2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
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- buetiful car, very high class leather, very confortable....
this car is an awesome car.... i own one and paid alot ($100,000) for it but man it is sweet. the look and feel of the car is very good. the handleing isnt as good as my bmw 6 series but it is very nice
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- Subtle styling; extraordinarily comfortable seats. Fit and finish are excellent
- Minor circuitry problems cause warning lights to appear from time to time.
The Volkwagen Phaeon is a stylish, subtle, unobtrusive car for those who want power and performance but are happy to let others get all the glory. The W12 handles immaculately in traffic or cruising out on the freeway. The interior is magnificent, with possibly the best front seats this side of a Rolls Royce. There is something special about the fit and finish that catches people's eye, and after a second glance it becomes evident that this is more than a "Passat on steroids". Understated and classy. Friends who have either S Class Mercs or 7-Series BMW's are mighty impressed. Compliments go well beyond "this is awesome for a Volkswagen"...but more along the lines of "this is an awesome care. PERIOD." I bought mine previously owned and there is truly a sense of value. I dont know if I would spend 95-100 grand for it, but if you can find one for below 75, then rest assured you are getting a ton of car for your money.
I have had a few minor electronics issues that has required me to bring the car into the shop. Nothing actually the matter, but some circuitry issues caused warning lights to appear on the dash.
NAV System--mediocre at best. Nice that it comes standard, but it really pales in comparison to the Japanese offerings.
Window control located too far forward on the driver side door which makes it very awkward to operate....read morehide
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- Exclusivity, W12 Engine, Stealthy Nature, High Build Quality, Steal of a Deal for Handmade Luxury
- Of course, it is expensive and it drinks premium gasoline but what did you expect?
I've owned one of the 330 2004 Phaeton W12 Premier Editions since September 2005.
I love the car. It is the quintessential car for the well-to-do, independent thinker. No sheeps need apply.
The Phaeton is built in the old tradition of how Mercedes-Benz USED to build its cars before they essentially became Chryslers, with cheap plastic buttons and knobs, and everyone who can afford a $400 per month lease payment owns one just so they can show off that they drive a car with Mercedes-Benz emblem on the hood.
I am not a flashy person and I greatly appreciate understated quality and luxury in all that I buy and enjoy. The Phaeton W12 has understated quality and luxury in spades. The car is the epitome of anti-bling. The car is a stealthy tank that chauffers you around town in secretive elegance where no one recognizes the car, no one recognizes you, and no one is the wiser as to how luxurious, exclusive, and elegant it is.
If you are insecure about your personal and professional success in life and feel the need to show off to your buddies that you can afford to drive a Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, or Jaguar, go right ahead. No one has envy for you at all because everyone else drives one too! I drive the Volkswagen Phaeton W12. If you can't appreciate that, then you just don't get it. Just keep drinking that overpriced, branded Kool-Aid you appear to want everyone to know you are drinking.
Apparently, most Americans just didn't get the meaning behind the Phaeton -- an ultra-luxury vehicle with a hum-drum badge on the hood -- and so Volkswagen of America has stopped importing the Phaeton after model year 2006. It's a shame too because it's an amazing car. But, Volkswagen just keeps on building them in Dresden Germany right alongside all those Bentley Flying Spurs heading for the USA at twice the price. Meanwhile, the lucky British, Continental Europeans, Koreans, Singaporeans, and South Africans get to keep on buying and enjoying Volkswagen Phaetons for years to come. I'm envious of them. Oh well, back here in America I guess that just means more exclusivity for me as I drive around in a sea of Mercedes, BMWs, Lexi, and Jaguars. I'm happy to just blend right into the background in my luxurious Phaeton W12 -- a Bentley Flying Spur at half the price.
Oh yeah, did I mention that I bought the Phaeton W12 for almost half its $106,000 sticker price by buying one slightly used with only a few thousand miles on the clock? If you can find a used one for sale out there in the marketplace, it's the luxury car steal of the century! If you are thinking of buying a Phaeton, just do it. You only live once. V8 or W12, it doesn't matter. You'll love it. You'll love the feeling of uniqueness as you sail through traffic past everyone else in all those other cliched luxury cars. Just smile and keep on cruisin'! Rest assured, you are the smart luxury car buyer in America....read morehide
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- Excellent ride
This is one of the nicest luxury cars on the market. The only car over $ 100,000 that is still hand built in Germany. I know the car in and out. This car is built by Bentley, and it can be seen. It's one of the most quiet and comfortable rides I have ever been in. Similar 12 cylindere cars cost at least $30,000 more. I know it's a Volkswagen, and VW hasn't been known for making luxury vehicles. By looking at this car, I think they got it right. What people need to do is look past VW emblem, not be turned off, and appreciate the car for what it is....read morehide
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