Used Car of the Day: 2013 Volkswagen CC

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The Volkswagen CC is one of those cars that always gets forgotten, it seems. Personally, I liked the manual transmission version. And what do we have here? A manual-transmission R-Line trim. For $12,500.

The seller is the second owner and purchased the car in 2015 when it had 13,000 miles. Now it has 87,600 miles. The car has the 2.0-liter turbo, of course, and the seller says it's stock and has been well maintained. The rear brakes were replaced last fall.

There's not much else to say here -- it's a stock CC with a stick and under 100K miles. Go check it out.

[Image: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Kwik_Shift Kwik_Shift on Feb 18, 2023

    Start at the trade-in value.

  • Fred Fred on Feb 18, 2023

    When is the $1000 timing belt replacement due?

  • 2ACL 2ACL on Feb 18, 2023

    VR6 or pass for me, as the CC is (IMO) one of the most appropriate applications for it.

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Feb 19, 2023

    Unique car that in the right color could be a striking design. I always found in interesting how VW so badly wanted to be in the conversation of higher-end German iron, but totally whiffed marketing wise with every product. The Phaeton, CC and now Arteon were all ignored by VW NA marketing and apparently their dealers had no idea what to do with them either. Maybe because the people who buy more expensive cars to to be more demanding of reliability, service, etc., all areas VW struggles in. Why bother attracting these customers when you know you're going to disappoint them the first time they need service work? A later model CC is probably a better buy then the seriously decontented Passat but this is a 4-figure car, not a 5-figure one.