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The new Phantom is a treat to drive as well. BMW really nailed it on that one with driving dynamics. It is soft and compliant and feels big. Which it bloody well should! Perfect experience for what it is and should be.
When they stop depreciating I will buy one. Right now they lose $110k the first year regardless of miles.
I must have one!

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I've never had my heartbeat increase by just looking at a vehicle.
the sight of this one idling on a median or off the shoulder never fails to raise mine twofold.


Crown Vic's are hot.

The new Phantom? Pretentious, ostentatious, gangsta vehicle, esp that overbearing front end. Otherwise an entertaining tank. In person I thought it might be a relation of the Lincoln Navigator.

I think Silver Seraphs are far more appealing, and they have the BMW V12 so at least there's one thing that won't go wrong on them..

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The Seraph's look is relatively understated, in the traditional RR manner



I do like the Phantom's doors and roofline though. And the interior's a trick.

But oh that grille/front end.. straight outta MTV



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But oh that grille/front end.. straight outta MTV
but do you blame chrysler, or nissan?

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^^^When you drove the old Seraph around no one noticed. If you forced them to look they thought you had a late 80's lincoln continental. It was that bad. The car itself was tolerable driving but undependable in the best English manner.

The Phantom drives fantastically and it gets noticed more than any other new car I have ever driven. I agree the headlights and taillights both need to be larger and more elegant. The overall body shape is killer to me though. The back-glass is especailly beautiful in execution, as is the chrome trim running the length of the car. The P-RR needs to be two tone or in a dark color to hide the massive sides.
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I've never had my heartbeat increase by just looking at a vehicle.
the sight of this one idling on a median or off the shoulder never fails to raise mine twofold.


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We should stand all of them to the wall!!!! SAUS!!!!
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You really don't want to have your car outstage you (NTSFW)

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i like em too, cant have one tho. i'll be lucky to buy 2 new c classes the rest of my years[:p]

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But oh that grille/front end.. straight outta MTV
but do you blame chrysler, or nissan?
I blame MTV of course!
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^^^When you drove the old Seraph around no one noticed. If you forced them to look they thought you had a late 80's lincoln continental. It was that bad. The car itself was tolerable driving but undependable in the best English manner.
Just a matter of taste. I don't want to be noticed, I get noticed enough [8D] but I admit the Seraph is fairly undistinguished besides its grille. I kind of like relatively nondescript sedans. And it's graceful enough without being showy, and the inside is quite splendid, without, however, being terribly spacious.

You're so right about the reliability thing though, it's no contest between Seraph and Phantom. The head mech at Vantage Motorworks told me that aside from its BMW engine, the Seraph is no more dependable than previous RRs, which means it's about as bad as any car on the road.
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