Well, actually, it'll be forgotten by everyone, but the VW Phaeton was a hell of a car. In fact, we liked it best among all big, big, big luxury cars. It just kicked ass (in a luxurious way). We posted before (and readers mocked us) that the Phaeton was such a good car that VW could have (and should be) spun off the car into its own division selling only the Phaeton. The only reason this car died was the nameplate, not the car itself. Dan Neil goes on about the car: The Detroit News reports: Consumer snobbery sinks the VW Phaeton. And we agree with every word he writes. Well, most of the words.... We didn't read the whole thing because we just spent the last 20 minutes pretending we were driving Claire to a movie opening.