10 Best VW Phaetons You Can Buy Right Now

I've made my list, checked it more times than I'd care to admit and now I'm ready to share. When I was in the market for a vehicle earlier this year I very nearly pulled the trigger on one of these fine examples you'll find below. It was to the point where I was ready to call up my grandparents in northern Louisiana… »8/28/14 1:30pm8/28/14 1:30pm


The Phaeton Will Work This Time, Because Korea

Our friend Derek Kreindler from TTAC wrote a great editorial today on why the new Phaeton is foolishness from a business perspective. He is correct that mid and large size sedans like the Impala and Taurus on on the decline, but I think Derek is looking at the wrong targets for the big VW. The Impala and Taurus are… »5/20/14 1:46pm5/20/14 1:46pm

Austrian Politician Jörg Haider Killed In Phaeton Crash, Driving Twice Speed Limit

Far-right politicians from Austria tend to get a lot of scrutiny from the rest of the world, for really obvious »10/13/08 8:00am10/13/08 8:00am historical reasons, and , long-time leader of Austria's nationalist Freedom Party, definitely made plenty of headlines. That's all over now, as the anti-immigrant Haider perished on Saturday when his…

Undercover as a Bentley Customer, All Ice Sculptures All the Time

The guys at Dubspeed Driven skipped the press intro for the Bentley Continental GT Speed in Spain, opting instead for posing as one of the super-rich customers in the market for a luxury GT. We're not sure what's funnier, the gigantic winged "B" ice sculpture, the spokesmodel or the fact that they give people the… »11/29/07 9:45am11/29/07 9:45am

Fidel Is Not Enough: Bentley Plans Lots O' New, Lightweight Rides

We wannabe upper crusty anglophile types are already busy drooling over the allure from the double-decadent Havana coupe. Now Bentley springs this on us? As the revitalized German British marquee nears the brand-imploding 9,000 cars a year threshold, they are going to need new steel to maintain their momentum. Wait,… »11/28/06 4:28pm11/28/06 4:28pm

Savior Survivor: VW Ups The Ante In The Fight To Provide The Pope's New Whip

Yes, either the Pope didn't like the XC90 that Volvo sent over back in June, or the boys n' girls at Volkswagen are seriously worried over whether or not they'll be reaching the pearly gates. Maybe that's why the German automaker's giving his excellency a brand spankin' new 450 hp Phaeton. We're hoping, for Pope… »10/20/06 11:42am10/20/06 11:42am