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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#75 of 213 Re: Safety Issue [hazardm]
Nov 01, 2007 (7:56 pm)
I have exactly the same problem with VW Eos 2008 2.0T.
It happens even on the not-so-steep hills and it's like a nightmare to drive in San Francisco. I read the owner's manual and it suggests using the hand brake which is like going back to the manual shift car made decades ago and I don't even know how to drive a stick. Even though this car has DSG, I feel it is not acceptable when I am driving it as an automatic. I didn't pay $$$ to downgrade to manual shift car! I contacted the service department at dealership and I was told that they have never heard of this problem. Looks like many owners are having the same issue here. I spoke with other car owners who drive Tiptronic or similar, and it does not seem to happen to other makes. I am taking it to the dealership tomorrow.
#76 of 213 Re: Safety Issue [hazardm]
Nov 14, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I want to start off by saying I love my 2007 EOS and would buy it again! I will even buy another one if they come out with the TDI in the US.
I have experienced a total loss of power when I step on it. I have 4600 miles on it and a couple of times I have turned out into traffic, which the pedal down and BAM it is like the car stalls and then it picks back up and goes like hell! Anyone else experience this. The RPMs just drop. It sometimes happens when I back out of a parking space and put it in drive, I press the accelerator and it starts to move forward but then hesitates really bad and then gets moving...
Does this sound familiar?
#77 of 213 Message Center Warning
Nov 14, 2007 (12:20 pm)
Is there a way to reset the maintenance warning on the message center myself.
I didn't feel like making an appointment a week in advance with the dealer for a simple oil change, so I bought the VW oil filters for the parts department and had a local mechanic do my oil change with synthetic oil at about 3500 miles, but now that I am approaching 5000 miles, the warning keeps popping up that maintenance is due.
Do I have to take this to the dealer to have it reset? I looked in the manual, but could find anything related to this.
#78 of 213 PROBLEMS WITH MY EOS
Jan 15, 2008 (1:53 pm)
2007 VW Eos
Black on black
1. Top leaked. Dealership fixed w/VW product after pretending to have never heard of the problem (why do these idiots insist on humiliating themselves when there's so much anecdotal evidence online?)
2. Rattle in dash fixed by dealership (or fixed itself as the dealership claimed they couldn't find the source of the rattle. I read an industry review that refers to the rattle as ubiquitous suggesting the rattle is a hallmark of VWs.
3. Inside trunk release didn't give enough time to exit the vehicle and open the trunk before the trunk lid closed again. The original dealership claimed to have fixed it but when it happened again I took it to a different dealer and, so far so good. I did get a lot of laughs showing this to my friends.
4. A few minor missing nuts and bolts the original dealership claimed to have put back but didn't. The second dealership also said they would take care it of but didn't. (They said they ignored this because I didn't pay the $3.00 for the part which I told them was missing from the getgo and should be under warranty. My car has 3K miles on it. Are all the VW dealerships this inept?) Now they say they are ordering the part.
5. The body must be made of silly putty because I have 2 dings on the doors caused by the most miniscule of bumps. I try to park as far from other cars as possible and usually look for parallel spots. I've found I can park in the most remote part of a parking lot with no cars around for hundreds of feet and still, some schmuck parks right next to me. Maybe the car's magnetic.
6. By far the most frustrating problem and one that has revealed the shortsightedness of those I've dealt with is the satellite radio. I got the 3 free months of SIRIUS signal and it promptly screwed up cutting in and out and flashing "linking.." on the nav screen. I immediately contacted the original dealership where the guy who sold me the car said he'd heard of this problem and, in fact, the dealership had replace several reception "boxes" located in the trunks. When I brought the car in for service they circled their wagons and claimed to have never heard of the problem (which, again, is all over the net for anyone to verify). Before I dropped the car off I contacted VWUSA and told them of the situation. As my 3 free months were drawing to a close I requested VW underwrite another free trial period since I hadn't had the opportunity to really gauge the quality of their programming. I was told they would review the problem after the dealership found the problem. The dealership claimed there was nothing wrong with the setup and VWUSA refused to cover another trial period. Now my 3 free months are over and I am being besieged by SIRIUS' sales in the form of daily phone calls and eMails, to renew my subscription. I told SIRIUS my Catch 22 problem explaining that their marketing plan to whet our SIRIUS appetites was being wasted and suggested they go online where a lively discussion is waging about the incompatibility of SIRIUS and VW which SIRIUS admits is an issue (VW claims they've never heard of the problem). I am currently waiting for SIRIUS to get back to me having asked them for an additional 3 free months to accurately assess their product however if the incompatibility issue isn't fixed what good is another 3 months of poor signal? Haven't heard back from them.
