My wife wanted to buy a convertible when we moved to GA from NY.
We chose the Eos because of the hard top because our infant son.
We also liked the roll over protection that is built into the rear head rests.
However with the top down you have little room for cargo.
We expected this, however I can barely fit my golf clubs in the trunk, even with the top up.
The turbo charged engine is OK and fun at first, however it takes some pedal control to come off the line without slamming yourself back into the seat, when the turbo kicks in.
Owned a 2009 VW Eos that was totaled. Could not live without convertible.
Looked at used BMW & Mercedes but Eos was my top pick.
Fun car to drive and love updated body style on the 2012. Same engine as 2009 but 2012 seems smoother.
Ride is much better than 2009 - not as much road noise & don't feel all the bumps like 2009.
Love the push button start and keyless locking/opening of doors. Upgrades in Lux are well worth the extra couple of thousands over the Komfort. Will keep this car forever and love the new color choices - bought rising blue metallic and have had many compliments on color
This senior has been driving domestic cars for 50+ years and recently leased a 2012 Eos Komfort convertible. My prior lease was a Pontiac G6 hardtop convertible The Eos blows the G6 away in many aspects and I loved that car. Some words I use to describe the Eos are fun, quick, smooth, and beautiful. After 30 days and 1000 miles, I find the quality of workmanship and operation to be excellent. My mixed driving habits net me 28.3 mpg overall. The rear seating is fine for grandkids but I usually do not use these seats. With the top in the trunk, you still have some room to go grocery shopping, not so with the G6. The wind screen behind the front seats is a welcome feature. The car gives just enough road presence that you think you're driving a sport's car.There is a moderate learning curve for all the gadgets facing the driver, so engage your dealer's knowledge at delivery. My VW professionals made me very comfortable. There is a vast array of exterior colors, I picked the Black Oak Brown with beige interior which has attracted many lookers. It was in the brochure and hooked me immediately. Now I can't stop finding reasons to drive my new Eos.
I bought a 2012 EOS in April of 2011.
As of this writing 12/24/11, I only have 3,100 miles on the car and it has had 3 water pumps put in.
Fortunately, the car has not broken down yet, but the water pumps build up pressure after the cars warm up and a screeching noise can be heard from under the hood.
My first was found by accident.
With only 400 miles on the car, I had gotten out to run back into the house to retireve something and I heard the noise.
I brought it back to the dealer and was told VW had a batch of defective water pumps and they would put another one in, which they did.
Stand outside your EOS and listen for the noise! My car is being replaced.
Komfort SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Great car ..... looks super with top up or down. Convertible top lowering and raising is a thing of beauty to see how it all fits together perfectly. Grandson refers to it as "grandpa's transformer car." Great mileage -- up to 30 mpg on highway trips; average about 21 on mixed city and highway. Leather upholstery held up wonderfully -- no sign of wear at all.
Only slight negatives are little difficulty getting out of back seat (but what 2-door doesn't have the same problem?) and such limited trunk space when the top is down (but ... there's nowhere else for it to go now, is there?)
Wouldn't recommend for the sole car of a family, but for retirees it's a great car ... nice looking and surprisingly faaast when you punch it.