I am a true fan of VW's having ownership of 2 Sharan's with my Children's Day Nursery business and previously a Beetle which I have to say was my 'mid life crisis' buy, of which I was truely thrilled with and have now passed on to my nursery manager, I still drive it and still experience the thrill. All three cars I have been extremly pleased with, however, that was before the Eos!! I first test drove the Eos in late July, was so impressed put an order in straight away, had delivery of the 2.0 TDI Sports with extras in late September and the novelty has still not worn off, it is truely a fun car with superb qualities. Although a convertable sports image it is a great family car, having 2 teenage daughters 5'6" plus they are more than happy taking a back seat! I have a mother who is wheelchair bound, I can get her wheel chair into the boot and still have the roof down!! VW you are wonderful keep on producing Merc and BMW standards at Vw prices and you will never fail. Ps speaking to a friend in New Zealand this morning who has only seen my Eos through Skype cam, today saw a VW Eos advert in 'The World' magazine and was very impressed especially when the calibra of other ads for cars were thousands and thousands of pounds dearer. FAB!!!
Initially test drove a 2.0 T-FSI which was very impressive, then subsequently a 2.0 TDI which was equally impressive and can't see where all the grumbles about the noise come from.
Personally, I am a diesel fan anyway and would have one for preference in terms of fuel ecomony and mid range pull, but the test drive confirmed it.
I have ordered just a 2.0 TDI Sport (with a few extras) and am now waiting for it to be delivered - hopefully April, which is the only negative really - having to wait! Come on VW - build more, quickly! But not too many as we don't want them to become too common!
Will update once I take delivery of the car.
I have now owned a standard 2.0TDI for five months and find it fun to drive, although the diesel seems to be noisier than other 2.0TDIs that I have driven in the past.
It is at its best with the roof down. The designers are to be hugely congratulated that at the legal speed limit, I can wear a Panama hat without it coming off. One is also able to hear one's front seat passenger without difficulty. Luckily there is sufficient wind noise to drown out grand children in the back.
The sunshine roof is excellent and has been in constant use right up to Christmas, although, unlike when the roof is fully retracted, there is significant wind roar over 40mph. With the roof fully closed, the Eos performs similarly to other 2.0 TDIs in the Volkswagen range.
According to my grandsons, 'It's a cool car'. I wouldn't argue with that.
Test drove the 2.0FSI & 2.0TDI in Sport trim altho' not back to back so no direct comparison.
We're in the market for a CC & find the latest crop of hardtop versions more appealling than the soft-top cousins. Hunt started with the 306, Megane,Astra... with a few reservations we were sold on the Astra 'til we tried the VW. Outcome... WOW!
Build quality is streets ahead & whilst the cost higher & discounts rare, whole of life cost won't be massively different.
Driving is less involving than a hardtop due to the extra weight so despite the Sport trim, this isn't a sports car. We like the fact that the spec is more than just a series of cosmetic changes - 15mm lower than the base EOS altho' whether this makes a difference to the drive & handling I don't know.
Upshot - reserved the showroom car for Jan delivery from VW Kings Lynn. Metallic Black (looks best as the glass roof matches perfectly), leather & standard alloys on a TDI Sport. Handful of options incl. Luxury Pack (great value @ £265) & CD autochanger. Bizarrely, can't buy a wind deflector as only available as a factory option despite notg built into the structure of the car - buying it later means you need to get the components from the parts dept & the cost runs to £600… OUCH!
Opted for a diesel because of the fuel economy from a heavy car & to get that mid-range pull that is absent from petrols – I drive a co. car 30k pa so I’m a big fan.
Can’t wait for delivery…
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!