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2012 Volkswagen CC Consumer Reviews

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Best car I've ever owned

by from Lisbon Falls, Maine on July 24, 2012

Spent about four months researching cars before making a purchase. Wanted something comfortable, stylish, fun, with good gas mileage.... specifically looking for something in the 200 hp range with abo...
Spent about four months researching cars before making a purchase. Wanted something comfortable, stylish, fun, with good gas mileage.... specifically looking for something in the 200 hp range with about 30 MPG highway for my daily commute. Drove the Hyundai Genesis Coupe... fun, but noisy on the highway and the engine RPMs hung at around 3000 doing 70 mph.... despite the claim of 30 mpg on the sticker, I highly doubted it. Drove a Volvo C30... liked it, but the styling just didn't do it for me. Drove a Civic SI and was thoroughly unimpressed. Was about to give up when I walked by a sleek looking black car at a used car lot. Asked the dealer what it was, as I'd never seen one before. He looked at the back and said "It's a VW CC, and that's all I know." I was intrigued. Googled some quick stats and found that the car was right in my sweet spot. Spent the next hour at a VW dealership test driving a 2012.... I didn't want to give it back! It was sporty, but not too sporty...more highway cruiser than racer. It was luxury car quiet, and the interior was head and shoulder above everything else I had driven. I bought one in January 2012 and could not be happier with it. I've got about 6000 miles on it now, and during my mostly highway commute I average 35+ mpg...sometimes as high as 38. The touch screen is a breeze to use, the phone integration is fantastic, and the multi-function display shows you everything you could ever want. The engine is a gem...quiet, smooth, but powerful when you want it to be. The car almost has two sides... it can be a gentle, quiet luxury cruiser, or a quick, powerful grand tourer. I went with the manual transmission, and this is one of the best units I have used. The clutch is smooth, the shifter is slick and direct, and the break and gas are perfectly placed for heal-toe. My only complaint, and it is less a complaint than an annoyance, is that tall cups in the cup holders, even a water bottle, can get in the way of shifting a bit. Other than that, I love the car. I find new little things about it that I didn't even know about almost every day. Every little detail is there. The back seats are awesome for my two children - they have their own reading lights in the ceiling, their own heat vents between the driver and passenger seat, and a little hide-away storage area for crayons and drink cups. The folks at the VW dealership were top notch, and I was able to get the car at about $800 under invoice. All in all, a lot of bang for the buck. If you want something fun yet frugal, sleek and stylish but subtle and not 'in your face', quiet, smooth, and comfortable, the CC deserves to be on your list. Drive one... I guarantee you'll hate everything else you test drive afterward.
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2012 Volkswagen CC "R-Line"

by from Houston, TX on May 3, 2011

After researching the Hyundai Sonata Limited Turbo, Nissan Maxima, Volkswagen CC, and a few others I found that for the money the Volkswagen CC was the best choice. A well thought out car that is sim...
After researching the Hyundai Sonata Limited Turbo, Nissan Maxima, Volkswagen CC, and a few others I found that for the money the Volkswagen CC was the best choice. A well thought out car that is simple and refined but super rich in features, styling, efficiency, but well priced. I now have ~9,000 miles on it and it has been flawless. I'm averaging 28mpg overall with a 30 minute drive into and out of town each day and then city driving with for my real estate career. Pure highway driving on level high way and 70mph I am getting ~36mpg on 87 octane gas. Now that summer heat his building here in SE Texas and the AC is on more it looks like the mileage is going down about 2mpg off both numbers above.
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Think twice & do your homework!

by from Phoenix on January 21, 2014

Before you do anything ask one question: Why are used CC's so cheap? The answer? Because people who bought the car brand new are dumping them with only 20k to 30k miles for a reason. Mechanically the ...
Before you do anything ask one question: Why are used CC's so cheap? The answer? Because people who bought the car brand new are dumping them with only 20k to 30k miles for a reason. Mechanically the car is unreliable and you will be spending extra money for repairs! Beware of the above average oil consumption on the car. DO NOT follow the recommended oil change of every 10k miles! At 40k miles a main bearing bolt cracked and the transmission seal leaked. How or why these unrelated things happened has 2 mechanics at 2 different shops stumped. The car is beautiful, rear leg room outstanding, trunk is huge! Fun to drive! But it all comes at a HUGE expense for repairs. BEWARE!
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First VW I've ever owned.

