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Old 10-30-2012, 07:08 AM
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New pic of my RR Ghost, aka Big 7 Series :)

Just snapped a quick pic on Sunday. I am really loving my RR Ghost. It has all the features I loved in my '10 and '12 7 Series...just in a more cushioned, posh package

The only thing that I miss, I mean truly miss is the Regenerative braking. I confirmed with the Rolls Royce dealer, BMW and Rolls Royce that my '12 Ghost does have Regenerative braking, but for some reason it still brakes dusts like mad. They blame the weight and size of the car, and that the system cannot prevent brake dust, like the 7 Series does. I have to clean at least every other day, for the wheels to look polished and shiny. A high quality problem for sure

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:37 AM
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Quite elegant! Perhaps it's my imagination, but I think I can see some of the 7 in your RR.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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Front license plate?!!

Gorgeous car, but I can't put a front plate on any of my cars. It's only like ~$200 per "without correction" ticket. Worth the price, stupid California...

Gorgeous though
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:08 PM
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Front license plate?!!

Gorgeous car, but I can't put a front plate on any of my cars. It's only like ~$200 per "without correction" ticket. Worth the price, stupid California...

Gorgeous though
It came that way! For some reason, the dealer does drills the front license plates to all their Rolls Royces and Bentleys and Jaguars, Audis and Porsches! I know, I hate it too!
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:47 PM
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It came that way! For some reason, the dealer does drills the front license plates to all their Rolls Royces and Bentleys and Jaguars, Audis and Porsches! I know, I hate it too!
If I was the guy who drilled those holes I'd be SICK and throw up.

When you buy a RR/Bentley, you're buying automotive art thats to be enjoyed. As much as I love my 7, its a common mass-market car. Those are special bespoke cars, even if the Ghost isn't truly bespoke - it's definitely not a mass market car.

I can understand Audis, Jags, and Porsches but yikes. I'm one of -those- customers that in order to pull a trigger would demand a new bumper

Call me crazy...
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:13 PM
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If I was the guy who drilled those holes I'd be SICK and throw up.

When you buy a RR/Bentley, you're buying automotive art thats to be enjoyed. As much as I love my 7, its a common mass-market car. Those are special bespoke cars, even if the Ghost isn't truly bespoke - it's definitely not a mass market car.

I can understand Audis, Jags, and Porsches but yikes. I'm one of -those- customers that in order to pull a trigger would demand a new bumper

Call me crazy...
Demand a new bumper??? LOL I'd love to see a RR dealer grant that. Do you have any idea how much just the metal front grille is?? I saw one on eBay for $10,000!! I could not believe that, so I called my salesguy at the RR dealer, and he said BUY IT!! he he he
The replacment at any RR dealer is $20,000 for a single metal front RR grille!!!! So, I have a feeling a dealer would laugh, if you wanted a new bumper, because you did not like the front license plate. Oh, and by the way, My Ghost is Bespoke. Roughly 85% of all RR sales are bespoke! Crazy, stuff huh???
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that interior is gorgeous!!
Thank you! I think it is really gorgeous too. Every Rolls Royce attention to detail , brand history and identity and "Britishness", with BMW quality and reliability!!
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funny...i have bought from Rusnak in the past.....did you like them overall?
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:29 PM
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funny...i have bought from Rusnak in the past.....did you like them overall?
We bought our '12 Bentley also from Rusnak. I do not think I have ever been given more care, time, courtesy, sincerity or genuine honesty in the last 20 years of my car obsession! 100% impressed and recommend Rusnak Pasadena!!
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Congrats! A beautiful car indeed. If you wouldn't mind describing their customer service in a bit of detail I would greatly appreciate it. How were they different from the sea of other options. I am always interested in finding out how one car dealer differentiates oneself from his/her competition. Another reason for my asking is because I went to a Porsche Dealer near Boston recently in search for a 911 for myself and was treated with indifference, possibly due to my age being younger than the average Porsche owner, so I walked out very disappointed. I was seriously considering a 911 at the time but that experience along with another really soured my tasted.
Once again amazing car.
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Congrats! A beautiful car indeed. If you wouldn't mind describing their customer service in a bit of detail I would greatly appreciate it. How were they different from the sea of other options. I am always interested in finding out how one car dealer differentiates oneself from his/her competition. Another reason for my asking is because I went to a Porsche Dealer near Boston recently in search for a 911 for myself and was treated with indifference, possibly due to my age being younger than the average Porsche owner, so I walked out very disappointed. I was seriously considering a 911 at the time but that experience along with another really soured my tasted.
Once again amazing car.
I am on the younger side as well, especially for being a Rolls Royce owner. My spouse and I have had 2 Porsches over the years (a 2006 911 Cabrio and 2009 Turbo Cabriolet). We used Downtown L.A. Porsche and Porsche Beverly Hills. Both dealers treated us very well, but Downtown L.A. was a little nicer for service, but Beverly Hills sales was as good as Downtown.

Rolls Royce is red carpet treatment all the way. From their attitude, to the loaners provided, to the personal attention and immediate response from the Service Advisor (there is only one Rolls Royce advisor, and one Rolls Royce manager at Pasadena Rolls Royce).
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I love the clock. And its really weird how all BMW 7 rivals have one. (i.e. Merc S, Lexus LS, Audi A8). I'd have really loved a mechanical clock on my 7.
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I love the clock. And its really weird how all BMW 7 rivals have one. (i.e. Merc S, Lexus LS, Audi A8). I'd have really loved a mechanical clock on my 7.
Thanks. I like the look of the S-Class clock, but the Audi A8 and Lexus LS look too plain & a little boring! I honestly do not use the clock very often in my RR, as the digital clock on the Navigation Screen is easier to read from the driver's seat than the mechanical clock. But...passengers love the clock, and it actually gets commented upon, quite often. It is a very elegant and beautiful clock. Thanks again
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Even VW Passats seem to have it so its ridiculous imho for BMW to omit this option through out its series.
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How does the Ghost compare to the Continental GT? Fit and finish and driving dynamics?
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How does the Ghost compare to the Continental GT? Fit and finish and driving dynamics?
The fit and finish in both cars is incredible. I personally think the Rolls Royce is tad nicer, but my spouse favours the Bentley GT.

I mean of course the GT is easier to manuever and handles better....it is a 2 door "sports coupe", that is a lot smaller, lighter and more nimble.

I prefer the V12 in the Rolls Royce and the 8 speed transmission. The W12 engine in the GT is awesome, but it has a 6 speed transmission (very, very good, but the RR is smoother and more buttery).
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