Great car to drive but super expensive to own and maintain
By basictek on
2010 Volkswagen CC Luxury 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
We got our VW 2010 CC luxury with 36K on it and within 8K the car has cost us a fortune to maintain and repair. On top of the very high sticker price (with options our car was about 35K MSRP and thankfully we got it for 20K used) Since then the windshield, auto sensing wipers, two front power windows, sunroof sliding cover, brand new tires, alignment, DSG service, oil leak (not covered under powertrain) Need for synthetic oil and super unleaded gas have cost us and the dealer a fortune (us 3.5K carmax 2K). As the car gets older one can only expect more gadgetry to fail, and very expensive maintenance (similar to BMW, Mercedes, audi). It also rattles a lot up front and has tons of road noise.
This car is superfast for 200 HP although there is an initial delay unless flooring it. Handling is great and it looks super kewl. It's packed with tons great features and compares nicely to other entry level luxury sedans by audi, bmw, and mercedes. Love the backup warning system, the 8 speaker stereo, seats with very leatherlike material, my wife loves the seatwarmers. Both interior and exterior styling are impressive and the car feels very solid when driving. We love the giant panoramic sunroof
sunglass holder on roof, push button start (hate the pushkey idea). If building a car with so much technology please work on making it more reliable like the japanese auto makers (maintenance is already way too high to have so many failures in under 50K) From googling it's apparently pretty common for a lot of failures and not that we just got a lemon. Try to improve road noise and rattles (worse than my Hyundai's). People need to be warned that the costs to own a car like this are much higher than american or japanese and should be considered before purchasing (requires super, synthetic, DSG every 40K, eats tires for breakfast...)
Car is also very difficult to get in and out of (very low)
I need to update(since I'm unable to edit my review) after replacing the atrezzo tires (that came with it when we bought it used) with Bridgestone turanza serenity tires the road noise, and even some of the rattles are much improved. This is still by no means a quiet car but if you have one then I'd suggest equipping it with top of the line tires.
One other thing to note is you MUST change your DSG tranny fluid (probably at the dealer) for $300ish+ as it does improve the tranny shifting especially at startup, and run fuel cleaner as well to keep mileage up and responsive gas pedal. I noticed a lot of people complain about this and we got much better results after paying the high costs
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