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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
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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