The Volkswagen Phaeton W12 Was a $120,000 VW Ultra-Luxury Sedan

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Remember when this was featured on top gear, that was one of my favourite episode. What an amazing car
Great video!!\nNo bickering but It's \
Asher Victoria
Doug the backrest rolls down by itself in 14:15
Attila Khan
The only thing missing is a freaking bidet!
This was a excellent car good buy today if you can find one .
A used Phaeton under $10,000 would be a great vehicle for Uber drivers to use.
Brad Mamalis
8:26 What the hell is wrong with your finger!?
Volkswagen should have sold this car under an Audi badge
Crooked Skate Supply Co
Weirdest feature would easily be the book of mormon
César Almaguer
What year Is this car?
Dave C.
Ven tIll ated \nE leck tronic\nCup holder plaaaaane of wuud
Dave Long
The Book of Mormon in the glove box.  Does that come standard?
Desmond Iwuagwu
damn...I want one, LOL
Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'
I remember when I won this car in midnight club 3 dub edition tournament, and was like meh at least I got some money too.
Doc H
You missed a few things:\nThe boot latch retracts as the boot opens, so you have zero chance of bashing your head on it\nThe air conditioning comes out of subtle places where you can't feel the air on your skin so it doesn't make you uncomfortable\nThe toll tag doesn't work because the front windscreen has infrared and UV reflecting elements, to keep the interior cooler in the sun\nThe suspension automatically lowers itself at speed to improve fuel consumption and wind noise\n\nAlso this car doesn't have the 4-seat extended wood console, adaptive cruise control or the solar sunroof. All from a 2003 car.
Doug DeMuro
Yes, I am saying \
Dr. Prof. Cock
The cool factor is 10. Not the one trying so hard to be cool driving a yellow hummer is actually the cool one.. no. The sleek classy looking pal is it.
2:15 What about the Touareg?
It might be the nicest interior in any car EVER
El tunas T espinas
Nobody knows is a Phaeton ? People mistaken it with a passat ? Really ?. . . . .only the ignorants will do that. When you are a car enthusiast , you know it.
Eric Singley
Has heated, cooled, massaging rear seats, along with other absurd features. Gives it a 6/10. Facepalm.
Gentel Men's channel
Now this is German engineering totally different and totally unique what upsets me is people don't understand and judge it in other way without even owning a German made car.
Why am I not surprised a mormon would own this?
Hasan Aksoy
Koskoca arabaya \
4:19 who else has noticed that headrest going down?
J Clar
Car was ahead of its time as well as the beautiful Glass factory they constructed to build it in Germany
JJ Parker
Doug, If it wasn't for your reviews, I would have never known that Jaguar xjls were under 20k. 2 months ago, I finally bought one. Never even knew Phaetons were a thing, im going to look at an awd model this weekend for 9500. Black on Black, and under 100k miles. You the man Doug!! Got 2 crazy luxury cars for under 30k!! My last ford fusion was over 30k!! Now im rolling in 2 luxury sedans with options people have never even heard of. Thanks again Doug!! Gonna need a nice used luxury truck soon. Maybe you should Review the \
Jacob O'Leary
book of mormon in the glove box? yikes!
James Latimer
Love your vids Doug and the w12 vw
Juan Torres
That’s considered a sleeper car. I would get it
July John Hibionada
So much electric features..good luck when it breaks down..
That's the best thing about the phaeton, it's the discreet rich mans luxury car. It's not super flexin, only those that KNOW it, truly appreciate it for what it really is. This review did leave out some key things that I thought were really interesting when Top Gear UK covered this, BUT Doug talked about a lot of things that Top Gear didn't, so even. The thing that always annoys me, Doug shouldn't always rate cars on how \
German cars are allways amaizing
Kevin Jose
Lmao the Book of Mormon in the glove box.
Kyle B
I remember my head turning in typical car geek glee when I saw one years ago and then realizing I was probably the only dude that knew what that car was.
Levente Rádl
Came to check the comments for german people explaining this guy how to pronounce Volkswagen, but damn I'm disappointed
Literally Hitler
I wonder how it feels to drive a sedan that big. Only been in small hatchbacks by the way
Lucky Vang
420 \n\n\n\n\n\nHorse power
Luke Pickle
Very luxurious
7:00 The Book of Mormon is unique to the W12 models.  It wasn't even an option for the V8s.
Mark M-K
Who drives this bad mama jama, Joseph Smith?
you can get one for 4000$ now in germany
Nathan Chapman
Nice Passat
Can we crowd fund and buy Doug some pants, he only appears to have one pair of shorts.
Opes ies
book of mormon, NRA plate frame, is this car owned by mitt romney?
