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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 Sedan 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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Such a great car
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By beachdad
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan AWD w/4 Seats (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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This is the finest car I have ever driven. That includes 7 series BMW, and even my Lexus. The fuel economy is surprising, averaging 22 city & highway.


Best Features

Comfort, quietness of cabin, great fuel economy.


Worst Features

Buttons could be placed better.


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Outsanding Machine
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By Malcolm
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan W12 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


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This car is the epitome of understated elegance. Since I've previously owned the A8L, 740IL, S430 and 3.5RL but yet the Phaeton has been the most refined and pleasant of them all. I have had fewer gremlins show up and the service experience has been excellent.


Best Features

4 zone climate control, 4 motion, massage seats, heated and cooled seats and the wonderful W12 engine.


Worst Features

DVD nav system.


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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 Sedan 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!


Best 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!


Worst Features

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 Sedan 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.


Best Features

The ride.


Worst Features

Add a DVD navigation system plus an auxuliary audio input.


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