7. The side bolsters on the front seats are so big there's precious little space to get in and out of the car without banging your butt into it and the constant butt banging has scratched the cheap leather. I've tried to use the EZ access button on the seat to motor it back enough to enter and exit the car without banging into the side bolster but it seams this only works with the door open making it difficult to impossible to use for this purpose. The problem here is exacerbated by the fact that, although the seats are quite articulate, there's no memory. My wife drives the car too and we are quite different in size and with all the directions the seat is capable of motoring it's nearly impossible to find the same, comfortable position.
My question is Do the Bears have a chance at next year's Superbowl? No, SIRIUSly...is anyone else having these issues and what has been done about them?
Even with all these problems I love the car. I've experienced the rolling back problem in Park but I'm dealing with it. The trunk is a joke. The windshield washers spray over the glass and into the cabin when the sunroof's open. I've seen a great looking aftermarket rear valance that accommodates a dual exhaust which I've got to have
#79 of 213 should i purchase EOS?
Feb 23, 2008 (9:01 pm)
Did any one test the Volvo C70 before purchasing the EOS? The Volvo C70 seems huge as compared to the EOS. Is the V6 worth paying extra for? Last question is the drive comfortable or do you feel the road? Thanks so much its my first car purchase since my husband passed away. Any advice is truly appreciated.
#80 of 213 Re: should i purchase EOS? [stunacht]
Feb 24, 2008 (7:34 am)
I did test drive both and the C70 engine is lathargic compared to the Eos 2.0T. The 2.0T is a very good engine and the 6 cyl in the Eos is not needed. You also have better road feel in the Eos and an overall better driving experience. Save 10 grand and buy the Eos.
#81 of 213 Re: should i purchase EOS? [flheat]
Feb 24, 2008 (10:40 am)
Thank you so much. My son was thinking that the 2.0T would be sluggish when getting on the freeway. Whew thanks for the advice. Really want a convertible but after reading EOS posts last night was afraid it had some serious headaches.
#82 of 213 Re: should i purchase EOS? [stunacht]
Feb 25, 2008 (8:37 am)
I don't think the C70 has the operable sunroof as well as the retractable hardtop. I drove the 2.0T and the 3.2 and the turbo is much quicker. I wish I could have gotten the bi-xenon headlights that come with the bigger engine but so what. I've experienced many of the little glitches mentioned in these forums and still love my EOS. Can't wait to put my top down, crank up my dynaudio system and paddleshift my way through the twisties.
#83 of 213 Re: should i purchase EOS? [stunacht]
Feb 25, 2008 (5:22 am)
I have had an EOS since May '07, and would not trade it for the world. It is so much fun to drive, and the 2.0L turbo is great! I have not had any leaks at all, but have experienced the 'roll back" it is not a huge deal once you get used to it. I experienced the same thing with a Chevy Impala I rented at the airport once.
The fun of an EOS completely out weighs any of the tiny problems and character the car might have.
One recommendation is the darker interior, because our light tan gets dirty quick and you have to dry wipe the dirt first, otherwise if you use a cleaner it is set in the leather for life. I learned that the hard way. This is my first convertible with such a light color interior. If you use the wind shield over the back seat, the dirt is even worse because it gets trapped on the seat by the wind collecting under the shield.
#84 of 213 New 08 2.0T Flawless so far
Mar 08, 2008 (12:03 pm)
We took delivery a couple of weeks ago and have nothing but praise for the car. Fit, finish, quality materials, comfort and performance are beyond our expectations. No leaks yet, but we personally lubed all seals as soon as we brought it home. Went through a fairly high pressure "touchless" wash with no leaks found. Fuel economy was 29.7 on the first tank with 80% highway driving. The only issue is a very slight headlight beam misalignment. The buying experience was great and we'd do it all over again.
Thanks to all who have posted their experiences. It really helped in the few weeks we researched the car before buying. I had some reservations due to the leak issues but decided to take the chance and I'm now glad we did.
Does anyone out there have 40,000 miles or more yet on their Eos? Just wondering how the reliability has been and whether the driveability has degraded at all.