by noahas on Apr 3, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)
Coming from a BMW 7 series, I was concerned, but this is a fantastic car at a great value on the used market. Make sure to get a CPO or aftermarket warranty though just in case. They seem to be quite reliable, but no doubt quite costly once the warranty runs out. The interior is huge, the engine very powerful, and enough little touches that show they thought of everything. Only downside is that VW dealerships don't know how to service customers for a higher end vehicle like this. They are used to people buying $15k cars, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus are not and thus, do it right. Buy it!
by pluckon on Jan 14, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)
Thank goodness the Phaeton bombed in the market, because it allowed me to get a low-mileage W12 for barely more than $50,000. I've been in almost every hoo-hah car on the planet and this one's the best. It's outlandishly fast, solid, beautiful and incredibly comfortable. The stereo is awesome, and they could fight a nuclear war outside and you'd never hear it. By the way, I will never understand why luxury car buyers complain about fuel economy! If you're too cheap to buy a lot of gas, then for goodness sake don't get a 12-cylinder car.
by brian mcnally on Aug 29, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)
after 20 years of declining Benz
quality and unable to stomach the
cosmetics counter styling of thier
interiors it is a godsend that VW has
rescued car buyers from having to drive
the class favorite of orthodontists and
garmentos. After 8 months and 25000
miles I'm ready to order the wagon and
coupe, if VW will just build them.
by jesichler on Mar 23, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)
15 yrs. ago Mercedes had the best built
cars. Now VW creates "build quality"
equal to Lexus, better than BMW, and
way ahead of Mercedes. The ride,
handling, fit and finish are
phenomenal. Gas mileage is an
acceptable 16 MPG in mixed driving.
The W12 engine is smooth/responsive and
the car so well insulated that it
glides super quietly along the highway
at 70 MPH with engine RPM @2200. I
wanted understated elegance and
excellent fit/finish and got what I
paid for. I strongly recommend this car
if you don't worry about "hood emblems"
and just want fine quality, design, and
by davidcpeck on Feb 16, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)
i test drove a 12 cyclinder with after
market wheels, rubber, and exhaust
system in scottsdale... wow. this is a
hand-made vehicle with bentley heritage
for under $ 100.k the vw badges are
round, so owners can easily replace
them with round bentley badges, or
customized with owners' names, or
even "phaeton"... the best car i've
ever been in... including bentleys and
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