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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan

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Finest Car Ever Owned
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By Martin Proyect
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The Volkswagen Phaeton is a high quality machine, drives like a dream, provides extraordinary comfort, is extremely powerful, and is a unique vehicle that gives the owner a sense of real value.


Best Features

The smooth ride, large and comfortable interior, and reliability of the entire vehicle as well as its component parts.


Worst Features

Improved visability when backing up would be helpful.


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


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It is a pleasure to drive the Volkswagen Phaeton V8. Every aspect of driving becomes enjoyable. The gauges and controls are logical, easy to read, and instinctive. The car handles amazingly well in the snow. I have driven an Infiniti Q45, BMW 740i, and Lincolns, but nothing compares to this car. There cannot be a greater value than the (reduced price) Phaeton.


Best Features

The stereo, navigation system, OnStar, All-Wheel Drive, and comfortable seating, are all tremendous.


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Phaeton WILL NOT DISSAPOINT!!!!
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By Chris K.
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Finest car I have ever driven
(LS400,Beemers, A8, Jags better look
out). Certainly, no american and very
few foreign cars come close to the
personality, presence, drive and feel
of a Pheaton. Very luxurious but also
very rewarding to drive. Wants for
nothing! World class confort. Pay
the extra $1000 for premium radio
system...WOW! All-wheel drive great
for Massachusetts winters. A true
highway crusier, very mellow at 95mph,
very stable, no wind noise.
Beautifully performing engine and ultra
smooth shifting. This Volkswagen is
the real deal. VW really needs to do
a better job of promoting a true world
class automobile. Drive it and you'll
want to buy it!


Best Features

Engine. Exhaust note. 6-speed multi function transmission. All-wheel drive. Adjustable suspension & vehicle height. Interior and exterior design is real eye candy. Exceptional build quality, fit/finish.


Worst Features

Insrtument panel lights that stay on all the time. Navigation system works great but display maps should show street names! Add V10 option.


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Best car I ever drove
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By bernardo
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


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Terrific ride. Floats along without
any effort at 100 mph. Never a problem
mechanically. Awesome technology.


Best Features

Ease of driving. Fun technology.


Worst Features

none


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you gotta get one!!!
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By rnisco
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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i have driven my Phaeton over 4500
miles and am convinced it is one of
the finest cars made. I have taken it
to 128mph and it is composed and
quiet. My wife, who is always asking
me to slow down, said to keep at
100mph. The suspension and brakes are
just wonderful. I have owned 500s and
7501l and this is my favorite. It is
the best road car I have ever
owned. Gas mileage is great at 80 to 100
mph- but city mpg is poor. They should
have their own badge - it would sell
better if it had it's own division.


Best Features

Great sound system, navigation, interior package.


Worst Features

Window and trunk gas buttons could be in better location.


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