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Sup everyone, I will get straight to my subject, I would really really appreciate professional advice for... I am a potential EOS owner & have had a crush for EOS for a long time now & have found my perfect pick.

I am located in Kuwait & have found myself a second hand EOS for a great bargin. The thing I want assistance with is guidance to which things I have to thoroughly check or watch out for when checking the car & pay close attention to for testing or inspection. This 2009 EOS body paint is silver with a V6 engine fully equipped with screen, NAV, orange leather seats (sweeet), 17" alloy wheels, driven for only 6000Kms as of yet, Xenon, Sensor & of course top of all "Convertible".

So would like expert or experienced help with this choice which I really want to go for but a bit hesitant from issues that can be wrong with the car & maybe hidden.

Thanks alot & would appreciate any helpful responses from this great community which I really would like to be part of one day
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P.S Have attached a few pictures of the EOS if anyone would want to take a look at it.. Thanks again :confused:
 

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First of all, you don't have to worry a bit about roof leaks living in Kuwait. As to the engine, I thought VW did away with the 3.2 at the end of the '08 run.

I would say go ahead and get the car! The only negative I can think of re the Eos is that its really a 2 person car (very limited back seat) and it can't haul much. But for a car that makes you feel great driving it, IMHO, its the only way to go.

PS I have a Jeep Commander for hauling my BIG STUFF.
 

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Zagorka: Thanks alot for your kind comment, I know its just the perfect car I can possibly find...EVER :p

Eos Up: Mate thanks alot for your help & professional advisory. I do understand that I do not have to be too alert about the leaks here in Kuwait but what about the trips to the wash would that be something to be cautious about? I know it is really a 2 person car as I tried fitting my 15 year old brother in the back with my driver seat in my driving position & he was suffocating :) (Kept him there for almost 15 mins :p muahhaha)

Guys so what about tips about things I have to thoroughly check or test??? Any ideas... Thanks anyways guys for the replies appreciate it so much.
 

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Hi hamooda2000,
go ahead with the EOS you can't do nothing wrong. Your favorite looks very nice with the color seat combination. I suppose one extra you never will use are the seat heaters :p.
How is the feeling driving around at 40°C with roof down it's easy to sustain :confused:?
Greetings from Germany
E O S
 

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LoL E O S it does get somewhat cold here mate & do also need the heaters for me BUM :p Won't be driving with the roof down at the summer temp will wait for it to cool down abit & btw it reached 52C yesterday hahahha I am melting

Thanks for your comments.
 

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Zagorka: Thanks alot for your kind comment, I know its just the perfect car I can possibly find...EVER :p

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Guys so what about tips about things I have to thoroughly check or test??? Any ideas... Thanks anyways guys for the replies appreciate it so much.

A the MY09 model seems to be giving very few problems since it's release nearly a year ago, You can be reasonably cofident with the mechanical side of the car.

It seems to me that the car is a dealer demonstrator or possibly an ex-rental vehicle and my concerns would be:
  1. How it was driven during its break-in [running in] period. If it was thrashed or consistently abused, there might be oil consumption and transmission problems later in its life as a consequence.
  2. The other potential problem that I would investigate would be whether the car had been in a major accident and is being sold after repairs. My experience with Company fleet cars that suffered structural misalignment in accidents and were "straightened" on a chassis aligner during the repair has been that they invariably suffered unusual/excessive tyre wear and increased levels of audible "creaks/groans" on uneven road surfaces due to body flexing afterwards. I would have the car inspected by an experienced panel beater/body shop tradesman for evidence of repaired bodywork before making your purchase decision.
A pre-purchase inspection and report by an independent VW specialist would also be one of my recommendations if you have access to one.
 

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Silvershadow: I thank you very very much for your comprehensive assistance & detailed comments which I sincerely appreciate.

I regretfully have extremely bad news from the VW agency here in Kuwait whom I checked with on the car's history & have been informed that alot was repaired in the workshop due to some accident which the car experienced :(:(:( I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to its purchase & was continuously dreaming of the purchase date to have the time of my life with the car... I am just pleased to have found out of the issue before it was too late & saved myself from a mess I did not want to get into.

So, thanks to all of you for your professional help & concern. Hope I can find another EOS in the near future.
 

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Silvershadow: I thank you very very much for your comprehensive assistance & detailed comments which I sincerely appreciate.

I regretfully have extremely bad news from the VW agency here in Kuwait whom I checked with on the car's history & have been informed that alot was repaired in the workshop due to some accident which the car experienced :(:(:( I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to its purchase & was continuously dreaming of the purchase date to have the time of my life with the car... I am just pleased to have found out of the issue before it was too late & saved myself from a mess I did not want to get into.

So, thanks to all of you for your professional help & concern. Hope I can find another EOS in the near future.


This is not necessarily a reason for rejecting the car immediately - if the damage was cosmetic rather than structural; the chassis problems I referred to usually do not occur - the giveaway sign of chassis misalignment is unusual tyre wear that cannot be corrected by successive wheel alignments or stability problems during fast cornering.

I would go talk to the repairer who worked on the car and find out exactly what damage occurred and the extent of the repairs. Then take the car for an extended drive and thoroughly test out the handling/braking. If you are not confident in your ability to do this, get a professional race driver/engineer to do this for you. If the car comes up OK - go to the dealer and negotiate a better price based on the fact that the car has been accident-damaged.
 

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Silvershadow I thank you deeply for your concern & comments offered. You know how when something is out of your hand & you want it more than ever... that’s exactly how I feel now :( very frustrating feeling :(

Anyhow, I was at the service center that did the repair works on the car that didn't offer any assistance to what was wrong with the car & the pieces which were replaced as the owner was not present & said it was company policy (MYASS)

So I will go with what you advised I will call the buyer up & set a date with him to go visit the service center to try & get full details on the issue & inspect the car thoroughly from scratch. I will also take it for a long ride & test its handling/braking for any noticed issues with the car's chassis.

I will revert back once I have solid answers & share them with you. Thanks again silvershadow, I appreciate very much your support & concern.

Hope I can have my car details listed in my msg signature one day :(:(
 

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Silvershadow I thank you deeply for your concern & comments offered. You know how when something is out of your hand & you want it more than ever... that’s exactly how I feel now :( very frustrating feeling :(
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Hope I can have my car details listed in my msg signature one day :(:(


Always remember my variant of Murphy's Law......

"The more difficulty you have finding your car in the beginning; the happier you will be in the long term."

Been there, done that from both sides of the fence [Australian expression meaning I have had trouble finding a car then being very happy afterwards as well as finding one immediately then having never-ending problems thereafter].

If the car is meant for you, it will be so.
 
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