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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

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Consider yourself spoiled
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Nothing like it
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Previously I have owned a 7 series, a few acuras, lexus, and cadillac escalade. This vehicle has definitely trumped them all! The massage seats for instance, the heated and cooled seats. The hidden vents, the adjustable seats, the programable keys, the power trunk...should I continue? EVERYTHING on this vehicle is powered. Mileage. Well, it could be better of course, but it is a awd vehicle and a very heavy one at that. If you are driving in snow, there is no better vehicle to protect you and your loved ones. I average about 330- 345 per tank and that is combined driving (mostly city though). I love when people do not even know what it is. They think jetta/passat until they get close!


Favorite Features

Cooled seats front and rear, rear climate control. AWD.


Suggested Improvements

Many people complain about an auxillary jack, but for a few bucks, I was able to replace the cd changer with a piece that supports usb, ipod, and aux jack. It took seconds to install.


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VW Phaeton- Lux Lux Lux**
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By clrevitup
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I did a lot of research and compared the Phaeton to the Mercedes-Benz CLS- / S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Lexus 430 and Audi A8u, and have to say that the Phaeton won - hands down. What a great car to drive. You combine the fact that it is " hand " built on a Bentley Continental Chassis; and that they used only the finest leather, wood, chrome and talk about features! The car can either be your "Limo" ride or in a quick shift, can become as sporty as any luxury sportscar. It is fun to drive in any of 3 shift modes / 4 suspension settings / 3 ride heights - etc. It provides the most bang for the buck and hey - it's not seen on every corner. It is the epitome of quality and style. If your confidence needs the "Lexus / Benz / BMW label - go and spend more to get less!


Favorite Features

This car is beautifully built. Overall quality abounds. I love the auto close doors / double pane glass. It has an incredibly luxurious interior, huge back seat room...and all around, heated / cooled / massage / 18 way adjustment seats, navigation, a rear sun shade, and rear side shades. The Phaeton is private and exclusive!


Suggested Improvements

I can't really think of any!


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Phaeton - The IQ test US drivers Flunked
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By GripperDon
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The Phaeton has the greatest combination of materials, design, assembly precision, and compenent selection of any car I have ever driven. It makes my Mercedes-Benz S-Class look shallow. What a shame there was no advertising.


Favorite Features

The ride.


Suggested Improvements

Add a DVD navigation system plus an auxuliary audio input.


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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By MichaelNoda
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The Phaeton is a very no nonsense luxury vehicle. It has all the appointments of its competitors, but has the practicality of a VW. The uniqueness of the big VW has many on lookers, wondering if this is a Jetta on steriods. The interior appointments are first rate with the exceptions of a couple of cheap buttons. The heated and cooled seats are very comfortable. The exterior shape is very clean, simple, and attractive. The interior cabin shuts out most unwanted noise and the upgraded sterio is unbelievable. The VW network is very proud of this vehicle and is very helpful when servicing the vehicle.


Favorite Features

Powered trunk and cooling seats. Hiding air vents isvery cool.


Suggested Improvements

Should have 19 inch wheels and tires. Base price a bit too high to be competitive.


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