You have to admire the stones of Piëch for coming up with this ride. Yes, I know all the marketing blunders associated with the Phaeton. VW’s image couldn’t carry the upscale model. Selling luxury next to economy at the punch bug dealership becomes a sales training Rubik’s cube when trying to walk customers from $20K to $100K. Then how about you buy the $100K magic carpet after trading in your MB or BM. Service, loaner cars, customer loyalty programs, etc, pale in comparison to their German brothers. Yes, you have to admire the stones that sank to the bottom of the wishing well along with Phaeton values where I’d like to pick one up.
On Hemmings in Evansville, Indiana for $23,900.
“2004 VW Phaeton W12 Sedan (VIN: WVWBH63D448006667), luna blue met./sonnene beige lthr, 91,000 miles, auto trans, aluminium 6.0L DOHC 48-valve W12 engine, 420 hp. & 406 ft-lbs. torque, 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive, independent suspension front & rear, ESP, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist, Options: front & rear park assist, trunk closer, heated steering wheel, very rare 4-passenger seating w/ front & rear heated, a/c and massaging seats, power rear seats w/ 2-position seat memory, rear climate control, tire press monitoring, keyless-go, bi-Xenon headlights rain sensing wipers, HomeLink, Premium audio/NAV package w/ XM satellite radio & 6CD, BlueTooth, both keys/remotes, new Continental tires, clean AutoCheck, 2 owners. In the US 1,433 Phaetons were sold in 04 & 820 were sold in 05, with the remaining few produced in 06 – a total US production of under 2,400. Approx 300 were W12’s, and only about 50 were the 4-passenger configuration. This vehicle is a phenomenal driving sedan, and shares the same platform and W12 engine as the Bentley Continental GT / Bentley Flying Spur / Audi A8L 6.0L. Books & manuals, clean AutoCheck, recent inspection / service incl. new tire pressure monitors, aftermarket warranty and financing options available, one of the nicest examples of a VW Phaeton on the market, new MSRP of approx. $105,000.00, offered at $23,900.00 / best offer.”