its good. no complaints here! just test drive one... youll like it I think.
only complaint about it is the hop that you get when you shift really high up there. I put in a torque mount, fixed that right away!
the shift action is great, one of the smoothest i've driven.
the gearing is a little tall but with a stage 1 flash it is perfect.
but you have to test one yourself to determine if you'd like it.
Island Gray Metallic 2010 CC Sport 2.0T 6M, APR Stage1, R-Line Sport Pedals, HTTRS-256-MA:M
235/35/19 Hankook Ventus V12 K110's, Borla CBE, Koni ss coilover kit, Adams slotted/drilled rotors, with Stop Tech pads.
+1 to all of the above,...
but perhaps most important of all, there is a bogging down many people complain of with the CC when starting from a stop. Indeed, I have experienced this many times myself. The CC just isn't great at launching much less even just getting going from a dead stop. But a manual tranny can overcome this. I just give it a little extra throttle as I release the clutch and release slowly and the car never bogs down. On the contrary, I can get some pretty nice launches when I time the clutch and throttle correctly. I end up controlling the force of the launch more with the release of the clutch than with the amount of throttle. That is not something you can do with a DSG but it is quite a pleasant experience.
2009 2.0T, 6MT, Iron Grey Metallic, Tinted Windows, Blue Tooth, APR Stage I, Carbonio Stage I, VW DG Sport Springs
Audio setup: Focal 165 KRX2 in the front (crossovers removed) powered by Rockford Fosgate T400-4 (one channel per speaker); ARC Audio KAR 265 in the rear powered by Alpine PDX-4.100 (bridged); 8" 250W Powered Bazooka Sub; RF 360.2 Digital Signal Processor
I actually got a real good deal with my cc since it was a manual one. Most people where I live that buys CC's are older so they are looking for an auto
Don't get me wrong, the DSG transmission is very good but for me there's nothing like a manual shift. The CC is wonderful with it. Smooth easy and a lot of fun.
If you are stock in day to day traffic like a parking lot on the highway, you may consider the DSG for the peace of mine.
For myself, I do highway, city and lots of small roads that are fun with twists and hills and I enjoy the luxury of shifting that big car around.
Oh...fuel economy...more or less the same!
2010 Passat CC - Black - 2.0t, Manual
2010 Golf Wagon TDI - manual
2012 CC R-Line 6MT, Black/Cornsilk, 35% tint, Achtuning Korea LED DRL's,
GIAC chipped Stage 1 (93 oct), Diesel Geek short shifter, Borla Catback,
27mm Hotchkis rear stabilizer bar, Koni SS coilovers, spun down to 24.5",
235-40-18 Cooper RS3-A on OEM 18" Mallory, Spacers- 7mm(F), 4mm(R),
Tinted taillights & reflectors (Lamin-X Smoke), debadged, R-Line pedals
I had a 2009 GTI 6 speed before I bought my 2012 CC R-Line with a manual tranny. It's the only way to go if you're are a "manual person". It's great every day. Driving a bigger comfortable car that still goes and lets you shift when you want to. Personally I wouldn't have it any other way.
If you still like working the gearbos don't think twice.
Thanks for the replies. I drove a new 2013 manual tranny today. Shifts very nice. Car is not
as sporty in the handling dept as the GTI and the GTI sounds better. but the interior of the CC
is more upscale than the GTI.
The lease inceptions are really expensive though:
Dealer Fee $600
Lease Assumption Fee $625
Misc doc fees and title costs and first months lease bring the total to around $1800
Anybody lease one without paying the Lease Assumption (bank fee)?
Seems like a rip-off.
I did not pay a lease inception fee of any type, just the first month's payment; I went to the dealer at the end of the month and I know they were trying to make their numbers, so that always helps. Also, turned in my GTI for the CC and there may have been some unadvertised "loyalty cash" that was used to cover the fees, not sure about that, but I did get the deal I was looking for.
The manual is great in the CC and the shifter (for some reason) is more precise than the one in my GTI. If you like to "shift it yourself", go for it. It is part of the pleasure of driving for me.
2013 CC Sport 6MT
I have a 6mt 2012, not 13, but I leased it in May of 11 right as the 12 model came out. Wound up paying $249/mo with about $1200 due at signing. VW calculated a resale of about 82% which seems unheard of compared to the other cars I was looking at.
Onto the 6MT, the stick is smooth, the clutch is smooth, the pedal has good feel, but it IS a heavy car and can take a bit to motivate a stopped car. I wouldn't worry about this on the life of a lease, but I wouldn't expect to get 200k miles on a stock clutch like you can in some cars (driven like a daily driver and not beat on, this is very possible). I will say the heavy flywheel does make shifting a pain at higher rpms, not because of mounts or anything, just takes the engine a while to overcome inertia and slow down.
I am used to lighter flywheels in rwd cars, camaro's bmws, etc, and waiting for the engine to slow down when upshifting at 5or 6k rpms can take a while to get used to.
Also, the A/C puts a ton of drain on the car off boost, and it is such a dog when you are out of boost.
Other than that, car is a great highway cruiser.
Got an 09 CC with manual...It ****s great, and while it may appear as tall for some I think thatis a great combination for the 200 HP engine. The car has great fuel economy and runs like a clock. When we leaseed back in April 09 we got 12k/year x 36 mos for $340 including taxes and fees. Down was a $1000 and nothing else. At the end of the lease residual was little over $14 k. Taking in consideration the buy out and the condition of the car (it was very reliable with intake issues and brake pedal hiss issues) we arrived to the conclussion that there is nothing out there that can compare with the 3 yr old CC in value, performance and comfort so we decided to buy the lease. Still very happy with the car even that may need new tires and maybe rear brakes before winter (38 k right now).