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    Bentley SUV

    Pulled into the gas station at COSTCO today and spotted this! A Bentley SUV. I honestly didn't even know Bentley made an SUV. I felt somewhat humbled in my Hyundai Santa Fe. What's the world coming to?

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    Cost? Just a cool $250,000 (give or take depending on options). This try to explain why:

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    Re: Bentley SUV

    But for all it's pizzaz, it can't even pump it's own gas?
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Ecclesiastes 1

    It used to be that these brands had a cachet - "for the discerning buyer who appreciated the uniqueness of a Bentley/ Maserati/ Jaguar/ Cadillac/ Lincoln." Now it feels like "we have to jump on the SUV bandwagon. Not quite a parallel but I see more and more Lincoln SUV limos as the Town Cars move out of service.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    But,like it or not,that's where the money is nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    But,like it or not,that's where the money is nowadays.
    agreed, but the Bentley of old would never have been so gauche
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Next thing you know,Porsche will be making SUVs.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    Next thing you know,Porsche will be making SUVs.
    Now that's just crazy talk! that's about as likely as a Porsche 4 door sedan. sheesh

    BTW Roller SUV



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    Re: Bentley SUV

    I am, and have been for many years, firmly disappointed in these luxury brands that have started building station wagons. I look at what these companies (Bentley, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche) were and what they have become, and it depresses me. Greater market share means that each has given up what made the marques special in the past.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    I am, and have been for many years, firmly disappointed in these luxury brands that have started building station wagons. I look at what these companies (Bentley, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche) were and what they have become, and it depresses me. Greater market share means that each has given up what made the marques special in the past.
    Kinda like a fine 5-star French restaurant serving green chili cheese burgers.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Ah, you see that is not an SUV, it is a shooting-brake. If you really understand these sorts of things, it is easier to accept.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    "shooting brake"?

    more like "money-pit"
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Kinda like a fine 5-star French restaurant serving green chili cheese burgers.
    Exactly. If I want a good green chili cheeseburger I will take myself to the Owl, if I want French food I will go to the Gilded Truffle.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    "You've got your Truffles,I've got mine".
    Wait - that'd make a great song....
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Kinda like a fine 5-star French restaurant serving green chili cheese burgers.
    See I think that is a flawed analogy because there is much room for green chili cheese burgers.

    Much like this http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/s...m-in-the-South

    I am more inclined to think of it as poorly cooked lobster thermidor - or more specifically Lobster Thermidor cooked for the tourist trade.
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    Re: Bentley SUV

    JP, how about a fine French restaurant opening up a drive through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    JP, how about a fine French restaurant opening up a drive through?
    exactly!!!!
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