For those who think the Passat is boring, VW introduced the CC. After the facelift it lost the “Passat” name, leaving VW CC. It’s a bit coupe-like, with an almost Italian styling. I think it could’ve been an Alfa Romeo as well. The outside is pretty. Inside, it’s more of a regular Passat. Although, the leather upholstery has special colors and patterns. It looks good. The Passat CC is more up-market, with larger engines, prices and features. It’s more exclusive. There’s a limited number (200) of them on AutoScout. Ten times as many regular Passats can be found. The cherry of the range had a 296 hp V6. Those are rare. The other engines have lots of power as well. The 138 hp diesel is the weakest. There’s a 168 hp diesel as well.For gasoline there’s the 1.8 and 2.0 TSI, which could be found in other VWs. ENGINES gasoline, diesel On AutoScout, about 40% is a diesel. Only a hand-full has the V6. Most Passat CCs have a double clutch DSG. A nice transmission. There’s plenty of other features. Many have a sunroof. About a third. Two-thirds have satnav, 50% has Xenon. Most have a lot of features. Prices are higher than the regular Passat. They start at 14,000 euros. PRICES minimum, average, maximum Next to the sexy looks, the Passat CC has another advantage. It’s more sturdy than the regular Passat. The problem-engines are the smaller Passat TSIs. They had many issues. A lot has been fixed, but those were never available in the CC. The CC is too young for the older TDIs with issues, so it’s more reliable than the regular Passat or Passat Variant. There’s still some points left, though. The dual mass flywheel is a known problem. It won’t last forever. The DSG clutch plates may wear too fast and need changing after 100,000 km. That’s quick. The RNS 510 satnav is wanted, so it gets stolen a lot. So often, that the importer developed the RNS Navi Lock.A large, metal plate is installed over the satnav so it can’t be stolen. The sunroof is pretty, but prone to sound noise. When buying a second-hand car, I wonder if you’ll notice it. You’ll hear some in a car, but you won’t notice the difference with a new version. The electronically controlled parking brake can get stuck. You’ll have to disconnect the motors to drive, but it needs to be fixed. A specific problem for the 168 hp 2.0 TDI: the Siemens injectors break down faster. When you continue driving, the engine is ruined. The overall quality is less than the regular
Passat. More squeaky noises. I think it suits the Italian flair of the car. You hand in some quality, but get a more awesome car in return.This car was found in Sint Philipsland, Zeeland. It’s OK to make a trip for the right car. This one has a lot of features. Leather upholstery, wood trim– Usually we’re not a fan, but this combo is pretty. The roof, satnav, pretty rims, DSG, the whole shebang. THIS CAR Thanks to Ben de Rooy B.V. Subs – Maru .