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2008 Volkswagen Eos
2008 Volkswagen Eos
Available Price Range $4,966-$11,526 Trims4 Combined MPG 22-25 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2008 Volkswagen Eos

Our Take

The Eos is a compact four-seat retractable-hardtop convertible, and as such it occupies a small niche in the car market. It roughly competes on price with the Audi A4, and costs more than the Mini Cooper convertible and Volkswagen's New Beetle Convertible. It's not designed to be a spor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Retractable hardtop
  • Four seats
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Active roll bar
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlights
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in December 2006 about the 2.0T version of the 2007 Volkswagen Eos. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. With its retractable hardtop and excellent drivetrains, the new Eos convertible is a welcome addition to the Volkswage... Read full review for the 2008 Volkswagen Eos

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 19 reviews

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Step up from our old Cabrio

by VW Fan from Burbs of Boston on December 15, 2010

Our VW Cabrio was a GREAT car, lasting 150k+ miles and almost no issues over 8 years. Sure wish they made a new version of it...but it was time for a newer car. The EOS is a little bit more of a luxu... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Finance

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Eos Komfort

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Eos Komfort

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
M
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Volkswagen Eos.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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