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Our Expert Review: 2012 Volkswagen Eos

Great car!

by from Wind Gap, PA on May 19, 2011

Just two weeks ago, I leased a 2012 Eos Komfort and I love the car! It's very upscale, but for a great price. Pros: Great engine with lots of power for a 4 cyl., great automatic convertible top and s...
Just two weeks ago, I leased a 2012 Eos Komfort and I love the car! It's very upscale, but for a great price. Pros: Great engine with lots of power for a 4 cyl., great automatic convertible top and sunroof that works seamlessly, standard SAT radio and 6 CD player are phenomenal, and fantastic new design. It really looks good, and gets lots of stares as I'm driving--even with the top up. There are too many pros to list here. Cons: Only three: First, on the Komfort, there's no garage door opener on the visor, which I didn't think about until I went home and couldn't get in the house, so I'd recommend the Lux just for that purpose. Second: Small-ish wheels. I prefer the bigger wheels like on the Lux and the Executive, but wheels are a personal thing, so I was told by the salesman that I can get them later. This, of course, is minor. Third: The hard convertible top leaks a little ONLY when I take the car through a high-speed drive-thru car wash--just one drip over each side rear window. The good thing is the way the back interior is designed, the water drains right out, and it does not get on the seats. Granted, it's a high-pressure car wash, so it's totally my fault. The good thing is the car does NOT leak anywhere when it rains. It's perfectly dry on rainy days. I think I may have to start washing the car in my driveway instead. But that's it. Buy an Eos, you will love it!
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Love the new engine and trans!

by from Johnsburg, IL on August 23, 2011

The 2012 is so much better then the 2008! So glad I upgraded! Love the new transmission and no more jerking as the 2008 had. The new lights are awesome too! Drives so much better...
The 2012 is so much better then the 2008! So glad I upgraded! Love the new transmission and no more jerking as the 2008 had. The new lights are awesome too! Drives so much better...
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Great convertible for the money!

by from Manchester NH on November 15, 2011

This the best hardtop convertible for your money! It handles great on the highway , good on gas and so comfortible.
This the best hardtop convertible for your money! It handles great on the highway , good on gas and so comfortible.
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Excellant car and lots of fun

by from Bridgeport, WV on March 27, 2012

This is my second EOS in two years. I loved my first EOS a 2010 model and only traded it for my 2012 model because I wanted a red one. This car is really fun to drive and I notice a lot of people look...
This is my second EOS in two years. I loved my first EOS a 2010 model and only traded it for my 2012 model because I wanted a red one. This car is really fun to drive and I notice a lot of people looking at it. It performs really well and is not bad on gas.
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Nice ride

by on October 30, 2013

I searched for about six months for a 2012 VW EOS that was in excellent condition, the right color and low miles at a good price. I finally found it and purchased it about 3 weeks ago. I wanted a hard...
I searched for about six months for a 2012 VW EOS that was in excellent condition, the right color and low miles at a good price. I finally found it and purchased it about 3 weeks ago. I wanted a hard top convertible and VW has all the things I wanted in one without the inflated price tag.. LOVE my car!!!
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Gum drop gone wrong

by on November 25, 2013

The Eos is just there! I love the sporty exterior and the top, but it suffers from serious issues. It is very very small. The 2.0TSI is the little engine that couldn't! It is great though, however the...
The Eos is just there! I love the sporty exterior and the top, but it suffers from serious issues. It is very very small. The 2.0TSI is the little engine that couldn't! It is great though, however the engine has a huge appetite for a 4 cylinder. The convertible is heavy, so it has a great pick up, but is very slow from a stop. The tires handle great though, and the brakes do a good job stopping (although they wear out around 25k). The boot around the shifter fell in, and the towing cable cover magically falls off. For a $35k convertible, auto headlights should be standard. Watch for curbs and driveways and wheel blocks, the front bumper scrapes a lot!
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what fun!

by from Mt. Pleasant, MI on March 12, 2012

A great car -- after three minivans and an SUV, this car rocks! It is fun to drive, handles well in snow and slush, and gets lots of looks when the top is down. With the hard top up, it is quiet on th...
A great car -- after three minivans and an SUV, this car rocks! It is fun to drive, handles well in snow and slush, and gets lots of looks when the top is down. With the hard top up, it is quiet on the highway; in fact, quieter than the Toyota Highlander that we own. If you want lots of space, buy something else, but if you want lots of fun, go for the Eos.
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Great Car

by from Kennewick WA on June 2, 2016

I wanted a sporty, 2 door with front wheel drive. Not many to choose from. So glad I found this one. This car is perfect, cute enough to turn heads and comfortable enough for cross country travel. ...
I wanted a sporty, 2 door with front wheel drive. Not many to choose from. So glad I found this one. This car is perfect, cute enough to turn heads and comfortable enough for cross country travel. I found it on cars.com for sale through a private party and the whole transaction was a pleasure, even though it was three states away. Can't say enough good things!
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Only hardtop/sunroof/convertible made

by from Philadelphia-area on October 2, 2013

I'm enjoying my EOS more than I could have imagined. The overall look and performance are definitely worth a look.
I'm enjoying my EOS more than I could have imagined. The overall look and performance are definitely worth a look.
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Great Car

by from Naples, FL on September 29, 2014

I've been looking for a used EOS and found one with low miles that was like new! I't a great car, I plan on babying it as long as I can! I've had about 15 cars in my life, and this is the one I am mo...
I've been looking for a used EOS and found one with low miles that was like new! I't a great car, I plan on babying it as long as I can! I've had about 15 cars in my life, and this is the one I am most excited about. Perfect commuter car, I put the top down for the drive home, it's like starting a vacation every night at 5PM! One complain is that the storage for change, sunglasses, etc is small.
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