I find the Phaeton to be the best tow car, and I've had a few over the years. Does anyone else tow with a Phaeton?
I have a boat but never really thought about using the phaeton. I usually use an old truck that I have but it is becoming unreliable and I am actually looking to get something else. I have a v8 phaeton don't know if it can handle a 3500lb boat and trailer?
According to VW mine is rated for towing up to 2500kg.
I know that some engines need an auxiliary water pump plus an enlarged radiator and that is fitted as stock on 171kw 3.0TDI engines like mine. Otherwise the towing capacity is slightly reduced.
Bought the Phaeton 2 weeks ago, specifically for towing. Best tow car I've had so far, Although I found out its limits yesterday!!
Hopefully I've managed to attach the photos.
These pictures are possibly the best on the forum. Very very different from what we normally enjoy.
I seem to remember somebody making fun of tractor wheels... but I'm not sure Steve would have needed a tow if he'd had 17" M+S tyres on...
Do I remember from a few years ago a picture of Prince Ludwig's motor in a ploughed field too?
Ex member of Le Club 2P
Phaeton has now been valeted inside and out after its previous escapade!
Previous photos were taken last friday at Bromyard Gala, which was cancelled at the last minute (can you guess why!!)
To be fair to the Phaeton, it did remarkably well, it carried on where SUVs failed to go. It was only due to my ineptitude that it got stuck!
I've been a Cadillac fan for 20 odd years, but the Phaeton is definately turning my head (and heart)
Last edited by Prince Ludwig; 07-08-2012 at 01:59 PM.