2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
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!
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!