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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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47 reader reviews for Volkswagen Eos CC.
  • 2.0 TDI Sport 2dr

    john webber , essex . Date: 17/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    The car was purchased in April 08. The roof was leaking from day one, within 6 weeks of owning the car the spare wheel well was found to have two inches of water in. The car was returned for repair. The roof still leaked in exactly the same places and in addition started to leak around the wing mirrors. The roof also rattles and creaks especially during around town driving. Water always runs into the car when opening the door after rain or heavy dew. I was informed by Lindvale that I should keep a cloth in the drivers door bin to wipe the seat dry each time I get into the car! The car had to go back for a third time to have the seals replaced around the wing mirrors and to prevent the passenger door from rattling at any speed. During the first cold snap condensation was dripping off both the sun roof and front screen and took 20 minutes to clear despite mopping up with kitchen towel! Whilst this is a fun car to drive with the roof down, it is an ill conceived car that is riddled with design faults that cannot be rectified. I have now had enough of this car and have approached the dealer about a refund.

  • 2.0 TSI Sport 2dr

    Chris Jones , Wiltshire . Date: 14/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    An update from my previous review...

    Praise for Heritage VW in Westbury; they understand how to serve the customer with a smile and how to sort things first time.

    Roof still too noisy for a premium price car...and I am still very grumpy with VW in general for taking two years to fix basic faults.

    ...but I'm feeling forgiving about that (at the moment) as I've just worked out the cost per mile for this car, including all costs except insurance since I bought it as an ex-demo 28 months and 30,000 miles ago.

    All costs...give a ppm of...wait for it...only 47.7 pence.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  • 2.0 FSI Sport 2dr

    John Finn , Ain . Date: 20/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I live in France but work in Geneva in Switzerland. The commute to work includes narrow country roads and motorways, so there is quite a range of conditions for any car to deal with. Since getting the Eos in March 2008 it has been driven and parked in all kinds of weather from rain and snow to hot and dry. My previous car was an Audi quattro. Of course, the Eos does not have the same level of grip but, in any conditions except wet leaves and snow, it is not far off either.

    So far the only problem with the car was a dud battery which was replaced with no fuss by the local VW dealer but needed a day for them to recalibrate all the electronics. Contrary to other reviews there have not been any problems with leaks, rattles, warning lights etc. Although it has only the 2 litre 150 hp engine, the car is entertaining to drive on small roads and quiet and relaxed on motorways. Surprisingly for a convertible, the car is quite practical as it can accomodate 4 adults and their luggage - although with the roof down there is only a small slot to squeeze bags into the boot, which means you do have to raise the roof to get at the luggage. The main drawback with the car has been to stop the children asking for the roof to be raised and lowered every 5 minutes.

  • 2.0 TDI Sport 2dr

    alan wright , dorset . Date: 28/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I purchased this car new in April 08 and sold it in August 08.I have purchased a total of 8 VW's, this one will be the last one I will ever buy.It is by far the worst new car I have ever bought. The style is fantastic, its a shame the build quality does not measure up. The roof rattles when it is closed, the VW garage has failed to solve the problem. When raining the doors fill up with water, open the door and you get wet feet.Rain water also runs from the roof onto the seats when you open the door, making it necessary to dry them off before you get in.When opening the boot lid rain water runs into the boot soaking any articles in there.Rain has also found its way above the rear windows, which have on occassion failed to close properly. The boot lining comes adrift while driving and the left hand clip on the boot cover kept falling off. While driving back from holiday a fuel sensor warning light came on, stopped read the book which instructs not to drive any further and call for VW assistance.Assistance arrived, had to phone for advice, 41/2 hours later told I could continue but go to VW garage on my return home. At the garage it was found to be a faulty fuel temperature sensor, when I mentioned that it was not good for a car to break down and have so many faults. His reply was I did not break down because I continued to drive later on. Decision then made to change brand.

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