: Well, I'm gonna hate on the Phaeton again.



Jesda
02-01-06, 10:43 AM
Since McCombie's first-hand reviews were false, I'm going to reiterate the build quality issues (warped windshields), myriad electrical problems (startup failures, nav screen blackouts, intermittent switches), and the very predictably awful VW dealer network.

As a new car purchase or a lease, you're probably better off with an Audi, since it'll be taken care of by more experienced service people and a more dedicated (but not much more) dealer network. Perhaps you could take the Phaeton to an Audi dealer for out of warranty work? If I had a service manual and the proper diagnostic tools, I'd probably rock one as a used car.

Great bang for the buck, and graceful styling. If only they had outsourced the gadgets and electrics to the Japanese.

70eldo
02-01-06, 11:30 AM
Over here the VW and Audi workshops/Dealers are joined in most cases. So it might be quite possible you can bring your Phaeton to the Audi workshop for service. The Phaeton is based on the A8 platform anyway...

OffThaHorseCEO
02-01-06, 11:35 AM
i thought the pheaton and one of the bentley or rolls royces shared a platform?

if i made a new purchase id buy an 06 DTS

Jesda
02-01-06, 11:37 AM
I believe the Phaeton formed the basis for the Continental and Flying Spur. I could be wrong?

slk230mb
02-01-06, 12:28 PM
Jesda, how do those W12 engines hold up?

Jesda
02-01-06, 12:35 PM
My wife's Bentley Continental GT (with twin-turbo W12) is running very nicely at 50k with no major servicing required. She works in sales and has to travel regionally on a whim quite frequently, so flying isn't always convenient, thus the higher miles.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-01-06, 12:35 PM
I believe the Phaeton formed the basis for the Continental and Flying Spur. I could be wrong?

You are correct sir! The Phaeton was sort of the test bed for the Continental and Flying Spur.

Sandy
02-01-06, 12:58 PM
My wife has had many problems with her Bentley Arnage R. She is presently looking at trading it for a known architect's Jag XJR that will be coming on market very soon. Conflecting rumors at to its year, however 2003 or 2005.:D

Kev
02-01-06, 02:53 PM
My wife has had many problems with her Bentley Arnage R. She is presently looking at trading it for a known architect's Jag XJR that will be coming on market very soon. Conflecting rumors at to its year, however 2003 or 2005.:DSurely you jest! Oh, wait, sorry..... Sandy, you jest!

slk230mb
02-01-06, 06:00 PM
My wife's Bentley Continental GT (with twin-turbo W12) is running very nicely at 50k with no major servicing required. She works in sales and has to travel regionally on a whim quite frequently, so flying isn't always convenient, thus the higher miles.


My wife has had many problems with her Bentley Arnage R. She is presently looking at trading it for a known architect's Jag XJR that will be coming on market very soon. Conflecting rumors at to its year, however 2003 or 2005.:D

Hahahaha, good work fellas.

OffThaHorseCEO
02-01-06, 07:23 PM
My wife has had many problems with her Bentley Arnage R. She is presently looking at trading it for a known architect's Jag XJR that will be coming on market very soon. Conflecting rumors at to its year, however 2003 or 2005.:D

wow, before she trades maybe you should let me take a look at it, i helped design everything from the engine to the trunk, transportations not a problem. ill fly out in my personal jet, its big enough to haul out all my cars so you can see em too, along with my 100 ft yacht

urbanski
02-01-06, 08:05 PM
my freakin ford gt blew its transmission, so i drive the porsche GT2 everyday to work and the wife drives the landrover sport (yeah the orange blown one)

:rolleyes:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-01-06, 08:33 PM
My daddy's Maybach is in the shop, so he has to use my triple black Phantom with 26" rims (!!!!!) and 4 dvd players, 6 plasma TVs and a solid gold engine.
And the hood ornament is a glass dildo.

LittleB
02-01-06, 09:48 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :histeric:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-01-06, 09:53 PM
Which one Meg?

They're all pretty damn funny!

Jesda
02-01-06, 10:09 PM
And the hood ornament is a glass dildo.

That had me rolling! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-01-06, 10:12 PM
Wow I am on fire tonight!

It's been a good day :cool2:

Oh yes, and when I push the button to spray the windshield, the hood ornament ejaculates windshield washer fluid...colored white. It's in a seperate reservior.

Eric Kahn
02-01-06, 10:32 PM
I actually had a short test drive in a 2005 v8 phaeton while waiting for the paperwork on my 2005 Passat wagon to get done so I could take it home

really quiet and rode great, comfortable except for the lack of headroom due to that *&^%# sunroof

70eldo
02-02-06, 04:09 AM
http://www.autogazeta.com/g/406/phaeton.jpg
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2005/09/28/144266.1-lg.jpg

Obvious...

fast66
02-02-06, 05:01 AM
I would rather get the audi!

Jesda
02-02-06, 06:06 AM
Honestly, I prefer the VW's nose.

slk230mb
02-02-06, 08:50 AM
Honestly, I prefer the VW's nose.

:yeah:

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
02-02-06, 10:26 AM
It's academic.

They never sold any.

The one sale they made to MC, they didn't actually make...

They only exist as dealer demonstrators...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-02-06, 01:11 PM
:yeah:

Me too!

Eric Kahn
02-02-06, 06:33 PM
I know they sold some in the USA, just wish you were not forced to get the dammed sunroof