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Regular Car Reviews: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8

Published on Aug 10, 2015 760,290 views

"Stealth Wealth" that's what this car is. The Phaeton is the only car I've driven that is better at "car-ing" than a Tesla Model S.

  • Süleyman Tüfekçi
    Süleyman Tüfekçi 2 года назад 3:40 "Smoother than two Brazilian waxed, bi-curious, graphic majoring white girls, scissoring in an inflatable kiddie pool filled with peach sherbert outside on a day when the humidity is 80%" omg im dying :D
  • Bahadır Öztürk
    Bahadır Öztürk 1 день назад Süleyman neden?
  • TheOdst219
    TheOdst219 4 дня назад Now I want Peach sherbert.
  • Sahand REzai
    Sahand REzai 4 месяца назад Süleyman Tüfekçi ...Nice.
  • Punnyabrata Chakraborty
    Punnyabrata Chakraborty 5 месяцев назад that's pretty smooth
  • TheOffical Nice
    TheOffical Nice 7 месяцев назад DIED! 😭😭😭
  • Lodogg 3323
    Lodogg 3323 7 месяцев назад Smoooooth
  • Mr. Dmitri Ravenoff
    Mr. Dmitri Ravenoff 9 месяцев назад Nice.
  • artistwithouttalent
    artistwithouttalent Год назад Süleyman Tüfekçi n i c e .
  • Skip741 x
    Skip741 x Год назад meeeee tooooo hilarious
  • cloridan Beauchamps
    cloridan Beauchamps Год назад baginatora ive experienced dsg, damn it was smooth
  • ycnexu
    ycnexu 2 года назад Not great at English and needed that transcription. Thanks :)
  • Bad Decisions
    Bad Decisions 2 года назад Der Schlagzeuger Andre 3000 would be proud of that delivery
  • Davy Rando
    Davy Rando 2 года назад nice
  • Michael Kingman
    Michael Kingman 2 года назад SirSkidMark It's the best line in the history of spoken word
    SOCOMJON 2 года назад I spat coffee all over my pc after that line!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vittu Harkonnen
    Vittu Harkonnen 2 года назад Damn that smooth
  • SirSkidMark
    SirSkidMark 2 года назад I think this is my favorite RCR line ever.
  • stinkbandit
    stinkbandit 2 года назад Scissor Me Timbers !
    N30NEMPIRE 2 года назад Der Schlagzeuger I laughed so bad I couldn't breathe
  • baginatora
    baginatora 2 года назад That's probably the smoothest shifting gearbox in the time-space continuum.
  • Ibrahim Adouni
    Ibrahim Adouni 2 года назад nice.
  • mundotaku
    mundotaku 3 года назад The Phaeton is the reason the Toyota Century will always be a Japan only thing.
  • DrewLSsix
    DrewLSsix 3 недели назад Johnny Nimble leather is also not all that popular in Japan. In America leather is a popular option on all but the lowest range cars but you rarely see it in Japanese market cars.
  • Rhodesian Wojak
    Rhodesian Wojak 5 месяцев назад @Admiral RNG more so than this too lol
  • Admiral RNG
    Admiral RNG 9 месяцев назад well Mr. Regular got his hands (and his feet) on a Century and he liked it a lot
  • Jason B
    Jason B Год назад You buy a used Century in US. But I think Toyota wants to KEEP the Century a Japan exclusive not a volume production car.
  • Paul Fed
    Paul Fed Год назад the 90s ones are quite cheap actually its the import charges that are expensive
  • Paul Fed
    Paul Fed Год назад the century was designed in 67 and was produced until 93 ,as the 1 series and then it was updated
  • Wiseguy7
    Wiseguy7 2 года назад I know right? If I'm rich, I'm definitely getting one. If its good enough for the emperor of Japan it sure as hell good enough for those who can afford it.
  • FasterThanSoup
    FasterThanSoup 3 года назад +mundotaku '97 I believe was the second and most recent generation (with the V12 introduced) but the nameplate has been around for decades prior to this. This is one of my favourite cars. I usually don't like big cars, but when I do I go excessive. I really like the older ones like the one linked somewhere in this thread, just beautiful
  • Silent Bob
    Silent Bob 3 года назад +mundotaku The Nissan President as well.
