2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Luxury 2.0 turbo from North America


Looks can be seductive... take a long test drive before you buy or be sorry!


Only kept the car for 1000 miles. Nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

Rough ride. Rock hard, super narrow seats. Difficult access.

I made a huge mistake. Take this car on a LONG test drive. Guaranteed your legs will hurt and your rear will be sore. I traded mine back in after 3 weeks! I know other people who are doing the same.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2010

9th Sep 2010, 14:37

Visiting relatives, of course taking you around locally is the first point of call. But I've had 5 second-hand Audis, of varying ages and types, and my experience is that my earlier ones with factory Recaros were good. The later ones had "normal: seats, which were just like Japanese cars (no good for long drives, support is not in the right places), though my friend's A4 2.8, for some reason, had fantastic seats, brilliant for long-distance driving. At the time I drove his one, I had an A4 1.8i, and I could feel the difference in the seats.

As for driving long distances, except for the inconsistent Audi seats, German seats such as Mercedes and BMW are always on the hard side, but are designed precisely to support the body on long trips. A Czech friend routinely drives from Prague to Paris, and being 6'4", finds that the Japanese build reliable cars (one company car he had was a Subaru Legacy) but they just haven't quite mastered comfortable long-distance seats. He now sticks with BMW.

2009 Volkswagen Passat CC 3.6L V6 from Australia and New Zealand


Stylish, comfortable and high performance


This is essentially still a new car, but noticed that no one has reviewed the Passat CC yet.

So far in some 5 months of ownership, I have had no issues (though will be sure to comment in the future if any issues do arise).

Despite complaints about older VWs, my car is even rattle and squeak free! But again, it is a new car.

General Comments:

The Passat CC is a seriously well styled car. Think Mercedes Benz CLS or Audi A5 rather than traditional Passat. It is what attracted me to the car in the first place, and away from similarly priced competitors.

Performance is fantastic. The 3.6L motor is the same as in the VW R36 Passat and accelerates the car from 0-100 in 5.6 seconds. The DSG transmission is fantastic (note to forum owner: you should edit transmission choices to include DSG). DSG gives you the advantages of a manual transmission and the convenience of an auto. It is far better than a mere semi automatic!

It is a very comfortable car, mine has nappa leather and aluminium trim. Very quiet though with a nice engine note when pressed.

Plenty of gadgets available including lane assist, adaptive cruise control and self park as options. Probably don't need any of them, but nice to have nevertheless.

Adaptive chassis control came as standard and means that you can change chassis settings from comfort (nice ride) to sports mode (firming up dampers/wheel).

The RNS510 media centre is one of the best on the market. Can combine GPS, iPod adapter and 30gb Hard Drive. The upgrade 600w Dynaudio package (that I have) is absolutely amazing.

This is by far the best car I have owned so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2010

2009 Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0 turbo from United Arab Emirates


Great looks, great ride, pity about the rear seating


Auto headlights switch on in broad daylight.

Horn problems.

Squeaks in the dashboard.

General Comments:

I was very skeptical about buying a VW again after a really bad experience with a Golf IV a few years ago... but the looks of Passat CC forced me to take a closer look at the local dealer and... well the rest is pretty much history.

I loved the car in every respect, the looks, the size, everything, loaded with bells and whistles and got a really good deal...

What I don't like is the rear headroom, but then again, this is a 4-door coupe, the rear split bench is also a negative, so are the blind spots (really bad rear visibility), but the excellent optical parking system compensates for this design flaw.

All in all, worth every penny!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2009

12th May 2010, 00:23

I have a Passat CC too and wish to comment on this review:

1. The Passat CC has day time running lights so this may explain the reviewer's complaint of lights turning on in daylight. However the main xenon lights are only activated in low light conditions. Thus - during the day - if you are going under a bridge, tunnel etc or there is low visibility due to poor weather, the main beams (xenons) turn on. I have actually been very impressed with how effective the system is. Auto wipers on/off is also very effective too (though sometimes it does not sense light rain if the sensitivity setting is on too low).

2. Rear poor rear visibility seems to be an issue when you first drive the car. However, it's actually not too bad once you get used to the car. Indeed the rear pillars are quite slim given their styling. Admittedly the rear window is relatively small (though larger than a lot of coupes) but parking is extremely easy with front and rear sensors. My car also have the optional rear view camera fitted which makes parking a cinch.

3. The CC was originally designed to be a 4 seater car, though there is now the option of a fifth seat in some markets. I find the 4 seater configuration more flattering to its upmarket "coupe" style. The rear seats are very comfortable individual bucket seats, heated too! Tall passengers may hit the roofline when entering the rear, but it's actually quite spacious in the back for fully grown adults; far more spacious than your typical coupe, which usually have difficulties even accommodating children at times!

4. Agree the CC is "worth every penny". It's actually good value compared to a lot of the other premium cars out there.

13th Aug 2010, 11:34

I have a 2009 CC Sport. I like the car very much.

Parts, like oil filters are hard to find. Buy them on the Internet because your local auto parts store won't have them.

Dash rattles are a small problem.

Mileage and performance is great.

I still have people ask me about the car when I am getting gas.

I just turned over 40,000 miles, and have had no real problems.