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Hi peeps,
How much difference is there in ride comfort betweeen the sport with the 17'' wheels and the standard model with the 16''??....Im hoping that the EOS will be smoother than my current Astra Sports Hatch with 18''s but looks like i will end up getting the sport as there are absolutly none for sale anywere near me..but if the sport is quite smooth its not a problem...anyone got a sport with 17''s that would like to comment on the ride smoothness? or anyone who has had both?
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Davey g
 

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I had a Seat Leon Cupra with 17" wheels before the Eos and my Eos Sport is definitly a smoother ride and handles just as well. The sport specification is worth the extra money.
I've not driven one myself but folks on this forum dont seem to have any issues with the 18" wheels on the Eos either.

Cheers, David
 

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I have the 18" Chicagos and the ride is no worse than any other car I've owned. In fact, when I was given a Jetta loan car last month, which had standard size alloys, it was noticably hard on the roads - the EOS on 18" was more comfortable.
 

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The damping on the roads wise, I'd give it to the 18" for the max. Given the right tyres, 17" is good enough for the EOS except it looks kinda small for the oem wheels.

19" is great but upgrading 2" above oem standards are not good for certain traction areas esp in bumpy and slippery roads :D
 

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Mine is a sport and has the 18" chicagos its not a bad ride. The only thing i will say is that you can feel the bumps in the road alot more :)

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as i have to go over some large speed pumps and raised driving areas i decided the sports was not worth it. And i found the ride 2 soft for me.
 

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Mine little rascal is Sport with 17" wheels I've noticed the bumps a lot more than i could in my Golf with 16" wheels, I didn't like it at first but now i've got used to it. The last fews days weather has been a nightmare could get the little rascal off my drive the last two days wheels just spin. My manager been in Transport business for 40 years he's said the larger the wheel the more you will feel the bumps, if you want a smooth ride go for smaller wheels.
 

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Yeah I agree... The smaller the alloy wheel the larger profile the tyre which can absorb more... (plus the model with the larger ,more bumpy wheels also comes with stiffened suspension) which won't do much for comfort either....
Test drove a sport the other day...wasn't toooo bumpy I guess... Now just need to find a standard spec eos near me so I can compare.....
 

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So you found the standard car with the 16'' to soft?
no the sports version i test drove with the 17" that was 2 soft.
 

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I have the 08 eos lux 2.0t. It had stock 17s on when I bought it but I didnt like the look(I hate chrome) so I had a brand new set of 17 motegi rims and some new tires and its now the smoothest driving and nicest riding car ive had. Best thing ive done to the car by far.
 

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MY07 is a stock 'Sport'. It steers and drive well with the top up. Top down because of the roof weight moved to the rear it's still o.k, but loses some of its Sport spirit. I don't like the leather Sport seats, I find them uncomfortable for long journeys. If you compare Sport with non-Sport, carefully compare the options. You may get fancy wheels and slightly stiffer/lower suspension, but my Tdi is the Lowline spec. and I would have liked some of the options in the higher spec. non-Sport versions. Simple things like cruise weren't standard on mine and there are a lot of empty slots in my fuse boxes.
 
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