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2009 VW Passat CC



  • No problem, didn't realize there was another option for a better BT system. Showing up in MFD and RNS would be nice (my Acura TSX did that). Mine works fine, but everything is through the phone itself.

    Would like to hear how the install goes, if it does indeed make a major difference in functionality.
  • 2011's have been out for about a month, no real changes in looks, some added standard items, 8 way power seats, i pod hook up, bluethooth, same engine, another year of fixing any mistakes, msrp was 30, 300 plus destination, plus tax and title, plus junk the dealer puts on paint protection mats that they waive to begin with. my second choice was a acura tsx if they did not meet my price. also a nice car, but more road noise and less good looking inside and out
  • Same problem, I was going to bring the car in this month. It is very annoying, last night I thought it may be the gas but after reading your post, I am very concerned. Going to the dealer to complain, love the car, but the noise is too much.
  • I love my CC other than the fact that it takes 12-20 minutes for the air conditioning to start cooling once the car is started. I have been to the dealer twice. Told I had to have the interior circulation button only on and turn dual button off. Nope. Then they said it was a CC design issue and currently did not have a fix. I drive around is my beautiful black CC sweating with the windows down trying everything I can to get the AC to come on.

    I have tried every combination of buttons, AC button on, wait to turn AC button on, wait to turn temp to cooler setting, different area fan flow buttons, etc, etc, etc. Always takes a minimum of 12 minutes before the hot air stops blasting and cool air starts to flow. I have had the car over a year so I have tried everything.

    This dealership just gets disgusted with me if I ask them to look at it again.

    Anyone else having this problem?
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,577
    My CC's a/c is ice cold. What year is yours?
  • discomandiscoman Posts: 110
    I had the BT installed yesterday at the dealership. Bought a Certified 2009 Luxe on Monday and the salesman had told me it had BT. I believed him because of the button on the steering wheel, and the Dealer's window sticker. Before I drove off I asked him to help me pair my phone. Then when that wouldn't work he got a tech out, and the tech said "Yeah it comes with the button, but BT is a $600 option. They have to install the module." So the salesman asked me how he could fix it. I told him "The window sticker says Bluetooth. You told me Bluetooth, so I want bluetooth. And I want the Extended warranty to 7 years, 100K instead of the 2 yr 24K that came with the car under the certified status, since you and the dealership misled me." So he said fine. He would eat the cost. It works great. Only thing is you still have to dial out using the phone. The tech said it was because of the radio. With the new (2010 or higher) or touch screen radio you can dial out from the radio. But I have the older LCD screen radio. I don't mind it one bit though. My phone connects the minute I turn on power. And everything else works perfect.
  • discomandiscoman Posts: 110
    I actually prefer NOT to have built in NAV. Instead I like having my Garmin Nuvi on the left side where I can get at it with my left hand. Also if youhave the factory unit youhave to keep buying those damned update DVD's at around $200 a pop every year or so. I have the same problem with my wife's 2005 Land Rover LR3. I bought the Nuvi because my 2003 Expedition EB (Which I just traded for my CC on Monday) had all the options except NAV. I like it better. I paid $95 for lifetime updates. So whenever it needs one it tells me. So I plug it into my laptop, download the update from Garmin and am good to go for another 6 months or year. And if I buy a newer Nuvi I can transfer the lifetime updates to the new unit. Also the portable one is the same size screen as the built in. And I get to take it with me when I travel. So I can pre-program any destinations I will be going to on my trip, and all I have to do is select them when I get there. Much more efficient. The only I have to keep it plugged in to the 12V cigarette lighter plug. No problem for me since I don't smoke anyway.
  • pengwinpengwin Posts: 74
    looking to buy a CC or a Regal. I can get a Regal Turbo TO1 for 26.5k thru american express or a CC DSG Sport for 28.5k at a local dealer.

    the 2k isnt a big deal for me but i just want second opinions on the cars.

    anyone for the regal? for the cc?
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,577
    They are both decent cars. Remember, the Regal is really an Opel, not that that's necessarily bad. Just don't think of yourself being extra patriotic by "buying American". VW is not tops when it comes to reliability but the CC is essentially an A4 Audi under its skin (a good thing), and it's skin amounts to a rather nice looking car.

    So, both are nice, although not perfect German cars. Sit in both and drive each one, then decide on what YOU like best. If you're buying, the Buick's resale is unknown. If you are leasing, see what's the best deal. If buying, if the cars have the same features and options, the $2K premium for the CC may not be worth it. How do their warrantees and maintenance costs compare? How is your local VW dealer compared to the local Buick dealer?