I owned a 2004 W-12 for 10 years. I sold it when I moved to the countryside. The car really needs to be driven regularly, or it will deteriorate, and I knew that my pickup truck would be the daily driver, so I got rid of it to someone who was thrilled to get it.\n\nI am surprised that Doug never mentioned the adjustable suspension when he talked about handling. When in Sport mode, the car's handling was very precise. I used to love whipping around the curves on California's Hwy. 1. It also has an adjustable suspension height, just like the Rolls Phantom. So I really have to disagree with his negative comment about handling. I've driven a fair amount of large cars including luxury ones, and I think the Phaeton in Sport mode was at the top of the list. Same for acceleration when in Sport-Drive mode, although I can believe that the Flying Spur would be faster because of the turbo.\n\nI also depart from him on styling. True, it's an exercise in stealth wealth, but it has classic lines that were \
Patrick Thonies
I had a phaeton w12. Easily one of the finest cars i ever owned, biggest drawback was people mistook it for the passat. You forgot he sunroof solar panels, that would keep the battery charged so you could keep the airconditioning on while the car was parked, it would never get hotter than what you wanted, not even after a full summer day in the sun. Also people wanting to race a “passat” (mine didnt have any of the w12 labels) and completely smoking their asses on a 1/4 mile.
Peree Fance
Doug the kind of guy to wear a condom when he sleeps with his pregnant wife.
Rafat Shareef
And you can get this for 8,700+?
Retrograde Beats
Great features in a ugly car
I saw one of these before knowing what it was and i thought like, that's one big passat :D
This is double VR6! Not a double V6 ;-)
Seb Biddle
The way Doug's face goes from delighted to serious at 22:22 in quite incredible.
Shanu Kaushish
Doug the type of guy to call the tripod his cameraman
Bentley continental unbadged
Practicality 5/10. Are you kidding me? A completely unusable Lamborghini Countach gets a 2/10, A 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso gets a 3/10 and you said this car should get a 4/10 but was only saved by the back seats. Really now.
Stan Curry
Not gonna lie this things actually pretty sweet
Steamy Sauce
Doug the type of guy to go chick hunting at a bar and inspecting every girl’s “quirks and features” and he gives her a dougscore afterwards
Stean J. Hader
5:07 can you believe this guy is married
Stephen Lampard
Volkswagen is the best car company
If that car is 8/10 in comfort, my pickup truck must be about -57...
Street Lethal Garage
The toyota Celsior/Lexus LS430 had every single one of those rear options from the 90's all the way through today.\n\nI really wish you'd do a review on the 04-06 Lexus LS430 Ultra Luxury package.
This car will increase in value in the near future, so they said.!?
T Boy
Nice Book of Mormon photo bomb!!! ;-)
7:01 book of mormon. lol wtf
I bet Doug wore shorts at his wedding.
Why tf did no one buy this awesome piece of machinery
Uncle GT rocks on pvp
I have one and I love it still after 15 years. Sport suspension and 20\
Say it with me: FAY - ten
Will Thompson
You can get one for less than 10 Grand which is great but still wouldn't want to own one, the servicing costs would make me feel very uncomfortable! Imagine going to the VW dealership to be told the bill, I would do a runner leaving the car as payment for services rendered!!
The air vents look like they are more expensive than my entire car.
Your Name Here
Looks like a stretched out Passat lol
Your channel sucks
Doug the type of guy who can’t determine if he’s 6’3” or 6’4”
This car has a certain Eastern European crime boss feel to it.
Its a giant passat
baba Boo
At the beginning of the video, I said it's blaspheming to compare a VW to the all-mighty S-class, but man, this car displays an incredible attention to detail. It truly compares to the S-class.
Seems like the perfect car fo me, a luxury car that doesn’t draw attention.
buru kenge
Comes with the book of Mormon
So sad how the exterior is so mundane and pedestrian compared to the interior. It's like they ran out of creative time after spending so much on the inside. I wonder if there's any feasible way to tune the V8 (lighter) and upgrade the suspension.
Its better then S class or BMW 7 or any luxury car off that time ..people just did not buy because off the badge
Officer: “license and registration please.”\nDriver: “I’m sorry officer, all I carry with me is the Book of Mormon.”
fidel catsro
under appreciated luxury car!
fredrik thorsen
Not to put this in a negative sence but damn he reminds me of Quaigmire.
gunky peep
doug the type of guy to call an owners manual \
Doug, the rear seats are the ones supposed to have the features.
koolass koolass
I'll give you $1.20 for it.
Doug is the kind of guy who finds out that he's gay after 20 years of marrige and having two children
maxxjett films
The w12 phaeton may not have been succesful, but vw made their money back when they turned it into the bentley continental gt
I remember owning this car...\n\n\n\n\nIn Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition.
One of the most underrated luxury sedans ever made and shurely one of the most underrated VW's ...Great quality car !
VW Phae-ton! 🏆⚡💪🥉👑🚍👀🌠🚀🎶💜
rado fjc
Doug is the type of guy to make a 30min review of a volkswagen that is better equipped than an s-class and then give it 6/10 on features
I want it, give it to me.
Book of Mormon, NRA license plate, Phaeton. Who the hell owns this thing?
there should be a law against grown men wearing shorts. I mean what's next, a sailor cap?
trev N
They should have made the outside look different. Just looks like a really nice Passat. This one is in MINT Condition like damn. Thing is 14yrs old and looks mint
Николай Тодоров
Nice one