You Can Buy This Awesome 200-MPH Bentley For The Price Of A Used Lexus

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There are things in life that will always be aspirational. This amazing Flying Spur, a car made by the hand-built British manufacturer Bentley, is one of them. Its understated elegance doesn't give too much away, but it can and will blow the doors off any sports car in your stable. Now it can be yours for 20 percent of its original purchase price.

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This 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is the car that blends in to the background while destroying every speed limit in the country in less time than it takes to read this sentence. With its 600 horsepower twin turbo W12, it got from 0-60 miles per hour in about the same time as a Ferrari 575, with a top speed of 200+ miles per hour, bone stock. It's without a doubt one of the most surprising 4-door cars ever made.

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Illustration for article titled You Can Buy This Awesome 200-MPH Bentley For The Price Of A Used Lexus

This car looks to be in great shape and compares to any new S-Class in terms of fit and finish for a fraction of the price. Here's an excerpt from the description:

SUPERCAR WITH 42,000 ONE OWNER, NON SMOKER, CARFAX CERTIFIED MILES...THIS IS A VERY CLEAN, WELL SERVICED CAR WITH NEW PIRELLIS AND GREAT SERVICE HISTORY. ITS VERY WELL EQUIPPED WITH MOONROOF, REAR SHADE, KEYLESS START, HEATED AND COOLED SEATS, REAR HEATED AND COOLED SEATS, 4 ZONE CLIMATE, NAVIGATION, EXTENDED WOOD PANELS AND MORE...COST WAS ALMOST $200,000 ON THIS BENTLEY

Illustration for article titled You Can Buy This Awesome 200-MPH Bentley For The Price Of A Used Lexus

Let's not mince words - Bentleys can be expensive to repair, but since the Volkswagen takeover in the early 2000s, parts have become much more reasonable and easy to come by, when and if something does go wrong. Build quality is the best that the VW group can muster and with good maintenance, I wouldn't hesitate on driving this car for many, many opulent years. It's a solid choice for a luxury super saloon, for the price of a run-of-the-mill Lexus. Do it.

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Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.

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TheStigsRustbeltCousin
The Stig's Rustbelt Cousin

Another day, another mindless comparison. If you have $55,000 cash laying around, you could buy this Bentley for the price of a used Lexus. However, if you take that $55,000 to the Lexus dealer to buy a used car, you'll be driving away a short time later in a certified pre-owned 2013 LS460. Now, that's assuming that you have that much cash laying around. If you do, you probably aren't shopping for used cars, are you?

Back in the land of reality, the average person who spends $55,000 on a car is going to finance a sizable chunk of that price. While most lending institutions will happily finance a car that is barely a year old for a competitive rate, no one is going to touch the loan on a 2006 Bentley, unless the borrower is so hopelessly stupid that they'd be willing to pay a department store-credit card's interest rate. I highly doubt that the Venn diagram of people who are dumb enough to do that, yet also have the income to purchase a $55,000 car has any overlap whatsoever.

As I have in the past, I have to question exactly what purpose these comparisons serve. They aren't really car buying advice, so what are they, besides clickbait?