24 May 2013
Have fitted 18" Nokian WR A3 snow tyres and it’s been brilliant to drive in snow slush and ice. It tows a 1.5 ton caravan in the summer without any trouble at all.
My Eos replaced a 2008 Mercedes C Class as I no longer needed a saloon for business. After 4 months I can report that it is much nicer in almost every way than the Mercedes. A really great car to drive with the top up or down and much better than I’d imagined it would be as an everyday vehicle for shopping and carrying a couple of passengers. The finish and build quality are fantastic, nothing rattles or creaks and everything works as it should. My only complaint is the computer, which always gives a reading of 5-7 mpg too much. I am getting around 45 mpg which I am happy with. Finally, I think that VW should do more to draw owners attention to lubricating the roof seals. My supplying dealer advised Krytox at least every 6 months.
The first drive was to the Highlands of Scotland from Wiltshire. Car felt good, engine/wind noise minimal. Fuel return fantastic to unbeliveable. Cornering/road holding outstanding. It feels like a quality product and drives like one. With top down it’s great fun, no it’s wonderful fun. My wife just loves it and she does look good driving it. There is plenty of storage and even with the top down there is space for shopping. I would certainly recommend a test drive to one and all.
A great car with the folding roof. Comfortable at speed on long journeys and returns a good mpg. Hopefully will not be too bad on tyres and servicing costs.
My new 2008 EOS cost 32,000.00 and it leaks on both sides of the front top. The condensation on the windshield is constant and bothers me. I have to keep my wipers on and I live in Orlando, Florida. I wouldn’t have leased the car last week if I read all the blogs on 08 VW EOS convertibles.
Absolutely love this car. It’s fast, looks great and is fun to drive. No problems with the roof and it has an NCAP rating of 4 - not bad! A reasonably priced convertable that gives around 40 MPG.
Leaky roof, persistent condensation, noisy ride at motorway speeds, questionable handling. Is this a practical alternative or a poor compromise?
Lovely car to drive but having problems with rainwater collecting under doors and dripping into foot well. Has anyone else had this problem?
Responses to this review
Hi - Yes I bought the car in July and as the car is garaged it had not been left out in the rain until recently - could not believe it when it was out in the rain and I opened up the doors to literally a bucket of water coming out. Took it back to the dealer yesterday and after checking it I got the reply "that it is a design fault and there is nothing they can do" so they expect me to put up with a car that literally soaks my feet!!! I called VW Head office and they are more sympathetic and I am awaiting for them to call me back. I plan to video what happens next time when it rains and put on you tube unless this is sorted efficiently - Jacqui Sage-Passant from Bedfordshire
Same problem with 09, VW not interested. Solution: dont buy another VW - Ken Rees from Wales
Same problem with water when door opened. Loads of condensation inside which freezes when cold. Couldn’t get windows to drop so I could get in to start defrosting this morning. Any ideas? - Barb from Kent
Yes, I had the same problem. I had to use a VW main dealer in Goes, a town in the Netherlands, for it’s first service. When I collected the car they informed me that they had re krytoxed the roof seals! From what was once a fantastic car became a nightmare. The car creaked and developed leaks so much so that the footwell was just a pool of water. I took the car back and the dealer had the nerve to inform me that I had a bill for over 200 euro’s for looking at the problem they had caused and they blamed faulty seals which they said I had to have replaced! I decided the buy some Du Pont Krytox and follow the instructions from an American site I found on internet on how to apply it. It took 20 to 30 minutes to apply and that was four months ago since then I’ve had a super dry car with no more creaks and the car stays outside in all weathers - Alan Cruickshank from East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)
Just bought a 2007 EOS VW. What internet site was the water proving of the roof by using Dupond rytox? - Bernd Wetzel from United States of America
As a sales manager for a nationwide company I do an awful lot of mileage and was therefore looking for something reliable, comfortable with a little power. I have certainly found this in the Eos and then some. I’ve also got one of the stylish cars around, I think. It’s a dream to drive and makes short work of long journeys. Driving on the motorway has never been so much fun. Very pleased I chose the Eos. Can’t wait for summer.
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