Top Volkswagen Sedan For: Phaeton

2021 Volkswagen Arteon

2021 Volkswagen Arteon

$38190

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4 Sep

It’s the next best car to the Phaeton hands down.

2020 Volkswagen Arteon

2020 Volkswagen Arteon

$35995

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4 Sep

It’s the next best car to the Phaeton hands down.

18 May

Horrendous wind noise at 50mph+ .

11 Jan

On the negative side, there is a noticeable vibration at idle and the shifts are clunky.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon

2019 Volkswagen Arteon

$26471

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4 Sep

It’s the next best car to the Phaeton hands down.

26 Jul

The only complaints I have is tire noise (which isn't terrible).

3 Jun

rattles, rattles, and more rattles.

23 Apr

The replacement mirror did not fix the noise as I did not expect it to since it is the same design.

1 Mar

Road noise is, indeed, a little loud for a premium car - and the R-Line 19” wheels do in fact roughen the ride a bit - I specifically had to search for a non-R-Line SEL.

13 Jan

I also agree that the silly R-Line appearance package be avoided, and the oversized wheels just roughen the ride and make road noise louder.

9 Jan

Three issues I had is it tends to get a little noisy at high speeds, important safety features are lacking at entry level, and the infotainment system needs to be brought a little higher.

1 Jan

Only real complaint .. initial quality is just OK. Two weeks after delivery I have it in the shop for some minor fixes including an annoying vibration sound.

20 May

This is largely due to the electronic aids and comforts that only that trim level has such as 360 camera view, front and rear park sensors, heated steering wheel, rear seating climate control, ventilated front seats among others.

1 Mar

Road noise is, indeed, a little loud for a premium car - and the R-Line 19” wheels do in fact roughen the ride a bit - I specifically had to search for a non-R-Line SEL.

13 Jan

I also agree that the silly R-Line appearance package be avoided, and the oversized wheels just roughen the ride and make road noise louder.

7 Jan

but it's better than my 2016 GLI was on 18 inch wheels, so it's not bad.

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

$66700

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27 Jul

I finally was able to get a low mileage Phaeton in great shape.

15 Jun

The result is that, phaeton could as comfortable as MB S550 or as sporty as BMW 5 series.

30 Aug

A comparable luxury car would have cost me double what I paid for the Phaeton.

30 Oct

The Phaeton is just another example of a VW failed scheme.

8 May

People who own a phaeton are wheel informed and not looking for a badge like BMW, LEXUS OR Mercedes.

21 Oct

If you are looking for something gorgeous and amazing to drive the Phaeton is your best bet so go and test drive one today and then you will see what I say is true

2006 Volkswagen Passat

2006 Volkswagen Passat

$4585

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1 Oct

The V6 AWD Passat with Sport suspension is really an 8/10ths Phaeton.

2 Dec

Parts of the bolt rattled around the engine compartment further damaging some expensive parts including the timing chain.

25 Oct

Two months after that it started to make a growling noise when I hit the throttle hard to pass, guess what I took it back and they said it was the cam shaft.

15 Jul

It also has intermittent noise when accelerating (but only I can hear it).

15 Jun

There was loud road noise if you didn't have the radio on.

29 Mar

From water leak, multiple check engine lights (some are due to same issue), noises, and paint peeling.

25 Mar

N/A

22 Mar

N/A

3 Mar

Also, alot of squeaks in cold weather.

9 Sep

N/A

5 Aug

but rumbling noise on certain road surfaces is most disconcerting and appears to cause premature tyre wear.

11 May

N/A

3 Jun

N/A

11 Feb

I'll list the issues and the associated prices so you can gasp with me: 1. Headlights.

15 Aug

My only complaint is the breakdown of the headlight covers as they fog over time and some of the rubbery surfacing on the driver's side armrest and sections of the dashboard show wear with chips and peeling.

22 Oct

Now I keep getting check engine light, the oil has to be replaced often and the cost to repair vehicle continues to rise.

22 Feb

It was running rough and finally the oil pressure light came on.

4 Sep

A few weeks ago the engine light came on which turned out to be a malfunctioning turbo charger recirculating valve, total cost $303.59.

25 Apr

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15 Dec

The maintenance lights would appear magically after repairs were completed.

17 Oct

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1 Feb

two A/C compressors, one ABS module, alternator, (each of these cost at least $1200), fan motor, trunk latch, catalytic converter, part for Turbo, interior lock

28 Jul

Air Conditioning went out 3rd year, window washer fluid pump went out the same year.

