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.
Richard Herold, Surrey, March 16th 2008