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Just got my daughter an Eos, bought it for myself originally but she put up a good argument why I ought to give it to her and I lost !
So being a good dad I’m now responsible for everything that goes wrong forever, it’s started now with an airbag light on and it’s due an MOT soon, so swapping over now to ask about getting it reset or diagnosed.
hoping the sun comes out again soon !
 

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Congratulations, you purchased a vehicle with the complexity of the space shuttle. If it's not too late, and you want to sleep at night, get the extended warranty. I did, and VW fully covered the cost of TWO two-week-long sessions in the dealer's shop fixing roof problems. It cost them thousands. They admitted that they finally had to park a working EOS next to mine to figure out the problem.
Oh, and the water pump failed, they had to remove the intake manifold, so they cleaned the expected carbon buildup on the intake ports. In other words, its always something. I love the car but dread when the time comes to disengage. Good luck with yours!
 

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You're not being fair on the Eos. The space shuttle had far simpler electronics. ;)
 

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If you are responsible for maintenance and don't DIY, extended warranty gives you some peace of mind. But if your EOS is older than 3 years from new and outside the all encompasing V.W factory warranty, a selling dealer will only offer a third party insurance (and get commission!). If this is still Mondial in U.K, it won't cover seal leaks which would be the main thing to insure on a cabriolet. I'm not sure about the insurance site vendor here? EOS mechanics are similar to most other V.Ws and there are plenty of 3rd party shops working with V.Ws, Audis and Seats to choose from. But most EOS roof issues will need a specialist.

I hope she enjoys the car and clean coronavirus free air driving. When wifey owned my EOS I always made a habit of driving it twice a month and kept an eye on it in the driveway for any suspicious condensation build up. I think car designers need to build in diagnostics communication that can send fault message to a mobile phone, just like when my house is on fire or the security system alarms.
 
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