19 Aug

Air conditioner compressor died and AC didn't work for 2 years.

13 Jun

the reason reason being my engine was burning to much oil so it had to be replaced and the a/c compressor went.

25 Apr

N/A

7 Nov

N/A

25 Oct

The next morning after I got it back I put my A/C on and it didn't work,so back to the dealer I went.

3 Sep

N/A

13 Apr

AC compressor had to be replaced and the AC is anemic anyway.

25 Mar

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2 Jan

Catalytic converter failure, water pump failure twice has made this car expensive to repair.

13 Feb

but I still would never recommend a 2006, 2007 and 2008 Passat, due to its lousy engine design (BPY engine), prone to fuel pump failures, camshaft failures, valve failures, etc.

14 Apr

When my electronic parking brake switch failed, I had to have the car towed in and the cost of the switch plus reseting the computer cost $350.

17 Oct

N/A

8 Aug

I almost backed into a wall a month after owning the car - the brakes failed.

1 Apr

Between electrical component failures, to bad electronic ignitions and keys to having both the engine and transmission go out at 81,000 miles.

25 Mar

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21 Dec

but what about all the other repair and defective parts that aren't being recalled.

24 Sep

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20 May

There have been problems with the transmission jerking, electrical malfunctions, etc.

22 Feb

It was running rough and finally the oil pressure light came on.

15 Jul

In the 40K plus area the cars begins to burn oil, there is a problem with the cam shaft and high pressure fuel pump.

7 Nov

N/A

8 Feb

The catalytic converter needed to be replaces 2 days after I bought it, then the fuel injector needed to be replaced, then a week later the oil pressure malfunctioned and shut the car down - that too needed to be replaced.

14 Sep

Here is the short list, Braking system, fuel system, Every computer system has been broken (some more than once), steering system, tire pressure monitor.

4 Jun

I've had AC replaced, fuel pressure regulator replaced, rear brake replaced in 2 weeks of ownership- 1 week the car is in the shop.

21 Apr

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24 Feb

VW is loving the money, cause they are taking it in double from us. Oil lights, low tire pressure issues, engine off lights, and the techs say "I didnt see any problems."

31 Dec

The menu frequently posts inaccurate information such as tire pressure too low and the check engine light comes on.

11 Feb

Getting such niceties as a telescopic steering wheel, stability control, tire pressure monitor, sunroof, Tiptronic transmission, full instrumentation, a nicely appointed trunk, and one touch windows on all four doors makes this a real bargain.

2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

$66950

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31 Jan

The VW Phaeton stands out as the most comfortable and all-round capable car I know.

12 Apr

Especially the car folks who "know their vehicles" are fooled by the Phaeton.

25 Oct

The Phaeton is the best value for the money in the used luxury car market today.

16 Jan

The W12 Phaeton is a great car; impossible to upgrade and amazing to drive.

1 Apr

The rear view side mirrors and rear visibility are a bit limited without turning around

6 Dec

N/A

6 Dec

N/A

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

$64600

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21 Aug

The Phaeton was the pinnacle car to complete his journey.

6 Oct

but the Phaeton is the best car I have ever owned.

13 Oct

The Phaeton is unique and luxurious.

2002 Volkswagen Passat

2002 Volkswagen Passat

$2976

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15 Apr

I ALSO HAVE A VW PHAETON AND LOVE THAT CAR BUT MY W8 IS MUCH MOE FUN.

4 Oct

The check engine light came on so I took it in to check the code and after holding my breath for the results I exhaled a sigh of relief learning it was a lose gas cap.

20 May

Dash lights would flicker off and on making it difficult to drive at night when you can’t see the instrument cluster.

7 Nov

The check engine light is always on and there is always something to fix.

29 Sep

The check engine light comes on every 7 or 8 weeks, and the causes can be hard to address because even an intermittent or random fault with any one of the bewildering array of sensors will trigger the check engine light.

4 Oct

N/A

1 Apr

N/A

25 Nov

Last week, VW also replaced the trunk lid and remote trunk release -- there was a rust spot at one of the license plate lights and this moisture had caused the trunk release to malfunction.

25 Oct

Headlights stink, otherwise it's a joy to drive. But.

22 Jan

in repairs - axles, brakes, check engine light(3-5x), dead batteries (2-3x), dead headlights(2x), dead radio (2x), & dead car(nothing worked, not the alarm, not the clock, not the engine).

