Excellent car with loads of class
So far, only normal maintenance. No issues that need to be discussed at all. It is really a great car, that hasn't lived up to what some would consider a bad name in terms of service.
When many people think of Rolls Royce, they think of well elegance and wealth, but more importantly, you talk to people about Rolls Royce, and the first thing that comes out of everyone's mouth is "too expensive to service." In my experience, and this is my second Rolls Royce product (first being a 1989 Bentley Mulsanne S), I have not run into that issue with either of my cars. My Bentley had 90,000 miles on it when I traded it in, and my 1997 Rolls now has 46,000 on it. A few thing really get to me every time I sit in the car. The most amazing wood I have ever seen, the nicest leather I have ever sat in, and carpet and wool overlays nice than my carpet in my house.
The rear seat, which now had rear A/C vents (Bentley didn't have that) has tons of room, even with the seats all the way back. In 1997, the LWB model was standard and it's great. Foot rests are in the back to top it all off. The relocation of the buttons and A/C controls on the dash is more accessible, however the key location is a little awkward. I am fine with a left side key, but it is rather low. The engine bay has been cleaned up cosmetically, and looks great with the Rolls Royce covers on it. I did notice the hood ornament on these cars are a little smaller than the earlier Spurs, however the integrated bumpers make the car look much newer and sleeker than the older ones.
The ride is nothing short of amazing, smooth and silk, nothing more to say. Like riding on a cloud.
This 1997 gets looks like you would not believe. There is nothing on the road that looks like a Rolls Royce Silver Spur. The body style is so classy, I would prefer it over a new Phantom any day. A real mans heart and soul was poured into this car, and it shows in every way. I would not think of driving anything else.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2011