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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC Saloon 2008‑2011
20 owner reviews for VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC Saloon 2008‑2011
Comfort Coupe but no comfort!!
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 TDI CR 4dr (Review date: 8th May '12)
I have owned this car now for just over a month and couldn't wait to get it.
The looks are absolutely stunning and for a diesel it is incredibly nippy and smooth......however............
The standard car comes with sports suspension as standard without the adaptive suspension mode to change the ride.
This is what seriously lets the car down as every single little bump comes through the steering wheel and seat even when my wife's car (a Vauxhall Meriva) doesn't even register there is a bump (I am not talking potholes here - I am talking about the slightest bit of repaired or slightly worn tarmac).
It is absolutely bone shaking to the extent where I now dread driving the car and looking to trade it in - an expensive lesson in making sure you have a good test drive.
Has been into VW twice who say this is the correct ride for this spec of the CC.
It is a real shame that VW decided to make a standard suspension more suited to the Nurburgring than UK roads as the only people who get the benefit of this car are those on the outside.
Superb all round car
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 TDI CR 4dr (Review date: 25th April '12)
I have owned this car from brand new and it will be 3 years old in July 2102. Apart from a few minor electrical problems early on which were fixed under warrenty and recently a faulty EGR valve I have had no problems with this car which has now done 41000 miles
The only real niggle is that the dashboard panel around the instruments tends to rattle slightly put this can be fixed with a well aimed prod with the finger
Otherwise I am very happy with it, I still think it is one of the better looking cars on the road and the colour Silver Leaf with privacy glass seems to attract a lot of positive attention. In fact I have had many people come over and talk to me about the car asking what it is etc
Economy is very good in normal driving and excellent if you are careful with it, I regularly get a genuine 52mpg over a full tank of mixed driving and have seen as much as 60mpg on a run giving a range of over 800 miles, the trip computor does tend to fib by around 2mpg though
I have taken the car to the South of France 3 times and really cant fault it for that job, it cruises brilliantly at high speed, massive boot and still does very close to 50mpg fully loaded
Option fitted were metalic paint, privacy glass, cruise control and rear parking camera the latter of which I have found to be really useful and I am still on the original set of Continental self sealing tyres at 41000 which were changed front to rear at 22000
If I had to find fault I would say that VW should have made it a bit differant and more special than a standard Passat inside and the low roof line means that you need to be careful getting in and out as you can bang the old bonce from time to time
Overall very impressed would consider another but I do think that VW is now getting greedy with the price
passat cc 2.0 140bhp 2011
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 TDI CR BlueMotion Tech 4dr [5 seat] (Review date: 21st January '12)
the car is stunning looking the body is called a sports 4 door coupe not without the reason - what draws attention the most is that the doors don`t have the upper frames , regardless of what they say the car inside is very spacious although if you carry three mature people at the back they might find it a bit uncomfortable , it is my first diesel car (I was always scared of the diesels - their loud engines and lack of acceleration - so I thought:) , the engine is quite nippy average mpg in the town about 46,5 and outside the town up to 60 , the engine is very quiet as for a diesel if - you put the windows up you can barely hear it . The suspension is of a good quality and you feel very safe while taking the sharp bends on the road with a bit higher speeds , I`m finding the rear view camera very helpful (took me some time to get used to the fact that I have it), start and stop is helping to save some fuel while in the traffic ( with it the mpg 46.5 without 45.7 in the town) , the only thing that has really annoyed me is a noisy trim that vw can`t sort out up until now although I have been to a service about 6 times now. generally having spent £27000 I am very happy (apart that trim although you can always turn the music up:)
Stylish super cruiser
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 GT TDI 170 4dr DSG (Review date: 20th January '12)
I chose the CC having previously owned a new Scirocco. The CC is a very comfortable, well built, stylish cruiser with all the toys I needed (wanted!) and comes with VW's legendary reliability. I needed something safe and nice to be in as I was anticipating some long drives in my new job. This proved an excellent choice - I've racked up 27,000 miles in 10 months, and have always enjoyed the CC's ability to smooth the journeys. So far there have been almost no problems to mention.
Pros: sexy looks, lovely spacious and quality interior, refined drive, good performance/economy balance (I average 46 mpg overall, and that's not driving particularly economically), good toys (leather, sat nav, bluetooth, iPod interface, heated seats, auto everything), looks great on my drive :-)
Cons: It is BIG, and visibility is limited by the pillars so parking is sometimes tricky, even with the sensors
Overall: I've had 3 very nice Beemers in the last few years and this is every bit as good, plus the looks are even better!
The name says Passat the car says Pheaton
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 GT TDI CR 4dr DSG (Review date: 19th January '12)
The Volkswagen Passat CC is still something of an enigma after 3 years of ownership. It must be the only company car that has stopped strangers in their tracks and engage you in a what where how conversation about its handsome styling. Even today after 3 years it is still a rare sight on our roads. This is the only car that had the looks to turn my head from an Alpha 159 the moment I set eyes on it.
Whilst conforming to all the expected standards from the VW brand the Passat CC has the ability to exceed these in many areas, style, grace and pace, are adjectives famously used by another motoring icon yet are equally applicable to the Passat CC.
The Passat CC lifts your heartbeat as you approach and welcomes you in to the well crafted interior. A sense of well being wafts over you as the Passat goes about delivering you to a destination of your choosing within 600 miles (or more if you refrain from using the full range of performance) on a single tankful of diesel.
