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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview
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Great Auto — This is really a Bentley (which VW owns, also Audi). It is the same as a Bentley Sport or an Audi A8. Only varies by trim. The paint job, alone is incredible. Mine is Premium Black, which looks 2 ft. thick. Reminds me of my old 20 coat lacquer Jaguar Mk 8. It is really an out-of-the-ordinary car. Despite its size, it is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Quietest, most comfortable car I have ever owned.
Definitely an over-the-road car (25+ MPG all-highway)
Power, power, power (65 to 85 in 3 Secs) (and 1 gallon)
Solid, silent
great brakes
great zoned temperature control

Cons: Definitely NOT an in-town car (10 MPG)
Too many complex gadgets of little use
Navigation system almost useless (CD based)

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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview
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Great Car, But Not For Mostly Local Driving. Need An "in-town" Car — Pure, unadulterated luxury. Like flying First Class rather than Coach. This is essentially the same car as, except for trim, an AUDI A8 or a BENTLEY SUPER SPUR.( both companies are owned by VW). Used ones cost a fraction of new.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Quiet at all speeds as a living room. A wonder
Unmatched comfort (air suspended)
Very solidly built
Good highway mileage (24 to 26) on cruise, long run
Rooom ( so much legroom in rear they have movable foot rests)
Excellent Handling
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A/C, heat
2 batteries Either starts the car.
AWD

Cons: City mileage (8 to 12)
Navigation system designed by a maniac (save yourself, buy a TomTom)
Complicated "Infotainment" system
Brake pad and tire pressure info ALWAYS WRONG. I ignore.

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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview
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Lux — The best and most luxurious car I've ever owned! Veery luxurious, very nice and stylish! Beautiful car! If I had the chance to get it earlier, I would take it right then! If you have the financial ability to own it, just don't think any more and get it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Massage of the front and back seats, ... many many extras more!

Cons: NOTHING!

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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview
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I Really Enjoy May Car And Feel Blessed To Own One! — I own a 2006 5-Seater V8 VW Phaeton. The fit and trim are fantastic and ride quality is stiff but the seats are comfortable. The cost of ownership is pretty high, i.e. new brakes are about $1,200 but it that's expected on a high end luxury vehicle. The looks of wonder and amazement that I receive makes the purchase worth it! The Nav system is quite antiquated but the BMW 2008 CDs can be used in place of the 2006 VW Nav discs. The sound system is superb! There are many bells and whistles that are missing such as bluetooth, backup camera, and MP3 (IPOD)interface. Overall the vehicle is unique, due to only 3,000 being sold in the U.S., and it is very comparable to the competitor luxury saloons but has the misfortune of a VW stigma. I do not mind the VW brand but some undereducated aristocrats may differ. Test drive and Buy one, if you can find one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fit, Finish, Comfortable Seats, lots of interior space, beautiful wood appointments

Cons: Costly to maintain, lack of updated Multi Media technology e.g. IPOD interface, Bluetooth, Backup camera

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Nice Car And Very Comfy Ride — Realy nice car,build quality is outstandind.Got all the gadgets and style of a top end luxury motor

Pros: Comfy,classy realy nice top end car

Cons: Bit price and can think of better cars for this kind of money

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Reviews

Review By GuruJ1S3R

This VW Phaeton is interesting. I bought 12. Still have 5. The chassis was used in other VW brands like Audi & Bentley. Today the car needs more and more attention. Bad plastic,, like the extremely... Read More

Review By Guru9XG2HT

Nothing about this car is junky. This is a serious car for serious people. It deserves to be well cared for. Parts are expensive because they are high quality and low volume. Buying one that has b... Read More

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Reviews

Review By Guru9V5SSD

Viewing the available photos, the car looks as if it’s in good shape. I am already a fan of the VW Phaeton, would love to have someone contact me so I may travel to see and possibly test drive the ... Read More

Review By GuruDRN8G

I have owned Mercedes and BMWs for more than 20 years. I bought my 1st Phaeton in 2005 and I am now on my 3rd. It is the best car I have ever owned. I am saddened that this will probably be my last on... Read More

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