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Thu Sep 14 2017, 10:42am
Joined: Aug 10 2015
Member No: #2287
Location: Chester
Would be interested to know fellow C6 owners views on the release of the new Volkswagen Arteon?

Is this the first real attempt since the C6 from a non-luxury badge to try and enter this market? Have to say, I think it looks stunning.

I first marked the C6 as the car I wanted to buy when it was released in 2005 and I was 13 - I finally managed to afford one 10 years later.

I always worried that I would never find a similar car that I like again to buy once the C6 expires - maybe I've just marked the Arteon for purchase in 10 years time like I did with the C6! I haven't fallen in love with it like I did instantly with the C6, but it is nice to see a manufacturer finally having a go at this sort of car again.

David Hallworth   
Thu Sep 14 2017, 12:49pm

Joined: Apr 16 2010
Member No: #90
Location: Glasgow
If that's got some big engines in it and not the 4 cylinders that everyone seems to be going for these days I'd be quite tempted by one of those.

Thu Sep 14 2017, 01:23pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Downside will be the seats if it's anything like the 'CC' it's replacing as I found them typically German and very hard, not like the C6 armchairs
Thu Sep 14 2017, 07:24pm
Joined: Feb 24 2016
Member No: #2532
Location: Copenhagen
Frankly spoken, NO, this is NOT a "would be C6" but it is OK and maybe about time that VW admits getting inspired by real design...
Regarding the seats, I could well imagine the VW being hard as concrete.
Fri Sep 15 2017, 12:18am
Joined: Apr 18 2012
Member No: #869
Location: Lisbon
They have already done it, before the C6 even! It's called Phaeton and the C6 uses the same air diffusion technology in the air-con as the Phaeton.
Fri Sep 15 2017, 01:15am
Joined: Jan 22 2011
Member No: #350
Location: Paradera
I think I prefer the C6 2017 model (China only)
Fri Sep 15 2017, 07:30am
Joined: Jan 21 2013
Member No: #1163
Location: Warsash, Hants & Palma de Mallorca, Spain
travlician wrote ...

I think I prefer the C6 2017 model (China only)
Good God, no! B l o o d y awful looking thing!! Perhaps its saving grace would be its comfort, though.

Agree with all the 'hard seats' comments with VWs..
Mon Sep 18 2017, 09:12am
Joined: Apr 16 2012
Member No: #868
Location: Harpenden
Don't like the external looks myself - fussy, contrived and lacking the grace of the C6 - and the interior is mainly Passat.

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