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    RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!


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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Does this car have a column shifter?

    The steering looks terrible, too big almost like Rolls got one from a bus and wrapped leather around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Does this car have a column shifter?

    The steering looks terrible, too big almost like Rolls got one from a bus and wrapped leather around it.
    Hmmm... it does almost look over-sized doesn't it??

    It does have a column shifter. I'm willing to bet it's the electronic column shifter that the 7-series used to have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Hmmm... it does almost look over-sized doesn't it??

    It does have a column shifter. I'm willing to bet it's the electronic column shifter that the 7-series used to have.
    Do you think it is a mistake to have a column shifter?

    It is likely not many of the owners of the Phantom actually drive their car. But Rolls could have fit a floor mounted shifter.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Do you think it is a mistake to have a column shifter?

    It is likely not many of the owners of the Phantom actually drive their car. But Rolls could have fit a floor mounted shifter.
    Yes. I think it is a mistake to have a column shifter -- traditional or electronic.
    I think a floor mounted shifter would be smart for Rolls, but I wouldn't hold my breath that it would ever happen.
    There are advantages to the column shifter, but it really equates to being "old fashioned." And, if that's what BMW is after in Rolls... then... perhaps they should rethink that.

    Ideally, push button shifting would actually probably be the best compromise -- like the Aston system.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Very elegant. The only thing that I cannot believe is being shown is the tacky "starry-sky" panel in the headliner. I mean, that is tackier than tacky. I'm also not quite feeling the "dome light" for the rear. I think it is the blue-green glass that is being used. Feels very 90's UFO light fixture.

    The entertainment screens are beautiful. Their mechanism looks very complex, but I guess if it breaks one would have no problem affording the repair.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    What's with the gas filler, the weird fog light looking things, and the Cessna's dash? They messed up a beautiful car IMO.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Hmmm... it does almost look over-sized doesn't it??

    It does have a column shifter. I'm willing to bet it's the electronic column shifter that the 7-series used to have.

    it looks soo old school. yikes. Its what germans think of English cars. Those air vents look like chromed out pieces from my HHR
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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    This has aged much better than I thought it would. FAR better than the Maybach.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    That steering wheel is ugly, everything else is simple and classy. The layout at least. The materials almost looks like they are trying to hard.


    AND no I can't afford one, yet.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    it looks soo old school. yikes. Its what germans think of English cars. Those air vents look like chromed out pieces from my HHR
    The vents look OK.
    I don't think it's chrome though. Looking at the brightwork in the other photos, I'm willing to be this is polished nickel.

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    Re: RR reveals updated Phantom; sells 1212 units.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    The vents look OK.
    I don't think it's chrome though. Looking at the brightwork in the other photos, I'm willing to be this is polished nickel.
    OK, The interior does look bland. do they offer navigation.
    I got a feeling there is a lot of 7 series under the skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    OK, The interior does look bland. do they offer navigation.
    I got a feeling there is a lot of 7 series under the skin.
    On the Phantom? I'm sure there is some 7-series mechanicals here and there, but overall, it's pretty much all Rolls.

    The "baby rolls" is based on the 7.

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