It’s not often a Bentley parks anywhere near me. Look what I found.
For a car costing as much as this one, this is not very good. It’s not as if the car is especially visually busy. It is a two-door car so there is not much going on to distract one from this kind of cheap detailing. Now you can accuse me of petty jealousy. However, I don’t aspire to this kind of car. Even if I had millions more pennies in my bank account than I actually did, I still wouldn’t want to drive something this wide and this uninteresting.
I think expensive cars have the potential to use more costly and difficult solutions in the pursuit of artistic excellence. There are elements of this car that are indeed miles beyond what is possible on a €10,000 car. However, none are as visible as these two joints on the chrome window surround. Not one but two joints. I have seen far cheaper cars do this kind of thing in one piece. It’s not easy to believe production limitations related to the laws of physics prevented a one-piece strip of chrome.
Looking at the rest of the car’s exterior I saw nothing that would surprise the owner of a Ford Mondeo or, glossy of glossies, the Opel Insignia. When one pays as much as one does for a car like this, such infelicities as those two mean little joints really jar. You get a better level of finish on a Jeep.