What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen CC saloon?
The obvious choice is the Mercedes-Benz CLS, because that’s the car Volkswagen chose to emulate with the CC. You will have to spend a bit more money to get into a CLS of equivalent age and mileage, but you do have the option of some larger and quieter 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines in the CLS, as opposed to the more agricultural-sounding four-cylinder diesels in the CC.
The award-winning BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé arrived later to the party than the CC, but it is a very welcome addition because of its sleek shape, more practical hatchback boot opening and the fact that it’s rear-wheel drive and therefore has more engaging handling. There are plenty of petrol and diesel engine options to choose from, too.