In case you haven’t noticed, there are some exciting things happening with Volkswagen. The VW Motor Company has made a corporate decision, and that decision is evident in the new models coming out recently. What was that corporate decision? Volkswagen wants to be the Number One car manufacturer in the world, and they are getting closer and closer to doing that very thing. Toyota is fully aware of VW, as is General Motors, and the race is on for the number one bragging rights.
One of the exciting innovations to come out of VW is the Volkswagen CC, or Comfort Coupe, and the whole new line of C cars, including the incredible C Blue coming out soon. But back to the CC for now!
The CC is a four-passenger sedan that means exactly that, it can only handle four passengers because of its tiny backseat. There, we got all the negatives out of the way early on, so now we can talk about the many positives of this fine car.
Who are the competitors? Well, there is the Honda Accord, the Hyundai Sonata and the VW Passat. There are also higher end sedans like the Acura TL, Audi A4 and the Infiniti G. For our money the CC is better than all of them due to its fine styling and German handling and performance.
The CC comes in six trims: 2.0T Sport, 2.0T R-Line, 2.0T Lux, 2.0T Lux Plus, 2.0T Lux Limited and VR6 4Motion Executive. Admit it, even the names are cool!
The 2.0T models are front-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the Sport and R-Line, with a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission optional on those trims and standard on the Lux trims. The 2.0-liter engines can do 0-60 in 7.3 seconds, a full second faster than comparable four-cylinder sedans. EPA estimates are 22/31 mpg with the automatic transmission and 23 overall with the manual.
The VR6 is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. It can do the 0-60 trip in 6.3 seconds, an excellent time, and EPA estimates are 17/25. Safety is insured wit antilock brakes, stability and traction control, hill-hold assist and a full compliment of airbags. With 19-inch wheels it can stop from 60-0 in 113 feet, an excellent stopping distance.
We can talk about the list of standard equipment, which includes an eight-speaker audio system, automatic headlight, heated mirrors and air-conditioning, but really what you need to understand is that this is a German-engineered vehicle that is made to handle the road effortlessly and is also designed to look sleek and cool. It may be a VW but it will remind you in some ways of Porsche, and that’s saying quite bit.
Exciting times for Volkswagen for sure. As always, if you want to find a great deal on VW used parts, then go to your local salvage yard. Places like Cash-n-Carry, the number one Savannah salvage yard, have great deals daily for customers, and they have built their reputations on customer service. If you want quality replacement parts at a fraction of their original cost, then try your local You Pull It salvage yard.