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Do you own your Eos or lease it?

  • Own including using a loan from a financial institution.

    Votes: 33 82.5%
  • Lease or car provided by employer

    Votes: 7 17.5%
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I like the EOS and think of buying one ... thing that worries me is the number of cars available for sale relatively young. So is there something / a reason why people would sell their EOS. Something that turns out for them to be disappointing? I know I should ask the people who are selling, but I can't find them. Maybe you can give me a hint or tell me the opposite .... thanks, Ben (NL)
 

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My impression is that a lot of Eos owners lease rather than purchase their vehicles to suit their needs and take advantage of any local concessions that might apply. A reasonable number of vehicles would be owned/leased by businesses as well.

These vehicles tend to be traded every 2, 3 or 4 years and this accounts for the number of second-hand vehicles for sale as the Eos has been on sale for around 4 years depending in which part of the world you live.
 

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is there something / a reason why people would sell their EOS

I do not think there is anything sinister in the number of used EOS's for sale, I would be more concern in how long they stay for sale. I do however admit that even on this forum you get the odd one who has been disappointed, but the disappointed are far more vocal than those who are satisfied

My car was in for a service on Tuesday and they reported I needed two new rear tyres, when we took it to the tyre depot, the fitter would not stop talking about it, that's an EOS is'nt it, its one of the individuals is'nt it, I have bee looking for one of those, you can't order the individual anymore can you etc etc.

In the Uk they seem to have a healthy used market, I still get people admiring the "wide track" low slung look, nothing really out there that matches it

Go for it

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I have added a poll to this topic out of curiosity. Your response is private and cannot be seen by anyone else.
 

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Have to say we have just bought one and are very impressed. Wife had a couple of SLK's prior to this , the last SLK (new shape 3.0lt manual) was a disaster.The number of faults were untrue.She wanted a convertable with folding hardtop(as SLK) so EOS only real option.The Focus, Renault and Peugeot all have many faults reported. I searched forums and was impressed by how few issues were reported. Leaks seem to be the biggest issue but provided you keep seals lubricated all seem OK. Talked to local specialists prior to buying and the re-iterated this, keep seals clean and lubricated and all is well.
Impressed so far with car:D
P.S spoke with driver the other day who had one a company car (60K in 2 years) only issue for him was tax band, no problems
 

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Only reason I got rid of mine was because I couldn't bear the leaks anymore! It was apparently unfixable it seems! Why would I keep a car that would be worth nothing when it was a rust bucket on wheels in a few years! However, had I bought a car which didn't leak and didn't have any issues I would happily have kept it for a very long time. I loved the look of it, the response from other people when driving around in it and the top down days out I had. I have no doubt one day it will be a classic. If any of them last long enough without a leak that is!!:rolleyes::D
 

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Only reason I got rid of mine was because I couldn't bear the leaks anymore! It was apparently unfixable it seems! Why would I keep a car that would be worth nothing when it was a rust bucket on wheels in a few years! However, had I bought a car which didn't leak and didn't have any issues I would happily have kept it for a very long time. I loved the look of it, the response from other people when driving around in it and the top down days out I had. I have no doubt one day it will be a classic. If any of them last long enough without a leak that is!!:rolleyes::D
There is a step-by-step thread over in VWVortex about maintaining the seals. It is interesting what they discovered about them. The first car a dealer sold had leak problems. They suspected that the seals hadn't been lubricated in months. The problem is that under certain conditions the seals can become deformed.

I can only empathize with the frustration you may have endured troubleshooting your car's issues. My intent here is not to suggest that your car was not maintained, etc.; but as I move closer to getting an Eos, I need to be in denial of the possibility that I could get a lemon with a difficult to remedy problem. I can only hope that they've gotten better at this. From another site I've looked at, it seems as though there is a small minority of cars that have this problem, but it seems to be less in 2009 than 2008, and less in 2008 than in 2007.
 

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I like the EOS and think of buying one ... thing that worries me is the number of cars available for sale relatively young. So is there something / a reason why people would sell their EOS. Something that turns out for them to be disappointing? I know I should ask the people who are selling, but I can't find them. Maybe you can give me a hint or tell me the opposite .... thanks, Ben (NL)
Aside from what others have written, the Eos is a lifestyle car. It doesn't seem unusual to find such cars on the used car lots after a year or two, sometimes even less. My theory? Pregnancy. People like the car, but depending upon a family's fleet and lifestyle, it doesn't work for them anymore. The Eos will work for small kids, but getting in and out of the back seat to secure a child in a car seat is a chiropractor's dream.

Some folks also like have to have the latest fashion accessory. They'll trade their car in on whatever is hot.
 

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One of the questions I asked the dealership Service Manager was if they were having problems with leaks.

He said that the early Eos models had many but for the most part, the 09 and 10 models are relatively trouble free. That's not to say there will be an exception or two. But then, no matter what car we buy, it is essentially a crap shoot.

I chose to roll the dice in favor of my 09 Eos.

By the way, as has already been mentioned on this thread, the VWVortex site has a great thread that is worth reading in its entirety.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...ent)-Eos-Roof-leaks-*-pictures-are-now-back-*



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Why sell an Eos?

