I am new to the forum, I currently own a 2008 Passat. I am in the market for a Phaeton, but have heard plenty of horror stories concerning the maintenance and reliability issues. Even after all of that I'm still considering purchasing one, can you give me any pointers as what to look for in making my selection. One thing that I've heard is to stay away from the 2004 model, due to major suspension issues, true or false? Any feedback will be appreciated.