Pros Convertible AND sunroof
Stylish design-top up or down
Excellent visibility front and back
Bright, beautiful LED lights for night visibility
Roomy enough in back seat
Good gas mileage
Cons Limited availability - I wanted the Executive trim, but "settled" for the Lux since there were none of the Executive available in my area
Limited, somewhat boring, color choices and with limited availability in showrooms you can't see them in person
Summary I decided to sell or trade my beloved VW Beetle convertible because I wanted a hard top convertible. I researched most of the manufacturers that have a convertible model and decided on the EOS because I felt that for the price I got almost everything I wanted.
It's a quality built car with mostly excellent reviews (except for CNET's review. I'm not sure why CNET is reviewing cars anyway because they did a poor job at reviewing the EOS).
The EOS feels solid and handles great. The gas mileage is even better than my Beetle. The 12-way powered leather heated seats are so comfortable!
For me the top goes down at 60 and above as long as it's not raining, so it gets a lot of use and works perfectly every time. And speaking of raining, I LOVE the windshield wiper sensors. It's pretty cool to not even have to think about adjusting the speed of the wipers. One day with the top down, the wipers started before I even noticed it was raining so I had plenty of time to pull over and close the top.
This is the nicest car I've ever owned and I don't feel like I had to break the bank to buy it new. I absolutely love driving it and I find every excuse I can to go places just so I can spend more time in it. I am extremely happy with my EOS!
"I Love This Car..."on by gbubar
Pros It is hard to beat with the top down and cruising along the highway. 0% financing and free maintenance for the first 3 years.
Cons I wish there was voice integration beyond the cell phone, i.e. tell it to change channels in the Sat Radio, etc.
Summary I was looking for a fun convertible to drive and one in which I could have my grandchildren in the back. This was one of the only cars that fit my needs. I love the LED lighting and fog lights, nice and bright. I found that the trunk space is OK and sufficient for my needs. But I wish there was some more useful storage in the cabin, other than the glove box. A lot of people have never heard of the VW Eos and when I put the top down they are amazed. So far this car has been everything that I had hoped for.
Pros Great fun with the top popped but hard-top and front-wheel drive makes it practical for year-round use in snow country. (Not all of us can afford multi-vehicles!) Sporty turbo engine quickly zips past anything.
Cons GPS system is lousy. I was so excited to have one built in, but it's a tough transition from an excellent portable Tom Tom to this silly thing that seems to think I need to constantly turn left on the freeway.
Standard transmission not available.
Summary Trunk is small with the roof in it, but that's a fair tradeoff. The hardtop means it's great in winter and not prone to knife-wielding thieves. And the design is better than other, more expensive convertibles with far less wind.
The review makes it sound like it it's just a convertible Jetta but, having driven a Jetta, I really don't know where the reviewer was coming from on this one. It just uses the same base. It's not at all the same vehicle. This is a NICE VEHICLE.
MPG is not too bad
Pros Stylish, hardtop convertible with a moonroof standard. DSG automatic is exceptional. Room for four adults. Fun to drive. I got rid of a boring car to get an Eos because I expected it to be fun to drive and I am completely satisfied with my decision. If yo
Cons Small trunk? Who cares, it's a convertible. Anyone who buys an Eos and then complains it has a small trunk, or it has unbalanced weight distribution needs to check their head. The car is not unsafe. And the trunk is big enough for groceries and other dai
Summary Some automotive reviewers need to have their heads checked and think: "What was the manufacturer going for when they built this car? Why would they make the compromises in this car compared to a Jetta? Oh right, it is a completely different car, for a completely different audience."
The Eos is a very solid choice in the convertible segment.
If you want a convertible, with great features, solid reputation, room for four, fun to drive, a hard top, a moonroof (standard, did I mention it is a convertible?), an exceptional transmission, room for groceries in the trunk, that has not been oversold to all the world through rental agencies, under $40,000, then you need to look at the Eos.
Consider the BMW 3 series, Volvo C70, Audi A5, Chrysler 200, Mazda Miata. Ask if you can accomplish all of the above in one of those vehicles and you will see just how unique the Eos is.
If you want a Jetta, buy a Jetta. If you want to compare the Eos to similar cars, consider writing car reviews online.
"Hmmm...The POS"on by ramboman5789
Summary I don't think VW is gonna give you another car to review EVER AGAIN!!!
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