2010 Volkswagen CC Consumer Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Cc
4.4
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Super value if you are looking for a sport sedan

by from Herndon, VA on July 27, 2010

I was nervous getting this car because of the reviews that I had read. While it seemed like a value, I was worried that the beautiful fit and finish would not last. But I decided that VW had earned my...
I was nervous getting this car because of the reviews that I had read. While it seemed like a value, I was worried that the beautiful fit and finish would not last. But I decided that VW had earned my patronage, and that the price was low enough that I could take a risk (0% financing made it easy). Previously, I had owned a 2000 Jetta GLS, "Atlantic Blue" with tan leather. I loved that car. I put over 250,000 miles on it, and never even had to replace the clutch! It was a dream to own, and even after 10 years I still felt like I was driving a fancier car than I paid for. Enter the CC. It definitely has wow appeal beyond its sticker price. I happened to catch my dealership during a 0% financing promotion, and purchased a Reflex Silver CC Sport R-Line. I did not necessarily want the 18" wheels and Ground Effects that came with that package, but with some negotiation the dealer and I were able to make it financially neutral in the purchase (the sticker price was 32k, I ended up paying 28k which was my original high-end target limit). This car has a significantly different feel to it from other VW products. No other VW I have driven has given me such responsiveness while accelerating and braking. The suspension keeps you completely aware of the road surface without causing too much noise or bumpiness. Handling takes only a couple of curves to get used to (the steering is sensitive to speed). Once you take a couple of turns, you find yourself testing the distribution of weight, and gaining confidence. Gadgets are another story. There is a media connector in the glove compartment that, in my CC, has an iPod connection cable (a very short one). There is also a compartment to shove your iPod, or as in my case, your iPhone into. This connectivity should definitely not be in the glove compartment, it should be in the console under the armrest. VW chose the armrest to put the "aux" jack into, so I am not sure how they arrived at the glove compartment as a logical choice to house your media player. Perhaps there's a reason for the tradeoff (German distaste for iPods and the like maybe?). Bluetooth is another sore point for me. While the excellent touchscreen audio system includes a menu selection for bluetooth audio, it is not selectable. I have read that the particular head unit that I have does not include an A2DP profile (Stereo Bluetooth), so I cannot "pair" my iPhone with the car stereo for the purpose of playing audio. This limits me to the aforementioned iPod connector in the glovebox scenario. I also have plenty of gripes about the usability of the steering-wheel mounted navigation buttons, but I will not go into that. Gadget quirks aside, the car is pleasant to drive and operate, it is FAST, and heads turn to look at it every day, and everywhere you go. If this thing is nearly as reliable, with it's 2.0 Turbo with 6 speed DSG Transmission, as my 2000 Jetta was, my next car will likely be a VW as well!
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Great Car Great Price

by from Dallas, TX on August 31, 2010

I have had my CC for about 4 months now and absolutely love it. Recently drove this car on a 3 week 4000 mile road trip with my wife and daughter, and not one of us was ever uncomfortable the entire t...
I have had my CC for about 4 months now and absolutely love it. Recently drove this car on a 3 week 4000 mile road trip with my wife and daughter, and not one of us was ever uncomfortable the entire trip. Every where we stopped people commented on our car. The style is second to none, nothing close to this price range looks near as good. I was considering and Audi A4, and a BMW 3 series, but the CC is every bit as good, for a lot less. Search online and you can find video's comparing it to a Mercedes CLS. At 100 mph the noise in this car is only 4 db higher than the CLS. And while the CLS is a better car it cost nearly twice as much as the CC fully loaded. So the fact that the 2 can even be compared shows how great this car is. And as for it only having 4 seats, my last car had "3" seats in the back, but we were never cruel enough to ever force some one to sit on that back middle seat. If you need to seat 5 or more then this car is simply not for you. The trade off is some of the best 2 rear seats in any car under 50k
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2010 VW CC Good, Except for One Thing

