A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen CC

At some point, most of us have to choose between the cars we wanted when were kids and the ones we need for our commute to the office or to pick up our own children. With the 2012 Volkswagen CC, you can truly get the best of both worlds. Under the hood, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy just about any drive. Inside the cabin, it’s all about the joys of being an adult.

Key Features

Although this is definitely a car built for exploring the road, some people may not know how to drive a stick. With the 2012 Volkswagen CC, you get to choose your transmission.

The same goes for choosing between front- or all-wheel-drive.

One look at this vehicle and you can tell it’s sporty and fast. However, Volkswagen also did a great job of crafting an exterior that is plenty sophisticated too, making it look more like a coupe than a sports car.

Changes in the 2012 Model

The only change in 2012 is the wood interior trim.

What We Like

For a Volkswagen, this is an incredibly affordable car, especially when you consider how expensive it looks.

The car manufacturer famous for high-performing cars also did a great job of ensuring that, between your engine options and choice of transmissions, you can customize how your sedan attacks the road.

What Concerns Us

Most people who have three children will opt for an SUV or minivan. That would be a wise alternative to trying to use the 2012 CC because it only has two seats in the back. Even if you don’t have children, at times, it would be nice to travel short distances with five people. Volkswagen has inexplicably made this impossible.

Also, though the price is affordable, the same can be said for Volkswagen’s newest large sedan. Therefore, the price gap has widened so much that you could probably find a pre-owned Golf that would cost the difference.

Available Models

There are four model types of the 2012 CC: Sport, R-Line, Lux and Lux Plus. All come with 2-liter engines. The Lux and Lux Plus have six-speed automatic transmissions, while the Sport and R-Line have six-speed manuals. However, those last two can be ordered as automatics for a bit extra.

Major Recalls

There has only been one recall that affected the VW CC. It was discovered that the driver’s frontal air bag could malfunction if debris contaminated it.

Common Issues

Like just about every other Volkswagen, many who own the 2012 CC have complained about maintenance costs and reliability issues.

Volkswagen CC 2012 Interior


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