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The greatest second-hand car on the market, thanks to appalling RVs. Pity, the Phaeton is a good car with decent engines and quality

Good stuff

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

Bad stuff

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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What's the 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.

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