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I took my '04 Beetle convertible in for an oil change and I saw the new EOS in the show room. I have been drooling ever since. I test-drove one the other day and that pretty much did it for me.

I have read through many of the threads and it seems that leakage is a real concern. Also, excessive oil consumption is a concern.

I did not see any mention of problems with manual transmissions, but I would appreciate feedback. There may not be any yet as I understand the manual transmission is available only in N. America and will not even be produced until March or April.

Thanks, KV :)
 

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I wouldnt worry about the leak issue. I've had 8 months leak free driving in mine, and on another forum, it seems the leak issue MAY have been resolved.
It seems it was just a matter of lubricating the seals, and is an easy and quick solution.
As to the oil consumption, I've not really heard that this is a big issue. I'll have to do a search. Do you mean oil or gas/petrol (just checking)?
 

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I took my '04 Beetle convertible in for an oil change and I saw the new EOS in the show room. I have been drooling ever since. I test-drove one the other day and that pretty much did it for me.

I have read through many of the threads and it seems that leakage is a real concern. Also, excessive oil consumption is a concern.

I did not see any mention of problems with manual transmissions, but I would appreciate feedback. There may not be any yet as I understand the manual transmission is available only in N. America and will not even be produced until March or April.

Thanks, KV :)

I have the first Eos delivered to a customer in my area (14/07/06); have driven over 10000 miles and NO leaks! Great car! No serious problems at all!

The 6-speed manual transmission is the default everywhere (but maybe not in the US?); the DSG is an option but is standard on V6 Eoses. The manual is very smooth and sweet and would be my choice every time, being an enthusiastic driver (who are not supposed to drive CC's according to just about every report you read; journos seem to think only poseurs drive them. Well they're WRONG!)



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I have the first Eos delivered to a customer in my area (14/07/06); have driven over 10000 miles and NO leaks! Great car! No serious problems at all!

The 6-speed manual transmission is the default everywhere (but maybe not in the US?); the DSG is an option but is standard on V6 Eoses. The manual is very smooth and sweet and would be my choice every time, being an enthusiastic driver (who are not supposed to drive CC's according to just about every report you read; journos seem to think only poseurs drive them. Well they're WRONG!)


Got mine on 12/07/06, but wasn't the first in my area . Grrrrrrrrrr Would have loved to have been unique!!!
Wonder when the first one was registered in the UK for a private buyer.
 

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I took my '04 Beetle convertible in for an oil change and I saw the new EOS in the show room. I have been drooling ever since. I test-drove one the other day and that pretty much did it for me.

I have read through many of the threads and it seems that leakage is a real concern. Also, excessive oil consumption is a concern.

I did not see any mention of problems with manual transmissions, but I would appreciate feedback. There may not be any yet as I understand the manual transmission is available only in N. America and will not even be produced until March or April.

Thanks, KV :)
The oil comsumption "problem" is particular to the 2.0 TDI engines with the long life oil, I have not had my Eos very long and only have about 500mls on it but had a Golf GT TDI before that which was on long life oil and it only used about a half litre of oil in 4000mls which I don't think is all that drastic, and as of now no leak problems.

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Got mine on 12/07/06, but wasn't the first in my area . Grrrrrrrrrr Would have loved to have been unique!!!
Wonder when the first one was registered in the UK for a private buyer.
Hmmm - mine was at the dealer for a couple of weeks before I got it; because the Eos was only launched officially in the UK on 14/07/06 my dealer said it would not be possible to have it before then!

I'd had it on order since March 2004 (as soon as the Concept C appreared at the Geneva Show) so was pretty keen to get into it... (when I say 'on order' I'd had a deposit paid since '04 but the official order with full spec could only be made in February '06, which is when the actual order went in).



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Hmmm - mine was at the dealer for a couple of weeks before I got it; because the Eos was only launched officially in the UK on 14/07/06 my dealer said it would not be possible to have it before then!

I'd had it on order since March 2004 (as soon as the Cencept C appreared at the Geneva Show) so was pretty keen to get into it... (when I say 'on order' I'd had a deposit paid since '04 but the official order with full spec could only be made in February '06, which is when the actual order went in).
Mine told me about the official date, but had no problems letting me have it early!!:confused:
I only ordered mine about two weeks previously because when I first went to order one, the salesman was so disinterested and blase(can you do accents on blase?) that I walked out of the showroom. I asked how much they were-no idea, when are they released-keeps getting put back so your guess is as good as mine, can you let me know when you get some info-alright i suppose, well are you going to take my details-oh for god's sake let me get a pen!!!
I suppose it may have been down to the fact that the car I bought had originally been bought for the showroom, hence documention etc was all sorted (or just maybe they didn't kmow that they weren't supposed to let the car out before the 14th).
 

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Mine told me about the official date, but had no problems letting me have it early!!:confused:
I only ordered mine about two weeks previously because when I first went to order one, the salesman was so disinterested and blase(can you do accents on blase?) that I walked out of the showroom. I asked how much they were-no idea, when are they released-keeps getting put back so your guess is as good as mine, can you let me know when you get some info-alright i suppose, well are you going to take my details-oh for god's sake let me get a pen!!!
I suppose it may have been down to the fact that the car I bought had originally been bought for the showroom, hence documention etc was all sorted (or just maybe they didn't kmow that they weren't supposed to let the car out before the 14th).
Seems like your average car dealer then... Best place to get info is always the car mags; worst place is a car dealer..!

At least mine had a demonstrator registered abt 21st June which I had been able to drive.



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