2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Consumer Review: Built the way Mercedes used to
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan - Consumer Review

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Built the way Mercedes used to build
By jesichler on

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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)

Review

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
function.

Best Features

Accelerates like a rocket ship!

Worst Features

Phaeton is as close to perfect as you can get in this price range.
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