Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Phaeton saloon?
Even now, the Phaeton is a rare sight in the UK, and we've heard of no major problems. What's more, there have been no safety recalls.
The over-riding impression is that it's a superbly built, reliable and understated executive express. It's true that the earliest models seem to have suffered some teething troubles, but the later cars seem more sound.