Simple: When the warranty runs out !

I have a 8 month old 2010 and I have been back to the dealership 7 times!
 

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I took delivery of my 07 Eos in November of 06. I now have 53k miles of smiles, I couldn't be happier. No leaks. I have the "sport" model and am very impressed with the handeling. I did have a problem with the engine "stumbling" in hot weather, but VW fixed the problem. I plan to keep this car til they take my license away (about 15-20 years from now) If I could find another "sport" model with a manual tranny and in good shape, I would buy it just so I could choose which one I was in the mood to drive. I love the DSG, but would also like the manual.

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Mine is 2 years old, and I will be buying the extended warranty before she is 3 years old. When she is 5 1/2 years old, I will have a real problem.

She has caused me no real problems to date, and at that time i will have to make a judgement call on what problems I anticipate with the roof.

If I don't anticipate roof problems at that time, I may just keep her forever.

She is beautiful and my pride and joy - I won't let go willingly.
 

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I ordered a new car yesterday (for delivery September/October so that I can get maximum advantage of open-top weather before the Eos goes!) and I'm going to be very sorry to see it go.

Mine was one of the first UK Eoses, registered on launch day 14 July 06, and I'd had it on order for 2 years!

It's been a fantastic car with which I've been absolutely delighted, but it's a company car (my company!) and is now coming up to 4 years old so policy dictates it goes before it costs any money (bit late for that as I had a cable break 2 weeks ago which stopped the roof mid-track and cost £300 to fix..)

It's done 54K miles, is totally immaculate without a blemish or spot of muck anywhere on it, so if anyone out there wants an Eos which has been leak-free and (almost) totally reliable and has been serviced/pampered regardless of expense, now's your chance!



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I ordered a new car yesterday (for delivery September/October so that I can get maximum advantage of open-top weather before the Eos goes!) and I'm going to be very sorry to see it go.

Mine was one of the first UK Eoses, registered on launch day 14 July 06, and I'd had it on order for 2 years!

It's been a fantastic car with which I've been absolutely delighted, but it's a company car (my company!) and is now coming up to 4 years old so policy dictates it goes before it costs any money (bit late for that as I had a cable break 2 weeks ago which stopped the roof mid-track and cost £300 to fix..)

It's done 54K miles, is totally immaculate without a blemish or spot of muck anywhere on it, so if anyone out there wants an Eos which has been leak-free and (almost) totally reliable and has been serviced/pampered regardless of expense, now's your chance!

So what is your new wheels going to be?
 

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Perhaps, after 11 years, it's time for another post!
I joined the EOS "family" one year ago, in January 2020. It's an 07 model, blue with a cream interior - a real "hairdressers car". It's a TDI manual. I bought it because I wanted a Golf but they were too expensive but, despite the spec, EOS were much cheaper. It had a light on the dash indicating there was a DPF problem and when I picked it up it hardly moved. Nevertheless, after "gunning" it a black cloud shot out of the exhaust and it shot off at speed . . . .
I took it to my local old-fashioned large and the owner laughed at me and said it would be full of water and I had wasted my money (I paid £685, 99,000 miles). It hasn't leaked and the roof was down most of last summer. It got more and more erratic as the dashboard lights multiplied and its performance got worse and worse so it became permanently in limp mode despite many attempts to clean the bloody filter. Nevertheless, I'm awaiting a court hearing after being caught by the police running at 86mph (apparently - I'm disputing it) even in limp mode.
I've done 15,000 miles in it, (restricted by Covid) and I wouldn't have anything else - it's fabulous despite the limp mode. Sadly, it goes off the road today as it can't pass an MOT with the lights on - all I've got to do is find some money to change the DPF!
 

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If it was in limp mode with DPF lights on failing mot emissions and not legally roadworthy, you could have had the car taken off the road as well as the speeding fine? You must have been going down hill in limp mode, or was it the trail of black smoke behind that got up their noses and drew attention? A cheap complex car when you bought it just means more money to spend now. You can't just 'clean' a dpf unless it's done professionally and you know what to do with the old data the car has learned.
 

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If it was in limp mode with DPF lights on failing mot emissions and not legally roadworthy, you could have had the car taken off the road as well as the speeding fine? You must have been going down hill in limp mode, or was it the trail of black smoke behind that got up their noses and drew attention? A cheap complex car when you bought it just means more money to spend now. You can't just 'clean' a dpf unless it's done professionally and you know what to do with the old data the car has learned.
That's why I've taken it off the road now as the local garage can no longer get the car to run except in limp mode: up until then, as I said, it was running erratically, it would sometimes drop into limp mode and they would clean it and it would run without lights normally but after a while it would go into limp mode for a while and then suddenly go back to normal. They changed the EGR and that worked for a goodish period but, eventually, it has got to a point where the only option seems to be to change the PDF so I've laid it up until I can find the money to have it done - professionally. There's been no black smoke since that first run and I was caught by a roadside van. My local VW dealership quoted £2,664.00!
 
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