Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Beautiful styling, solid construction, quality of materials and wonderful highway cruising.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Add Bluetooth connectivity, DVD navigation, and try to reduce weight. More torque in V8 would be welcome.
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
I have a 2005 Phaeton and no significant changes were made for 2006. The car is virtually unknown but offers a level of build quality equivalent to a Bentley (both cars share many components and some Bentley Flying Spurs are built on the same assembly line as the Phaeton). It is heavy and thirsty, but has a vault like feeling of strength. The V8 provides adequate power but with 5,200 lbs to pull, is no dragster. On the hiighway this car excels, maintaining triple digit cruise effortlessly and quietly. A 300 mile drive is a pleasure and I can drive all day without feeling tired. Handling is quite good considering the weight, but could hardly be considered nimble. However this car is meant for luxury cruising and to that end it excels. Seats are comfortable, plenty of space in back, great air conditioning, smooth ride, great sound system, navigation, CD changer, soft close doors; nice package! Pity VW stopped importing this car, I would have got another when my lease is up!
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