    I can say that after 7 mos. of owning my 2011 CC, I am very pleased with it, great performance and mileage, and absolutely zero problems.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Correction: the A4 and CC have completely different architecture. The CC uses transverse engines. The A4 uses a longitudinal arrangement (and longer wheelbase, given that the engine sits further back than in the CC). Audi will be using two basic architectures for cars: a transverse one with wheelbases from about 98 inches to 104 inches, and the A4/A6/A8 architecture with wheelbases starting at about 110 inches and going up from there. They do share the 2.0 liter engine (their six cylinders are completely different beasts), but in the Audi, hp jumps to 211 and torque is 258 ft lbs. That said, I think they are quite comparable cars. The A4 is a bit more of a driver's car, and the CC has higher style and a bit more back seat leg room. Both seem to exude quality in terms of the tactile heft and fit of components. But the Regal and the CC are actually in some ways more alike: built in Germany, transverse 4 cylinders, well-trimmed, with dramatic rooflines for sedans. Yes, drive both and then choose.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,577
    Well said :) .
  • pengwinpengwin Posts: 74
    about the patriotic business. My intentions were kind of the opposite (no offense, I try to buy american products when i can). I know the Regal is built in Germany for MY2011 and I intend to purchase a 2011 because i know 2012 will be canadian. As far as resale, we keep our cars 7-8years+, 250k miles+, at that point both will be worth about the same.

    I have a 2008 Jetta 2.0T DSG, has the older TFSI engine. love the thing, no problems so far, knock on wood. So i'm willing to take the reliability risk.

    I just want to know which is the better overall car, interior, materials, quality.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,577
    edited May 2011
    I think with your projected use, the VW will probably be more durable. Possibly with the exception of the latest iteration Jetta, which has been dumbed down, VW and Audi use nicer materials for the money. It is a close one, however, so personal preference here should be the rule to follow.

    Keep us informed on what you do.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,662
    I know the Regal is built in Germany for MY2011 and I intend to purchase a 2011 because i know 2012 will be canadian.

    Do you think the quality will go down in the Canadian manufacturing plant (Oshawa)?

    It hasn't won any awards for 2010...but according to wikipedia it's won many awards in previous years...and may build the Cadillac XTS.

    You may want to wait for the 2012 MY...the quality may go up :)
  • pengwinpengwin Posts: 74
    it very well may go up, the quality but my biggest concern is the translation of the german product to the oshwa plant. it seems like nothing that ever starts out in europe makes it to north america exactly the same.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,662
    I see...

    I don't think much would change from one plant to another, nothing major anyway.

    I believe that they have to go through all the DOT, EPA, NHTSA, etc regulations to sell the vehicle here...and if they change anything major it'll have to go through that process again.

    The CC that comes to North America is the North American it could be produced anywhere and it should be the same one we get.

    or something like that :)
  • ann1590ann1590 Posts: 1
    My boyfriend owns a 2010 CC Luxury fully loaded and it is awesome! It is however, "For Sale" if you might be interested? It has 13k miles on it and our situation has changed and we need to obtain a pickup truck so therefore we are forced to sell. I will be sorry to see this car go. Reply to this message if you might be interested in details.
  • ninigtoninigto Posts: 1
    I have the same issue, exactly!!! I took it to the dealer and they did not even say it was design issue, they told me I need to be patient as in hot weather, it takes time to cool the car down. But my other cars, Honda, Hyundai, BMW, never have/had this problem!!! As weather is getting hotter, I don't want to be in my CC anymore.... My commute is 20 min, a/c takes 15 min to cool down.... I am like in a cooking hell!!!!
  • kcamsekcamse Posts: 4
    Am i the only one? i never owned a volkswagen and i noticed the look of the cc, so i bought a, 2012 r line. after driving it for few days i noticed some issues especially with the brakes. the brakes are so soft and travel alot before they begin to stop. if pedal is held, it goes to the floor. i brought the car to the dealer and they said brakes were fine. not satisfied i brought in down to a repair and nys inspection shop. they stated the brakes on my car can not pass inspection. i brought it back to the dealer demanding they fix my brakes, a volkswagen rep explained to me that this is the design of vw brakes. they were designed to be very soft and go to floor. i could not believe that until he proved it to me by having me test out 3 new cc's and a gti. they all had the same terrible brakes. why would vw design such a bad brake system?
  • satyr1906satyr1906 Posts: 4
    i have a 2009 cc VR6 and have not noticed any braking issues.
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