by from Alameda, California on September 10, 2013

I bought the CC after I turned in my Touareg when the lease was up. Touaregs get terrible gas mileage, so better gas mileage was at the top of the list of things I wanted in a car in addition, to the ...
I bought the CC after I turned in my Touareg when the lease was up. Touaregs get terrible gas mileage, so better gas mileage was at the top of the list of things I wanted in a car in addition, to the items that are always on my list, like styling and handling. I have the 2.0T Sport Sedan. The color is a warm combination of silver, gold, and bronze. It looks silver until it's parked next to a silver car. It has black and white two-tone interior. The body design is nearly identical to the Mercedes CLK. It even turned heads when it was new, and I still don't see many of them on the road. There is one major problem that it never occurred to me to look for: The car is so low that it is very hard to get out of. When seated, my hips are lower than my knees, requiring me to lean on the car door to get out. The car door is not happy with this maneuver, and I had to take it to the dealer twice to be fixed. It hasn't recurred, but then again, I only have 8400 miles on the car. Other things to consider: the car is very low, so visibility at intersections with crosswalks and no signal is so limited that sometimes, when surrounded by other cars, I would become aware of pedestrians only because they were right at the driver's side window. Now, I slow down at every intersection in case the other cars are blocking my view of pedestrians. I have never had so much trouble parking a car. Maybe it's because I'm short - 5'4" - but I can't see the front of the hood or the back of the car - and invariably I have to repark because I'm about eight feet from the front of the space in a parking stall, or four feet from the driveway when parking at the curb when I thought I was as far forward as I could go or accurately getting it between the lines when parking at the curb on a street with the spaces marked off. I can't see the lines from inside the car, so I have to get out to see where I am. Aside from that, I love the Turbo, and for a four cylinder I have no complaints about how peppy this car is.
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VW CC 2010

by from Naples, Fl on March 15, 2010

My wife and I have had, Mercedes, Jaguar, Lexus, Infiniti, Audi, Acura, Honda and Jeep. I don't think I can recall any one of our cars that had a better fit and finish. This car is incredibly well bui...
My wife and I have had, Mercedes, Jaguar, Lexus, Infiniti, Audi, Acura, Honda and Jeep. I don't think I can recall any one of our cars that had a better fit and finish. This car is incredibly well built, the design is spectacular. In fact we get lots of Mercedes CLS drivers pointing at us because they see a car that looks exactly the same as theirs for half the price. We're very impressed, delighted with the product, great dealership experience. The only reason I gave the car 4 stars in any category is we brought the 4 cylinder engine base model so it lacks a few items, built in garage opener being the key one. We feel like we got a great value for the money we paid. Only have 2,500 miles so I can't speak to reliability or service quality stay tuned. All looks great so far.
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My first new car

by from Indianapolis, IN on September 28, 2010

This is my first new car purchase. I drive 60 miles per day in it and it gets 37 mpg on the highway! Its slow off the line for the first second and then once the turbo kicks in it does have some good ...
This is my first new car purchase. I drive 60 miles per day in it and it gets 37 mpg on the highway! Its slow off the line for the first second and then once the turbo kicks in it does have some good acceleration. I get lots of compliments on the styling of the car. It has an expensive look to the inside cabin. The only gripe I have is that I have a vibration sound when accelerating @ around 2500 rpm and the rear seat window button unit pulls completely out of the door! VW better correct this on my scheduled service. Other than what I have listed, I don't think you can find a better sports sedan for the money.
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VW CC Craze

by from Boston, MA on September 29, 2011

Compared to BMW and other high end autos, you definitely get more for the money with the Volkswagen CC! I'd say one of the best cars on the market in the $30k-$40k range. Mine is a 2010 CC Sport Turbo...
Compared to BMW and other high end autos, you definitely get more for the money with the Volkswagen CC! I'd say one of the best cars on the market in the $30k-$40k range. Mine is a 2010 CC Sport Turbo with 40k miles and it's been awesome!
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Keep going back to VWs

by from Hartford, CT on January 28, 2013

I love my CC! I was looking for a manual transmission with a sun/moon roof like the Passat I owned a few cars ago, and was very disappointed to find ott you can't get such a car, unless you get the Eo...
I love my CC! I was looking for a manual transmission with a sun/moon roof like the Passat I owned a few cars ago, and was very disappointed to find ott you can't get such a car, unless you get the Eos. The Eos is too small and just not practical for me, so I test drove a Passat, CC and Tiguan. I chose the CC because it has the most options (e.g. Heated seats, Bluetooth etc.) available in the manual transmission package. It kept surprising me with things it does that I didn't know about, such as lighting up the sides of the road (or your driveway) just by turning the steering wheel, love that and didn't even know the car did it. Very happy!
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Forward Edge of New Wave of Sports Sedans

