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Volkswagen Eos, Car Buying, Convertible
#1 of 184 Volkswagen Eos: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Sep 14, 2006 (10:18 am)
Tell us about your Eos purchase experience here.
#2 of 184 Slight disappointment
Aug 11, 2006 (8:28 am)
I have been anxiously awaiting the Eos to arrive at a local VW dealer and got the call from them this week.
I headed to David Michael VW (Freehold, NJ) to finally see it in person.
I test drove a 2.0T auto w/ luxury package.
Smaller than I expected.
Fit/finish was as expected, but lacked the "luxury" feel I had hoped for...
I had driven the Audi A3 with the same 2.0T engine and was expecting the same exciting engine feel - far from it! The car felt like it was towing an invisible anchor. Could be that it had 40 miles on it and wasn't broken in, but was a detractor for me.
We had the top down - more wind noise/buffeting than expected as well. I've owned a few convertibles in the past and was slightly surprised by the wind noise. Again, expected better.
All in all, I felt like it didn't live up to the hype.
Guess I'll need to schlep to the Volvo guys and see if the C70 is REALLY worth the extra $10K!
#3 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [steveholly]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:01 am)
David Michael, huh? Hmmm... I may have to find my way over there this weekend.
I'm not expecting alot of luxury out of a $29k car with a retractable hardtop. The hardtop is complicated and expensive ... and, by the way, heavy, which may be the anchor you are referring to.
#4 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [qbrozen]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:07 am)
I am going to try next week to get an Eos for the day and take my little digital video camera. Not sure that I can get the car for the whole day but even just an hour or so would be nice. I will post some videos of the ride around if I am able to get the car.
#5 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [qbrozen]
Aug 26, 2006 (5:45 am)
Let me know if you really find an EOS for 29K, I think it's impossible. A few options and your up in the mid to high 30's!! good luck
#6 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [sobeg6]
Aug 26, 2006 (6:22 am)
to find one sitting on the lot at that price might be impossible. But ordering one wouldn't be.
#7 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [sobeg6]
Aug 28, 2006 (12:18 pm)
My local dealer in the Seattle area is offering me either the base or 2.0T Eos for $1,000 over INVOICE. Which is more than $1,000 off MSRP.
DO NOT PAY MORE THAN MSRP!!! RESEARCH, COMPARE, NEGOTIATE, AND HOLD YOUR GROUND!!!
#8 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [carrara]
Aug 31, 2006 (1:11 pm)
Where didyou find the invoice pricing? I looked on edmunds...and all over and found nothing. I really want this car and it's barely in my price range (I totaled my solara convert. - the new ones are too big). Thanks
#9 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [photogal57]
Sep 01, 2006 (5:58 pm)
if you go to local dealers sites and check inventory, in some dealers they list msrp and also invoice, if you checkthe dealers around 20036, wasahington, dc, a dealer in virgiani had the invoice price listed, which is about 2500 less than retail i think
#10 of 184 Re: Slight disappointment [photogal57]
Sep 05, 2006 (4:29 pm)
Before the dealer received invoice prices, he told me that I could purchase the car for $1,000 over invoice.
Today, he quoted the following actual prices to me:
Base Manual 27,718
2.0T Manual 29,545
2.0T Auto 30,618
These include destination charges, but not taxes.
I hope his helps.