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Volkswagen Phaeton, Sedan
#1528 of 1691 Update--Phaeton 3600 miles
Sep 21, 2005 (8:36 am)
Still love it--no issues, except gas mileage and brake dust which I expected. Received a notice that dealers are getting 2006 Phaetons in (some already have). So much for the death sentence.
Also, VW sent me a phone to use with the $299 phone option on the 2005 models. I haven't been opened it yet but apparently it's a Nokia phone which will be totally integrated. I'll report after I put it in.
Every passenger I've had absolutely loves the car and the color (Cairo Gray).
#1529 of 1691 Re: New Uk Owner [ukguy1]
Sep 22, 2005 (7:17 am)
Hello all - its now 22 days since I took delivery of my new Silver 3.0 V6 Tdi Phaeton and it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. Having owned many BMW's over the years , we currently have a 2005 525d Touring, this car is VW's well kept secret.
I have had so many people ask what it is and of course unlike the BMW it does not attract discourteous responses from other drivers.
1500 miles in and its certainly a great car - returning 34mpg - remarkable for a car of its size and weight.
Next week my Chairman is taking a 4.2 V8 out for a test drive he was so impressed with my car.
Lets hope that many more people get the message and that VW launch the V6 TDi in the USA.
#1530 of 1691 Another happy UK owner
Sep 23, 2005 (3:48 am)
Like ukguy1 I picked my car up at the beginning of the month and have had a great time. Lots of stares "What is that?". Great interior and plenty of room even in the SWB.
I'm not getting 34mpg yet more like high 20's but most of my driving this month has been in and around London.
I put it in sport mode and turned the suspension to full strength the other day. What a change, even with the V6 TDI. A V8 or W12 must be quite something in full sport mode.
#1531 of 1691 Hands Free Phone--Phaeton
Sep 23, 2005 (10:31 am)
The saga of the hands free phone is over. Took the refurbished Nokia 6340i (or 6430i, I forget) to T Mobile and they inserted a SIM card and the phone works great--hands free integrated into the Phaeton's telematics. Apparently the only networks supporting the technology are Cingular and T Mobile. However, the Cingular store I visited (company-owned store) in suburban Chicago indicated that they no longer supported the technology.
T Mobile activated me and the phone works fine. However, due to the cradle design in the console, no other phone model works.
Sep 27, 2005 (12:41 am)
Just taken ownership of a used V6 3.2 petrol. 2 years old, 11k miles in mint condition.(Crystal Grey, coucou grey interior) (used by Bentley management I have been told) list price £46K, paid £22k.
Now that is what I call a bargain! Now looking for any excuse to drive.
Does anyone know if it is possible to hook up an MP3 player through the sound system?
#1533 of 1691 Phaeton number?
Sep 29, 2005 (7:10 am)
Someone mentioned that there is a special VW number to enquire about the Phaeton.
Anyone remember it?
#1534 of 1691 Re: Phaeton number? [detayls]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:51 pm)
1-877-742-3866 I.E. 1-877-Phaeton. Don't call 1-800 or 1-888 unless you want a porn line. The Phaeton costs a lot more but is more satisfying.
#1535 of 1691 Sirius Radio
Oct 03, 2005 (10:53 am)
Anybody find a way to install in a 2004 Phaeton. Like to go thru the Radio / Nav system. Any advice is apreciated. I did see the link posted awhile back for the enfig.com site. Has anybody used them.
#1536 of 1691 Can you add the Wood Steering wheel to a car
Oct 03, 2005 (10:56 am)
You picture of the Wood Wheel on you Phaeton go me to think about seeing if you could add one to a car. Does anybody know what that might cost.
#1537 of 1691 Re: Can you add the Wood Steering wheel to a car [kcmover]
Oct 03, 2005 (6:52 pm)
I checked into that 2 months ago and got NO for an answer. The regional Phaeton technician (or something like that) was in my local dealerships office when I asked the question. I got no price and they said that the woodgrain steering wheel was too slick for safety reasons and therefore would not order it. BS in my opinion.
You also would have to recode the computer because our steering wheels are coded for heated grips.