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    Thread: Motive First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Passat CC

    1. 04-17-2008 01:21 AM #1

      "Was ist das? Der neue Passat?"
      We got that question more than a few times when we drove Volkswagen's new Passat CC in Germany and Austria, and it is a good one. The Passat CC appears to be merely a better-looking replacement for the existing Passat but is in fact an entirely new model designed to slot above the current, more conservatively styled sedan. Naming issues aside, the Passat CC has far more going for it than a pretty, cut-down body. Underneath is a raft of changes — new technologies and improved chassis dynamics — that provide a far superior driving experience to the Passat sedan, making this car a bit more special than we first expected...
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      04-17-2008 01:30 AM #2
      I love it, and I love the rear seats!

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      04-17-2008 01:35 AM #3
      I'm much more excited for this car than I was before, I'm curious to see how well it is received by the public...

    4. 04-17-2008 01:38 AM #4
      I want to like this car, but the first thing that comes to mind when I see it is Chrysler Concord.
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      04-17-2008 01:40 AM #5
      How is the outward visibility?

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      04-17-2008 01:59 AM #6
      Out of curiosity, how come the US model has less horsepower?

    7. 04-17-2008 02:06 AM #7
      Is your studio done yet?

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      04-17-2008 02:27 AM #8
      I still don't understand why it couldn't be the next gen Passat, with slight tweaks for the 5-seater model. It's svelte, comfy, quick...things the passat has always aspired to be.

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      04-17-2008 02:42 AM #9
      For some reason, it looks too much like a boat for me to ever consider one. Those overhangs are a shame.
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      04-17-2008 03:14 AM #10
      I've always liked the whole car. But man do I ever love the interior [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    11. 04-17-2008 08:47 AM #11

      Quote, originally posted by tjl »
      How is the outward visibility?

      Fine, except for the rear. You need the Nav option with the rear view camera.



      Modified by GT17V at 8:49 AM 4-17-2008

    12. 04-17-2008 09:02 AM #12
      "the new version of the 2.0T has internal modifications that reduce reciprocating weight and friction, which help to keep the emissions and economy in check while still delivering similar power."
      Huh?? What new version of the 2.0T? Can someone direct me to some info about this?

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      04-17-2008 09:35 AM #13
      Nice article! I am warming up to the car and am happy that a manual trans will be available in the car. That said, it still looks a little weird. I see a bit of chrysler sebring in the tail lights from some angles as well. I'll have to see this car in person. I am also intrigued by the adjustable suspension.

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      04-17-2008 09:54 AM #14
      I'm disappointed that the adjustable suspension won't be making it over here. That alone would give the CC some needed separation between it and the Passat. So will our CC end up driving much like the Passat with Sport Suspension then?
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      04-17-2008 10:10 AM #15
      vaults not vaunts....maybe?

    16. 04-17-2008 10:11 AM #16
      A lot of Mercedes CLS features on this car
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      04-17-2008 10:17 AM #17
      Love the car, but the 4-seat configuration is a deal killer for me. I often need 5 seats. Those sexy rear buckets should be an option, not standard.

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      04-17-2008 10:26 AM #18
      I have to wonder how a car seat would fit into those back seats. Looks like it would definitely be a challenge.

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      04-17-2008 10:29 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by features@motivemag »
      The Passat CC appears to be merely a better-looking replacement for the existing Passat but is in fact an entirely new model designed to slot above the current, more conservatively styled sedan.

      I thought VW had decided to simply name it "Volkswagen CC" ?
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      04-17-2008 10:44 AM #20
      I like this car. I really do. It has a nice profile, looks good, but then I see the 3/4 view of the rear and.....

      Tailights. Ghhaaahhhhh!




      Modified by gravitymachine at 9:45 AM 4-17-2008

    21. 04-17-2008 10:52 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by axe »
      I thought VW had decided to simply name it "Volkswagen CC" ?

      Reading > You...
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      When the Passat CC arrives this September on the North American continent it will lose its Passat designation and simply be known as the CC.

    22. 04-17-2008 10:55 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by satisfied »
      Is your studio done yet?

      The studio is in Chicago. The cars are in Europe. I might be giving you more credit than you deserve, but even the dimmest of forum members should be able to see the problem this presents.
      Anyway...
      Nicely-written article. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    23. 04-17-2008 10:55 AM #23
      damn, beat me to it...

    24. 04-17-2008 10:57 AM #24
      So, no AWD?

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      04-17-2008 11:01 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by rudyr »
      So, no AWD?

      Why not?

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