Was the Volkswagen Phaeton an abject failure in the U.S. marketplace? Absolutely. But that’s no reason to hate one! I suspect, given what we know about repair bills, that if there is Phaeton hate it involves some degree of self-hatred.

That’s my theory from reading this great post from our brothers and sisters in speed at Oppo on whether or not people should wave to their fellow car owners on the road, a post so good I shared it over to Jalop-land.

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Longtime reader Jagvar had a great story about that, and themanwithsauce capped it off with a well-timed burn:

Well done, gentlemen. Well done. Congrats on your COTD wins! And may your Phaeton-ing be finger free in the future.


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