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    Thread: REFRESHED: 2013 Rolls Royce Phantom

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      10-10-2012 05:29 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Hmm, part of me realizes how nice that actually is, but the part that doesn't think feels that for the price there should be some ultra sonic automated climate system even though that would be less luxurious. You've got to respect Rolls Royce for going with the less impressive, but nicer option.
      I think this car as a whole is more about tradition than tech (you're paying for the image)...Expect to find more of that in a BMW or Audi.

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      10-10-2012 05:32 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Impeccable View Post
      The phantom has always been love it or hate, I hated them until I saw one in person so much presence.
      This is exactly how I feel about them too. I wouldn't ever want one for myself (to be driven in or otherwise) but I've been in a few of them and they're really impressive vehicles. They have a certain "hand made" feel about them inside that's different from regular cars. The parts didn't come out of a mold and get snapped together by 300 different miserable hung-over slobs standing on an assembly line all day, they were actually built by someone who gave a damn about what they were doing.

      It's a very similar feel to custom yachts, and the owners like it. I know of three guys who own these and actually drive them around themselves most of the time.

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      10-10-2012 05:32 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      I think this car as a whole is more about tradition than tech (you're paying for the image)...Expect to find more of that in a BMW or Audi.
      Except this is a BMW

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      10-10-2012 05:36 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      Except this is a BMW
      Its shares a lot of drivetrain parts, but make no mistake about it, this isn't some re-skinned 7 Series.

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      10-10-2012 05:36 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      Except this is a BMW
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    6. 10-10-2012 05:38 PM #31
      Who hated the round lights? Loved the round lights. Not that it's "anonymous" looking now, but it somehow looks bland-ish headon.
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      10-10-2012 05:39 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      Its shares a lot of drivetrain parts, but make no mistake about it, this isn't some re-skinned 7 Series.
      That's not what I said

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      10-10-2012 05:40 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      No.
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      10-10-2012 05:40 PM #34
      The front looks considerably better. I know not to question the quality of materials in the interior (they're nothing short of exceptional,) but the design still looks like it would be more at home in a truck than the world's foremost luxury car. I suppose the Phantom is as tall as a truck...
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      10-10-2012 05:40 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      Who hated the round lights? Loved the round lights. Not that it's "anonymous" looking now, but it somehow looks bland-ish headon.
      I never really like them, but I'm not sure this is the solution.

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      10-10-2012 05:41 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      Almost nothing about that car appeals to me. I don't quite know how to describe it. Just seems... contrived.
      This.

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      10-10-2012 05:41 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      That's not what I said
      You said it was a BMW. If that's not what you mean, then clarify instead of leaving us guessing.

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      10-10-2012 05:43 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      You said it was a BMW. If that's not what you mean, then clarify instead of leaving us guessing.
      I said it's a BMW, I didn't say it was a reskinned 7 series

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      10-10-2012 05:43 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      Yes
      Don't be obtuse.

      No.
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    15. 10-10-2012 05:44 PM #40
      People keep saying you pay for the image, this car actually has alot of hand workmanship that goes into it.

      Its no VW Passat or mass market luxury mobile

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      10-10-2012 05:45 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      Who hated the round lights? Loved the round lights. Not that it's "anonymous" looking now, but it somehow looks bland-ish headon.
      Guilty. Everything else on the front end of the car was drawn with a T-Square, then boom, Compass rocks a circle in there for no reason!
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      10-10-2012 05:45 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      I said it's a BMW, I didn't say it was a reskinned 7 series
      And you still haven't clarified anything. It's NOT a BMW and more than a Mini is. It's a Rolls.

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      10-10-2012 05:47 PM #43
      A Mini is also a BMW

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      10-10-2012 05:49 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      A Mini is also a BMW
      So a Lamboghini is a VW? A Rang Rover is a Tata?

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      10-10-2012 05:50 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by rynodyno312 View Post
      So a Lamboghini is a VW? A Rang Rover is a Tata?
      Yes.

      Don't forget Jag.

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      10-10-2012 05:50 PM #46
      Ok I'll stop if you guys are gonna get sensitive.

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      10-10-2012 05:54 PM #47
      I always forget how enormous these are till you pass one. They're the size of a midsize truck.
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      10-10-2012 06:07 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      I always forget how enormous these are till you pass one. They're the size of a midsize truck.
      230 Inches long and about the same weight too. Edmunds lists the 2013 at almost 5800lbs.

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      10-10-2012 08:33 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Hmm, part of me realizes how nice that actually is, but the part that doesn't think feels that for the price there should be some ultra sonic automated climate system even though that would be less luxurious. You've got to respect Rolls Royce for going with the less impressive, but nicer option.
      Yup, the whole idea is to keep things as simple as possible. No fancy flappy paddles, no different suspension options, just "Park", "Drive" and "Reverse" modes.

      All the sophisticated electronics and gadgets are behind the scenes, where IMO they belong in a real luxury car.
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      10-10-2012 08:50 PM #50
      All the new cars need to add LED strips to show potential buyers "I am a new car". And this "refresh" is mainly for this...
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