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Volkswagen Eos, Convertible
#223 of 241 Re: New EOS 2008 [repitwa21]
Aug 23, 2011 (5:30 am)
OK, sounds like this was the first time the car was exposed to the elements (rain) and water got in, so... keep it garaged or under a cover and get it to the VW dealer ASAP for a good going over of the seals. VW makes a special lubricant to keep the seals functioning properly and you MUST get it from the dealer and apply it to all seals at roof, trunk, sun roof, etc.
#224 of 241 To Buy or Not, 2011 or 2012 EOS Executive ?
Aug 30, 2011 (12:31 pm)
Whilst picking up my son from local VW service dept. I wandered into showroom and liked the EOS. Came home and proceeded to research a little. Whoa! what I have read so far is shocking. Though these appear to be older models, from what I gather 2009-2011 is same engine/transmission type with same ongoing problems. The leaks, the seals, the oil, the water, odor, rattles etc.
I would very much like to hear from msbannett, should I continue looking or turn and run? I am a fanatic when it comes to care of auto, follow maintenance schedule, always extended warranty, always dealership service even after warranty out. I keep records of everything and make sure all items are documented, even if service manager huffs and puffs. After all it's my car, my time and after warranty my money.
Appreciate all feedback.
#225 of 241 Re: To Buy or Not, 2011 or 2012 EOS Executive ? [3riptide]
Aug 30, 2011 (3:01 pm)
2 weeks ago, I took my car in for leak in the trunk. Today, I have the same leak. Read my past postings for the full stories: I had a 2008 Eos, then 2009 Eos... a squirrel also ate my 2009 Eos anti-freeze hose, was later told the material they use had starch, which attracted them. What? I had to pay for that repair out of my own pocket, the remaining leaks are still covered, so far. Your comment about "older models". First Eos came out 2007, how old can it be to have this much problems!? I never believe in Extended warranty, but if you decide to get this car, I highly sugguest it! I have a 1993 Honda Accord with over 240K miles, if the A/C worked, I probably would rather drive that car! Yes, I still love my Eos, living dangeously?
#226 of 241 Re: To Buy or Not, 2011 or 2012 EOS Executive ? [cadd2233]
Sep 09, 2011 (8:32 pm)
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Will read your previous posts. "Older Models" is purely personal, come by it honestly. I sell or trade every two years, we all have our vices. First EOS came out in 07, generally 1st year maybe two and kinks are resolved, food for thought on this model. Again hanks for your input. Loved my Honda LX 1978! not to mention my S2k. Always living dangerously! We only come this way once concously!
#227 of 241 Re: To Buy or Not, 2011 or 2012 EOS Executive ? [cadd2233]
Sep 09, 2011 (8:39 pm)
ok, hank= thanks and consously= conscientiously- please forgive.
#228 of 241 2008 Water Leaks-VW not cooperative
Dec 13, 2011 (8:43 am)
I bought the 2008 Lux Eos. I enjoyed driving my car for about three years until I started having rook leaking issues. At that time I started to deal with the dealer on a consistent basis and have never have such poor service with a car company before. I brought in my car a total of 4 times and i still had issues with leaking after that. I couldnt believe a 3 year old car would be so difficult for the dealer to fix. Additionally their corporate representatives were miserable to work with. They were not courteous or willing to help beyond telling me to continually bring my car back to the dealer. Its unfortunate that I spent so much on a vehicle and was treated so poorly. I had heard bad things about VWs in the past. I thought I would take c achance. I DO NOT RECOMMEND BUYING A VW.
#229 of 241 Re: 2008 Water Leaks-VW not cooperative [minimono00]
Dec 13, 2011 (9:18 am)
I had the same problem with car leaking in both, the driver and passenger side, but after 16 visits to the dealer, a letter to the VP of VW of America and a complain with the bbb, they finally took my problem serious and fixed it in the 17th visit. VW Has a leakeage solution for all EOS now. 2007 & 2008 EOS are the ones with the most issues, not just leaking, I had to replace the window motors in my cat twice, the breaks squeek terribly, I had a problem with the functilnality of the roof, it squeeks and makes a lot of what the dealer calls "body flex noises" inside, my battery died after 3 years and so on. I think EOS is a great looking vehicle, and fun at a fair price, but it lacks manufacturing detail and comes with tons of issues. In my case, I was lucky to get all problems fixed before the warranty expired. 2010 to date do not have all those issues, that's why you don't see a lot of them for sale out there. VW has learn of past mistakes with the 2001 & 2008.
#231 of 241 Re: out of warranty [vw_tech1066]
Dec 25, 2011 (6:36 am)
DUDE, thats mean!
Since VW replaced my car, this one has not leaked at all! It's a keeper!
#232 of 241 Re: out of warranty [vw_tech1066]
Dec 25, 2011 (7:02 am)
I've had my EOS for 4 years, and have not had one single leak. I love Candy (candy-apple-red)!
Merry Christmas, Scrooge!