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#272 of 363 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 363 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.
#275 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [discoman]
Oct 20, 2011 (11:08 am)
I have the same..2009 vw cc 2.0t lux package and I have 47,000 miles on it and my check engine light goes on and off, sometimes its on for 2 days then its off for a day. Luckily my father owns a mechanic repair shop so I hooked up the launch diagnostic tool and saw a code of p2015: intake manifold runner position sensor/switch circuit range/performance bank 1a. i have been looking for CC owners who have high mileage like me and no one really has that much high mileage, thank god you did. Even though my care free maintenance was over at 36,000 miles the car comes with a 60,000 mile warranty. And my code falls under the engine category so they have to warranty it. Im assuming they didnt charge you anything?
#276 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [allen52]
Oct 24, 2011 (10:42 am)
That's correct. I didn't have to pay a dime. It was not covered under the care free, but was under the powertrain warranty. My problem was EXACTLY the same thing as yours. Usually the light would go off if it sat for a day or so, loke on a weekend without driving it, then after driving for a day or so it would come back on. I thought it might be a bad gas cap or maybe some bad gas, but performance never really suffered. It turned out they had to replace the Intake manifold as the part that was bad comes with the manifold and is not available as an independent part. I was given a loaner car and the work was performed in a few hours. Since then no problems at all.
#277 of 363 Re: 2012 CC Lux lease [robgoodfellow]
Oct 24, 2011 (10:47 am)
The Iphone 4 in general does not perform well with BT. My wife has one and has a Jabra BT in her car. It sucks. But the same BT works well with my motorola phone. Smae with my CC. My phone works great, but hers does not. Maybe that's something they improved with the new I-phone 4(s).
#278 of 363 Re: Owner of a 2009 CC Sport CPO [hiluxssrg]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:40 pm)
I bought my 2009 cc brand new. I was in love with the car untill the 28,000 service. The service writer advice to rotate the tires. As soon as I picked up the car it sounded like a train was following me and the braking also sound awful. When I took it back the service writer and manager said that it was normal but that it would go away at about 1,000 to 1,200 miles. I let 1800 mile go by and no improcement. so I went back and they said that there was nothing they could do . The manager e=went as far as stating that it was normal for all german cars. They suggested I call VW, so i did. They said that they do not manufacture the tires and that all they could do is pay for 40% of the tire replacement. The tire replacement had to take place at VW dealer which ran $1075.00. I don't understand why I should pay for new tires when my tires are still in very good condition. The service writer also stated the the new tires would also do the same at about 20,000 to 30,000 miles. Needless to say that I no longer love my car.
#279 of 363 Re: Driving impressions [ambuono]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:45 pm)
if you think the ride was bad wait untill you rotate the tires at 30,000 mile service. I use to love the car until The 30,000 service.
#280 of 363 Re: Driving impressions 
Nov 02, 2011 (5:52 pm)
My cc is a 2009 now 30,000 miles. the ride fells like an old car. sounds like your riding a train. you need new tires every 30,000 miles. this was steted to me by the service writer. call VW of america and all they could say is that they don't make the tires. YEA but you put them on the car you sold me.
#281 of 363 Re: CC burns rear lights bulbs [miamicc]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:58 pm)
I too have had to replace the rear bulbs a few times already. My cc has 30,000. My worst complain is the ride after rotating the tires at my last service.