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After searching for two years to change from a Camry to something more suitable for my second childhood, I leased an Eos 2.0 yesterday. Now I'm learning about sticky roofs and leaking doors and trunks. Should I bow out before my 72 hours of grace are over?
 

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Welcome to the club!

I don't think you should bow out. I have not had any problems with mine such as the water in doors or anything like that and I love driving it! I think some of the issues that people are having have easy fixes.

What color did you get? Where are you located?
 

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Grandma Grace,

Don't pull out, you have the opportunity of owning a very exciting car, trust me and Wanda) I have one !

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Agree with all the others its the best fun car I have ever owned. It's the best of breed. Most of the recorded problems here are very minor and easy to live with, and not all by any means have the same problems.

I have the 2.0 Turbo FSI and the power and charisma of the drive are both very exciting. Just the ticket for my second childhood (old man racer).
 

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Granny, press on. I just got myeos 3.2 L V6. It is sooooooo much fun to drive, and I have had no leaks at all. If that did happen, you could easily have any seals re done under your warranty. You need to keep the car, it's workth it. I live in VA and lots of rain, no problem so far. I really love this car.

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Buy it Granny! I have driven through hours of torrential rain with no problems at all beyond the fact that when you stop and the roof is streaming water, some will tend to run in when you open the door, but that happens with any car with sloping side windows.
I live in cool moist England; the seal problem may be greater in hotter climes. However, the pluses of enjoying the amazing versatility of the Eos outweigh anything else in my experience so far.

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don't give up!!!!

:eek: i have had my eos in cali for 7 months. we just had rain. and no leaks. have never had water in the trunk, minimal leak where roof goes in to connect by windshield. and doesn't always leak. i think it seals better sometimes betyter than others. but i'll tell you, its the best car to drive. handles well, alot of pick up and go... drive with the top down in any weather but rain or snow. between the heated seats and heater aimed at feet....i'm warm in cold weather. and believe me it's better than prozac to raise your mood. can't help but be happy drivin in the fresh air. so go for it.... oh and i am envious of you for one thing....i'm still waiting for grand babies... :D
 

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I think that my views echo those already posted. I've owned an older convertible from another manufacturer that leaked horribly. I know people who have convertibles made by Volvo and others by Saab, and they sometimes leak too.

I think that it is important to understand what you are getting with a convertible that makes it worth the small chance that you get some leaks. With almost ALL convertibles, you are getting a great looking car that opens to the sun and air. All the benefits of a motorcycle, but with all the safety of a steel re-inforced cage and fancy sound system.

If you purchase the car-- I strongly feel that you'd be happy if you did-- I suggest that you get one of the small bottles of VW brand roof-seal-lubricant. If you would like details about the lubricant, or would like to see pictures explaining how to apply it, please check out this link: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3087297

With that lube-process done to my car, it has not leaked, squeaked, or caused any grief at all. I've even tried to test the seals with a pressure washer, with some amazing results: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3118009 (you'll need to scroll down to find my post in that thread)

Anytime there are moving parts, there is always a chance of problems. I'm enjoying the car enough to make it worth the risk-- having the hardtop fold away is fantastic, but actually driving with the top missing is... well, you just have to do it... ;)


My vote: get the car, I think you'll be happy with it.
 

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:eek: i have had my eos in cali for 7 months. we just had rain. and no leaks. have never had water in the trunk, minimal leak where roof goes in to connect by windshield. and doesn't always leak. i think it seals better sometimes betyter than others. but i'll tell you, its the best car to drive. handles well, alot of pick up and go... drive with the top down in any weather but rain or snow. between the heated seats and heater aimed at feet....i'm warm in cold weather. and believe me it's better than prozac to raise your mood. can't help but be happy drivin in the fresh air. so go for it.... oh and i am envious of you for one thing....i'm still waiting for grand babies... :D


Cold weather? In California? You don't know what it is!



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As EOSmage suggested, applying the lubricant should take care of any leaking problems (I've been told there is a cheaper version available from GM). I get buyer's remorse whenever I make any major purchase, but it usually goes away in a day or two. Yours probably will too. Get the Eos!
 

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cold

well i guess my cold is not as cold as others.... we did have a freeze here this winter that killed bunches of plants and fruit. we hit aroun 29F. i know thats not as cold as most, but the flip side is... the good old san joaquin valley is gonna be at least a degree hotter this year (so the weather man says) which means my 100 plus days this summer are goona go up to around 113...now if this was arizona i could understand it but.... oh man! if it gets that hot, i'll soon be a crispy critter. so there may be times i have to drive with top up when the sun is out.... unless of course i head to the coast...
 

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Wow, that's some serious sun... But, I'd still have the top down even if I have to dish out $250 for some of this:



(By the way, in case anyone really wants this, I stole the image from: HERE


EDIT: Wow, $250 bucks on sale... That's like VW seal lubrication for people!
 
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