A Fun and Practical Car
By rick on
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
I have been waiting for this one ever since the concept previewed in the auto shows. Last week, I grabbed one of only seven allotted to the dealer until later this year (maybe). The other dealer in town only had five. On my first drive to the bay area, I had three compliments while waiting to pay the bridge toll! Plan on spending about $36,000 out the door on the basic model with the auto stick and about $40,000 for the Sport/Luxury model. The car is quick, rides very quiet with roof down, has great steering, and the 17 inch wheels really help dampen road bump noise. It has a great sunroof too! The standard sound system is plenty and I got 31 mpg on my first tank of gas. All in all, this is a great car!
This car has the perfect size and configuration of controls in front for easy reach while driving. The auto stick is fun and great for mountain roads! It has plenty of trunk space for two rolling travel cases or a golf bag. The roof has to be the best feature and folks stop and wathch the show when activated, it's quick too!
It could use a little more room in center console for storage. CD cases will not fit! A remote start feature so one can activate/close the sunroof/roof outside the car would be fantastic. The tire pressure monitor is a waste as mine had a false low pressure reading.