for a new car? Here's a really new set of wheels, both
for you and the manufacturer. VW joins the ranks of
the sport luxury sedan market with this big, ultra comfortable,
very cool and totally new automobile. We had the chance
to ride in silk for a week and drove a car that answered
all of our demands. There is also a brutal W12,
if you want to shave off a couple of seconds to the
next stop light and pump more gas.
this new car? Test drive it and you will agree that
technology never ceases to progress, and that all of
a sudden you love progress. You could buy a Golf, a
New Beetle and a Jetta, and still have some spare change
to go to the movies, for the price of just one of these
new goddesses. Will it be successful? Skeptics wonder
how the car of the people can now be the car of the
very rich people. The answer is: upward mobility.
of mobility: with all the new drivetrain stuff with
leveling air suspension
and safety devices on board, this ship gets you sailing
smoothly with elegance and a lot of space. For sure,
a lot of the ideas and components are shared with other
cousins in the line-up at Audi.
But still, it takes some guts to launch such an automobile.
It’s almost as if the German manufacturer should
have dropped the VW name and gone simply with the Phaeton name, not unlike Mercedes-Benz did with the Maybach.
are family looks that you will recognize from the Passat
front end and an overall well-designed and practical
interior, but in this case it's über luxurious.
Each of the four passengers get their own climate zone
and massaging seats. Burled wood covers hide vents,
should you not need them. There is so much legroom in
the back that you will struggle with the concept of
getting a driver...and there is huge trunk so you may
take it all with you.
Details of comfort and luxury include: navigation system
with visual and audible commands, rain sensor and heated
windshield washer nozzles, leather wrapped, multi-function
steering wheel, 18-way power adjustable driver seat
and 16-way power adjustable front passenger seat, power
height adjustable, telescoping steering column with
memory and easy entry/exit function, multi-function
trip and onboard computers with instrument panel integrated
5" color display. The Technology Package includes:
Electronic Parking Assistance and Power Opening/Closing
a road trip anywhere and a long one; it might just be
the best trip you ever had.
a review of the Volkswagen Phaeton W12
Warranty/Service: Volkswagen New Vehicle Limited
Warranty: Four-years/50,000 miles; Powertrain Limited
Warranty: five years/60,000 miles; Limited Warranty
against Corrosion Perforation: 12 years/unlimited mileage.