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    1. Member A1an's Avatar
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      12-15-2013 07:26 PM #1
      My Rabbit is due for replacement in the next year. So far it has 122k and had been extremely reliable since we purchased new in 2007...not even one single check engine light. I am thinking about picking up a 1-2 year old used CC with manual transmission when the time comes to sell the Rabbit. Would likely be a 2013-2014 around this time next year.

      Curious to see just how reliable the CC has been for those if you who have piled on the miles. Any regrets? Given the chance is there another VAG product you would have purchased instead now that you have had time in the CC?
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      12-16-2013 01:18 PM #2
      I shouda bought an Audi A4....but that would not be more reliable than a CC...just a more satisfying car to drive / own.

      My 2010 CC 2.0T MT6, 51000 miles, has not had any real issues, other than :
      1) Chassis creaks, ticks, and interior rattles
      2) New battery
      3) Cracked trunk-lid trim
      4) Front control arm bushing creak in cold weather
      5) Lots of tread-noise from the factory Conti tires
      6) Occasional Timing chain tensioner rattle at start-up
      7) very-very slow coolant leak (probably the water-pump)
      8) In-Tank fuel pump is getting a little louder in cold weather
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      12-16-2013 06:13 PM #3
      2009 sport with 75k and overall a great car with few problems. Added an RNS510 and tehn the badge backup camera myself around 30k. Great car.
      Intake replaced twice for flap issues. Once at 25k and another at 70k. Second time they replaced two injectors.
      That is essentially the only failure I have ever had with the car.

      Did my own decarbon job at 70k.

      Other than that this car has been...Gas it and change the oil. All the guff about tires to me is nonsense as I see tires as an expendable like brakes. But that is just my view.

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      2011 R-Line DSG approaching 49k

      1) Replaced battery
      2) Cracked upper trunk lid as well
      3) Whatever re-call there has been in the past 3 years.

      Other than that, I just change the oil. After 3 years as a daily driver, I still have a blast driving it.
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      12-16-2013 08:58 PM #5
      2009 VR6. Approaching 165k miles. Original front brakes. Replaced rear brakes and rotors. New wiper blades. Oil and filter every 10k. Changed out the transmission fluid once. Change the plugs every 50k miles. On the third set of tires. Small crack in the trunk lid upper trim. Overall a rock solid car. Spent 10 times as much on my A4 (But that one is my play toy)

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      12-16-2013 10:26 PM #6
      Just hit 70K on my 2010 CC Sport.

      This car has been bullet proof. Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I really have that many miles and have not had a single issue with it.
      I follow the VW scheduled servicing intervals and recommendations.
      I had to replace the battery after 3 years which nowadays seems to be about average for battery life.
      Car has been great, looking to keep mine for a year or so longer may wait until the next model redesign for the CC or I might get tempted by the new MkVII GTI coming out next Spring..
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      12-16-2013 10:35 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by kaysid View Post
      Just hit 70K on my 2010 CC Sport.

      This car has been bullet proof. Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I really have that many miles and have not had a single issue with it.
      I follow the VW scheduled servicing intervals and recommendations.
      I had to replace the battery after 3 years which nowadays seems to be about average for battery life.
      Car has been great, looking to keep mine for a year or so longer may wait until the next model redesign for the CC or I might get tempted by the new MkVII GTI coming out next Spring..
      Are you tuned or stock? My 2010 CC is good too (knock on wood). I know intake manifolds go bad on 09 and 10 models so i am wondering if that is coming my way

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      12-16-2013 10:39 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by OEMplusCC View Post
      Are you tuned or stock? My 2010 CC is good too (knock on wood). I know intake manifolds go bad on 09 and 10 models so i am wondering if that is coming my way
      Mine is stock from an engine/transmission perspective. Yeah I heard about those as well..fingers crossed
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      12-16-2013 10:58 PM #9
      Glad to see some good experiences with these cars. I really want new, but the deals are incredible on low mile used CPO cars right now. I imagine the story will be the same next year.
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      12-17-2013 12:56 AM #10
      2009 VR6 4motion with 63k miles. Only owned it for a year now as a CPO but have all service records from the first owner. All issues replaced under warranty but those include....

