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My main driver is a 2004 Phaeton. Love it. Has it's issues but this is not to forum to discuss it in.
Over-all - amazing vehicle.

My concern is as follows: Wife's 2004 Lincoln Navigator. Have had since new and is a nice vehicle. However, the $125.00 a week in gas at $4.29 a gallon is not. Anythin above 20 mpg
would be an inprovement two-fold.

Looking at the 2010 or 2011 used CC Sport in the $28-$30K price range. My wife's eye
caught a 2011 White/Gold color sport with the black and white interior and now this is
all she is talking about.

What the pro's and con's on this vehicle. I am well versed with such on the issues of
the Phaeton. The CC im am green as can be.

The other vehicle she is looking at is a 2008 Toyota Highlander- Hybrid.

Any input would be much appreciated.....

Tully Lee
 

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no real issues so far unless you count bad bulbs in the tail lights I have a 2009 vr6 4motion with the revo flash gold coast kit/r-line and lowered on eibach springs. I am getting about 28-31 mpg Hwy and 22-25 city 35k miles
its a great car although I have been VERY tempted in the last month to trade it in on a maserati quattroporte
 

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My main driver is a 2004 Phaeton. Love it. Has it's issues but this is not to forum to discuss it in.
Over-all - amazing vehicle.

My concern is as follows: Wife's 2004 Lincoln Navigator. Have had since new and is a nice vehicle. However, the $125.00 a week in gas at $4.29 a gallon is not. Anythin above 20 mpg
would be an inprovement two-fold.

Looking at the 2010 or 2011 used CC Sport in the $28-$30K price range. My wife's eye
caught a 2011 White/Gold color sport with the black and white interior and now this is
all she is talking about.

What the pro's and con's on this vehicle. I am well versed with such on the issues of
the Phaeton. The CC im am green as can be.

The other vehicle she is looking at is a 2008 Toyota Highlander- Hybrid.

Any input would be much appreciated.....

Tully Lee
This is probably not what you want to hear, but I share it anyway. I guess maybe the CC has some issues, but what ever they might be, I don't really notice them. I'll try to summarize what I've read here on the forum:
- Some have complained about the indexing windows on the frame-less door and how that can cause issues with icing in the winter (I've not had that problem but Richmond VA has fairly mild winters).

- Some have complained of buffeting at highway speeds (I have not had that problem)

- Apparently the sub-frame bolts can fatigue with time and cause a "knocking" sound. See this video for a summary and the cheap and easy fix: Knocking Fix

- I had a parking brake issue that is apparently a problem on all cars, but i never experienced before. Basically I engaged parking brake on a wet rotor and the pad rusted to the rotor. It was hard to disengage, and made an awful sound when it did. Everything is fine except that it left a small amount of rust on the disk and the rotor now has one spot that is not wearing. This will fix itself with time.

- The 2009 and maybe even 2010s have had sporadic issues with back door window leaks. I think there is information on the forum how t make sure the window is adjusted right so that it seals correctly. (I have not had this problem)

- There is an issue that occurs with a creaking/knocking sound in the trunk. This happens after some time and has something to do with the way the frame/car is constructed. There is a somewhat crude but effective way to address this somewhere on this forum. (I have not had this issue).

Gah... I am sure there are more, but I don't have any issues with mine, so I tend to forget what they are. :eek:

Get the CC before to yota. In my 28 years of driving I have never enjoyed a car as much as the CC. And I am not even tuned yet!

White-gold is a beautiful color. Sometimes it looks sorta silverish, but in the varying light that we see on this wonderful planet, the color will change on you. On an overcast day you can see the white-gold and the CC looks dynamite in it. I drove 3 hours to get into a white-gold 6MT :)

Click my sig to see a pic of the white-gold. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the in depth reply. Car will always be garages so some of the issues are non-issues. I have not seen the white/gold in person but cannot wait dud to your description. How is the CC on long trips of lets say 500 miles?
 

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well i have had the car since 09 an i used to have a 80 mile round trip mostly hwy drive to work and i averaged right at 29.5 most days driving between 60-85mph now that my office has moved i drive 22miles r/t and it a mix of country roads and city and I get 26-28mpg driving between 35-60.
 

