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This generation of Volkswagen Phaeton has been produced from September, 2002 to January, 2010. We can provide information about 23 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced with all four wheel (4x4) drive (19 versions) and front wheel drive (4 versions).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 3.2 to 6.0 litres and power of from 241 to 450 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 3.0 to 4.9 litres and power of from 224 to 313 horsepower.
The car is available with both automatic (21 version), as well as manual (2 versions) gearbox.

Volkswagen Phaeton average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 11.4 to 15.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 9.6 to 11.4 litres per 100km. The most economical Volkswagen Phaeton petrol engine version is Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 4-zitter, consuming 11.4 litres per 100km. While the most economical Volkswagen Phaeton diesel - Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 4-zitter for 100 kilometers consumes 9.6 liters of diesel.

Volkswagen Phaeton CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 274 to 374 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 259 to 308 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Phaeton with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 4-zitter which produces an average of 274 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Phaeton diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 4-zitter - 259 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.1 seconds has Volkswagen Phaeton Long 6.0 W12 4Motion 5-zitter version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Phaeton Long 3.2 V6 4Motion 4-zitter reaching this speed only in 9.9 seconds.

This Volkswagen (VW) is slightly expensive - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 7000 $. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Phaeton repair costs are 320 $ per year. Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Phaeton prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Phaeton received average grade 7.0 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (7.9). All authors of reviews would recommend Volkswagen Phaeton to the friend.

Volkswagen Phaeton modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 4-zitter Oct 2004 — Jan 2010 3.0 Diesel 224 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 5-zitter Oct 2004 — Jan 2010 3.0 Diesel 224 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 4-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 11.4 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 4-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 5-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 11.4 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 5-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 4Motion 4-zitter Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 4Motion 5-zitter Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.1 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 3.2 V6 4Motion 4-zitter Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 3.2 V6 4Motion 5-zitter Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 4.2 V8 4Motion 4-zitter Jun 2003 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 4.2 V8 4Motion 5-zitter Jun 2003 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 4.2 V8 4Motion 4-zitter Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 4.2 V8 4Motion 5-zitter Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 4-zitter Mar 2003 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 5-zitter Mar 2003 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 4-zitter Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 5-zitter Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 W12 4Motion 4-zitter Sep 2002 — Jan 2010 6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 W12 4Motion 5-zitter Sep 2002 — Jan 2010 6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 W12 4WD Jan 2003 — Jan 2010 6.0 Petrol 450 HP 14.5 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 6.0 W12 4Motion 4-zitter Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volkswagen Phaeton Long 6.0 W12 4Motion 5-zitter Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)

Volkswagen Phaeton prices

Volkswagen Phaeton sedan price in Latvia is from 3000 $ to 11500 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Phaeton price is entirely high - Volkswagen Phaeton is approximately for 21 percents more expensive then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2002 - 2010 prices). Volkswagen Phaeton high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Volkswagen (VW) could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowest price ($)Average price ($)Highest price ($)Availability
2009 8000 10 000 11 500
2008 8500 10 000 11 000
2007 6000 7000 8500
2006 5500 6500 7500
2005 4700 5500 7000
2004 4900 6500 8000
2003 4700 6000 6500
2002 3000 3800 5000

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Volkswagen Phaeton quality

production year from 2002 to 2010

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Volkswagen Phaeton quality is very high.
During regular inspections failures are found for approximately only 3 percents of Volkswagen Phaeton.

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Year of inspection Age of car Failures found %
/ average for same age cars
Place in rating
Volkswagen Phaeton produced in 2010
2012 2 years 3.4% / 5.90% 11. from 129
Volkswagen Phaeton produced in 2009
2012 3 years 3.4% / 5.90% 11. from 129
Volkswagen Phaeton produced in 2008
2012 4 years 3.4% / 5.90% 11. from 129
Volkswagen Phaeton produced in 2007
2012 5 years 2.4% / 10.30% 1. from 122
Volkswagen Phaeton produced in 2006
2012 6 years 2.4% / 10.30% 1. from 122

Volkswagen Phaeton sedan features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Phaeton with corresponding feature (option)

Leather upholstery
90%
Electrically adjustable seats
90%
Climate control
89%
Heated seats
89%
Rear parking sensors
88%
Cruise control
87%
Front parking sensors
85%
Rain sensor
84%
Metallic paint
77%
Navigation
77%
Xenon headlights
71%
Adjustable steering wheel
71%
Dimming mirrors
66%
Conditioning
63%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
59%
Auxiliary heating
53%
Tire pressure control
51%
Bi-xenon lights
51%
Sunroof
45%
Ventilated seats
37%
Heated steering wheel
23%
Distance control
21%
Adaptive cruise control
20%
Panoramic sunroof
9%

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Volkswagen Phaeton reviews

Volkswagen Phaeton 2007.year Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:95`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 721.5 $ (~ 360 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
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  Review author Aivars (male, age 67)
Volkswagen Phaeton 2005.year Petrol 4.2 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:225`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 20.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1443 $ (~ 288 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 41
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