Yet at the journeys end as you walk away it is almost impossible not to glance back for one last look at a car that says Passat yet whispers Pheaton.
Sleek yet sensible
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 GT TDI 170 4dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
This car looks fabulous, drives very well & gives a comfortable luxury ride at sensible prices. It is the nicest car I've ever owned. The boot is roomy & as a previous fan of hatchbacks I've not been too disappointed. The car has ample acceleration and purrs down the motorway with ease. Once I got used to the automatic hold brakes & the handbrake system Ive found them good to use...no standing on the brake peddle at the lights or at junctions whilst waiting to go.
On the negative side my biggest complaint would be the restrictive view due to the front pillars impeding the view to left and right. Quite a bit of head bobbing required to overcome this problem. Also, I am only 5'10" and I have to bend my neck somewhat to get in & out of the drivers seat. Both these problems are as a result of the sleek shape of the car which does attract compliments where ever I go & I never get tired of admiring its stunning shape. This car is a rare combination of sensible and stunning.
Practical and economical Big Car
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 GT TDI CR BlueMotion Tech 4dr [5 seat] DSG (Review date: 18th January '12)
Only had this car for 4 months but cannot fault it. Diesel Bluemotion engine smooth and economical. DSG gearbox is great. It is quiet and refined and a real pleasure to drive. SAT NAV and leather was standard on my model. Only minor drawback is no DAB radio.
Beautiful car to look at! Has been admired by strangers in Car Parks.
Passat CC GT - TDI 170 
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 GT TDI BlueMotion Tech 170 4dr [5 seat] (Review date: 16th January '12)
Having had a number of Passat Estates in the past, this time I went for the Passat CC - Comfort Coupe! I didn't need the big boot space, now the kids are at primary school. Having said that, the boot on the Passat CC is one of the biggest I have seen for this size of car, with easy access, split rear seats and access from the inside - very useful on long journeysjourneys. If you want more space, then you could replace the full size wheel with a 'can of spray'.
I selected the GT model with 170 horses of diesel power under the bonnet. which means you need to watch your speed ! The BlueMotion is great - reminds you when to change gear and 'stalls' at the lights ! Restarts the engine without effort. Great on the TAX too.
On a recent family holiday, we clocked up over 2,000 miles, averaged 54mpg and over 700 miles on a single tank. The cruise control control, 6 speed manual and adaptive suspension took out a lot of effort on the autoroute. The engine is so much refined than the old PD engines. The tinted rear windows also great as a standard.
Park Assist 2 is great fun. Helps you reverse park in a bay by doing the steering for you. Even better for parallel parking (both sides) getting you both in and out.
The Audio is fine, Bluetooth to the phone for calls and music. Also happy with a 32GB SD card with all my favourite music and podcasts.Shame the SatNav doesn't do 7 digit postcodes and Safety cameras. PostCode fixed on newer builds..
12,000 miles from new in 6 months and not a problem.
Great Style (especially with the 2-tone leather seats)
Cost a lot less than an equivalent such as the Audi A5
Plenty of leg room in the front & rear
Frameless windows - easy egress in tight spaces
quiet and 50-55MPG
not as common as an Audi A5
Bluetoth integration + SD Card
Auto Lights + turning lights + Lights ON with unlock.
Remote open boot. Remote Open /Close windows
Tinted windows as standard
Auto Hold/ Elec Parking break
18,000mile service interval
The seats took some getting used to on long journeys
Long rear doors, so can be a little awkward in tight spaces.
No storage in rear doors, as in a standard Passat saloon/estate
Not a 'premium' brand, andstill a Passat
Awesome car - it has it all!
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 TDI CR 4dr (Review date: 25th September '11)
Having recently taken delivery of this car from the rather good Arthur Prince VW dealership in Loughborough, I cant say enough good things about this car. I was sticking to a budget and bought the basic 2.0 TDI CR model.
The car is deeply attractive, with a muscular poised look to it. Ultra-economical it's doing 50 - 60 mpg, its smooth and just doesnt feel like a diesel, and it accelerates surprisingly well, it is much faster than I thought it would be. It is comfortable with hugging seats, dual climate control, loads of leg and headroom and four doors. The boot is huge and it is as practical as any other large mainstream family saloon.
The quality of the workmanship is as good as anything else coming out of Germany, and this second hand car with 44,000 miles looks as fresh as the day it came out the factory, the quality is that good.
Well, not bad but a strange basic level of equipment in a modern car. Buying on a 'budget' means no extras, so although it has electric seats it has no cruise control, it has a touchscreen six cd auto-changer but no reverse parking sensors. Not a problem as these can be retro-fitted, but be aware of this when you are looking for a car....
It has looks, practicality and economical performance!
Fantastic Luxury Car. Fantastic Spec!
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 2.0 GT TDI CR 4dr (Review date: 18th August '11)
Had this car for two years, and not bored of it!
With the GT pack, Navigation rear view camera and park assist, it is a great car and toy. Watching peoples faces as the car parks itself is well worth it, and the camera is incredibly convenient.
I get a great miles to the gallon after having it remapped with Fine Tuning, often averaging 60mpg.
The ride generally is brilliant, absorbing most of the potholes.
Purchased the car for a great price, and they seem to hold their value very well. Highly recommended car!