2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Consumer Review: The W12 blows away the competi

2005 Volkswagen Phaeton - Consumer Review

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

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The W12 blows away the competition..
By Jack on


2005 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


It seems all the automotive editors
are most concerned about whether or
not VW should have built this car and
whether or not people will pay this
much money for a VW badged car.

The editors instead should concentrate
on what a magnificent car this is and
the fact that it is practically hand
built in a marvelous new 'glass'
factory in Dresden. It is rumored that
the Bentley Continental (with which
the VW shares many parts) will soon be
built alongside the Phaeton.

There are approximately 300 W12's out
there in the USA. It has been a
tremendous buy at the '04 closeout
prices, and well could become a

Best Features

Tremendous power available. The turbine like sound of the W12 engine. Every feature in the universe. Quiet. I feel like a King while driving it.

Worst Features

The only thing I can think of is having the ability to turn on instrument lighting during the daytime without the headlights being on.
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