Post Number: 193
|Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 08:13 am: |
I have just been watching: 'Inside Bentley' on channel 4. I know my dislike for the new VW cars is well known but this programme just proved that Bentleys are now for total ++_+_+!
Mostly about the Bentayga (what a wonderful name) and the people who buy them. For a start, the car is ugly enough to stop traffic, though the interior is rather pleasant and is just yet another Audi in a posh frock (sic).
The sales division seems to be geared to selling to footballers and other 'celebrities' and all semblance of class is long gone.
Robert Noel Reddington
Post Number: 1628
|Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 08:21 am: |
A local guy whose has loads of dosh uses cabs because he says no car hassles.
Post Number: 1785
|Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 08:56 am: |
The Rolls-Royce Sales & Marketing team will be working overtime on exactly the same type of cashed up footballers, and celebrities as the launch of the yet to be officially named Project Cullinan draws near.
Sir FH Royce will be spinning at just as high RPM as WO B I think.
I do hope they have fine tuned the exterior look.
I really like the PVIII, but if the new SUV is to have the same look, it will be like a huge imposing tank as it looms in the rear view mirror.
Post Number: 427
|Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 07:21 pm: |
I totally agree David, my thoughts exactly. Think I'm going to tell people it's a big Peugeot lol
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 08:32 pm: |
with cars that expensive they have to sell to people with the money . They always did, even selling some to Franco and some other dodgy characters. So what? means more on the second hand market at lower prices. As long as the footballers don't crash them it's OK.
Robert Noel Reddington
Post Number: 1630
|Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 09:35 pm: |
Rolls-Royce only sell cars to dealers. They are not guardians of morals or anything similar.
Post Number: 152
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 December, 2017 - 06:03 am: |
Yes Robert you are correct. All manufacturers sell to their dealers. The manufacturer cares not who buys their products, as long as they get paid. No longer does RR or B care about the buyer.
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 December, 2017 - 09:31 am: |
I doubt they ever did. Bugatti tried that approach and how many Royales did he sell?
Post Number: 2532
|Posted on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 - 02:01 am: |
The Bugatti Type 41, better known as the Royale, was the ultimate "halo car" of its day. I doubt Ettore Bugatti ever expected to sell many of them.
According to Wikipedia his own plans were to produce 25 of them, and the advent of the Great Depression certainly put the kibosh on conspicuous consumption or any hint of it. The wrong car at the wrong time.