What's Wrong With This Picture: Passat CC Gets Put In Its Place Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

With the Passat moving from a poor-selling but Euro-premium sedan to a cheaper, more mass-market design, it was inevitable that the Passat CC “four door coupe” version would change as well. Unfortunately, in order to make it more similar to the new “Das Impala”-style Passat, VW had to really tone down the design. So much so, that you almost have to wonder who is going to buy this car on style alone… which is the whole point of having a “four door coupe” version of a sedan. But hey, at least it won’t be outselling the Passat anymore, as it has for much of the last several years. Mission accomplished?

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  • Paul Paul on Nov 04, 2011

    Front and rear are vastly improved, but the roof line has me concerned. Seems less aggressive than the current CC, which would be a huge disappointment. I am reserving too much judgement until I see it in person.

  • Speed Spaniel Speed Spaniel on Nov 04, 2011

    I currently own a 2010 CC and I like the looks of this updated version better. The tail lamps are awesome. Now if we could only get the 300 HP version of the 3.6 that they have over in Europe. The 3.6 needs a smidge more power to separate itself from the Avalons of the auto world. All in all this has turned out to be a very nice car with a nice balance of luxury and sport. Love the VR6 snarl too. No mechanical issues at all to date. I think it's a better value, design and engineering effort than Audi's bread and butter A4. Also, funny how the 'people's car' offers 3 years free maintenance and Audi did away with that. I lease cars and switching from Audi to VW was a no brainer. When I turned in my S4 at lease end to a local Audi dealer he tried to sell me an Audi, but I had already signed the lease paperwork on the CC. His response was, 'I don't blame you'......

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  • Geozinger Up until recently this was on my short list of cars to replace my old car. However, it didn't pass the "knee test" with my wife as her bad knee makes it difficult for her to get in and out of a sedan. I saw a number of videos about the car and it seems like the real deal as a sporting sedan. In addition I like the low price, too, but it was bad luck/timing that we didn't get to pull the trigger on this one.
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