by from San Francisco Bay Area, California on July 31, 2010

I have owned my silver-blue CC a mere six days and I am really enjoying it. It is beautiful, sexy, comfortable, technologically advanced, safe, quiet and roomy. I have described it as the "Forward Edg...
I have owned my silver-blue CC a mere six days and I am really enjoying it. It is beautiful, sexy, comfortable, technologically advanced, safe, quiet and roomy. I have described it as the "Forward Edge of New Wave of Sports Sedans" because I believe VW is making great efforts to create an environmentally-responsible, fuel efficient, economical sport sedan that meets the needs of the 21st century. Our world depends on cars driving ever lower on emissions and ever higher on fuel efficiency. And for some of us, we STILL want an exciting and stylish car to drive. (No thanks to a Prius; looks like what the old Soviet bloc might have produced had it made it past 1989 into the 21st-century.) I have seen the CC described in online reviews as an "executive" car, which I think is appropriate: I am a 50 year old business consultant, and I don't want or need seating for 5 or pudgy styling of a Toyota Camry, etc. I want a sophisticated, economical, responsive sport sedan that makes travel a joy. The CC does that in spades. (And I love the back seat treatment of two buckets with the cool accordion-covered compartment!) Prior sport sedans I have owned: 2000 Audi A6 2.7T 1987 Saab 900 Turbo 1991 Ford Taurus SHO The driveline takes some getting used to, however, I'm starting to see the logic and potential in it. It is very cool the car can FLY and get GREAT gas mileage. The Turbo 4 coupled with the DSG transmission, some nice aerodynamics, and a lot of computerization make that possible. We're talking 23 mpg combined and well over 30 MPG on the highway. It's a very comfortable and stylish car and has awesome German controls and layout plus Audi-level fit and finish. (I used to have a 2000 A6 2.7T.) This is definitely a car that could be at the lower end of the Audi range; it certainly seems to benefit from the family ties. This 2010 model is the first year apparently with the 2.0T mated with DSG transmission. VW needs to work on smoothness of the S sport mode especially. Turbo engines have lots of lag inherently, and this are does a lot of jerky shifts -- especially in downshifting -- when in S mode. When accelerating rapidly onto a freeway, etc, this is less of a problem; you get a big blast of power that feels like a lot more than 200 hp in under the hood. Love that! The manual-shifting tiptronic I have not figured out completely. Not sure when is the best time to use that except in fast on-off throttle situations such as "squirting" around traffic or on tight roads. The regular M mode delivers very respectable fuel efficiency, and with the advanced engine management, you can cruise around in pretty high gears with out lugging that might have occurred in years past with less advanced engines. I am astonished at how far things have come in 10 years in this arena. Overall, very satisfying drive, and my inner techno-geek is enjoying the challenge of how to understand and fully leverage the sophisticated early-stage advanced drivetrain. Will know more about reliability later.
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My Favorite Car

by from San Francisco, CA on October 22, 2011

I've owned Audis and Lexuses for years. I bought the 2010 VW CC because I couldn't resist the styling. It gets very good gas mileage and it's a fun car to drive.
I've owned Audis and Lexuses for years. I bought the 2010 VW CC because I couldn't resist the styling. It gets very good gas mileage and it's a fun car to drive.
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Nice car, great value!

by from Portsmouth, NH on December 30, 2009

Took delivery of my CC Sport about a month ago. I love the styling of the car inside and out, which drew me to it in the first place. The seats are supportive, but not overly so. The A/V system is the...
Took delivery of my CC Sport about a month ago. I love the styling of the car inside and out, which drew me to it in the first place. The seats are supportive, but not overly so. The A/V system is the most intuitive and useful of any I've sampled thus far. The one issue with the interior is one that has been previously metioned in reviews-some passengers have bumped their head on the uppor portion of the door opening when entering the vehicle (ouch!). Handling and braking on this car are quite good, however, I would prefer a more firm brake pedal feel. Speed-sensitive electric assist steering works better than I suspected it would. My car has the six-speed manual and 2.0t motor. Bottom-end acceleration and torque are fairly good, but the top end simply wheezes and lacks power in a most noticeable way. That's what after-market tuning is for, I suppose! All in all, I really like the car. This is my 15th VW/Audi product, and it compares rather favorably with the others. It's comfortable, has decent power and returns 27-28 mpg on a tank of premium (that's a range of almost 500 miles per tank!) And the best part-all of this for under $27k. I dare you to find a better value on the new auto market today!
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