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#265 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [pengwin]
Aug 24, 2011 (11:20 am)
test drove a 2010 cc before i bought 2012, brakes were great. but as i said in original post all new vw's have this have this style of brakes. was given the keys to 3 2012 cc's and a 2011 gti, all had brakes that travel about half way before they held, and if continued went to the floor. vw tech stated that is normal. vw spent millions designing this style of brake. these brakes suck in traffic it gets very dangerous. And that is just the first issue. this is my first vw because i wanted to try german engineering and i think it sucks. i recently rented a budget $16000 nissan versa. this piece of crap out classed my $33000 cc in almost every category except exceleration, Brakes in the versa were rock solid, only had to tap on them to stop, they were excellent. throttle response was excellent, my cc has dual clutch trans which feel like a neutral drop every time you excellerate from a stop and passing gear takes about 3 seconds before it kicks in while next car is up your ass already. Why would vw use this trans? just to save .00001% of gas. the steering in my cc make tons of grinding noise and suspension clunks, this cheap beat to **** versa, was so smooth. even the radio sucks in my cc. the reception is so bad i can't get some of my stations and even the local fade out sometimes when driving. i am not happy with this car i feel like every time i buy a new car i pay more and get less.
#266 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (3:07 pm)
You obviously don't like the car. It's bad but not the end of the world.
Do youself a favor and axe the car. You'll take somewhat of a (financial) beating but will be happier in both the long and short-run.
Before buying/leasing its replacement, rent the car you're thinking of and spend at least a couple of days with it to see if it lives up to your expectations.
#267 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (3:38 pm)
it seems like you are either a troll...or bought a lemon. We have 4 VW's, and will continue to buy more.
#268 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [pengwin]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:59 pm)
no, i love the car its the hottest looking sedan out there, but all who stated i own 4 vw's or no problem with my cc how many of those are 2012's. i don't have a lemon i checked 3 2012 cc's and a gti. all have the same problem its a new... vw design. i just wanted to know if you vw guys noticed the same thing with a 2012 cc or other model. saw a road test of gti, test driver stated brakes are way to soft for his liking. it sounds like i'm bashing but when you spend $33000 you want everything perfect, and if you think brakes that go down to the floor is normal than you better try driving another brand. will have to live with the problems because like i said i love the car, just can't understand why vw engineers would such a bad design.
#269 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (7:05 pm)
again, try "panic" braking. it firms up.
Also, we own VW ranging from 99 to 2012. 99 Bug, 08 Jetta, 11 Jetta, 12 CC.
#270 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [pengwin]
Jul 10, 2011 (7:27 pm)
12 cc. 11 jetta.... then you know want i'm talking about. brakes firm up if i pump them at a full stop but start to fade as i drive. the brakes are ok when i pump them up every time i stop. tried panic braking also both are just temp. fix. as you know. just got to get used to it. thx
#271 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (7:50 pm)
oh, i didn't suggest it as a temp fix but as a means of showing you that the "squishy" pedal is not a safety issue. Its just made that way but when it counts, it'll stop as quickly as you need the car to.
#272 of 362 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 31, 2011 (10:13 am)
OK, So the first mistake was buying a car you didn't test drive first. Always, Always, Always test drive the exact car you are going to buy before you sign the papers. Not one the same model, or even same year. If they have to order it for you, make sure there is a clause in the purchase contract that says you do not have to take delivery until after you test drive it. Never take the salesman's word that it's the same but different. A lot of times they put you in a higher trim level car than the one you are buying, then tell you "Yours is the same, just without..... But you will like it just as much. Also if there is a new innovation that a lot of people don't like, they will try to put you in an older car that doesn't have that problem. Then tell you yours is the same, but better because ithas x, y, or z improvements. I always test drive the exact car I am buying. And I make sure it is both in traffic and on the freeway, and play with all the gadgets as I would use them while driving.
As far as passing power. Try putting the transmission in S and then step on the gas, it will take off like a rocket. I did and ended up going from 50 to 77 in what seemed like 2 seconds. Enough to get me a $287.00 ticket. And I was just passing. I also outran my Son's Toyota Celica GT-S. Boy was he ticked off at that. Especially since I have the Turbo 4 and not the VR6.
Now the brakes. If youread the first paragraph, then you would either have known the problem,a nd not bought the car, or not have been disappointed with it because the slaesman would have explained it to you, then you could have tested another one or two to confirm it. And decided to get the car or not. But please don't bash it because you made a mistake.
I have a 2009 CC Luxe and have not had problems with the brakes or A/C. But I did have a problem where the Check Engine light came on while on the return leg from Newport, OR to San Francisco and back, and they troubleshot it down to a sensor on the intake Manifold. So they replaced the manifold and it's fine now. But that was after 40K of driving it. Don't know if anyone else has had the check engine light problem where they had to replace the manifold or if this was just a freak thing. But I haven't had a problem since. I still love my CC as much as the day I bought it. I love the looks it gets and the people who approach and ask what kind of VW it is because there is no badging on the 2009. I think they should have kept it that way. In my opinion it makes it look classier. It also makes people ask about it. Hmm. Maybe that's why the left them off the first year.
#273 of 362 Owner of a 2009 CC Sport CPO
Sep 29, 2011 (7:51 pm)
Just became an owner of a 2009 CC Sport CPO and am enjoying driving the first few hundred miles so far. I bought to for $21,500 for any interested forum lurkers. It is stock candy white CC Sport with bluetooth and sat. radio. I receive lots of compliments and passing looks from strangers. It truly is a unique car that you don't see all that often on the road. I'm glad I chose this over a Nissan Maxima.
Oct 11, 2011 (9:46 am)
Are the money factors for leasing a CC Lux or Lux Plus available. Interested in a 36 month one
Also, anybody familiar with using the bluetooth with an iPhone4? Interested in how it sounds to someone receiving a call FROM the car. Heard that it's not good.