2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Consumer Review: Built the way Mercedes used to

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton - Consumer Review

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Premiere Edition W12 Sedan (6.0L W12 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Built the way Mercedes used to build
By jesichler on


2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Premiere Edition W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


15 yrs. ago Mercedes had the best built
cars. Now VW creates "build quality"
equal to Lexus, better than BMW, and
way ahead of Mercedes. The ride,
handling, fit and finish are
phenomenal. Gas mileage is an
acceptable 16 MPG in mixed driving.
The W12 engine is smooth/responsive and
the car so well insulated that it
glides super quietly along the highway
at 70 MPH with engine RPM @2200. I
wanted understated elegance and
excellent fit/finish and got what I
paid for. I strongly recommend this car
if you don't worry about "hood emblems"
and just want fine quality, design, and

Best Features

Accelerates like a rocket ship!

Worst Features

Phaeton is as close to perfect as you can get in this price range.
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