The Volkswagen Phaeton is the dopest car you have never noticed. The main reason for this is it looks a lot like a Passat of the same year, just bigger. But that ends once you open the cabin’s doors and see what lies beneath. The Phaeton was a car designed when Volkswagen started making a comeback. The Volkswagen brand had always been synonymous with cheap and practical. In the early 2000’s when Volkswagen started getting some serious buzz, mainly from the re-release of the popular Beetle, they decided to flex all their muscles and intellect and show the world what Volkswagen was truly capable of…the Phaeton!
Under the hood you had a 444 horsepower 12 cylinder motor. 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, phenomenally fast for a huge luxury sedan at the time, and autobahn ready. But this isn’t a dragster, this car really shines for the backseat passengers. It has the legroom of a limo, seperate climate controls for every passenger, including heated or cooled leather seats, and of course the rear seats recline. A few of the items in this car are dated like hardwired cell phones and dvd navigation, but you will be hard pressed to find another car that wows you on a daily basis than this car. It’s completely silent on the inside and makes no fuss on the outside so most crooks and criminals would break into the Mustang next to you while you are moving weight down to the coast. For $15,000, this is a millionaire car on a manager budget.