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On the road prices from £18,605 to £27,000

Models include,

  • V6
  • V8
  • V10 TDI
  • W12 4 Motion

VW state,

  • It pushes the boundaries of refinement.
  • The powerful 6 litre W12 engine propels the car to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds and, where the law permits, reaches 150 mph (limited).
  • Ride remains silky smooth because our engineers have found new ways to minimize even the slightest vibration.
  • There are around 100 patents integrated into the new Phaeton.

 VW Phaeton Reviews


User rating -

My Phaeton will arrive in about 6 more weeks as I special ordered it. Currently it's taking about 12 weeks to get one delivered here in the USA.

I got the V8 rather than the V12 (there is only so much of a sales job I can do on the wife and I was pushing it as it is) with all the options, four seater, dark green, with sand interior, power truck, keyless entry, etc.

My wife thinks I'm crazy because I'm trading a Lexus LS 430 for a Volkswagon. I took out a Phaeton for a day and fell in love with it.

If you are looking at buying a car in this class, I challange you to compare the Phaeton with it as I did.

The 745 IL is way to "out there" for me. It was not even fun to drive and I had a 750IL back in the late 80's and thought it was the best car I've ever owned.

I had an 2000 S-Type Jag with a V8 and only had problems with it. Build quality is just not there. Looked at and drove the new 2004 XJ and it's nice but again there was just something that did not feel "right" about it to me. Maybe it's because all the problems I had with the S-Type that kept haunting me. They need to update the body too because it doesn't look like a new Jag.

The quality of the Benz has gone down lately and the S430 is way overated in my opinion. The E55 AMG is wonderful but I wanted a bigger car and the 600 is way more that I can afford.

The Lexus LS 430 that I now drive is of very high qualilty, fit and trim is great, it's comfortable but it's BOARING to drive. It's just not a car that screems to be driven like the Phaeton does.

I'll try and post again after I get the Phaeton and let you know how I like it after a few weeks but I think I already know the answer. I'm really excited about this car and it's keeping me up at night just thinking about it.

By User - David Duty CTA, Gulf Breeze, FL USA

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