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Volkswagen Eos, Car Comparisons, Convertible
#15 of 51 question on available options
Mar 05, 2008 (5:34 am)
I am interested in a 2008 Komfort and would like to get the upgraded sound system. When I price the car on edmunds, the Dynaudio system is listed as an available option for a Komfort. The dealer I went to also told me that I can get a Dynaudio system on a Komfort. However, neither the brochure for the Eos nor the VW website shows the Dynaudio system as being an available option for a Komfort. They show the Dynaudio system available for the Lux and the VR6 only. Who is correct?
#16 of 51 interior color
Mar 06, 2008 (7:41 pm)
I am choosing between a black and a beige interior for a Komfort model. Does anyone have any experience with how hot the seats get in black V-tex material in the summer?
#17 of 51 2008 Volkswagen EOS 6-speed Manual
Mar 21, 2008 (7:44 pm)
2008 EOS 6-speed manual: Anyone driven one?
I test drove both the auto and manual '08 EOS recently.
The auto seemed fine with smooth shifting. Of course, there's the turbo lag at first but once that turbo kicks in, you're hauling a**.
I didn't care for the Tiptronic though. As a manual driver all my life, I could never understand the concept of a shifter without a clutch. Pushing the gear shifter up to go into 2nd, and up again to go into 3rd and so on feels odd to me. I didn't like the way the engine performed either while in Tippy mode.
Amazingly enough, the 6-speed Manual was a big disappointment too. The shifting was so stiff and not an enjoyable experience compared to my '04 Passat. My Passat shifts like butter. I never expected a car costing this much more money to have such a terrible manual gearbox. The other thing I can't get used to is this 6th gear (my Passat has 5). I will probably never use the 6th gear unless I'm on the Autobahn! And the position of the reverse gear is ridiculous. It's right next to 1st gear. To get to it, you have to push the gearbox down from overhead and then shift left and up. What a nuisance. Wouldn't it make more sense to shift reverse gear by pulling toward you... in other words, in the direction you are going? Plus, I'm so afraid I'm going to go into 1st instead. Gosh, what will happen when they have 7 gears?!!
This whole experience has me thinking I should get the auto instead? How boring though. Just wondering what anyone else's experience has been with the 6-speed manual.
#18 of 51 2008 KOMFORT EOS
May 20, 2008 (1:57 pm)
The smoothest automobile for the price. I bought my new eos a few weeks ago and find no turbo lag, and very smooth shifting. Reverse is where it is, and wishing certainly will not change anything. Enjoy your eos. I totally enjoy the 6 speed, but have not used the 6th gear yet.
#19 of 51 Real World MPG and advice
Jun 24, 2008 (8:32 am)
I am almost ready to lease a 2008 Lux. Before I pull the trigger, any final words of advice and can you tell me what type of mileage people are getting..I drive about 70% highway..30% city in Wisconsin. Thanks for your replies. Dave
#20 of 51 Re: Real World MPG and advice [dmargo2]
Jun 25, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I have a 2007 Eos, which I just love! I drive about about 90 miles a day for my commute with about 80% highway and 20% city. The combined mileage I'm getting is about 32 mpg.
I just got back from a trip that was over 9 hours of driving, which I was getting 36.7 mpg 100 % highway driving.
I highly recommend the car!
#21 of 51 Re: Real World MPG and advice [dmargo2]
Jul 06, 2008 (3:09 am)
I'm getting 25.2 around town and 31 highway (top down) in my 2008 Eos Lux. I LOVE IT!
#22 of 51 jumpy acceleration
Jul 31, 2008 (9:56 am)
we STILL have lots of problems with hesitation when you push down on the accelerator, and then suddenly a second or two later it jumps forward or spins the wheels. This seems DANGEROUS to my wife and I both. Anyone else notice this?
#23 of 51 Re: jumpy acceleration [nmack]
Aug 02, 2008 (3:45 pm)
I had this problem at first, but once I got used to it, I was able to control it on how I pushed down on the accelerator.
#24 of 51 Rattle from the Back Wheel side
Oct 20, 2008 (4:09 pm)
I am leasing a 2008 EOS since February of 2008. During the first few months I was hearing some annoying rattling from the rear driver-side of the car. Typically this happens whenever driving over bumps. Living in Maine the potholes can be surprisingly unavoidable. I brought my car in 3 times for a "look over". The noise only happens on the left side. On my first visit I was told there was a shim that needed to be removed and I was good to go. That didn't fix it. I still do not know what that was about.
On my other 2 visits I was told there is nothing wrong with the car. This is how it is made and noises like this is normal for a convertible. If this is true why do I not hear thunking noises from the right rear side of the car. I love this car but over bumps it sounds as if I lost my load of 2x4s. And I am not carrying any. It actually sounds like wood banging together in the trunk. On the highway it is quiet and smooth but go over a slight bump and there goes the noise.
Has anyone else experienced bad rattling? I am glad I am leasing because I do not want to buy this specimen.