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awesome but disappointmented
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By love vw
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Awesome performance, styling, cool, fun and for the under 50 successful crowd... however, one week after her 5000 checkup, a transmission module went, she wasn't shifting... lights on everywhere. two weeks later at the dealership (did they know what they were doing..........) Returned looks- feels as good as new. Still in love with this unpretenious and elegant automobile. some marketing from corporate might help her future...if not, an orphan.............


Favorite Features

Performance and styling - not many around.


Suggested Improvements

Trunk is to heavy for any person to manually close, need auto close - button open / close like gas tank.


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A Luxurious Rocket Ship Needs No Cachet
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By J
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Handling, comfort, and electronics are superlative. The discount more than off set the absence of brand recognition. This is a car that you can drive coast- to-coast, in any weather. It is so comfortable and offers so much control on highways or country roads, it makes travel pure pleasure. In short, if your ego can handle a brand with less status, this is one very fine automobile.


Favorite Features

Power, seat comfort (massaging mechanism, through the seat air conditioning and heating, and more positions than you may need), 4-zone climate control,an audio system that is concert quality, space in front and back as big as any limo, navigation (screen plus On Star) and a solid feeling drive.


Suggested Improvements

There is no additional improvement that is needed. Just status in the name if that is essential.


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2005 Phaeton V8
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By Franklin2
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The only small negative about the Volkswagen Phaeton V8 is the poor fuel mileage. For a 5,200 lb car, I espected this though. Otherwise, I think it is just about perfect. It has excellent fit and finish. It has the people comforts you expect in only the best cars which cost much more. its engine is very powerful and the car is very smooth and quite at high speeds.


Favorite Features

Power, handing, passive air system, and the 270 watt 12 speaker sound system are just world class. The leg and head room in the rear seat would qualify it for limo service. A very solid feel to the car.


Suggested Improvements

The navigation system harder to use than Honda's and not as informative. Also, it needs to offer satellite radio.


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Better than BMW and Mercedes
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By walter oechsle
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 4dr Sedan w/4 Seats (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


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I have had many luxury cars, but my Volkswagen Phaeton W12 is the best all around vehicle. it rides like it is on railsl, handles amazingly well, is built like a tank and exudes luxurry, inside and out. It is the perfect understatement for people of taste and class.


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


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I have owned Mercedes and BMWs for all of my adult life. Not only does the Volkswagen Phaeton perform better, it is more comfortable and far more stylish!


Favorite Features

The power, style, and comfort.


Suggested Improvements

The body could use some lengthening in order to improve the rear leg room.


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