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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Phaeton

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4/10
Overall verdict
The Phaeton is an uber-saloon that looks too much like a swollen Passat to convince most people. The only place to enjoy it is from the back seat.
 

For: 

Without the Phaeton, we would never have had the Bentley Continental...

Against: 

Buy one new, and you'll loose a vast sum of cash when you come to sell on

Overview

What is it?

The Volkswagen Phaeton is an uber-saloon that looks too much like a swollen Passat to convince most people, and its heavy steel body gives it cumbersome dynamics. The only place to enjoy it is from the back seat.

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