Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
7/22/20 4:59 p.m.

VW Pheaton  NMNA

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/cto/d/red-wing-04-awd-phaeton/7160598845.html

Challenge car?

Great car
All Wheel Drive
210k well maintained
Timing water pump done approx 40k ago.

Pros:
4 Door Sedan
Interior in great shape.
Exterior great shape.
Runs and drives perfect.
All wheel drive perfect winter beater.
V8 - Audi 4.2L branded VW
Fresh oil change
Heating and cooling seats
Ac/heat work
Keyless entry
Moonroof/sunroof
Tires in good shape

Cons :
Infotainment unit goes on and off - some days it works some days it doesnt.

Brakes are getting crunchy- but I have about $500 in parts in the trunk waiting to go in.

Windshield has a crack at the top from a rock.

One of two cooling fans is on the fritz - I decided if I fix this I'm going to rebuild half the car so either time to sell or time to tear it apart.

First $2500 or best offer gets it

Call for more details

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
7/22/20 5:15 p.m.

What was list price when it was new ?

My buddy that worked at the VW dealer was the only guy that could fix them, and he hated that , 

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
7/22/20 5:20 p.m.

210k? How?

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
7/22/20 5:31 p.m.
Hahahaha! - must have been towed behind a RV
Mndsm said:

210k? How?

 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
7/22/20 5:38 p.m.
Mndsm said:

210k? How?

this wins the internet.

 

but seriously.. Wheelbarrow loads of money will solve a lot.

KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
7/22/20 6:31 p.m.


 

Pfft, I used mine like a truck during my three years as a Phaeton pilot.   During that time I took it from 32k miles to 69k miles while I paid $24,500 for it and sold it for $21,000.   Probably the best anyone has ever done for the Phaeton experience.   
I replaced 2 tires in that time, that's it.

They are not sporty (5,000 lbs makes them.....comfy) but they motor down the road at ridiculous levels of speed and silence.    

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/22/20 8:37 p.m.

I just want the trunk hinges off of one

Nitroracer (Forum Supporter)
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/22/20 9:13 p.m.

Has anyone been watching the Everyday Driver guys with the Phaeton and Maserati videos?

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