Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Pricing


Consumer Rating
(84)

2004 Highlights

The Phaeton is an all-new ultraluxury flagship sedan from Volkswagen.


Pros

  • Powerful engine lineup, standard all-wheel drive, a features list Mercedes would be proud to call its own.

Cons

  • Low fuel economy, premium price for a non-premium brand.

Read full review

Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton for Sale

Sorry! There aren't any 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton for sale near you.

Get more for
your trade-in

  • Edmunds shoppers save money with a valuation on their trade-in
  • Receive offers from our dealer partners fast
See Your cars value
Vehicle Photo

Features & Specs

V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)
MPG161313
Seating555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower335 hp @ 6500 rpm420 hp @ 6000 rpm420 hp @ 6000 rpm

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

(84)

Consumer Rating


Car as hobby
I craved this car for months, shopped for 6 months, and found a great deal, with remaining CPO warranty. The car is a dream to drive, and the ride unimaginably good. However, you learn that this is a finicky monster to maintain properly. The tires wore quickly because the alignment went out, and there are few places that no how to align it. Without a long term warranty? A transmission is 10K, and the wrong transmission fluid was spec'd when new. The speaker wires break. The regulators in the doors go bad starting at 60,000 miles. This is a car for people with money to burn, and two cars to drive. Oh yeah, the build quality is the burden of ownership, maintaining the dream.
Best Kept Secret in the Used Car Market
I purchased a used, certified model with 60,000 miles from a VW dealer. The superb materials and build quality make it seem hardly used. The buttons, carpets, leather surfaces, chrome, liners, etc all look new. The paint deserves special mention. My silver reflex paint scheme is beautiful. The car is comfortable, with ample room inside, especially the back seat area. The air suspension is sublime. This is the car to have on long trips. This car is truly exclusive, as less than 3,500 Phaetons were imported into the US. Thankfully the Phaeton remains in production, and obtaining parts is not a problem. Servicing by VW is a must. Recommend purchasing an extended warranty.
Great Car, but Get a GOOD VW warranty
I've had the car for about a year now. Overall, this is a extremely competent luxury car. Good acceleration (not a burner, but fast enough), very smooth & quiet. The exterior is understated (which suits me just fine) & the interior is one of the best I've seen (especially on an 04 car). Good attention to detail all around. The only drawbacks I can mention is Service & some reliability issues (mostly electrical gremlins - which aren't uncommon in high end luxury cars). Combining the electrical issues w/ the fact VW technicians have little experience w/ the car can make service an exercise in trial & error & very costly if not covered under warranty(mine didn't cover much)
Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A), W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A), and Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A). Pre-owned Volkswagen Phaeton models are available with a 4.2 L-liter gas engine or a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 420 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton?

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2004 Volkswagen Phaetons are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton.