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The Pheaton is VW’s take on the big, luxury salon. It’s a competitor to the S Class Mercedes and Jaguar XK. Although VW own Audi, who make the A8, which is a direct rival, the cars share only powertrains.
It’s an oft forgotten car, the Pheaton, which is kind of what makes it so good. If you want luxury, space and refinement but want to remain anonymous the Pheaton is the way to do it. The lack of a luxury badge has kept sales and prices low in the UK.
The older petrol cars in the UK market can be a real bargain. But rarity makes newer petrols surprisingly expensive. The diesel engines make light work of the weight and the 3.0 is the pick of the bunch. Still cheap compared to the car’s rivals.
If you want an older car go petrol. They tend to be private cars with low mileage. Nearly new, diesel is the right choice.
Pay about £4,500 for a ten year old 3.2 petrol car with less than 50,000 on the clock. A nearly new 3.0 diesel should cost no more than £22,000 and have less than 25,000 on the clock. In comparison a similar S Class will be £38,000.
Depreciation is very heavy on the Pheaton right from the off and it’ll keep dropping. Nearly new offers a huge saving.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Volkswagen Phaeton you would aim to buy a 4 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Volkswagen Phaeton cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Volkswagen Phaeton cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Volkswagen Phaeton cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.