2010 Volkswagen CC Sportline 2.0 turbo from North America
Excellent performance; maintenance required
The dealer offered me an extended warranty at a very reasonable cost. Thank God I purchased it!
1. Intake manifold replaced at 103,000 km (warranty).
2. Carbon cleaning performed at 103,000 km ($385, since the manifold was already off).
3. Blower motor replaced at 106,000 km (warranty).
4. DSG transmission serviced at 116,000 km ($400).
5. Turbocharger & exhaust manifold replaced at 127,000 km (warranty).
6. Blower motor replaced again at 127,000 km (warranty).
7. Adaptive headlights unit likely to be replaced today at 128,000 (warranty).
8. Awaiting body work in the next 4 months, covered by VW's general anti-rust warranty.
Aesthetically, I love this car. I prefer its design to that of any Audi. The good fuel-mileage the car gets offsets the additional expense of premium fuel. True to other reviews, the engine burns a little bit of oil, but not in the cold season. I have been happy with its performance and its comfort.
When it comes to reliability, I have been a little surprised by the amount of items that have needed replacing. In purchasing a car with 90,000 km, I fully expected to have to some repairs to the car under my ownership, but as you can see from the list above, there have been more than I expected - notably the second blower motor replacement and the turbocharger replacement. I am thankful that I purchased the extended warranty, but I only have about 5 months remaining.
I am unsure as to whether I will purchase another VW or if I will go back to the reliability of a Honda or Toyota, though they are much less fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th April, 2015