In the back seat, there's enough space to fit medium-sized adults for short trips, but it's still better used as luggage space for those up front. The Miata has better reliability and ownership costs than the Eos. It also hasn't been tested in the new small overlap frontal impact test. Bluetooth audio streaming is standard and easy to pair. Cowl shake is minimal top-up and little worse top-down.
Components missing from the by-pack should be claimed in one of two ways. Its eager engine and responsive transmission provide a good blend of power and fuel economy. A hard wired internet connection is also recommended. Although the top looks seamless in operation, its actual seams were problematic during my test. Volkswagen provided the vehicle, insurance, and a tank of gas for this review. One clutch controls the odd gears—first, third, fifth and reverse—while the other operates the even gears.
Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. The Volkswagen Eos seats four and impresses with its elegant, upscale cabin. So is a pop-up roll bar tucked behind the rear seats. Your options in what sound like a middle ground for convertibles are surprisingly limited--and the understated and often overlooked Volkswagen Eos is one of your only picks.
Pricing may prove a sticking point for some shoppers, though; as the base Eos starts just a few thousand dollars higher than where you'd think it might be in the market. The Eos Lux trim level has been discontinued this year, while the whole 2014 Eos lineup gets standard navigation. The Eos Sport trim adds shift paddles, a sport-tuned suspension, proximity keyless entry with push-button start, and adaptive bi-xenon headlights. Its retractable hardtop arrangement is tight, quick, and nearly flawless. While handsome, the Jetta falls far short of sexy. Not nearly enough as the Eos, but still plenty useful on the road. That said, its ride quality borders on harsh.
Volkswagen's well-rounded hard-top convertible works well in all seasons. The base model Volkswagen Eos Komfort comes well-equipped with V-Tex leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a power-retractable hardtop, dual-zone climate control, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a 5-inch touch-screen navigation system, fog lights, and alloy wheels. The entry-level model was the Sport, which came with air-conditioning, electric windows and rear parking sensors. It sits right in the middle. But when the roof is snugged into its compartment, that space shrinks to a paltry 6. Upgrading to the Exclusive trim got you luxuries such as heated leather seats and climate control. The Eos Lux has been discontinued for 2014.
Handling is light and responsive, and overall this is a fun-to-drive small coupe. Repeat repairs must be carefully addressed to identify the root cause of the concern. They also praise the automated manual transmission for its brisk, smooth shifts. Over my entire week and 630 miles with the Eos, consumption was 26. All Eos convertibles come standard with a rollover protection system, which deploys a pair of hidden roll bars in the event that a rollover is likely. From behind the wheel, the driving characteristics are those of a boulevardier rather than a sporty coupe. Volkswagen has sewn loops to the outboard top corners of the front seats for positioning the seat belts in more convenient locations — but the loops have a single snap to fasten them closed, and the motion of pulling the seatbelt out of the retractor and through this snap-secured loop tended to unsnap the loop.
Our tester was fitted with a tan leather interior contrasted by black plastics on the dashboard. In a class of overweight convertibles, the Eos is one of the lightest, at 3,500 pounds; and it handles that way. The new A3 Cabriolet is powered by two gasoline engines, including a 1. A pop-up head protection system in the Eos, which automatically deploys when the car senses a rollover is imminent, is a standout in this more cost-conscious end of the convertible market—employing a host of sensors to deploy just before it's needed, when a rollover is anticipated. At the touch of a button it can be tilted and partly or fully opened.
Engine oil may cause the water pump gasket to swell, which may lead to a coolant leak. She was able to locate a car with my exact specs in 24 hours! This document informs what is under coverage for wiper blade issues. While bigger, the handling and ride are significantly worse and in any case it will be discontinued. She really opens herself up when she escapes in warm climates, and is otherwise buttoned down and conservative. The Climatronic system even takes into account the amount of sunlight coming into the cabin, and makes separate calculations to compensate on both the driver and passenger sides.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Eos the highest safety rating of Good in all three areas tested — moderate overlap front crash safety, side impact safety, and seat safety. Best Price Program Buying a car should always be this easy. The design looks neat, and it results in a handsome side profile up or down. The document also informs how to service the issue. The Eos handles with more finesse than its relaxed boulevard-cruiser looks imply.