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    Rumorpile: Does Anyone Know When The Next Phaeton Will Come?

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    September 17, 2013

    A new report from Edmunds says that Volkswagen still has its eyes set on sending the next-generation Phaeton to the U.S., but when that will be is up in the air.

    "There will come a time when it is right to bring it back to the U.S. marketplace, but what we haven't defined yet is when that will be," said Volkswagen of America president and CEO Jonathan Browning.

    Sources tell Edmunds that at the moment, the Phaeton's return is at least three years away. Considering a previous report that had said the reveal of the next-generation Phaeton will happen in later 2014 or early 2015, that puts the possible return of the Phaeton in 2018.

    We'll be keeping a close eye to see if this plays out or if some changes happen.

    Source: Edmunds

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    I suspect that with the next update to the Audi product line, then we will see the Phaeton come here as it will reduce the cost to produce being on a shared plateform. Over all VW needs to keep in mind that their customers for the most part are budget minded and so a luxury version I suspect will not sell well if it is overloaded and overpriced.

    What I remember is that many liked the VW Phaeton but thought it was over priced for what you got at least here in Seattle.

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    A mechanic friend of mine says he has done a swap of putting in an LS3 engine into one that took care of the powertrain gremlins and the owner was swaping out electronics so I imagen you could probably pick one up as long as you do not mind re-enginering the car. :P

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    It wasn't overpriced for the equipment you got. It was overpriced for the brand.

    That said, I would love to own one if they weren't such gremlin riddled cars.

    VW's in general or the Phaeton in particular?

    The Phaeton makes other VWs look like Corollas on the reliability chart.

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