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Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

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Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

Going nowhere fast, ma'am? Queen's chauffeur is a little red-faced after her luxury Bentley fails to...
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The Queen was left waiting as her red-faced chauffeur failed to start her luxury Bentley after a church service today.
The 86-year-old monarch chuckled as she waited for about a minute as her driver desperately tried to start her claret-coloured Bentley in Sandringham, north Norfolk.
The car finally started after a seventh attempt outside St Mary Magdalene Church, a quarter mile drive from Sandringham House, where she is spending her traditional winter break with Prince Philip, 91.

Nice to know it happens to Her Maj as well Cheesy

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Re: Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

WOW... a whole minute, to get the car started....  Roll eyes
Should have got a Skoda Fabia 1.9 diesel, like mine..... starts first time...... every time !  Cheesy
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Re: Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

Yep, and fit for Royalty!
Who needs a custom Bentley?
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Re: Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

A quarter mile drive?
You mean a 400 yard walk, surely!

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Re: Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

pedant mode on......
440 yards = quarter mile
pedant mod offf  Cheesy
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Re: Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

Actually, I don't think 'one' can push-start an automatic.
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Re: Sorry, ma'am you're gonna have to push-start

You can't. Although I've heard an automatic can be tow-started under certain circumstances, but not sure if that is even true, sounds unlikely though.
But back to the OP, I know I've read or seen somewhere recently of another high profile Bentley user who spectacularly couldn't get it to start blocking a busy road. And then there was the driver who attempted to drive through a flooded road recently and simply dumped (as in didn't want it any more) it when it conked out.
Not been a good few weeks for Bentley.
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I think you mean this one:
'I don't know what the fuss is all about, it's just a flooded Bentley': £5m Lotto winner who ruined ...

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