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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Vehicle Overview:
Vehicle Type: Luxury Car
ABS Brakes: Standard
Standard Airbags: 8
MPG: 16/19-22 (City/HWY)
Engine Offered:
4.2L V8 335HP
6.0L W12 444HP
Consumer Ratings:
Performance:4
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Ratings Guide:
5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
based on 18 ratings
Consumer Verdict:
Recommended ?Consumers rated 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton in the top 12% of 2006 model year vehicles.
Rank:
88%
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Submitted Feb 3, 2011

Guest
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Superb build and materials quality.
Incredible attention to detail.
Durable. Ages very well.
Best seats available.
Solid, bank vault-like feel.
The W12 engine is very quiet, smooth, powerful, and reliable. The V8 is excellent too.
All-Wheel-Drive.
Excellent climate control system.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Expensive routine maintenance (expected).
Low gas mileage (expected).
No IPOD connectivity, no bluetooth, analog OnStar (cannot be used).

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
It is a real shame this car was discontinued in North America. It continues to sell successfully in the rest of the world.

With only 2000+ sold in North America, it is one of the most elusive and rare cars on the road. Nonetheless, parts and service availability is excellent.

Both the V8 and W12 are excellent cruisers: quiet, comfortable, confidence-inspiring... The W12 is turbine-smooth, and really shows its stuff at higher speeds. The V8 is no slouch either, but cannot compare to the W12's performance.

The engine bay, especially in the W12 is very tight, making it hard to even perform the most basic maintenance functions.


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Submitted Oct 25, 2010
Performance:5
Exterior:4
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
The car is just great, I even tuned the V6 3.0 TDS, so nice.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Please!!! MP3 cd player upgrade, and Iphone bluetooth, NOT rSAP! USB connection would be great too...


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Submitted Aug 2, 2009
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Ride.
Handling.
Seats.
Standard equipment.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Make driver's door panel same as passenger's (controls too far away with current design).
CD nav system not as good as DVD.
Put power seat controls on door panel (like M-B).

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
Best value on the market. Overall, quality equals or exceeds Lexus LS, BMW 7, M-B S (I've owned all 3). Dealer service has been excellent, too.
Great road car --- as good as it gets.


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Submitted Jul 26, 2009
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
I have owned the car for one year.
Best car by far that I have ever had.
I enjoy the car every day.
Quality through-and-through.
Terrific sound system.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Improve the navigation system.
Cup holders too shallow.
Tire pressure monitoring system is a bit irritating at times.


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Submitted May 12, 2009

Mike Wengler
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Quick, quiet, comfortable ride.
Incredible stereo sound.
Heated and air conditioned, massaging seats.
Keyless access self closing doors and trunk.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Re-introduce it to North America.
Update the CD based navigation system, offer more integration of I-pods, bluetooth, etc.

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
A no holds barred, no skimping design and manufacture. Meets or excels at fit and finish to any flashy label European, American or Asian car. They then graced it with a "people's car" badge on the front and back....perfect! This is the perfect car for those who don't need to show a label, but would rather drive an incredible car unpretentiously. It's also great to catch the stares of those who recognize that it's not a 12 cylinder Passat on steroids.


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Submitted Jun 7, 2008

Guest
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Everything. Not a problem one in 2 years. I was just rear-ended and the vehicle held up great - waiting for the vehicle to be repaired by VW. So far all have treated me great.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Blue tooth and phone capabilities. other than that its the best car on the road.

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
Not much else to say about the best car on the road. I hope VW comes out with the hardtop convertible Phaeton. Would love to have a four door version.


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Submitted Feb 29, 2008

Guest
Performance:4
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Build quality, ride, standard features, styling

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
Larger V8

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
Best value in the luxury car field. I've owned Cadillac DeVille, Lexus LS400, BMW 740iL, Mercedes S550. This VW beats them all.


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Submitted Feb 16, 2008

Guest
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
luxury features

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
better MPG

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
perfect car except for gas mileage...if it had a different logo you couldn't keep them in the showroom and they certainly would still be available in 2008


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Submitted Jun 19, 2007

Guest
Performance:3
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:4
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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Submitted Jan 2, 2006

Guest
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:4
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
The quite powerful ride is unbeliveable.

Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?
The navigation system is hard to program.

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Review:
I have never owned a more luxurious vehicle. It has every option you could possibbly ask for in an up scale auto. The ride is as quite as any Cadilac, Mercedes, or BMW we have owned over the years. This is truley the auto buy of the decade.


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