Don't get me wrong, this is a nice looking car with a folding roof that can not fail to impress. Having driven and for a short time owned the 2.0 TDi DSG I can honestly say that the EOS is a comfortable everyday car with plenty of room for four adults and a reasonable amount of luggage. Both engine and gearbox perform well and make the overall driving experience very good - just read the many reviews online.
However, from day one both my wife and I had nothing but problems with the car. Initially, the alarm would activate for no reason, thus causing countless return trips to the VW dealer. This problem was never resolved, and we were told that the cause was probably security lighting or a nearby telegraph pole. Other problems have included a leaking roof, non-functioning electric side mirrors and - on one if its many visits to the main VW garage - it was returned with a badly scratched front bumper.
With all these problems and no confidence in the car alarm we decided to reject the car and try another. However, this was not to be as we would not be able to have a courtesy car until a replacement was made available. After my wife was spoken to by the manager of this garage in a very rude manner we decided to hand the car back.
We then approached another brand, namely Honda, who were only to pleased to lend us a car until we were able to pick up a new car from them. As such, I can not really recommend VW (especially its customer service) or to a lesser degree its cars
What can I say about this car thats not been said already just taken delivery of 07 EOS DSG 2.0, absolute stunner ,real head turner, leonie Blue and cream leather interior, good space inside,4 adults comfortable.. the car has exceeded my overall expectation ..its a winner, cant wait for the good weather to return
I have a 2.0 Sport TDi with DSG. I find the car responsive and lively, although not quite so much as my other car, a Golf 2.0 GT TDi DSG. This is wholly down to the extra weight of the roof but it does not detract from the driving experience as I see it more as a cruiser than a sports car. Owning both, I disagree that the Eos is any noisier, even with the roof down. I bought the rear wind deflector after I bought the car. As a new-car-option it is £240; as an accessory it is £320 (not £600 as someone has quoted). It doesn't need any modification to the car and is excellent at eliminating any draughts, even in winter. Recommended!
The particulate filter means that no matter how you drive it, you will not blast out big clouds of black smoke behind you and I think that is particularly appropriate, given this is a convertible. I use my car to drive to and from work in the rush hour each day (approx 40 mins each way) and have not had to worry about this, so if you live anywhere outside London, don't give it a thought.
I have not experienced any leaks or other teething problems whatsoever. The finish and quality is very good and I am very pleased with my purchase.
I must start by saying I LOVE this car. Thus it is with sadness that I must ask how VW have helped the environment by putting in a diesel particulate filter. I own a 2.0 Tdi Sport EOS and since the beginning I have had problems with this filter. The remedy? Well, when the filter light comes on, you should drive, wait for it, for 20 minutes non-stop at at least 20 mph in 4th or 5th gear. Ha Ha, I love in London. So, I have made frequent trips to the A3 to try and burn this filter out. What does this mean? I am actually omitting MORE rubbish into the air by travelling more to try and burm this filter out which clogs up so easily. VW Morden have said there is nothing wrong with the filter. I have also been advised not to drive so many short distances!!! Did not see that on the sales brochure! Once again, the 'environment' and 'green' are being used to con us earth friendly people into buying cleaner vehicles. Did I mention that these engines also cannot accept Biodiesel? Hmmm, a great looker and drive, but serious problems with these diesels. In the process of trying to get an official response from VW on the logic of this.
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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!