The original VW Phaeton was not quite ready for prime time when it arrived in the U.S. market back in 2004.
In a world populated by car thieves, carjackers, kidnappers, and radar-armed highway patrolmen, driving a discreet sedan makes more than a little sense.
Being in the Volkswagen Touareg is like relaxing in your house: Everything is exactly how and where you want it. Switches are aligned perfectly with your hand.
I am en route to dresden on the German autobahn when the rain gradually dissipates in the summer sun, leaving the supersmooth roads bone-dry. The visibility is excellent, the traffic light.