  • N9olan
    N9olan 3 года назад +mundotaku Do you remember the Crown Majesta? The early 90's models had V8, AWD and All wheel steering...YIKES OF AWESOMNESS!!!
  • snappy452
    snappy452 3 года назад +iSkiedMarsYesterday whoah that thing looks like Mercedes took a Ford Granada, said "what the hell are you doing, guys?" and then made it look nice. Very sleek and pretty.
  • Toastee
    Toastee 3 года назад Whoa! Never heard of this car but just looked it up. And god damn there's something incredibly sexy about its quarter panels. Love that low wheel arch and the way the panel smoothly tapers as you move toward the rear bumper. Reminds me a bit of an old American car (can't quite put my finger on it) except smoother and more modern.
  • Johnny Nimble
    Johnny Nimble 3 года назад There was a really good little doc on the Century that I wish I could find again.  The takeaway line was that they stuck to cloth because leather made undignified noises not befitting the driver or passenger's status.  I should import one when I have the means.
  • mundotaku
    mundotaku 3 года назад @Dylan S.  Oh no, you are thinking about the Crown Majesta. No, the Century was designed in 1997 and hasn't change that much ever since. It has a v12 engine made just for it.
  • kona
    kona 3 года назад @Dylan S. the century also had a v12 which is shown here.
  • iamstd2
    iamstd2 3 года назад that could apply to any 90's Japanese luxury car really
  • Dylan
    Dylan 3 года назад @TheNGplus Yeah, although it's pretty much just a GS400. The interior is a little nicer and the styling is much better
  • d .w
    d .w 3 года назад @mundotaku I wish they brought the Crown here.
  • Louche Decay
    Louche Decay 3 года назад @mundotaku I want one of those so. bad. From Toyota themselves, "the Century is acquired through persistent work, the kind that is done in a plain but formal suit."
  • Johnny Nimble
    Johnny Nimble 3 года назад @mundotaku I hadn't thought of that until now, but you're probably on point there.
  • Tyler Ingram
    Tyler Ingram 3 года назад Never heard of that.
  • Madison County Sound Labs
    Madison County Sound Labs 3 года назад Two years ago I purchased a Black 2004 W-12 Phaeton.  I bought it from a private owner off E-Bay who lived within a three hour drive from me.  When I  saw it I contacted the seller and arranged to see it. I got to the guy's house and drove it.  Incredible machine.  I logged into my E-Bay account from his computer and purchased it through ""Buy-It-Now.   I gave him 2,500.00 in earnest money and arranged to pick up the car three days later.  I purchased the car for 14,200.00 total.  It rides like a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit but with more horsepower.  I get about 11 miles per gallon city and 16 highway while in the city.   This is not my daily driver. I drive it approx. three times a month.  I'm extremely pleased I have it.
  • DrewLSsix
    DrewLSsix 3 недели назад S.T T. Seen a few available in my area for under $3k. You don’t buy a luxury car as an investment lol.
  • Mikel Whois
    Mikel Whois 3 месяца назад ..i want one, i want to be rich enough to fix one.
  • S.T T.
    S.T T. 7 месяцев назад @Kriste Isopahkala I think the guy went to cleaners with that thing. I have seen many do.
  • Kriste Isopahkala
    Kriste Isopahkala 7 месяцев назад Do you have a more current update to give? Has anything significant broken? Has the servicing been expensive?
  • Fleetwing1627
    Fleetwing1627 3 года назад "How quiet is it? Quieter than a timpani player who's just lost his place in the music." As a non-percussionist who occasionally gets the opportunity to womp on the timpani during church I live this line. I'm usually lost about 50% of the time.
  • Ark
    Ark 11 месяцев назад +RegularCars My band director always made me play with the hard mallets and every time I messed up he would give me the death stare.
  • Matthew Sharpe
    Matthew Sharpe Год назад Yup, fake it, just like me in church when I was 11 and had already worked out God and Jesus were made up just like Santa and the Tooth Fairy.
