I never heard of the Eos until I went to the Auto Show in Seattle in Nov '07 where I saw the '08 Eos and the G6. The G6 impressed me, but not nearly as much as the Eos did (the Eos just seemed more refined with the top up or down). Still, the G6 was about 3 or 4 thousand less. And yes, the trunk space with the top down was certainly a factor.My previous car was a Pontiac G6 convertible, but it had no usable trunk space with the top down, and was nowhere near as fun to drive as the Eos.
Then, a couple of days later I dropped in to see my local VW dealer for a test drive and I was SMITTEN from the first moment the car moved. A couple of days later, my pride and joy 1995 FireEngine Red Mustang GT convertible was sitting on my dealers lot as I waved goodbye and headed down the highway with my new Eos Lux.
Fourteen months later the only regret I have is that I didn't try to sell the Mustang myself as I think I might have received 3-4 thousand more out of it, but you have to understand that I HAD to have the Eos immediately and trading in the Mustang made the deal work for me.
I'm only putting around 6,000 miles annually on the Eos so I figure I will own it at least as long as I owned the Mustang (13 years hopefully).