      Parking Brake Error message - Needed new control module
      New spark Plugs at 40K, then also replaced at 60k myself just so I was sure it was done
      Wiper Blades
      Front and rear rotors and pads
      Sunroof needed removed and tracks cleaned/lubricated
      Upgraded to the RCD510 and 9w7 bluetooth myself

      Overall a great car with very little issues compared to my 2005.5 A4 2.0T quattro that I owned before. Very happy with my CC !!!
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      12-17-2013 11:42 AM #11
      I've racked up 35k and its not 2 years old yet. This was my first VW and I was leery, having driven Honda's all my life. I opted for 100K extended warranty just in case. So far so good, had a squeak (easily fixed), cracked trunk trim (fixed, no questions asked) and I've got a cracked plastic trim piece between door and driver's seat...but I'm 280lbs so probably a stress test, haven't heard of anyone else having that issue. I expect they'll fix that, going in next week.

      I've been following the articles about depreciation on these cars and agree its a buyers market right now, some very attractive deals. I'm about $5K underwater on my loan (less if I cancelled the remaining warranty).

      If you can find a good deal, confirm the maintenance was done and car checks out, I wouldn't hesitate. Its a fun, great looking, good gas mileage, sporty car. I love the engine, the DSG and int/ext looks.

      And at least you won't have the turbo/fuel pump fiasco to deal with that all the BMV 6cly are going through...that's a nightmare.

      Good luck

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      12-17-2013 12:30 PM #12
      I have a '13 and racked on about 13k miles in the last 8 months. Mechanically, it has been very sound.

      The issues I had were:
      1. Rear deck separating from back windscreen - Fixed under warranty

      Due to dealer negligence, the techs working on the rear deck broke a clip on the rear seat bolster making it loose. I guess they assumed I wouldn't notice and just put it in place. - Fixed by dealership


      2. Dash trim (silver trim) rattle

      This has been my biggest complaint. The CC is seriously quiet on the highway... which can be unfortunate if you have an annoying rattle over every expansion joint. The first time I had this problem, the rattle/chattering was almost none stop. They said it was not reproducible but I refused to leave the dealership until they did something about it. They 'insulated' - aka put some foam tape in certain spots behind it. It relieved the constant rattle, but an intermittent one still existed. I brought it back for my 10k. Again, Not reproducible. I complained about it on the survey, they took my car for 4 days. Still not reproducible enough ... to find the source and have it fixed even though I told them it was coming from around the instrument cluster.

      Needless to say, I used the trim removal tool they left in my car the first time and foam taped the entire trim around the instrument cluster which has worked.

      Basically, I am making the point that your ownership experience will only be as good as your dealership experience when it comes to servicing/maintaining/having warranty work performed. I have seen others on here have dealer problems that almost made them wish they never bought a VW. At this point, I am going to look into traveling a bit more out of my way and going to another dealer because I really don't think mine takes my problems seriously... either that or they are deaf to interior rattles. Other than these non-mechanical issues, it has been a reliable daily driver.

      If I had to do it again, I love the CC but I think I would have splurged a bit more and picked up an A4 Premium Plus with a few options. The quattro and extra torque/HP and better build quality would have probably made for a more enjoyable driving experience. In a few years, that will most likely be the car in my driveway.
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      12-17-2013 01:35 PM #13
      Im at 84k and still good
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      12-17-2013 02:40 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by CC'ed View Post
      I shouda bought an Audi A4....but that would not be more reliable than a CC...just a more satisfying car to drive / own.

      My 2010 CC 2.0T MT6, 51000 miles, has not had any real issues, other than :
      1) Chassis creaks, ticks, and interior rattles
      2) New battery
      3) Cracked trunk-lid trim
      4) Front control arm bushing creak in cold weather
      5) Lots of tread-noise from the factory Conti tires
      6) Occasional Timing chain tensioner rattle at start-up
      7) very-very slow coolant leak (probably the water-pump)
      8) In-Tank fuel pump is getting a little louder in cold weather
      -1 x2 on my 09 cc (traded in for 2012)
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      12-17-2013 10:57 PM #15
      I bought my '09 CC VR6 4Motion with 87,000 miles on it. After I bought it I found the service records and learned the previous owner did all the recommended service. I now have 95,000 miles on the car and I have had three different highly respected shops carefully look at it. All three claim it is in great condition and needs absolutely nothing. During the 8,000 miles I have owned the car I have sensed absolutely nothing wrong with it and I am looking forward to 250,000 to 300,000 miles. My '02 Passat made it to 250,000 before it started to fall apart. I feel like this car has much more in it.
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      12-17-2013 11:15 PM #16
      Any of you higher mileage TSI owners have any concerns with the timing chain tensioner?
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      12-18-2013 12:19 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by CC'ed View Post
      I shouda bought an Audi A4....but that would not be more reliable than a CC...just a more satisfying car to drive / own.

