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Old 25th November 2005, 21:54   #31
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I saw a phaeton while going from Sarita Vihar towards Noida. It was a V8, black in colour; it looked imposing. I followed it from Sarita Vihar to Noida Sec. 37 crossing; there it turned right whereas I had to go straight.
dude are you sure about the number and yhe colour?
because i think that phaeton is dark blue in colour ..i saw it in broad day light chased by a cayenne and an SLK on the DND ...
there are 3 phaetons in delhi ...i have seen the blue and the off white/light beige (nightime)
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To answer the question, No I haven't seen a Phaeton till today! And what makes it worse is that I have seen about 3 ferrari's here in Toronto but not a single Phaeton. That car flopped and rightly so. If I had that kind of money, I would go for a Mercedes or BMW. If I wanted to stay with the VW family of cars, I would buy the Audi A8. No wonder, VW are pulling out the Phaeton from the US market to concentrate on their bread and butter models. Smart move!
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I have seen about ten Phaetons in my lifetime, my first was in Frankfurt on Jan 1, 2004.

I also saw the navy blue one in Claridges Hotel, New Delhi. The rest were all in London.
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Old 27th November 2005, 00:24   #34
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I've seen 3 Phaetons here in St Paul, Minnesota.
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Old 27th November 2005, 02:01   #35
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I saw the Phaeton at the VW dealership about a month back when I went to get an oil change for my Jetta. I really liked the car. The one they had was the blue one with tan interiors. I was walking around the Phaeton and the new Jetta until they changed the oil on my car. By the way, I hate the new Jetta styling-wise...it looks like a Corolla.
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Old 27th November 2005, 07:56   #36
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This is the dark blue/cream leather 4.2L Phaeton in Delhi, at the Claridges Hotel:



I also remembered right now that I have spotted another Phaeton in Delhi, at the Ashoka. It's a black one belonging to the current owner of TOI.
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Old 27th November 2005, 09:05   #37
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I have seen a silver Phaeton in Noida near Sector 29.
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I suppose Phaeton is getting readied to be imported to the country thru Kashyap motors..starting from 40L and above.
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I have also seen the two Pheatons that aniguchisan mentions, infact I have seen the blue one a number of times in South Delhi and the owner must be some big shot as he travels with a full security entourage of about 10-15 people in 2 open gypsies.

I also managed to see a Black/Silver Touareg yesterday outside Radisson, Noida with the spare tyre mounted on the tailgate but couldn't take a picture as I was running late for a meeting.

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The Phaeton seen last week in Germany.
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Do they really have the VW emblems on the C pillar or is this a PS? Looks really tacky for an ultra premium car.
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@vanam: Could be a demo car. They don't have the stickering on the pillars.

Saw one in Mumbai the other day. Must have been one of the V6 petrols that they were selling at a huge discount - Rs. 25L IIRC.
If it had the diesel power plant, we would have thought of picking one up for sure. The rear seat sure looked spacious, and the design is very understated - something we like!
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The air conditioning vents on the Phaeton are concealed by the dashboard. You see the dashboard around the analog clock? The A/c vents are there. The vents open and close as required based on the climatronic temperature set. If you are in manual mode, it works like the Jaguar. A/c vents close when you switch the car off and conceal them. It's very classy. Have seen a display model.
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You can find one sitting in VW downtown - a 4.2 V8. The M.D's vehicle which he wants to sell. Asking Rs 50 Lakhs - I started laughing

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You can find one sitting in VW downtown - a 4.2 V8. The M.D's vehicle which he wants to sel. Asking Rs 50 Lakhs - I started laughint
Seems like VW dealers got a Phaeton each for a steal. The owner of VW Pune West owns a Phaeton too. Surprising because he never spent money on luxury cars.
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