Yesterday, on the way home from the deli, we drove through a residential neighborhood in North Berkeley. It is a neighborhood composed exclusively of aging baby boomers driving Priuses and grad students driving Japanese economy cars. I then saw something that stuck out like a sore thumb. A bright yellow Bentley GT coupe. It was parked on the street and out came two obviously Mainland Chinese mafiosos. Strange indeed.
Then, last night, I was watching the reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta and saw one of the characters driving another Bentley GT. This led me to ask myself, just how much does it cost to lease one?
I found this lease deal from the local Bentley dealer. For the four-year lease, you are allowed to drive just 5,000 miles a year. Every mile in excess costs $1.50. The drive-off cost is $20,000. Everything makes sense, except the low number of miles allowed.