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Volkswagen Phaeton V8
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By pharm108
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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My Volkswagen Phaeton V8 is a great car. I considered a BMW and Mercedes but this car was love at first sight. It's uniqueness and rarity adds to the special feeling experienced driving it.


Worst Features

Adding the auto trunk closure to all models. It is difficult to close the truck. It has no handles or anything to grasp onto.


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Wonderful car
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By phaeton II
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I have 5000 miles on the car and it is still a good feeling to get in and drive. The fuel economy is 15 to 16 in short trip city driving. Highway speeds 70 and higher where allowed 22 to 23 mpg. The car is solid and quiet at speed. The fit and finish on this car is perfect. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a good luxury car for a price way less than some other brands.


Best Features

The interior is full of wood trim and beautiful gauges. Great entertainment sound sustem. The seats are adjustable in every way you can think of. This makes for a very comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Just some nav system upgrades. It would be nice to have satellite radio and bluetooth capacity.


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Great Ride
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By jack
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I have now had this car for one year, and it is going back to the dealer for the first time, with nothing to do other than usual 10,000 mile service. I get good mileage 18mpg around town and 22 on the highway. If you want a sporty set up, you can adjust the suspension setting. If you want faster response slip it into sport setting. Nary a problem, you and your family will feel safe and secure at all times. Best car I've ever had, and there have been many from all the top brands. Just wish VW would do a better job of promoting this great car, but then again maybe its better this way because you can have a truly exclusive ride for a reasonable price.


Best Features

interior design, luxury ride, solid feel, good handling, all wheel drive and adjustable suspension, engine sound and great stereo sound


Worst Features

nothing


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Incredible!!!!
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By ray
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I was driving an Audi A8 (a 2000) and was looking to get into a 2005 model. One of our board memebers owns a car dealership (not a VW dealership) and suggested that I take one for a test drive. All I can tell you that this is the best car I've ever driven including the 2005 Audi. It gives you a much needed back massage whenever you want one. I have the upgraded sound system and it is heavenly as is the information system. The only drawback is the seats don't fully recline (so I cannot sleep in the car)!!!


Best Features

Too many to list. The sound system of course, the HVAC system and the massage seats (whoever thought of the massage seats should be awarded the equivalent of the automotive Nobel Peace Prize!!!!


Worst Features

The massage seats should stay on longer than 10 minutes and it should also massage all other body parts!!!


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Finest Car Ever Owned
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By Martin Proyect
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The Volkswagen Phaeton is a high quality machine, drives like a dream, provides extraordinary comfort, is extremely powerful, and is a unique vehicle that gives the owner a sense of real value.


Best Features

The smooth ride, large and comfortable interior, and reliability of the entire vehicle as well as its component parts.


Worst Features

Improved visability when backing up would be helpful.


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