Great car ruined by one major flaw
By Joe on
2009 Volkswagen CC Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I am having a love/hate relationship with my CC. The interior and exterior styling are dramatic and pleasing. I have never gotten more "thumbs up" and favorable parking lot comments. The build quality is first-rate. The turbocharged four delivers great performance with truly amazing fuel economy. The value for the money is absolutely out of this world -- nobody sells more car than this for the $27,000 I paid. The dealer experience could not be better. But I am being driven to distraction by the artificial, electronic power steering, which alternates between totally numb and far too much resistance.
Beautiful styling. Fantastic fuel economy. 34 mpg by the trip computer, nearly 600-mile range. Elastic powertrain, plenty of passing and merging power immediately available. Very firm yet comfortable seats. Excellent and highly adjustable driving position. Plenty of room for four plus luggage.
The electronic power steering has no on-center feel and wanders slightly but noticeably. There is a totally numb spot where "on center" should have been. When you correct, you encounter stiff resistance, which causes you to overcorrect. Then, you repeat in the other direction.