gallon while we drove the car.

Mrs. Lienert,

SPENDING $200,000 ON A MODE OF TRANSPORTATION MEANS YOU ARE SOMEWHAT IMMUNE TO FLUCTUATIONS IN GAS PRICES

Thank you.

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ITS NOT A f@#kING GERMAN CAR

Besides for the British leather and wood and the Belgian designer, everything else is.

Plus, in EU spec models, the navigation system can even take you to Poland.

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Besides for the British leather and wood and the Belgian designer, everything else is.

Yeah...well...in spirit I mean. So it has shiny wood, unlike some Bimmer. Had it matte wood, what really separates it?

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