Would you guys trade in a 2003 360 Modena for a new Bentley Continental GT?

Discussion in '360/430' started by advan24r, May 26, 2004.

  1. advan24r

    advan24r Rookie

    Mar 12, 2004
    My father is contemplating on trading in his 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena w/2500 miles for the new Bentley Continental GT. Both cars are from different class of cars but the prices are similar.

    The GT can fit 4 where as the 360 is only a 2 seater. Not to mention, the Bentley is more powerful as well.

    I guess it depends if you want to be a P.I.M.P owning a "Bentley" or be classy and owning a "Ferrari."
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  3. pipecrash

    pipecrash Karting

    Jan 30, 2004
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    Peter A.
    I'll take the 360.. I already own a 4dr car :)
  4. ASG 86TR

    ASG 86TR Formula 3

    Aug 23, 2001
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    Adam G
    Drove the new GT on Sat. What a rush. The engine is so smooth even with the twin turbo's. The throaty exhaust is also great sounding. While this car was one of the first to be delivered, I was still a bit disappointed about the fit and finish. Regardless if you have the trans in tip-tronic or auto, it is still very quick and a pleasure to drive, however I kept grabbing the left paddle while reaching for the turning stalk. Once the initial hype is over, and the car can be bought at a reasonable cost, it would be a great addition to a fleet. I am not sure I would trade the 360 in for one, but it is a good alt for a MB CL65.
  5. Omerta

    Omerta Formula Junior

    Jan 10, 2004
    I guess that would depend on what your dad wants out of the car. They are obviously two VERY different cars. If you want a nice touring car, with endless options and supreme comfort, obviously the Continental would be your choice(out of the two). But me, I would rather have a sports car than a touring car. 360 all the way.
  6. BrianTheYank

    BrianTheYank Karting

    May 24, 2004
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    Tell you dad to go sit in the corner for even thinking about it.
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  8. 911Fan

    911Fan Formula 3

    Apr 15, 2004
    Southern California
    You can't get the Bentley with a manual gearbox so I wouldn't even consider it. Plus, it really is a GT and I prefer driving a sports car.

    But I agree -- it does have a satisfying exhaust note!
  9. Ron328

    Ron328 F1 Rookie
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    Mar 10, 2003
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    If I own a 360 I wouldn't even think about it. Nothing against the Bentley...just not for me. (Am sure it's a great car)
  10. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Formula 3

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  11. Hubert888

    Hubert888 F1 Veteran

    May 14, 2003
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    Keep your 360!!! The Bentley is more for like old people.
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  13. bobleb

    bobleb Formula 3

    Mar 9, 2004
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    Bob Lebenson
    I'm an "old people", but I'd still keep the 360.
  14. Juice It

    Juice It F1 Rookie

    Sep 22, 2002
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    I would take the Bentley in a second, especially since the 360 is due for a replacement soon. Much more usable car as well. If he has gotten the pure sports car out of his system it is the way to go.
  15. Testacojones

    Testacojones F1 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2003
    No way a 360 for any Bentley or anything else unless another Ferrari.
  16. jdb

    jdb Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2003
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    Are you kidding? No way.
  17. Alex_V

    Alex_V F1 Rookie

    Apr 8, 2004
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    ABSOLUTLEY NOT!!! My self (when i get actually drive) will be a "track day" guy, who has a car like the 360, 360 CS, and all those types of F-cars meant for the track, Even though I would love to have a Bentley GT, I think I would buy a 360 before buying a Bentley GT.
  18. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
    Nope. The 360 looks 10x better. That Bentley GT just looks bad in my opinion and does not have a manual gearbox. They are totally different cars. That Bentley would be a nice everyday driver for someone that could afford it. Me personally, I am going to stick with the Ferrari out of those two. Just my two cents.
  19. lotustt

    lotustt Formula 3

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    Its a 2 door.
  20. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

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  21. docapl

    docapl Formula Junior
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    I drove one last week and although the Bentley is a truly impressive looking car, there is absolutely no way that I would trade my 360 for it. Besides, I think it would look pretty silly on the track.

    As a second car, 4 seater -- sure. Awsome sound, great power, drives great and best of all GVWR is above 6000 lbs. Maybe the more appropriate question is .... would I replace my wifes G wagon with a Bentley GT ? I will have to try to get that one by my wife.
  22. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    Jun 25, 2003
    no way, keep the 360.
  23. F SPIDER

    F SPIDER F1 Rookie

    Jan 30, 2002
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    rijk rietveld
    The Bentley is heavier than my Cayenne Turbo. It has more HP than the Modena also.
  24. 310 C4S

    310 C4S Rookie

    May 21, 2004
    360 is just way tooo sexy!
  25. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    I'd keep the 360 (or trade down in years if it is about $$) and add either a 645 or one of the CL's.

  26. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Joe Mansion
    Trade a Ferrari for a glorified VW ? ha !
  27. Rene

    Rene Formula 3
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    All Bentleys and Rollers are fat, the Continental is on a diet but stil struggling.

    Ferraris are svelte, with the slightly overweight 456 and its replacement showing middle-age bulge but still beautifully designed. Design, design, flair and design.

    Why go for a Bentley that says to other cars, look I've inflated my self-importance with more metal than you ?
  28. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    Jan 19, 2003
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    It's not my thing yet in life. The person I bought my Diablo from, is getting one and the salesman says it will put down numbers similar to my 360!!

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