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Bentley in Disguise
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By Bobm1
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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My Volkswagen Phaeton V8 is by far the best car I've ever owned or ridden in. This is not a car for status seekers. It's a car for people who want to drive the best large luxury car but don't want anyone else to know. The only down side to owning it is when you have to take it in for normal maintenance you don't get the same level of service you get from the other luxury dealerships. They try but truely don't understand their Phaeton clients.


Best Features

The interior is very high class. The all wheel drive sticks like glue in the rain.


Worst Features

Add a DVD-based navigation system with voice recognition and Bluetooth.


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Volkswagen Phaeton V8
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By pharm108
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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My Volkswagen Phaeton V8 is a great car. I considered a BMW and Mercedes but this car was love at first sight. It's uniqueness and rarity adds to the special feeling experienced driving it.


Worst Features

Adding the auto trunk closure to all models. It is difficult to close the truck. It has no handles or anything to grasp onto.


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Wonderful car
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By phaeton II
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I have 5000 miles on the car and it is still a good feeling to get in and drive. The fuel economy is 15 to 16 in short trip city driving. Highway speeds 70 and higher where allowed 22 to 23 mpg. The car is solid and quiet at speed. The fit and finish on this car is perfect. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a good luxury car for a price way less than some other brands.


Best Features

The interior is full of wood trim and beautiful gauges. Great entertainment sound sustem. The seats are adjustable in every way you can think of. This makes for a very comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Just some nav system upgrades. It would be nice to have satellite radio and bluetooth capacity.


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Great Ride
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By jack
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I have now had this car for one year,
and it is going back to the dealer for
the first time, with nothing to do
other than usual 10,000 mile service. I
get good mileage 18mpg around town and
22 on the highway. If you want a sporty
set up, you can adjust the suspension
setting. If you want faster response
slip it into sport setting. Nary a
problem, you and your family will feel
safe and secure at all times. Best car
I've ever had, and there have been many
from all the top brands. Just wish VW
would do a better job of promoting this
great car, but then again maybe its
better this way because you can have a
truly exclusive ride for a reasonable
price.


Best Features

interior design, luxury ride, solid feel, good handling, all wheel drive and adjustable suspension, engine sound and great stereo sound


Worst Features

nothing


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Incredible!!!!
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By ray
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I was driving an Audi A8 (a 2000) and
was looking to get into a 2005 model.
One of our board memebers owns a car
dealership (not a VW dealership) and
suggested that I take one for a test
drive. All I can tell you that this
is the best car I've ever driven
including the 2005 Audi. It gives you
a much needed back massage whenever
you want one. I have the upgraded
sound system and it is heavenly as is
the information system. The only
drawback is the seats don't fully
recline (so I cannot sleep in the
car)!!!


Best Features

Too many to list. The sound system of course, the HVAC system and the massage seats (whoever thought of the massage seats should be awarded the equivalent of the automotive Nobel Peace Prize!!!!


Worst Features

The massage seats should stay on longer than 10 minutes and it should also massage all other body parts!!!


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