2009 Volkswagen Eos Consumer Review: Nice car with a few hiccups

2009 Volkswagen Eos Convertible - Consumer Review

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Nice car with a few hiccups
By drspoon on


2009 Volkswagen Eos Lux 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


This fun car is a dream to drive. The turbo engine really gets up and goes. We have taken the car on long trips and it is really very comfortable. Now after having it for a year we find out the hard way that the engine is an oil burner after total 20k mileage. Just got it back from the dealer where the oil consumption is one half quart per 1000 miles-- an amount that Volks says is acceptable. I asked how I can make the 10,000 mile factory suggested oil change interval and the dealership simply says I cannot. For the price of this car and the supposed quality of Volks engineering this is simply unacceptable. No more Volkswagens for me!!!!!!!

Best Features

Great acceleration and maneuverability. We get up to 30 mpg on long trips so with today's gas prices this car will not break the bank. The audio system and navigational systems are top notch. The trunk is still large enough with the top down to carry most of the things we want on a long trip.

Worst Features

With no guard the sides are prone to dings from other cars. And finally we just do not like the fact that we must carry oil with us to constantly top off the oil every other gas tank fill-up. Oil consumption for this car is unacceptable. Keep that in mind before purchasing one!!
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