Review: Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012)


Very good looking, stylish alternative to the standard Passat. Coupe looks with plenty of rear passenger space. Quality improvements.

3.6-litre V6 is thirsty and pricey.

Recently Added To This Review

28 March 2017

Complaint that prior to NOx emissions fix a VW Passat CC EA189 2.0TDI was fault-free. But adter the fix suffers an "overboost problem" at more than 70mph. Owner gets P0234 on his fault code reader that... Read more

10 January 2016

Report of EGR failure on 58k mile 2010/60 VW Passat CC 2.0TDI 170 with EA189 engine. VW quoted £660 inc labour and VAT for replacement. Because this is a NOx emissions cheat engine that is particularly... Read more

26 November 2015

Volkswagen announced fix for EA189 1.6TDI and 2.0TDI engines. A “flow transformer” will be fitted directly in front of the air mass sensor on the EA189 1.6TDI engine. This is a mesh that... Read more

Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012): At A Glance

The Passat CC features the profile of a coupe yet benefiting from four doors and four individual seats with plentiful headroom and offering a Mercedes CLS look for less money. Many of the problem areas of the 2005-2010 Passat put right. Best to think of the CC as a different car.

What does a Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012) cost?

List Price from £25,370
Buy new from £18,850
Contract hire from £221.66 per month

Real MPG average for a Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012)

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28–62 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 – 2012)?

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Why is my Volkswagen Passat juddering when I start it?

I have a 2010 Volkswagen Passat CC automatic diesel. It's started to judder when I start it. Any ideas what it could be? It's driving me mad.
Reads like the wet clutch pack in the DQ250 6-speed DSG. This is due a fluid and filter change every four years or 40,000 miles whichever comes first.
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