• Ed Posted: 11/17/2008 5:57pm PST

    The LOOK? It looks like a fat passat, and it is indeed fat, 5,000++ lbs. 1000+ lbs more obese than its sibling the A8, which is made of ALUMINUM and does not rust.
    The advantage is that it shares most mechanicals with the ueber-expensive BENTLEY. After the Phaeton Bombed, the same factory in Dresden you mentioned now muilds bentleys, which makes much more sense for VW (far bigger profits from essentially the same mechanicals)
    But if you do not mind the boring exterior, you can find a cheap used Phaeton on cars.com, next time gas prices go over $4, or even today.

  • JKD Posted: 11/17/2008 2:45pm PST

    I myself always loved the look and technology behind the Phaeton. I just wish it were more affordable :-)
    Is the new one still made in Dresden? Will it come to the States?