Last post on Aug 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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Volkswagen Eos, Coupe
#21 of 30 Re: Test DRive [allcarsrcool]
Sep 24, 2006 (4:15 pm)
Look at the VW website and you will see VW's listed base for the Eos is $27,990 for the base model 2.0 4 cylinder and 6 speed manual trans. $45,000 will get you a pretty well loaded Eos with with a V-6. If you see one priced at $26,000 , please take a photo of the window sticker and post it so we can all see it.
#22 of 30 Re: Volkswagen Eos Test Drive Reports [Sylvia]
Sep 27, 2006 (10:57 am)
I am in Germany, an American, and will order a EOS 2.0
I have driven two cars in the US and 2 here one was the 2.0 Turbo diesel here in Germany and the Other 2.0T
The quality is there and it is fast, No hesitation (a jap car lover or contrarian obviously) the Eos fully loaded
will be sub $40K USD and you can buy the $29,000 version which is well equipped. We took in autobahn and country roads top speed I reached was 230KMH and smooth. Top down
it was driveable at 210KPH and you could hold a conversation but the wind noise was something of a bother
(same in any convert at that speed)
I dont know what to say other than the car is fantastic.
the 2.0 Turbo would be what I would choose but at this price it is well under a BMW 3 series coupe and what a loaded Mini Cooper S would cost.
I just sold my 2005 Mustang GT Convert and the Eos will save my gas bill and is very sporty. In fact the other car I was considering is a Corvette
Sep 27, 2006 (12:43 pm)
i started a forum way back in the 2nd week of august about fun driving experiences but there has yet to be a reply so if anyone here has had fun driving their convertible or any car for that matter the forum is called "driving stories" and is in the mazda miata forums. so please tell to get this forum started... i've already posted 2 stories... hope to read your stories
Oct 08, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Thanks for the thought cdgchi. After ready your reply I decided to check out the "lugging" theory you proposed (in yet another Eos). Unfortunately, that wasn't it. Overall the hesitation was less in this car than in others I drove. Still a very nice car and I might own one yet.
#25 of 30 Re: Volkswagen Eos Test Drive Reports [gmund]
Oct 08, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Well, I don't know if I am suppose to be the "jap lover or contrarian" but after reading the posting by cdgchi I decided to test the idea that the car may be lugging in a lower gear. So I drove yet another Eos. Unfortunately, that wasn't it. However, the hesitation in this car was fairly mild compared to the other Eoses (?) I drove. Still a nice car. I simply suggest that anyone buying an Eos should thoughly test drive the actual car they are to purchase (something you should do for ANY car). If you are happy with it, buy it. I also did a little more research and read that Consumer Reports indicated a hesitation in the Passat (which is of course a differnt model but same make). And as a side note, the VW drive train is strong; but it would be nice if they are now making the whole car with the same reliability as some of the prominent asian makes. None the less, I may own an Eos yet.
#26 of 30 Re: Test DRive [dangerouscurve]
Jun 18, 2008 (11:17 am)
I have a '07 Eos. Have had it for 15 months. My wife & I have experienced the
hesitation in excelleration. We have decided that if one foot is on the brake, even a
little bit of pressure, will interfere with excelleration.
Check it out & see what your conclusion is.
In case anyone is interested, we love the whole driving experience in our Eos with
the top down.
#27 of 30 2011 bs 2012 eos
Nov 18, 2011 (10:57 am)
I'm looking at buying an eos and was wondering if there's any significant differences btwn the 2011 and 2012's? Also have test driven the mini Cooper S and enjoyed it, quite a bit cheaper... Have been reading these posts about slow accelleration in the EOS, can anyone tell me about acceleration compared to the mini S?
#29 of 30 Eos comfort shakes at 55
Jan 07, 2012 (7:06 pm)
Test drove the 2012 eos comfort. I felt like the fatwa shaking when I drove it at 55 mikes
per hour. Any ideas why this would be? The salesman was pretty useless....so I love the car but it was not a great ride. I want to be sure it rides well.
My current car is a Hyundai sonata 2011 and drives better, but I want a cute convertible...and wish the car serve better? Any thoughts??
#30 of 30 What the fatwa?
Aug 30, 2012 (8:25 pm)
I'm not sure what "felt like the fatwa shaking" means, but I've owned a 2012 Eos Komfort for two months now. I took my 82-year-old mom from Ohio on a California Coastal Tour from LA to San Simeon (Hearst Castle) and back in the Eos, and she had nothing but compliments for the car: its comfort, its smoothness, its quietness, its handling and acceleration.
Now my mom and I have different expectations from a car, but I'd have to say on balance she's more picky than I am, and she has a long experience with driving and riding in luxurious autos. I have more experience with performance and handling. The Eos seems to cut a good line between the two, and as I get older I find it to be a car very much in tune with what I want a sporty convertible to be.
Neither of us noticed any shaking at any speed, just some tire slap on some of the recession-era CA highways.