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Good points about the advantages of the AWD on the Exec. I definitely have a little torque steer and wheelspin when I need to floor it. One problem is that in LA it's extremely difficult to find even a Lux and the Exec's are almost impossible to find on dealer lots.Report it
I now have the 2013 VR6 Exec (recently upgraded from a 2010 CC Lux with all the bells and whistles). Because of the more even weight distribution of the 4 wheel drive and traction from all 4 wheels, I find the 4motion version to be a little bit less nose-heavy than the front wheel drive CC (yes, even from the 2.0 lire 4 cyl turbo version). Furthermore, the 4motion does not spin wheels and chirp wheel lie the front wheel drive versions do somtimes. I was afraid that front wheel drive V6 might be a little bit ponderous and nose-heavy (as I noticed from the 2003 Passat V6 GLX I had). I opted for the V6 Exec 4motion (instead of the front drive V6 CC) in order to get the front & rear park sensors and Dynaudio sound system (features that I had in the 2010 VW CC Lux that I found worthwhile). The bottom line, the VW CC Exec is very cost effective way to enjoy the best features in most German cars (very solid build quality and robust drive trains; excellent handling characteristic; very thoughtful engineering). To the critics complaining about the hight cost of the V6 Exec 4motion, have you tried pricing out a BMW 3 and 5 series; Mercedes C and E series; Lexus ES300 with similar equipment the V6 Exec 4 motion? Most likely you find most of the similar vehicles to the V6 Exec to be a bit pricier. One exception might be the 2013 Mercedes E class with promotions now (aggressive promotions now on 2013 E class to sell the remaining ones to make room for the new 2014 facelifted E class coming very very soon).Report it
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