I've been a Honda guy since I was 17.
I wanted a sedan mated to a 6 speed manual because I enjoy driving and the manual makes the experience much more fun!
It is next to impossible to find an Accord with a manual transmission, so...I landed at VW. This is my first dive into a German car and I couldn't be happier with my 6-speed CC Sport.
It is smooth, quiet,comfortable, sporty, great looking (many say it looks like a Benz CLS) and fun to drive.
I've had it for over 5 months and I still look forward to driving it everyday.
I'm in sales and spend a lot of time in my car and it's wonderful to drive.
I drive over mountain passes, simply put it in 6th gear and it just goes.
The good: The car really drives very good, it has a responsive 2.0L turbo, great steering, slick DSG gearbox and is all around a fun to drive sporty sedan. It's also plenty roomy despite the low roofline and has ample trunk space.
The bad: I hit 39K after about 30 mos. and things started to go wrong. First was a leaky shaft seal, then a bad water pump, now I'm having an issue with the adaptive headlamps. I didn't buy an ext. warranty because I never intended to keep the car past 50K? Big mistake. By the time I get the headlamp fiasco resolved I will be out about $2000 in repair, which is simply totally unacceptable. The xenon adaptive headlamps are really impressive, but be advised those xenon bulbs are extremely expensive. To replace one will run you $350-450! Why? largely due to the cost of the bulb/transformer and the fact that the entire front bumper cover must be removed to change the bulb?
In summary, it's starting to feel like a "fragile" car, not something anyone desires.
Good Price, beautiful interior, but car has issues.
written on 03-22-2014
First of all the gas and break pedals are freakishly close together - they almost overlap.
Second of all, at very low speeds (such as bumper to bumper traffic) the engine feels like it as about to stall as you alternately tap the gas and break (it never does but it shakes a bit).
Third the window needs to be slightly open when the door is opened and it is supposed to happen automatically but it often does not (as people getting in to the car just grab the handle and pull before the auto down feature kicks in). Fourth, you can't not hit your head as you get in the car.
The window sill is too low.
Fifth, you can't tap the horn, it gives a full second of honking even with the lightest tap.
We have had our '13 Candy White CC for 5 months and 10,000 miles so far and we absolutely love it!
It is our 2nd VW and is our favorite VW model.
The 2013 refresh has made the CC much more attractive with dual xenon headlights that move as you turn the steering wheel and the tail lights are gorgeous at night!
We have gotten so many compliments and seems as though most people are unfamiliar with the CC and it tends to exceed their expectations.
The 2.0T is a peppy motor and with the APR stage 1 ECU tune it is a pretty quick car.
Overall this car is a great bargain for all that you get.
The German built CC is an excellent blend of performance, style and value. The 2.0 turbo engine is very peppy and responsive. A friend who recently drove my relatively new CC Sport was sure it was a 6 cylinder from its pick up. I have gotten up to 34.5 mpg on a combined road and street drive, that with the required premium gas. Generally, in town mileage has been about 26 mpg. The interior is very elegant and at a price that is much more reasonable than the VW's German counterparts.
While I have had it only a short time, I traded in my 7 year old Passat (the best car I have ever owned) to get this snazzy sedan. I am so far, thrilled each time I get into the CC.