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Buy the Phaeton

by from Irvine, CA on January 16, 2011

The W12 Phaeton is a great car; impossible to upgrade and amazing to drive. Few, if any cars sold for under $100,000 today can come near this car in comfort or performance. If you have the choice betw...
The W12 Phaeton is a great car; impossible to upgrade and amazing to drive. Few, if any cars sold for under $100,000 today can come near this car in comfort or performance. If you have the choice between a Mercedes, BMW, or Phaeton.............purchase the Phaeton. You won't be disappointed. The W12 has an aura or mystique that is undeniable. You're in a special car, and everyone knows it; especially the BMW and Mercedes owners!!!!!
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Not for the average crowd

by from Santa Barbara, CA on October 25, 2011

The Phaeton is the best value for the money in the used luxury car market today. Few, if any, cars can give you that exclusivity and performance. The W12 is an amazing motor with a turbine-like smooth...
The Phaeton is the best value for the money in the used luxury car market today. Few, if any, cars can give you that exclusivity and performance. The W12 is an amazing motor with a turbine-like smoothness that cannot be matched by anything with 8 cylinders. Drive one and you will purchase it on the spot. I've owned mine for four years w/o any major problems. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for that "special" car and likes to fly under the radar.
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Stealth Bentley for 1/5 the cost.

by from Boardman, Ohio on April 11, 2012

I've had our 2005 Phaeton for 6 months with zero problems. Amazing engineering. Interior matched by none, even Rolls and Bentley. The navigation might need an upgrade but it's a minor complaint for an...
I've had our 2005 Phaeton for 6 months with zero problems. Amazing engineering. Interior matched by none, even Rolls and Bentley. The navigation might need an upgrade but it's a minor complaint for an extremely loaded vehicle. Massage and heat/ac in every seat with true 4 zone climate. It measures the humidity in all 4 zones and the chestnut covers on front vents open and close silently as required. Bentley frame, Audi A8 engine and over the top luxury that makes people take a second look. Especially the car folks who "know their vehicles" are fooled by the Phaeton.
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Great car for the right person

by from Chicago, IL on March 20, 2013

This car is big, luxurious, well designed and built. It has a quiet smooth ride and is equiped with most everything I want. It is expensive to operate. I would not buy one if I was putting lots of mil...
This car is big, luxurious, well designed and built. It has a quiet smooth ride and is equiped with most everything I want. It is expensive to operate. I would not buy one if I was putting lots of miles on a car or wanted to spend as little as possible on a car. I live in Chicago and it is perfect for bumpy city roads and blocking out noise. It is a beautiful, comfortable cocoon to travel through town.
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Amazing, Luxurious, Unique and Stealthy

by from Fair Oaks, CA on January 31, 2016

Over the past 50 years, I've owned dozens of vehicles, from sports cars to RVs, including some luxury brands. The VW Phaeton stands out as the most comfortable and all-round capable car I know. In tow...
Over the past 50 years, I've owned dozens of vehicles, from sports cars to RVs, including some luxury brands. The VW Phaeton stands out as the most comfortable and all-round capable car I know. In town it's like a limo. On the Interstate, it's a super cruiser. With the air suspension at max height, it even handles unimproved logging roads. The plus for me is, it's not a showboat. Everybody ignores it, like they would an old Passat. I don't even bother to lock it most of the time. The only drawback is operating costs. It's complex and gas hungry. Repairs are expensive. Buy an extended warranty along with the car.
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