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    Default Hi, I'm a newbie.

    Hello everyone. I've been lurking for a while but I am getting very close to being ready to roll with my new venture so I thought I would join and get some input. I am offering a service where I, as owner operator, use my 1989 Bentley Turbo R for special occasions. I have insurance in place and tpc permit in the works. I live near an affluent area of So Cal and have had some good input from contacts I know in the wedding, limo and catering biz in my area. Check out my website an see what you guys think, positive or negative.KB

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    I'm just curious....... How much is maintaince on that car ??? How long have you had it ? Have you had any major repairs yet ? How many miles are on the car ?
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    Maintanence is expensive compared to the typical town car. I have owned the vehicle for 7 years, nothing major has gone wrong yet! 68k.

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    I like it. I could see repairs getting expensive though.
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    Your url is a tad long, I would purchase www.SoCalBentely.com it is available. Just a thought. I love your ride, not so crazy about those wheels, don't hate me this is just my stupid opinion. Welcome and good luck & much success.

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    I would tint the windows.
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    with Bill, limo tint the rear windows

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    Thanks for the input guys. Tinting the rear windows will happen as soon as my permit goes through. I also am contemplating adding a curtain to create a partition so champagne can be consumed. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBentley View Post
    Thanks for the input guys. Tinting the rear windows will happen as soon as my permit goes through. I also am contemplating adding a curtain to create a partition so champagne can be consumed. Any thoughts?
    You don't need a partition just for alcohol. As long as your vehicle is registered as a limo(TCP#'s), your passengers may consume alcohol, even in the front seat(in CA that is).
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    Welcome to the forum, KB! Best of luck!!
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    I agree on the following posts

    Higher Maintenance
    Long URL
    Tint windows

    Once you start using this car commercially, maintenance issues will rise.

    URL name should be easy to remember and easy to type. Your is kind of long and might result in typos getting to your website. You website looks good

    You should tint the rear windows.

    I had an 88 Rolls that I did a couple weddings in but was not worth it because the maintenance would kill me.




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    Now that is a beautiful R&R Ali very classy.

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    Sweet looking Bentley there so good luck with you new business venture Kbentley.

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    I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. Just make sure you don't charge Bentley prices to your clients until you attain a good client portfolio. Then you buy a newer Bentley, and hit'em silly with nice profitable rates!
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    Most of his clients for weddings will be 1 time clients, in which he should charge the most that he can get while still having it booked as many saturdays as possible. He should charge "bentley prices" because it is a bentley not a towncar, and it will come with "bentley prices" on repairs. IE lots of money...
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