2012 Volkswagen Eos User Reviews
- $22,526 - $27,765
- No trim specified for this review
- Great Engineering, decent fuel economy, good looking, FUN!
- Seats could be more comfortable, mediocre cupholders
Purchased As New
I have only had it a week now, but I love it. I compared to my sister's 2008 330 BMW convertible and I think this is better - and wayyy better for the money. Yes the trunk is small, but not compared to other hard-top convertibles. That is the price one pays for driving a cabrio. The DSG transmission is awesome and there is a huge difference in sport mode - much more torque - but beware it also lowers MPG. The ergonomics are outstanding and fit and finish are near perfect and certainly the equal of the BMW and better than my brother's Lexus (although he has the gussied up Camry otherwise known as the ES350). The cornering is not as good as the BMW but you knew that when you bought the car and paid 15K less. It handles fine though and is quite nimble. So far I am averaging 25 MPG around town and about 31 on the highway - very close to the EPA estimates. I like the look of the 2012 better than the previous model and the Salsa Red I got is awesome. The roof is an engineering wonder and in only one week I have used both the convert and sunroof. The sound system is awesome though it could use some sub-woofers.
On the down side the cupholders are in an inconvenient location and the second one can't even be used if you want to use the center arm rest. I have only had it one week, but I must say the seats are a little stiff. I am hoping they "break-in" a little and get softer.
Overall I think one would have a hard time justifying the Volvo C70 or BMW 1 series. As for the Camry Solara - fuggedaboutit that car is for grannies. If I hadn't got this I would have bought the Mustang GT - but I wanted a bigger back-seat for the kids and better MPG.
Don't know about reliability yet.
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