2008 Volkswagen Eos Turbo 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
After 17 months, this 2008 VW Eos has performed reliably and has been very satisfactory overall. The top has worked as promised, with but one instance of stalling in mid-operation. In that instance I was able to retract the top normally. The dealer lubricated the roof seals and the problem has not recurred. The fit and finish are great and the styling both inside and outside is pleasing. Engine performance has been fine. The car has plenty of zip in D mode and exceptional zip -- really like a sports car -- in Sport mode. I have had to add oil twice in addition to regular maintenance oil changes and that is disappointing. However, I actually get highway mileage greater than 36 mpg.
Retractable hardtop is a blast. No leaks of any kind in the cabin or trunk. Really fun to drive. Love the turbo power. Interior is well-crafted, attractive and comfortable. Trunk space with top us is more than adequate for my needs, and actually not bad even with roof down.
I wish the car wouldn't consume as much oil, but evidently that happens with this particular engine and maybe that is the price to pay for what I consider to be reliable and very sporty performance coupled with outstanding fuel economy.