The 2010 Volkswagen Passat CC: Unexpectedly Exquisite – Review – The Car Guide

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The 2010 Volkswagen Passat CC: Exquisite

It has been said every man is an island. Nowhere is more true than at the As any gymgoer can tell you, are few situations more awkward that of being forced to grunted syllables between breaths with a complete

That said, go to the gym with any of regularity, and you can’t help but get to the few other gentlemen that the same daily pilgrimage as Such was the situation in which the Passat CC was brought to my attention for the time in this calendar

Having recently had his Jetta TDI by a large American sedan, a gymgoer confessed that he his Jetta would be written off so as to put him in a situation that would the purchase of a Passat CC. To say I was surprised be an understatement. Why?

Well, put, my own frontal lobe is not occupied with thoughts of upper-crust sedan, and I’d assumed were similarly ignorant of second attempt to outflank premium image.

And why shouldn’t they be? After the CC follows in the premium footsteps of the Phaeton as Volkswagen’s most car. But there’s one crucial

While the Phaeton offered little to lure them from the more premium of the Audi A8 upon which it was the Passat CC takes the well Passat badge into a far luxurious and upscale market. reversing the Phaeton formula, exaltation of a standard model the luxury market is a relatively new and concept, and one that will unique to Volkswagen. Straddling the between premium and economy Volkswagen’s pairing of a completely new car an existing nameplate helps the CC’s introduction through the familiarity, but doesn’t sully the product’s name with an pedestrian badge.

However, if new marketing strategy has one drawback, the degree of anonymity that it upon the Passat CC, which me back to the previous point. As an journalist, it’s not uncommon to be about a new car from passerby who seen it on TV or on the newsstand. Typically, pertain to speed, power, economy and price, but in the Passat case, the most common was “what is it.” And the answer came as a surprise.

After all, with a coupe-like silhouette, it looks nothing else in the VW line. a new and unique unibody, the longer, wider stance of the Passat CC is far removed from that of its Of course, it’s also with the judicious application of small touches like windows and a smaller, more trunklid.

In all but the basic Sport a panoramic sunroof provides from the driver’s side to the passenger’s, and four different and styles of wheels provide identification. It’s worth that the top-spec V6 4MOTION comes with a set of 18” wheels may be the most attractive on the market channelling the turbine style famous by Mercedes Benz’s SLR

Opening the shapely door even more than the luxurious exterior treatment. many of the Volkswagen interior cues that populate the of the line, the CC’s interior is a change. While the majority of VW are endowed with somewhat interiors, the CC’s contrasts textures, and shapes beautifully to the cabin an air of drama.

First, there’s the simplistic admittedly familiar) dash pad stretches uninterrupted from one to another, directly above a strip of bright brushed that incorporates a pair of storage bins. Although laid out below, the controls are in a new way, with switches and that appear to be an equal-parts between Audi and VW.

Blessedly, the flat black finish used to dominate VW controls is with the HVAC controls now finished in silver and piano As a nice finishing touch, the dual zone climayte temperatures are now displayed around the in orange LED. The remainder of the controls are reworked substantially a new layout that condenses the panel and looks far, far interesting without degrading ease of use.

Similarly, the wheel controls are quite a bit high-tech looking, but still easy to manipulate. But best of all is the new unit. Having long been overdue for a revamping, my used a new touch-screen navigation that is a massive improvement the distinctly ‘90s looking indigo-illuminated entertainment systems of

With a glossy high screen (think new, laptop LCDs vs old, laptop LCDs) and a slick and red colour scheme, it’s 21st century.

Using a block of plastic trimmed in as a key, the familiar VR6 powerplant up without any hesitation, but betrays its heritage with a slightly sound while running its cold start routine. by the fantastic benchmark of a transmission is VW’s DSG gearbox, moving is a drama-free affair into engine noise simply intercede.

With tons of materials and undoubtedly a whackload of deadening, the Passat CC’s is startlingly quiet while about town, but the suspension away the car’s sporting With a four link suspension and triangular wishbones by MacPherson struts up front, the car with authority over transmitting the road surface the driver’s derriere without it.

Round a corner and the thick bars put a stop to any perceptible roll from unnerving any of the occupants, while the low profile and 18” wheels provide nearly levels of feedback. On dry and wet pavement the car exquisitely, and although its performance may not back such a claim up, it every bit capable of challenging indominatable 335xi sedan.

With stupendous levels of it’s holds its line nearly every corner, the powerful and linear V6 and lightening DSG gearbox working perfectly in to provide maximum thrust on single corner exit. any buyers looking to traverse the mountain ranges of Canada’s will need to invest in winter tires, as the stock is sadly inadequate when it to dealing with the white

It’s not too often that a car me. Having tested my fair of automobiles, you come to expect qualities, both good and to appear in any given manufacturer’s

After all, manufacturers put amounts of manpower into that each new model seamlessly into their product line; incorporating features and styling cues so as to not their existing clientele, adding just enough new to attract new buyers that otherwise never consider the And although there may not be much to tie the CC to the rest of the Volkswagen lineup, it appear that they’ve hit the on the head.

Because while the majority of the who approached me about the car were of its model designation, the fact is, of those people were driving Volkswagens. And be it due to the car’s shape or upper-crust interior, the those other Volkswagen felt for their favourite most luxurious offering was apparent.

And thanks to Volkswagen’s team, the Passat CC is a car that the lowliest Volkswagen owner can aspire to own. With a MSRP of $33,075, it’s the V6 Highline that’s the real of the bunch with a fully price of $49,100.  Substantially than you’d be paying for a equipped 3-series Bimmer or Mercedes, it’s stately and looks and voluptuous interior fantastic value for your

Easily the best Volkswagen ever driven, this is one car I won’t soon forget.

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