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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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What a luxury and craftmanship
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By JLM_CA
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The Volkswagen Phaeton is a dream machine, very well thought and executed. BMW and Mercedes need to look at Phaeton's interior and learn what luxury is all about. If you drive the car, you will buy it!. Don't bother driving the BMW 740 or Mercedes-Benz S500; technologically they are not even comparable. The sound system (upgrade via DSP system) is the best on the planet on a car. It is like a disco in there.


Best Features

The leather seats with massage and air, damping control, sound system (with DSP), automatic trunk, climate controls, quietness.


Worst Features

A voice activated navigation system would be nice.


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Best of the bunch
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By drlink
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Drive any other car in this category - BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, etc. If you can get past the marquee, you will realize that the Volkswagen Phaeton V8 is the best put together vehicle of the bunch. it has perfect fit and finish and comfort on long trips like none other. I hope they don't pull the plug on this fine car.


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My VW
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By Jack Gordon
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Prior to my purchase of the VW Phaeton, I have owned Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Mercedes, Lexus, and just about all of the other luxury cars made. I must say that in my opinion the VW Phaeton is as good or better than any of the others. The only faults that I can find are in the poor gas mileage, and the fact that the grill does not specify "Phaeton." I find it a delight to drive, localy or on a trip.


Best Features

Comfort


Worst Features

Make it say Phaeton on the grill.


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best car I ever owned
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By walter oechsle
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


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I have owned many luxury and sports cars over the last 20 years. The Phaeton is clearly the best by a substantial margin. The fact that it carries the VW badge should not be a deterrent for true car lovers and afficionados.


Best Features

road holding and rock solid build, outstanding seating variability and comfort are unequaled


Worst Features

navigation system could be simpler and dvd based


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A nice all around cruiser.
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By Stew Tetreault
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2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


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This car has all one could want in a cruising car. I bought it for long trips on the freeway and trips into NYC and Boston. The suspension is wonderful and with the W12, the car can get out of its own way also. As someone who races GT cars in 2 professional series, this is a great car for what it's meant to be. A nice street car with ample power, predictable handling, and the best interior space I been in.


Best Features

The interior is A1 in every way.


Worst Features

6 speed tranny is needed. Throttle lags unless in sport mode. Sat nav is a bit cumbersome.


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