I had a 2004 Continental GT. I had numerous transmission shifting issues- software and hardware issues. They replaced the whole transmission. I traded it in for a 2007 GT w/Mulliner package w/Bentle...
I had a 2004 Continental GT. I had numerous transmission shifting issues- software and hardware issues. They replaced the whole transmission. I traded it in for a 2007 GT w/Mulliner package w/Bentley's kind assistance. The 2007's are WONDERFUL!! 2007's feature one-button start w/keyless remote, self-closing doors (last 1/2 inch), power trunk open/close, and a BEAUTIFUL shifting transmission. The 2007 drives 400% different than the 2004 *I* had. The Mulliner package option, IMO, is a "must have" for this car. It is, with it's diamond-quilted seat bottoms and back, a very, very comfortable seat. Gripes? This car needs perforated leather like the Flying Spur with active ventilated seats. Also, the power trunk operator is way too slow. The Continental GT is like comparing a bottle of $300 French Bordeaux to a $125 bottle of Napa Mertage or Cabernet. Just not in the same league. The GT is like a fine bordeaux, you get to "sip it and savor it" each time you go for a drive. This is the car you get after 40-50 years old to treat yourself to the finest in life.
The GT's are now "in stock" at many dealerships. Don't wait! - get one of these GT's. You will be amazed at how rock-solid it is. It weighs over 5,000 lbs. yet accellerates like a rocket ship! The 20" Mulliner package wheels and tires do NOT make the ride rougher as some would say. On the contrary, the ride is smooth and quiet, and more controlled in turns/manuevers than the 19" wheels package.
All above are opiions of the author.