Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volkswagen CC saloon?
DSG oil and filter change
If you’re buying a CC equipped with a DSG dual-clutch automatic, make sure there is evidence in the service history that the gearbox has been serviced every 40,000 miles. If it hasn’t, there could be potentially expensive issues in the future.
Sticky electronic parking brake
Some owners have traced the problem to the switch in the car, but much of the time it has been caused by a seized motor on one of the rear calipers. Separate replacement motors aren’t readily available, so you might need to replace the whole caliper instead.
Is a used Volkswagen CC saloon reliable?
The CC didn’t feature in the 2018 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Volkswagen as a brand doesn’t have the best reputation for reliability and often finishes in a mid-table position. Early examples of the CC are well out of their manufacturers’ warranty period, so you need to pay close attention to the condition of the car and look for evidence of how it’s been looked after. Go for examples with a full service history and you should be onto a dependable used example.