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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#262 of 326 2007 vs. 2008
Jul 12, 2007 (12:04 pm)
I'll be needing to replace my 2002 Cabrio soon. I'm never in a hurry to have a car payment!
When I test drove the Eos recently, the dealer was willing to negotiate and actually sell the car at a decent price, I just wasn't ready. No financing deals however. (VW has financing deals on almost everything but the Eos.)
When do the 2008 Eos' become available? As far as future reliability, would it be better to take a cheaper 2007 or pay a little more for a 2008?
I hate shopping for a car. Absolutely hate it. But if it has to be done, what's the best time-frame if one does not need a car immediately?
Any tips would be appreciated!
#263 of 326 Re: 2007 vs. 2008 [leighs]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:31 pm)
I bought mine in November and it had just been released in August so I don't know if Aug/Sept is the normal release cycle but a few bucks didn't make a diff to me, I hate the shopping too but I just said my brother in law does clear bras and fabric anti-stain and all the other crap they try to pimp you with, that seems to work better than saying NO which they take as maybe.
#264 of 326 Electrical Problems
Sep 13, 2007 (4:53 am)
My 3.2 Eos with 4800 miles appears to have electrical problems. Last night my air bag alert light came on as well notification of an "oil workshop" alert. Then the garage door opener didn't work. The dealer claims they've haven't seen this problem before.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#265 of 326 Re: Electrical Problems [gators5]
Sep 13, 2007 (6:41 am)
Sorry to hear that, I have not had any problems other than sometimes the roof wont cycle but usually if I just wait a min and recycle it, it works fine.
It's almost a year old and I love it everytime I drive it, my motorcycle is pretty pissed, it's more fun to cruise with my daughter to Rocky Mountain National Park with the top down than squirming on the motorcycle waiting for someone to hit you.
#266 of 326 Re: Electrical Problems [gators5]
Oct 11, 2007 (10:38 am)
Guess what---the same problem I had at 4800 miles just happened again at 5600 miles. Not only did the air bag alert light came on and the "oil workshop" alert, but the AC quit working.
Has anyone else had this kid of problem?
#267 of 326 Re: Electrical Problems [gators5]
Oct 26, 2007 (5:23 am)
My wife's AC quit working (5000 miles)and we took it to the dealer, who diagnosed the problem immediatly as a failed compressor. The part was on backorder (2 weeks) and the tech said it was a common failure. He also said that VW has redesigned the compressor.
After the compressor was replaced all works well except it had a strange smell when the AC was first turned on. I took it to the dealer and they found there was a TSB for that and they performed a 4 zone cleaning or something like that. Now all is well in that department.
#268 of 326 Leaks and other fun things
Oct 26, 2007 (5:46 am)
I had the main seal on the windshield header replaced due to leaks. It was actually flopping in the breeze with the top down. It tooks so long to get the part (6 weeks)I sent VW a Lemon Law notification. While it may not have been a valid claim the part came in a week ahead of time. The first time through a car wash it leaked again! The dealer said that the car is not supposed to go through a power wash, the owners manual says it can just don't use a power washer (hand held pressure washer) when I called their hand they said it could go through a car wash but it could not be a "touchless" car wash (the one where the sprayer revolves around the car. They said that the seal was a press fit and the high pressure water would push it down and it would leak. I informed them that while it may be high pressure at the nozzle tip it's only around 30psi when it hits the car.
The roof got stuck halfway down the other day then finally retracted and it would not go up. The dealer says to turn the key on and off removing the key each time until the top works it took 4 times but clunks and makes a lot of noise. I'm taking it in to see the dealer I'll let yall know.
The fun thing about the top getting stuck down was that it was going to rain. So I called the dealer and asked how to get the top up in an emergency. They said only they can do that which their computer. So I asked them who was going to be responsible for my 31K hot tub when I brought it to the dealer full of water. They said I was under warranty still so there should be no problem. I wonder though if they would try to get out of repairing the interior due to water damage because the top was down.
The AC quit working with 5000 miles. It's been replaced.
The AC ducts smelled odd. There is a TSB for cleaning.
Make friends with the guy who fixes your car. That way when you take it in for a leak he will record it and the third time is the charm (at least in Florida).
The new 3 series hardtop looks better every day.
Feb 16, 2008 (6:30 pm)
Hope someone can help with this! My fuel door release has stopped working. I push on the button located next to the trunk release - nothing. Any ideas before taking to the dealer?
#270 of 326 Valet key, did you get one?
Feb 15, 2008 (11:18 pm)
In December I bought an '07 Eos.
My dealer did a swap with a out of state dealer to get the car I wanted.
The car showed up without an Owners Manual, my Salesperson assured me they ordered me one and I'd have it soon.
Well it's going on three months now and despite calls and emails... no manual.
So before I rachet up my pressure on them I'm wondering what else I should of received.
Did you Eos owners get a Valet Key with your vehicle (or think of anything else I could be missing)?
Thanks for any info,
(I know I also need to obtain the Radio Security code, that I think is usually in the manual)
#271 of 326 Volkswagen Eos Windows
Feb 14, 2008 (9:03 am)
I have a 2007 EOS that I bought in July. For the most part I haven't had any problems - but in the cold weather my windows suck!
I usually keep my car in the garage, but on two seperate occasions where it was out at night and it snowed, my windows didn't go down to allow the door to open. Then, when I finally did get the door to open, the window wouldn't go down to close the door. Has anyone else had this problem?
Also, in the cold weather, my rear window seems to rattle. I thought that it was going to fall out-but it has not yet.
My other concern is that on the roof, it almost looks like the paint is "cracking" in a spiderweb form.