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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #15 on: 03 June 2019, 22:11:44 »

Previous model S Class (W221) is readily available for sensible money :y
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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #16 on: 04 June 2019, 08:33:40 »

I always liked the Phaeton and thought it a little left-field for VW, as they already had Audi (A8) to do the job in this sector, but applauded them for trying. Certainly I'd own one, however one of the major, major selling points for Omega ownership for me is repair costs, which clearly in the case of the Phaeton, is causing the OP some headache.

Mind, definitely a future classic, the Phaeton. Never sold many, and there'll never be another. :y
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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #17 on: 04 June 2019, 08:45:31 »

Pop to China and you can still buy a brand-new Phaeton, it's just called something else: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Phideon

Pretty sure that might just be the results of someone in Germany trying to tell someone in China how to pronounce Phaeton, though ;D ;D
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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #18 on: 04 June 2019, 13:51:59 »

Did not know that!  :y I'm actually a fan of longer-lived vehicle production runs, Brazil, China, Africa tend to be good examples of these.

If we did more things like that (Mini, Beetle, 911 etc) you can spend your time making incremental changes, improvements as and when they are technologically available/viable etc... As we do it now with 6 yr life cycles, every time a new model is launched there's teams of people 'reinventing the wheel' as a mate of mine said the other day when talking about car design and reliability. Think of how many annoyances/quirks or down right stupid ideas we've all come across working on cars and you find yourself saying "on the old one you just unplugged that and you could get to it, now you've got to remove the blah blah, take this bracket off, then get to it.. "

I'm not saying its as black and white as "all old cars are better, all new cars are rubbish" but its very interesting to see one model evolves when its blessed with a long production run.

Might see about shipping over one of these Made in China Posideons   :y :D
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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #19 on: 04 June 2019, 13:53:19 »

Pop to China and you can still buy a brand-new Phaeton, it's just called something else: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Phideon

Pretty sure that might just be the results of someone in Germany trying to tell someone in China how to pronounce Phaeton, though ;D ;D

You mean like when 'Rover' changed to 'Roewe'?! That still makes me laugh!

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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #20 on: 04 June 2019, 13:59:46 »

Pop to China and you can still buy a brand-new Phaeton, it's just called something else: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Phideon

Hmm, a phaeton with a 2.0T - presumably an aid to the driver achieving zen-like patience ;)
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Re: Phaeton on the way out?
« Reply #21 on: 08 June 2019, 23:30:56 »

A glimmer of hope for the Phaeton - an independent has started work on it...steering rack is now out and was in fact a Bentley rack. It will be sent for rebuild next week. Took 6 hours to get it out.
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