Used Car of the Day: 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 AWD

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
used car of the day 2005 volkswagen phaeton v8 awd

Continuing the Volkswagen trend, we have a 17-year-old VW luxury sedan on today's docket.

For $7,500, this 195K-mile Phaeton could be yours. The seller claims this all-wheel-drive sedan has been well-cared for and he's only selling because he bought an EV. He or she also mentions that a lot of the miles are highway miles put on driving back and forth from San Francisco to LA.

Under eight grand for a well-maintained Phaeton that's loaded with luxury features? We're thinking of hopping on a plane to Cali. This is the opposite of yesterday's project car.

[Image: Seller]

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  • Nope .... nope nope nope ... aw heck nope. This is the one thing worse that my now ex-ford-toreass

    • Jeff S Jeff S on Nov 02, 2022

      @FreedMIke--You would be lucky to even be able to order parts for this it is such a rare and low production model and being 17 years old your only option might be an online nationwide search of junkyards. Not the best car to keep as a hooptie. At least an old Chevy or Ford you can still find parts and most mechanical parts for them can be found at your local O'Reilly's.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 03, 2022

    This is so appealing to me. (It's a trap.)

    Note that this vehicle's owner now drives an EV.

    • Jeff S Jeff S on Nov 03, 2022

      He probably will save enough money in potential repairs to pay for the EV.

  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Nov 07, 2022

    Does the Phaeton V8 have the timing chains on the back of the engine like other VAG V8s?

    I pity the fool that buys this thing.

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jan 26, 2023

    That example Phaeton was worth about $3-3,300. If you wanted to spend $3K for a larp, may be a good time till something blows up.