  • Al Spahi
    Al Spahi 3 года назад beautiful car
  • Al Spahi
    Al Spahi 3 года назад beautiful car
  • kz1000ps
    kz1000ps 3 года назад +Fleetwing1627 Timpanist with perfect pitch (hence why my teachers threw me at the timpani) (yes my friends call me "perfect bitch") that played mostly orchestras. Can confirm a million times over.
  • Carson Ogden
    Carson Ogden 3 года назад +Dick Fageroni Chuck Furch 2016
  • Brock Landers
    Brock Landers 3 года назад @Dick Fageroni Road douches givin' us da bidness...
  • Brock Landers
    Brock Landers 3 года назад +Fleetwing1627 Bassist who ALSO played in a pit. Can confirm.
  • Albert Kwan
    Albert Kwan 3 года назад @RegularCars Percussionist here that used to be in pit. Can confirm.
  • RegularCars
    RegularCars 3 года назад @Fleetwing1627 The great thing about playing timpani is half the time you play quiet with the fuzzy mallets so... you can fake it.
  • J Donns
    J Donns 3 года назад A Bentley in VW clothes.  Wasn't this a pet project for one of the VW execs?  Great review.  I don't know why here in America we can't recognize a high end car unless its branded from a high end brand.  That's the only reason Lexus, Acura, Infiniti were made.
  • cloridan Beauchamps
    cloridan Beauchamps Год назад Apex Seal Miner one of his 3 pet projects
  • Steven Williams
    Steven Williams Год назад Ingeniebrio some people wouldn't even know how good this was if they owned it, I just watched a video where some guy ruined his with a loud exhaust.
  • Madeline Monahan
    Madeline Monahan Год назад madtonesbr sales have gone up in the demos they've targeted, so someone's buying them...
  • madtonesbr
    madtonesbr Год назад Put your money where your mouth is and buy a Buick then
  • cloridan Beauchamps
    cloridan Beauchamps Год назад TheBIGJake111 not to forget w8
  • Madeline Monahan
    Madeline Monahan Год назад Yeah and they need to stop making Acuras, no one believes that's a luxury car anymore
  • Carrera Porsche
    Carrera Porsche Год назад And Genesis by Hyundai
  • Yung Neet
    Yung Neet 2 года назад Lexus was literally made because polling done by Toyota marketing showed that Americans wouldn't respond well to luxury cars released by Toyota specifically.
  • M Scuba
    M Scuba 2 года назад That's not accurate. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti were made to slip past US import restrictions of the time which were foolishly capped by BRAND and not manufacturer. All the Japanese automakers had to do was make a new brand and POOF double your limits
  • SpecialKLSX
    SpecialKLSX 3 года назад @K.H. Prettymuch, ya damn oil sheik
  • Silent Bob
    Silent Bob 3 года назад @SpecialKLSX What happens when you don't have luxury tax? Everything is pleb?
  • SpecialKLSX
    SpecialKLSX 3 года назад @K.H. It does when it gets hit with a luxury tax. 
  • Silent Bob
    Silent Bob 3 года назад +Leslie48 Large cabin, large engine, large Everything doesn't make anything high end or luxury.
  • BeyerT1
    BeyerT1 3 года назад +Leslie48 VW's hasn't been "cheap and cheerful" in a long time. In fact, it was never cheerful.
  • BeyerT1
    BeyerT1 3 года назад +Colin Chambers You can't even put the Equus in the same sentence with the Phaeton. Phaeton was better than Audi A8 and Mercedes S class when it came out, realistically speaking, in terms of engineering.
  • SpecialKLSX
    SpecialKLSX 3 года назад @jeffrey625625 Damn you did it again. Thanks for the laugh. 
  • Chek1n
    Chek1n 3 года назад @SpecialKLSX Other articles? You have nothing to support your claim.
  • SpecialKLSX
    SpecialKLSX 3 года назад @jeffrey625625 A old Jalopnik article that basically says what I said, only with a "they didn't pay the Gawker media troll tax" spin on it? HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, your serious. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA