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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1638
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 03 August, 2017 - 13:06:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

So now we have the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

What are your thoughts?

Here are some videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzinHD9tqmI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_ZlgkxCTLc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBQ2WWw2ii4

I know I would have one in a heart beat!
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Prolific User
Username: soviet

Post Number: 1590
Registered: 02-2013
Posted on Monday, 26 August, 2019 - 21:05:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I only watched the first video.

I cannot work out why the lady did not trip over the bottom of her slacks - poor thing needs to learn how to sew a hem before she loses her teeth.

The Phantom 8 would be stopped by any decent pot hole in Australia of which there are many. My road would truly kill the thing. I have always thought low profile tyres on anything other than a race car on a race track was loony.

Then there are the electrics and all that computerised madness and so with a half million in the bank for repairs perhaps it will still be partially reliable in 10 years.

I would swap it in an instant for the Queen's Phantom.
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1874
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 04:45:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vlad,
I love my Phantom mate.
Drive one and then decide.....
I know mine is an oldie - far from this year's model, but i do say that it is an amazing car.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Username: soviet

Post Number: 1591
Registered: 02-2013
Posted on Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 05:30:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar old mate, did you get a scan tool with it ? Or are we going to hear your yelps of getting fleeced by the Dubai RR dealer when you have to go cap in hand to him with wads of loot to get him to use his scan tool on your new baby?

I would have to move to Dubai to own a late model Phantom because as I said my road here would croak a Phantom and probably quicker than a Soyuz rocket.
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1875
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 05:43:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I do mate. I have lots of different scan tools. And not all of them are perfect - but good enough to help me manage this leviathan. Vlad it s a very very big car indeed.
Good news is that its a BMW mate. That was the main driver behind me buying it. Parts are cheap for a 760 BM
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Robert J. Sprauer
Frequent User
Username: wraithman

Post Number: 519
Registered: 11-2017
Posted on Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 07:49:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Cheap BMW parts? maybe some but not the alternators for example. Your Phantom has 2 alternators that are water cooled and are in water cooled housings. How much you ask? Ahh almost $2000 for the lower alt and over $1000 for the upper one...and the labor..ca ching.
Just sayin.
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richard george yeaman
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Username: richyrich

Post Number: 1109
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 18:06:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar my question is and I know that you will give a balanced thought out answer, Is it a Rolls Royce.


Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
Prolific User
Username: omar

Post Number: 1876
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Thursday, 29 August, 2019 - 05:12:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Robert,
yes i agree there are some expensive parts but you will rarely need to replace these. How many times have you replaced the alternator on your Rolls-Royce so far? in my case never. I simply repair them.

Dear Richard,
yes Mate - it certainly has a Rolls-Royce feel to it. There is no denying that.

Omar
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richard george yeaman
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Username: richyrich

Post Number: 1111
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Thursday, 29 August, 2019 - 09:28:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar I respect your judgement and truly wish you happy motoring.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1887
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 02:06:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I have a question for the sparkies out there.
(sparkies are people who know electrons and wires - Mechies are people who know mechanical things).

This Mechie wants to buy a good diagnostic tool for the Phantom. Which is the one tool that can do everything on the 2008 Phantom?
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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 2187
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 05:35:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This may help you!
https://abrites.com/en/products/vehicle-diagnostics/for-rolls-royce-online
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Omar M. Shams
Prolific User
Username: omar

Post Number: 1889
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 05:43:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Many thanks Patrick.
A difficult website to navigate I must say...

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