7 Dec

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21 Dec

Only thing wrong is the trans makes a LOUD slam noise when downshifts when exiting the interstate, when that goes Ill buy something else.

25 Oct

If you can live with a few little glitches and dont need your car fixed every time there is a slight shimmy, shake, creek, etc.

12 Jun

N/A

24 May

And now the car makes a suspicious clunking noise.

8 Jun

Recurrent problems that were "fixed" (front headlight shakes, lock/unlock

27 Jul

The car needs more insulation to block external noise.

24 May

The last problem I had with really squeaky brakes and they told me it was normal and that bus sdqueked too.

12 Mar

N/A

2 Jan

Somewhat noisy, rough ride.

12 Jul

Engine noise explained as use of wrong oil.

25 Nov

Last week, VW also replaced the trunk lid and remote trunk release -- there was a rust spot at one of the license plate lights and this moisture had caused the trunk release to malfunction.

25 Oct

Engine leaking oil in FOUR places (three of them directly onto the catalytic converter, for maximum fire hazard), clogged heater core (no heat), transmission leak & slippage, all three ignition coils failed, brake booster failed.

16 Feb

I drive this car hard and in 8 years in failed me one time( speed sensor wore out at 150k) VW is known for either awesome or horrible cars -

7 Dec

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31 Jul

Excessively expensive routine- maintenance, + $ thousands for major system failures.

26 Mar

Driver's door lock malfunctions and window switch has brain of its own.

13 May

Common to other VW owners; hose failures, ECM malfunctions, cooling system issues, constant mold in the ventilation system (

13 Dec

At 72000 miles (2007), the engine was replaced and at 75000 miles (2007) the transmission failed becasue a bolt which hold the transmission to the engine was missing!??

11 Jun

I have cv boots failing with less than 40000 miles, an expensive repair, over $400.

3 Jan

Poor quality components, failed electrical connections, frozen suspension parts, and lack of owner serviceability, plus very dangerous turbo-lag, made this excellently designed and fun to drive car a consumer failure.

5 Apr

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25 Oct

Engine leaking oil in FOUR places (three of them directly onto the catalytic converter, for maximum fire hazard), clogged heater core (no heat), transmission leak & slippage, all three ignition coils failed, brake booster failed.

2 Apr

My mechanic once told me it's more expensive to service the brakes on my Passat than on some BMW's.

16 Feb

Brakes - 1 change on front 2 on rear - i buy cheap tires and destroy them.

22 Jan

in repairs - axles, brakes, check engine light(3-5x), dead batteries (2-3x), dead headlights(2x), dead radio (2x), & dead car(nothing worked, not the alarm, not the clock, not the engine).

12 Jul

I will never own a light beige cloth interior, impossible to keep clean, peeling paint inside, plastic trim breaks easily.

7 Dec

Bad Electric, brakes, and engine part.

24 Nov

Cannot even remember all the broken things in only 8 months- catalytic converters, brakes, oil leaks, coolant leaks, broken power seats, inferior leather seats.

8 Jun

button won't work, one of the locks stuck, window stuck open, screeching noise from dash when cold out and using fan, burning brakes smell) and the seat heater was burning me through the seat.

13 May

The plastic parts break(radio knobs, garage door opener, antenna, engine design components, seat knobs), and the rubberized paint used in the interior peels (door handles, center console, the unused ash tray covers).

25 Nov

Only issues were with ignition coils and radio(replaced under warranty years ago) and a power window regulator (last week).

24 May

And the radio has issues.

22 Jan

in repairs - axles, brakes, check engine light(3-5x), dead batteries (2-3x), dead headlights(2x), dead radio (2x), & dead car(nothing worked, not the alarm, not the clock, not the engine).

31 Jul

N/A

6 Sep

The radio has gone dead a few times and after 6 1/2 years a strip on the window came off.

13 May

The plastic parts break(radio knobs, garage door opener, antenna, engine design components, seat knobs), and the rubberized paint used in the interior peels (door handles, center console, the unused ash tray covers).

6 May

The car has been in the shop to have the coils replaced (factory recall, all four at one time) never had one go out, replaced the garage opener, radio and divers seatbelt under warranty and the seat heaters recall.

29 Jan

The radio stopped working and was replaced (no questions asked).

28 Jan

After paying the dealer, $5,200 to repair the problem the car is still full of electronic problems, like a flashing radio display, fritzed and motor in the truck.

4 Aug

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