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Congratulations on your new 2013 CC. I also picked mine up 2 weeks ago. I've noticed a couple of issues that I did not expect and was wondering if you've experienced the same.
1. Irritating rear suspension noise going over moderate bumps. Sounds like something is loose... Kind of like a secondary "clunk-clunk" instead of a solid thud. Could just be the stiff suspension. Haven't informed the dealer yet. On the highway the car is a smooth as silk; quiet as a mouse.
2. Creaking interior going over bumps, accelerating, turning, braking. More prevelent on cool mornings on the way to work. Seems to be coming from the dash (aluminum trim?), and the center console (cheap plastic).
Maybe I'm being picky but this is a $30K+ car.
What have you experienced?
I also got mine but about 4 weeks ago.
Have you guys experienced lag from a stand still? Like the gas pedal vibrates a bit before it goes - sometimes you'll need to step on the gas pedal more for power. This is the 2.0T. I'm coming from a Honda Accord V6.
Is this normal with 2013 cc's?
I also have a 2013 CC.
I did have the rattle on the dash and took care of it by simply pushing down hard on the dash trim. Went away. I do feel the lag on take off but i feel it's do to the weight of the car. The GTI i traded in had the same motor but lest weight but when i had a full tank of gas and 5 people in the car the GTI felt the same way the CC feels now with no one but me.
Originally Posted by silverdragon
There is always gonna be some turbo lag but software wise the car is meant to take off smoothly. IF you want to take off quickly just drive it in manual mode. Dsg has always been like this. I prefer it to take off smooth and slow. MY g/fs mini cooper S was terrible at being smooth. Everytime I push on the accelerator like in my gti the mini would surge like slapping it into gear.
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I came from Hondas (multiple Accords, including V6) and noticed the lag at start of acceleration as well. It takes a quarter second to start pulling hard right? As opposed to the Accord which pulls immediately? It hasn't bothered me, I just adapted, don't think about it.
The car is night and day quieter than my Accords (last one was an 06) ever were.
I did notice my first squeak, it was rear seat after some passengers had been back there. I just folded the seats down then put back and it went away. No rattles, squeaks,etc anywhere after that.
As for the suspension noise...are you sure you're not hearing the tires? You're on 18"s now, a lot less sidewall (I assume). I definitely can hear them hit holes, speed bumps, etc. I hit my first big pothole at highway speed with a load bang and nearly pi$$ed myself.
And how would adding more power (with a tune), not take care of the lag? More power=quicker take off
I have a manual trans....so maybe it's just a DSG thing
I had a 2001 Jetta...definitely not a Maybach. I have a lot of good things to say about the CC, i.e. handling, highway ride, engine, transmission, appearance, amenities... the list goes on. I just didn't expect the issues, some admittedly minor, on a near luxuary sedan and wondering if these issues are common or not.
Look at these dyno graphs, there is no turbo lag.. Any "lag" that you feel is the DBW system more than likely..
One N/A motor (a b7 rs4 v8) and our turbo motor.. There is no lag with this 2.0T.
THIS is what turbo lag would look like. That's a 2871 on a 1.8t audi a4(also a small small turbo)
honestly I don't even feel the need to respond to that.. The dyno graph, shows the power curve of the motor...
turbo lag = slow/delayed build up of boost = very slow onset of power, looks like the side of a steep cliff..
the dyno for graph for a 2.0t motor shows a smooth growing powerband with no delays or anything of the sort. There is no turbo lag. Did you even bother to look at the 3 dyno graph? One our 2.0t stock turbo motor, one rs4 N/A motor, both graphs have the same power curve for the most part, then look at the 1.8t motor with a slightly larger turbo, see that delayed onset of power? "turbo lag"
I question whether you know anything about a cars powerband and dyno graphs/turbo's with that comment.. NO car makes peak power immediately, the "lag" you feel is the same as every other car.. Most cars dont reach peak hp till later on in the rpm's... regardless if it is N/A or turbo. Where as a larger turbo with "turbo lag" will have very little low end power and you can see the immediate rise in HP in higher rpms.. Where this 2.0t is instant from the get go with a smooth constant rise of power just like the n/a dyno sheet.
How hard is it to put 2 and 2 together?
Last edited by njm23; 05-25-2012 at 04:58 PM.