I've had several Volvos before buying this used CC, which also has a European feel. The new Buick Regal was the runner up, but the interior felt like I was driving a big plastic toy. The Volkswagen interior feels more luxurious and well made. Mostly I wanted a grown-up interior in my car and this CC has it with sleek leatherette seats and good finishes. The stereo speakers are only OK, however.
The CC will not be confused with a sports car but it handles fine in curves and has a surprising amount of torque. The brakes are somewhat mushy. However, overall the car feels nimble and safe. The headlights that "look around" the corner are a great safety feature.
1) luxurious interior, sharp exterior, fabulous ride
2) turbo provides lots of power, but still gets pretty decent gas mileage
3) exceptional value - overall comparable to much more expensive cars
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2012 Volkswagen CCTim T - Charlotte, NC10/11/2015
Great car for people who love to drive but still need a practical family car for every day use. Very comfortable with plenty of seat adjustments for anyone. This car rides great and handles even better especially for a car of this size. The DSG trans will take some getting used to but once you get accostomed to the way a clutch automatic works it adds to the fun, while not having to deal with a clutch pedal.
Don't let them fool you, this is very easy car to work on and maintain. Besides you're getting an Audi for VW prices.
The only two cons are the sounds system doesn't like to Bluetooth my media player on my iPhone on a consistent basis and it could use more storage for the rear seat passengers. No rear door pockets was cheap move.
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