2006 Volkswagen Phaeton User Reviews

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Users ranked 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWD Review
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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 AWD Review
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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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    75

    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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    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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    2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Reviews

    Hard To Find, But Rewarding When You Do. By xxicdboy

    Hard to properly describe this car. Many think it is an Audi A8, but it is much more than that. Has some incredible features like auto door close, vanity screens and an excellent Navigation system... Read More

    2004 Volkswagen Phaeton Reviews

    Simply The Best By ReallyOldGuy

    This may be the finest quality automobile i have owned, including Mercedes, BMW, Rolls, etc. Fit, finish and assembly are impeccable. At 80 mph it seems as quite as idling in the driveway. After ... Read More

    Beats An A8, Need I Say More? By Carlos

    This car just leaves me speechless, thank god I'm typing. It's still hard to believe that this is a Volkswagen. They've done it again, created another classic in my heart. Read More

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