by from Minneapolis on January 31, 2012

I spent the last year looking for my next vehicle. Empty nester so I now have the income to splurge on myself. A rather new experience for me. I wanted something that was sporty but not a gas hog. 4 d...
I spent the last year looking for my next vehicle. Empty nester so I now have the income to splurge on myself. A rather new experience for me. I wanted something that was sporty but not a gas hog. 4 doors and not 2. I also wanted a car that wasn't seen on every corner. I really like the looks of Infinity G37, Volkswagen CC and Hyundai Veloster. I finally narrowed it down to the CC after deciding the G37 was too high end for me and the Veloster was too weak in the horsepower department. I ended up buying a slightly used R-Line I found advertised on Cars.com. I love the lowered look the side and front facia gives to this CC. The 2.0 turbo in the CC is smooth and powerful. Seen 0 hesitation while driving. Mileage varies from 35 mpg on highway to 25 in city. Burns primo but I get every bit of my moneys worth. The auto manual works better than some of the reviews led me to believe and I'm glad I didn't go with the manual. Exterior is svelte and sexy and inside is just as luxurious as the Infinity. Wanted a coupe like vehicle and CC fits this bill as well. Wife and myself are normally the only two traveling so 4 seats is no problem. This is my first VW so not sure how reliability will progress. Sprung for extended warranty as insurance. All in all I am happy with this choice. Kept my old car to use during our Minnesota winters and stormy days of summer.
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Very nice car

by from Des Moines, IA on July 21, 2011

I bought brand new (2012) VW CC Sport in April and so far have been extremely satisfied. The exterior and the appeal are like nothing else you see on the roads these days. The interior is quiet and ve...
I bought brand new (2012) VW CC Sport in April and so far have been extremely satisfied. The exterior and the appeal are like nothing else you see on the roads these days. The interior is quiet and very elegant. The controls are easy to use. It drives smoothly and has no problems accelerating. On the slightly negative note, it gives a short delay before taking off from 0. The rear view visibility is low, so you always have to look carefully before backing out from a parking spot. Overall this car is worth the price paid and is real fun to drive.
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Best Car I've Ever Owned

by from Waldorf, MD on December 11, 2011

Overall, this car is very impressive. The design, comfort, and performance. This vehicle is by far, one of the best vehicles VW has created. And to comment on KSG, their is no carberator in vehicles a...
Overall, this car is very impressive. The design, comfort, and performance. This vehicle is by far, one of the best vehicles VW has created. And to comment on KSG, their is no carberator in vehicles anymore. Last time they were used was in the 80's. Can't control emissions with them. That's why vehicles today have fuel injection. The reason for the slight delay with the throttle is because it's a throttle-by-wire system. There is no connection to the throttle body and the pedal. It's all computer controlled now.
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VW's best car yet...

by from Streetsboro, Ohio on July 20, 2012

I’ve been a loyal VW Jetta TDI owner for the last eight years and was very apprehensive to even think of selling my TDI. Unfortunately the road salts that come with winter snows in North East Ohio got...
I’ve been a loyal VW Jetta TDI owner for the last eight years and was very apprehensive to even think of selling my TDI. Unfortunately the road salts that come with winter snows in North East Ohio got the best of my Jetta and rust was now visible. In picking my replacement I researched the CC extensively before I test drove it. My first mistake was my first test drive. That was all it took, after that nothing else came close. I have now had my new 2012 CC Sport for three weeks and could not be happier with it. The highway millage is better than advertised and the performance, comfort and style are awesome. The bonus option that convinced me was VW’s twelve years of rust and corrosion protection, oh, and don’t forget zero percent financing. How can you go wrong…
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Very stylish car that performs

by from Keene, NH on January 9, 2012

We've only had our VW VR 6 for a couple of months, but it has lived up to our high expectations. We have owned Audi A-4, A-6, A-8 and TTs and been very happy with them, but this car compares very favo...
We've only had our VW VR 6 for a couple of months, but it has lived up to our high expectations. We have owned Audi A-4, A-6, A-8 and TTs and been very happy with them, but this car compares very favorably to the Audis and seemed a better value. Gas mileage is not quite what I hoped for with all-around about 23 mpg in mixed driving, but interior and exterior styling is top notch. Very solid ride.
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Nice Ride

by from Charlotte, NC on October 3, 2012

Car is great looking and it drives as nice as it looks. Car is very fuel efficient and has plenty of power with the Turbo 4 cylinder.
Car is great looking and it drives as nice as it looks. Car is very fuel efficient and has plenty of power with the Turbo 4 cylinder.
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A Smart and Beautiful Car

by from Prunedale, CA on June 25, 2012

I bought a stick-shift with 6400 miles already on it. I think this car would delight anyone, as long as they knew the following: This is a smart car, which like a smart pet, sometimes does things in ...
I bought a stick-shift with 6400 miles already on it. I think this car would delight anyone, as long as they knew the following: This is a smart car, which like a smart pet, sometimes does things in a way different than you would have it done: it's different, but not bad. You can't turn the car off and keep the stereo on. The bluetooth activates every time you turn the car on and switches your radio station. It is a kick to drive, responsive, with rewarding feedback in the pedals and steering wheel. The turbo and shifting is silky and exciting. The only downside I found was a slight understeer at 30-50 mph. Also, the front wheels are right at your feet, so it the road is bad, you will know it: invest in great tires. Lastly, this is such a beautiful car, and you pay a premium for that, so if an elegant, comfortable and cocooning interior and a smart handling and handsome car is worth an extra couple thou, then this is the car for you. I think it is prettier and a better value than cars twice its value.
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