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Thanks for the in depth reply. Car will always be garages so some of the issues are non-issues. I have not seen the white/gold in person but cannot wait dud to your description. How is the CC on long trips of lets say 500 miles?

2011 sport manual with roof. 10,000 Km and no leaks, rattles, noises or issues; car feels solid. Averaging 35 mpg. (imp.). Have driven 2,000 Km non-stop with no problems, e.g., engine temp stayed constant and vehicle was very comfortable .... would buy another.

Good luck with your decision.
 

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Thanks for the in depth reply. Car will always be garages so some of the issues are non-issues. I have not seen the white/gold in person but cannot wait dud to your description. How is the CC on long trips of lets say 500 miles?
My main driver is a 2004 Phaeton. Love it. Has it's issues but this is not to forum to discuss it in.
Over-all - amazing vehicle.

My concern is as follows: Wife's 2004 Lincoln Navigator. Have had since new and is a nice vehicle. However, the $125.00 a week in gas at $4.29 a gallon is not. Anythin above 20 mpg
would be an inprovement two-fold.

Looking at the 2010 or 2011 used CC Sport in the $28-$30K price range. My wife's eye
caught a 2011 White/Gold color sport with the black and white interior and now this is
all she is talking about.

What the pro's and con's on this vehicle. I am well versed with such on the issues of
the Phaeton. The CC im am green as can be.

The other vehicle she is looking at is a 2008 Toyota Highlander- Hybrid.

Any input would be much appreciated.....

Tully Lee
like your phaeton, the cc is a great sedan. it is at its best cruuising and the ride and
fuel economy is great. so far i have had no issues. there are some issues for you to
consider. your wife is coming from a navigator and shes also looking at a highlander.
if you have a need for this space and utility, the cc is not going to fill the bill. if you are
physically challenged, you will find it difficult to get in and out of and to top it off the
rear seat only accommodates 2 people. so if these shortcomings are of no concern for
you, the cc is a great drive and value. especially the sport in 6mt.
good luck with the search.
 

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Sounds like you are very familiar with the VAG driving experience. If you can handle the Phaeton, then the CC is a piece of cake....Saw a W12 4-seater at the dealership recently. Had a fridge inbetween the rear seats :thumbup:

Take some of the replies you might get with a grain of salt....methinks some of these people should have purchased Camry's.

Good luck.
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Love it, Love it, Love it!

I have 37k on it and bought it new in Oct 09. I have a tire cupping issue but that has been the only issue. Car was super quite on the freeway and is very comfortable on any trip. I've driven it to Washington D.C. (over 32mpg with 4 people and a trunk full of luggage driving 70+) from Columbus Ohio and driven also to Myrtle Beach.

The looks you get are great and like your Phaeton odds are you won't be sitting next to a CC at every a traffic light.
 

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My six month experience with the car:

1-Subframe is loose (known issue for almost 6 years with no permanent solution)
2-Terrible wind noise buffeting comes from driver's front door. Several other members have this with no solution.

3-Rattles and popping sounds in all doors, Center console, glove box, dash and dash trims, roof, rear center armrest, rear seats, C pillars and trunk.

4-Distorted windshield.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ted-Windshield

5-Dsg lurching forward problem(known issue)

6- Water leakage in A-pillars and trunk.

7- Navigation is very slow and sometimes not responding at all .

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...8#post71007808

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...oise-at-speed&
p=71007853#post71007853

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...8#post71416408

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...0#post71187510

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...0#post70670610

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post70592171

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...4#post70734494

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...o-mess-with-it

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ronics-problem
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...oise-Buffeting
http://forums.motivemag.com/showthre...ostid=64849187
 

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I've only had my CC for 6 months, and have not had any issues to speak of (knocks on wood). I average anywhere between 26-27+ mpg with mixed driving. That includes a lot of highway driving at or around 80 mph. The car is truly at its best when you're traveling at 'higher' highway speeds.

As for the white gold/cornsilk combo, it's a total winner. I love the white gold color, and if one was on the lot when I bought my car, I would have grabbed it.

As for the Highlander Hybrid...:thumbdown:
 
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