Used Volkswagen Eos CC 2006 - 2016 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Our recommendations

2006 - 2016 review
Volkswagen Eos CC (06 - 16)
  • Volkswagen Eos CC (06 - 16)
  • Volkswagen Eos CC (06 - 16)
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Which used Volkswagen Eos sports should I buy?

The Eos was originally available in just standard and Sport trim. The former comes with alloy wheels and electronic stability control, while Sport gets firmer suspension, larger alloys and aluminium interior trim.

From late '07, the trim levels were reorganised as S, SE and Sport. The S is broadly the same as the old standard trim, while the SE gains goodies such as parking sensors and a heated rear screen, and upgraded cabin trim.

A 1.6-litre FSI petrol engine was available until late '07, when it was replaced with a turbocharged 1.4 TFSI unit. The FSI feels underpowered, while the TFSI, with either 120bhp or 158bhp, is much more up to the job. The 148bhp 2.0-litre petrol is reasonable, but the best petrol is the 2.0-litre TFSI - the same engine as used in the Golf GTI. Top of the range is a 247bhp 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine that is fast but thirsty and comes as an automatic only.

The 2.0-litre diesel produces 138bhp and offers decent pace and efficient motorway cruising.