I've got a 2012 and recently talked to a 2005 2nd owner who had no problems except for rust that was covered under warrantee. However, my 2012 over the period of my 1 year of ownership, had fail: engine (timing belt, covered under warrantee), high-speed fuel pump, 1 fuel injector, pcv valve (spewed oil interior to engine, requiring expensive engine cleaning). All expensive, but if you like fast under-the-radar cars, worth the price, especially if you have a supportive partner who likes convertibles.I’m looking at an 2008 EOS lux with 136k miles on it. Looks great and has a new timing belt and water pump.
is it too risky?
I’m looking at an 2008 EOS lux with 136k miles on it. Looks great and has a new timing belt and water pump.
is it too risky?
Vox is "right on the money" - one of the main factors here is the incorporation of "crumple zones" in modern car structures to provide increased occupant protection in accident situations by design techniques which allow the body structure to absorb a significant proportion of the impact forces by structural deformation instead of these forces impacting on the occupants causing major injuries or death.It's not fair to say an EOS is less safe because yours had more damage in a 2 car collision? The more damage you had, just tells you the crumple zones and consequential damage worked to save you. The most important point about collision damage however small on an older EOS is it is likely to write off the car because of damage and misalignment to the roof. Insurance companies are unlikely to cover the cost of a new replacement roof, but ask for confirmation before insuring.
IMHO the downside of an older EOS is the risk of it written off beyond economic repair compared to another non-cabriolet car. Consider your EOS as driving around in an eggshell with internal safety and weigh up the collision risk for the areas and times at which you are likely to be driving it. That is what most classic car owners would think about?
This is nothing more than the inbuilt safety features of modern cars at work, dissipating the energy released by the collision and cushioning the impact by deforming in a controlled manner, no different to a Golf, Jetta, Beetle or any other modern vehicle in fact.More risky if you are in an accident... My 2010 was totaled at 25 MPH.
The other vehicle didn't look like had much damage (bumper cover and maybe trunk lid needed replaced.)
If I was going faster, I hate to think what the outcome could have been - especially highway speeds. I contemplated another one, knowing I would never take it on a highway, but ultimately decided I'm looking for a Golf, Jetta or Beetle instead for safety reasons.