I took delivery of a highly spec'd Eos Sport TDi in February, having specifically asked the salesman if water ingress was still an issue with this model. He assured me that this was no longer a concern with current models. However, the folding roof leaked almost immediately and I returned it to the dealership for repair. After ten days the car was returned to me (unvaleted) and they assured me the problem was sorted. Not so. It was still leaking next day, and I immediately decided to reject it on the basis I bought a car not a boat - and soaked carpets and leather seats are not likely to add to the resale value.
I have since spoken to various people within the motor trade and they all agree the problem with the Eos' folding roof is an ongoing technical problem that VW still has to crack.
The car cost over £28,000 and rattled from day one, and the ride isn't particularly comfortable, especially on 18" alloys. I think there are much better German marques available for similar money, such as Mercedes and BMW - the Mercedes C-Class loan car I am currently driving costs less than the Eos, with superb spec and a different league of build quality. Different thing, I know, but I bought the Eos for fun driving - and believe me it wasn't. To be fair, the dealership was honourable in returning my money, less mileage. However, my advice to anyone considering buying this car is beware, and be prepared to be taking it back to the dealership on a regular basis.
Bought this car in March 2007 having traded in my MX5 and loved it. I discovered water leaks into front footwells 6 months down the line, followed by water leaks into the boot. I took the car back to the dealer on a total of 5 occasions for remedial work - nothing worked. Eventually, I rejected the car 9 months after I had bought it. The dealer offered me an identical new car (which had the necessary design modifications to prevent water leaks) but he could not give me the assurances that I demanded that it would not have the same problems - I concluded that he had no confidence in the newer, modified model either! So I had a refund, less an amount for 9 months use. I loved it, then I hated it, then I got rid. Poor show VW.
i was the proud owner of this car in dec 2006.in january it was back in the dealship for leaking roof (twice) ,water dripping in the doors and footwells three times ,said we hadent heard of any of these problems before mine, and now the lock on the boot keeps opening while driveing,and just last week ( nice weather) i pressed the button for the roof and it openened and stayed up in the air with the boot open and wouldnt move ,the dealership told me to drive it to them,(WHAT) now its been 2 weeks and its still in this position in there garage and they dont know what to do ,so be aware when buy in one,
The car simply glides over the road - its that simple in a sentence! I have the 2 litre TDI version which has the lowered suspension and believe me when I say & recommend you get the DSG version! To say that this is a car that can be quick is putting it mildly! To state that I have road tested this car is almost a joke. I have a 57 plate that currently has just under 13,000 miles under her belt. And she is only just over 4 months old. I do allot of miles, everyday. My critiques would be: A) Ride. (The car can on very rough roads or over gaping potholes - rattle.) B) Visibility. (Its very easy to clip a kerb as the cars dimensions are decptive and visibility limited from the drivers seat.) C) Economy. (I canny get more than 45mpg and typically see 35-40mpg. For a 2l TDi that is simply not up to scratch.)
Am not sure what the people posting complaints are talking about?? If you buy a car that is a world 1st - when its only just been released - then of course you are going to have a few tweaks to work out - that's unfortunately obvious. Take it to the dealer, fix it and get over it.
I am very happy to report that on the 2007/8 models these issues seem to have been put to bed. This car drives like a dream and turns heads wherever it goes.
Feel the breeze and drive with ease - That should be the car's slogan! ;-)
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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!