I've owned and driven various cabrios and this one is definitely the best ever!! Build quality, design features, cabin comfort, agility, and impeccable roadholding all contribute to a superb driving experience. There's no scuttle shake and very little wind in the cabin.
I've owned the Eos for only a few days and so far cannot find one gripe. My son did find one though...he can't hear the engine revving.
We took delivery of our Eos in August 2006. It is a great looking car, practical with the four adult seats and looks great with the roof down.
However, we initially had problems with damage to the paintwork, which was rectified albeit after several weeks deliberation by the retailers and VW over where the fault may lie. Then the real problem started. The car started to smell strange (like cat's pee!) and there was a lot of condensation that took some time to clear.
We only found the cause of this problem when we put luggage in the boot and on removal found our luggage to be drenched. There was water in the boot under the carpet. The car has been in the garage several times and the rubber seals were completely replaced with supposedly modified seals.
We are aware that this is becoming a significant problem with other VW eos models and we would expect VW to wake up and accept that this is an inherent problem and rectify the problem before manufacturing any more Eos models. VW has been hard to negotiate with and at times downright rude (failing to return calls and so on).
We would seriously consider other makes before buying another VW again. Until now we have been VW/Audi owners (Audi 80, Audi 100T, Audi A3 TDi, Audi TT)and we currently own a VW Touareg (that has not been without its own teething problems, although nothing compared to the Eos) and of course we own our troublesome Eos 2.0 FSI Sport - although we rarely get to see it or drive it!
I originally purchased an Eos back in early August 2006 and loved the whole experience and secure feel of the vehicle.
I was, to say the least, very proud to be an owner of this new and exciting addition to the VW range.
One week after taking delivery, and after a heavy downpour, I noticed a leak which I flagged immediately with my local dealer. The car is still with a specialist dealership due to parts delays, spraying and refitting.
I have not sat in my Eos for nearly seven months. It's not a happy story and it's not over yet!
I have owned this car since September 2006. It is a 2.0 TDi Sport with sat-nav and six-stack CD player. The sat-nav does not work in Wales, and the doors fill up with water when it rains.
If this is not opened on a regular basis it interferes with the electrics for the boot and the electric windows and then flattens the battery. I have had a new heater system and new rubbers for the roof. It worries me that I may be caught with a flat battery and all on my own in the dark without a mobile phone.
Why don't they do something about the doors filling up with water? There is an awful lot more to say complaint wise.
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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!