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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By great
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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There is only one problem with this car: Every time you turn the car on you have to go into "economy" and turn off rear air conditioning. Do the Germans always drive with backseat passengers? Overall nicer than an Audi A8L even when the Phaeton is stock.


Best Features

My favorite feature is the adjustable suspention. It makes for great fun.


Worst Features

Please make the rear air conditioning turn off!


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By RL
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan w/4 Seats (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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This car, with the outstanding deals being offered, represents great value. The quality of the interior materials is above average for the class. Yes, it's heavy, but it rolls down the road in fine style and the structure feels bank vault strong. I've been averaging 17-18 mpg in a mix of city and highway driving, not bad for a large car. Overall I'm very impressed so far, and look forward to driving this car every chance I get. Those who don't consider this car because it's has the VW emblem are making an error, there is nothing like a Phaeton for the price. Consider this; the Bentley Continental is built on the same platform and shares most of the Phaeton's running gear!


Best Features

Seats - cooled, heated, 18 way, with massage. DSP Sound System Highway ride - smoooth A/C system is very powerful All wheel drive stability


Worst Features

Add bluetooth connectivity for a phone. Add keyless start. Allow CD to play mp3 files Sat. Radio option Lower ride height - fender gaps over the wheels are too big. V10 Diesel option for USA


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By J. Huston
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan w/4 Seats (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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tons of gadgets, kind of hard to figure out. spectacular interior, exceptional stereo system, car handles fine, braking ok, exterior elegant, great paint finish, fun to drive.


Best Features

transmission multifuntion use, adjustable seating heated and cooled front and rear,


Worst Features

visibility not so good


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Best Luxury Under 150K
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By brzmkla
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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for about 1/3 less than it's cousin, Bentley Continental GT, the Phaeton delivers an unbeatable mix of luxury, safety, and comfort that is unmatched in its category. A hand-built quality to it's finish, 4 wheel drive, an ingenious indirect ventilation system, a decent gas mileage (about 18 mpg over the last year), make this car the best value in its class, beating hands down the S500, 745iL, and A8. Test drive it and you'll be sold as well.


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Awesome machine everyone should owe one
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By Ian
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan W12 4dr Sedan w/4 Seats (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


Review

awesome performance best of german design a wonder to drive or be driven in just awesome


Best Features

nav. system heat seats not V12 a W12


Worst Features

nothing


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