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The Perfect Convertible by Allen on 04/12/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Eos Komfort, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I have owned a 2009 EOS now for a year. Overall, it has been excellent. I'm 6'2" and I do not feel cramped at all in this vehicle, even on a 2000-mile+ road trip. Performance is outstanding with the 2.0 turbo. My wife and I wanted a convertible, and this vehicle fit our needs perfectly. Our combined city-highway mileage is 28, highway mileage on that 2000 mile trip was 35. It has a baffle to eliminate the buffeting noise with the top down, or the sun-roof open. We love the rear seat baffle also, which stops the wind from hitting driver and passenger from the rear with the top down, plus it hides things from view in the backseat while shopping.
Cons: There is a flat-spot in the acceleration from a dead-stop. It feels sluggish until you reach about 20 mph, or the turbo kicks in. The reports I read about the EOS before I purchased it noted fuel-injection problems, and that did happen. We had one injector solenoid fail and replaced it. About 2 months later another injector solenoid failed. This time the dealer replaced the remaining 3 at no charge. Since then, no problems at all. There is some increased noise with the hardtop up on rough roads at low speeds, but we knew that up front. Hardtop convertibles have several pivot points that can cause some noise as they flex. My major dislike - my wife is always driving it, not me
Overall review: I gave this car rating of 9's and 10's. I am very surprised I don't see more of them on the road. Perhaps that has to do with the convertible more than anything else. I narrowed my search down to the EOS and the Toyota Solara Convertible. The EOS won hands down on every point of comparison.
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An amazing convertible! by Bob on 05/14/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Eos Executive, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I have a 2013 Executive model with 3800 miles on it. It is a beautiful car with excellent performance and great seats. It gets excellent gas mileage, and I love driving it.
Cons: The lack of trunk space with the top down - I knew about this issue when I bought it, and it is a common problem with hardtop convertibles. As I live in Chicago, I wanted the hardtop and front wheel drive.
Overall review: It is an amazing car!
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Make sure you know before you buy this car. by "B.A." on 11/20/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Eos Komfort, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: You must pick what you like about a car before buying; and this is what I did. Mine is a 2012 with the interior leather. I love the large radio/media display, and this is the first convertible I have had that came with speakers that could be plainly heard even with the top down at freeway speeds! I LOVE the panorama see thru roof! I have been stopped from putting the roof down by people that want to film the process. After the top folds into the trunk, the car has exceptionally clean lines. VW gives you 2 types of mats; one that matches the carpet, and one (textured rubber) for bad weather. Interior (with top up) looks much like most cars, exterior too looks like a standard coupe.
Cons: As mentioned, I dislike the "turbo lag" between 0 and 20 mph, but expected it. A small price to pay for a turbo. The trunk really IS small with the top down. Again I expected this, and matching it against other convertibles, theirs aren't much better even though their trunks aren't housing a folding top. You have to make use of the back seat to make up for the small trunk space. (Although I DID fit in a 55" television behind the front seats...and closed the top!) There is very little space in the center arm rest; although a connector for your Ipod or mp3 player is a plus. Handling is like a slightly larger and heavier car. CAUTION: make sure you know this is a car that uses PREMIUM fuel!
Overall review: Once you know the good AND the not so good, you will know if this is THE car for you. The long and short of it is; do you live where a hardtop is really useful. I live in the northwest, and the main drawback of convertibles is they are kind of yucky in the winter. Not so this car! Its a bit slow off the mark, but makes up for it when you want to pass someone! The back seats are somewhat cramped; but thats the same story with other convertibles of its class. At least it HAS back seats, and that is an advantage in hauling things AND with the insurance companies. It has no real distinctive looks, like other convertibles. In fact, it looks very much like a standard coupe. And that was a strong plus for me. It gets great gas milage, but takes premium fuel. With the hard top up, its not quite as quiet as a standard coupe, BUT better than a ragtop. Great sound system, plenty of front seat space, good quality.
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