      My 2010 CC 2.0T MT6, 51000 miles, has not had any real issues, other than :
      1) Chassis creaks, ticks, and interior rattles
      2) New battery
      3) Cracked trunk-lid trim
      4) Front control arm bushing creak in cold weather
      5) Lots of tread-noise from the factory Conti tires
      6) Occasional Timing chain tensioner rattle at start-up
      7) very-very slow coolant leak (probably the water-pump)
      8) In-Tank fuel pump is getting a little louder in cold weather
      Knock on wood. Just crossed 70K on my 2010.
      1. Cracked trunk molding (will be replaced next summer)
      2. New Battery this past year
      3. Intake just went. Dealer did it at no cost due to the holidays (Yeah go figure)


      Otherwise she has been awesome, definitely a keeper. Will tweak her some more next year. Much better on maintenance than my 545i had been, and almost as fun.
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      12-18-2013 06:40 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by HunterRose View Post
      Knock on wood. Just crossed 70K on my 2010.
      1. Cracked truck (will be replaced next summer)
      2. New Battery this past year
      3. Intake just went. Dealer did it at no cost due to the holidays (Yeah go figure)


      Otherwise she has been awesome, definitely a keeper. Will tweak her some more next year. Much better on maintenance than my 545i had been, and almost as fun.
      Awesome dealer Which one do you go to? I go to Douglas and they have been great so far.
      I heard VW is covering intake manifolds until 100k or so, since this is known issue. Maybe this is just a rumor

      I got my info from this thread
      http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64670
      Last edited by OEMplusCC; 12-18-2013 at 06:53 PM.

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      12-18-2013 09:22 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Any of you higher mileage TSI owners have any concerns with the timing chain tensioner?
      I will be doing mine soon, when I get some time....hopefully before the engine self-destructs !

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      12-18-2013 10:50 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by OEMplusCC View Post
      Awesome dealer Which one do you go to? I go to Douglas and they have been great so far.
      I heard VW is covering intake manifolds until 100k or so, since this is known issue. Maybe this is just a rumor

      I got my info from this thread
      http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64670
      Union VW. I used to visit Douglas because they were the closest to my house. Union happens to be within walking distance to my job. I was equally shocked when they told me that, but I got the same impression that VW might be covering that due to a known issue. I will say Union has won me over.

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      12-21-2013 05:43 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by CC'ed View Post
      I will be doing mine soon, when I get some time....hopefully before the engine self-destructs !
      Is that a fairly straight forward DIY?
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      12-23-2013 09:26 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Is that a fairly straight forward DIY?
      It is not too bad, but it is a 3 or 4 hour job. There is a write-up on one of the GTI forums. You need to support the engine and remove the passenger side motor mount to get access to the chain cover. You need a special tool to hold the crank pulley so you can remove the center bolt, but the tool is not too expensive, and some have made one. A lift makes the job much easier to do, but I think some people have done it on ramps/jackstands. The parts (tensioner, chain-cover, gasket sealant, and bolts) are about $300 total.

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      12-23-2013 08:58 PM #24
      Ah...very nice. It doesn't look too bad. There is also a $7 tool to put in place of the pulley before you yank the cover. Supposed to keep everything in place so you don't jump timing. Still makes me nervous though.
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      12-24-2013 02:26 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Ah...very nice. It doesn't look too bad. There is also a $7 tool to put in place of the pulley before you yank the cover. Supposed to keep everything in place so you don't jump timing. Still makes me nervous though.
      That "tool" is a flat washer, so when you pull off the crank pulley, you immediately need to put the bolt back on, with the washer, so that the toothed drive face of the crank gear is clamped in its original alignment. Somebody did the DIY, and did not perform this important step, and had his timing slip.

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