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Old 01-02-2018, 05:56 AM   #1
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Talk me out of this...

I want a VW Phaeton.



Yes I do. I want one badly. Black, slightly lowered with upgraded OEM or Bentley rims and that's it, just like the photo. $10-12k will buy you an almost mint and loaded W12 and $5-6k will get you a pretty good 8 cyl. It won't be a daily driver but rather a weekend/leisure cruiser, like my Boxster but with a different purpose.

Is it crazy? Most owners seem to talk rather well about these cars. Maintenance is high but not like most older Euro luxury cars - there doesn't seem to be any horror stories about blown engines, exploding hydraulics, electrical fires, etc. Any input?
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Check the reputation of the service department of your VW dealer. In general, VW service has a terrible reputation here in the US.
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********************in Ride! If it is out of production maintenance will be costly
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You are going to need someone that can work on the car especially the W12. Do you have someone? I would not count on the local VW dealer since this car has been out of production for some time plus they never sold a lot of them.

A W12 in a VW is pretty cool though!
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I want a VW Phaeton.



Yes I do. I want one badly. Black, slightly lowered with upgraded OEM or Bentley rims and that's it, just like the photo. $10-12k will buy you an almost mint and loaded W12 and $5-6k will get you a pretty good 8 cyl. It won't be a daily driver but rather a weekend/leisure cruiser, like my Boxster but with a different purpose.

Is it crazy? Most owners seem to talk rather well about these cars. Maintenance is high but not like most older Euro luxury cars - there doesn't seem to be any horror stories about blown engines, exploding hydraulics, electrical fires, etc. Any input?
I had a 8 hour test drive in a 8 cyl. Phateon when they were new. It's amazing How well it drives, handles, & very comfortable. Fantastic sound system also.
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