VW EOS - any good?

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goldfazer
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VW EOS - any good?

Post by goldfazer » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:19 pm

I've got a 2.0 TDI Passat estate which I love. The Mrs has a Focus Estate which is also a nice car but the seats are too long for her short legs! I also have an MG TF 160.

So, I'm thinking of getting rid of the Focus and MG and getting an EOS. Any major things to look for (like the balancer shaft on the 2.0 TDi engine)?

What about engine size - the 1.4 puts out a big 160 BHP but does it need to be driven hard - I like a nice bit of torque.

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Re: VW EOS - any good?

Post by Mindriot » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:39 pm

Dont know much other than its the same basic platform as the Golf and B6 Passat etc. So anything shared will more or less carry the same plusses and minuses.

Nice looking car that was a bit out of the ordinary which was a good thing and any convertible that doesnt carry the misery or lack of security a ragtop brings is a bonus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Eos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswage ... .28PQ35.29

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswage ... tform#PQ46

And, like the B7, the facelifted EOS ruined the looks of the car :)

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Re: VW EOS - any good?

Post by Polo6n1600i » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:15 pm

A friend of mine has one - he told me one day that "EOS" mean fish bowl in German... it leaks that bad!

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Re: VW EOS - any good?

Post by Mindriot » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:29 pm

lol, the wiki article states they had problems until a later design change, and that any body distortion from damage can ruin the whole setup, and that the roof system is expensive to maintain.

I would still chance it over a ragtop though, and mod the interior electrics etc to waterproof :) Im only half joking, Ive owned convertibles before, water always gets in somehow you just learn how to live with it.

Oh, on the matter of convertibles, never have light interiors or leather, its a waste of time and money, black or dark greys only, anything else is too much maintenance and ends up looking scruffy.

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