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Old 6th July 2007, 13:36   #1
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Default VW Phaeton in Noida!

Saw this in Sector 29 area!
I think this is extremely rare here. First time I have seen a Phaeton.
Cell phone pic, hence the poor quality
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Old 6th July 2007, 16:18   #2
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The Phaeton is a fantastic car. Last year I've used the 5.0lt diesel for 3 days in Germany.
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Looks big and elegant!

Nice! See the Tourag occasionally, but have never seen the Pheaton.
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Well AFAIK there are atleast 3 of them in Delhi, maybe 4. Apart from this silver there are 2 dark blue's which I've seen personally. One of the blue ones has one escort Gypsy with 4 Safari-suit wallahs with it at all times!
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The Phaeton is a fantastic car. Last year I've used the 5.0lt diesel for 3 days in Germany.
You must have enjoying the truck loads of torque on that damn engine!!
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You must have enjoying the truck loads of torque on that damn engine!!
Yeah!!! Twin -turbo 5.0L V10, 313 HP, 700 odd N-m of torque, voted the engine of the year in 2003 (or so, if i remember well) in America beating powerhouses such BMW and Ferrari ( i really dont remember the engines, someone please fill 'em in). Then was the most powerful road-going production pass car diesel. I know those turbos personally!

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Underneath it all, is a Bentley
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Hi tsk,

I remember first time i saw this ... it has a button for ever thing .. even for closing the boot ..

OT : This belongs to HCL chairman Shiv Nader . Its parked on sec 16 HCL office , and is usually used by his daughter.
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Nice. There's a deep blue one usually standing at Claridges Hotel. It's got lovely creamish/magnolia hide. Here's a pic, taken in August 2005 at the hotel's parking:

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Underneath it all, is a Bentley
Or to put it in the opposite way, underneath the Bentley is a Pheaton
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Or to put it in the opposite way, underneath the Bentley is a Pheaton
Precisely. Very much in accordance with what Jeremy and James say.
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as far is i know one of them well in the dehli, noida, gurgoan area belongs to a very famous politician dont think i can take his name here but probably the only hint i cab give thats if its ok is that he is a closely assoiciated with a bollywood family i think that makes it quite obvious
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Very ordinary looking car IMO and IIRC the Phaeton is a flop. Too high a price tag for VW brand, inspite of all the technology.
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True Mayavi, but it's still an amazing car. Pity about the brand name :(
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My neighbour has bronze - goldenish phaeton with huge multispoke chrome wheels and a fancy number. In fact he also has a blue v10 touareg and a volkswagen van ( the one which was at the auto expo )
I've also spotted a white phaeton at the delhi golf club frequently.
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