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OK, so I got the dealer to drop on the price because upon delivery VW forgot to include the windblocker. Of course the little bird on my shoulder is screaming "discount!" or supply me the windblocker. There were only two Eos's on the lot and they wouldn't take the blocker out of the other unsold Eos because it is a V6 DSG and mine is a 2.0T, nor order me one. So they came off the price with the value of the blocker (about $500).

Now that you know the fun background, my question is where can I find a windblocker at a decent price (if possible). Well, actually, is it really worth it? Has anyone tried it with and without to see the difference? I found a website that has them for about $490.00, but I like my money too much to buy it without knowing I will love it.

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I have tried my windblocker and it does make a difference...now if you don't have long hair it may not matter but with the wind screen down the hair was blowing in my eyes...with it up I had barely a hair out of place. :p
 

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Go back to your dealer and kick them in the ...

They should be able to order and sell you a blocker. All another VW dealer in the area and see what they say.
 

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Saw them on ebay, and it is a good buy. Wanda must have her seat too high, my hair's ok (Sorry Wanda!). I drove on a sunny but chilly day, 6.5c, and the windblocker made a big difference. I figure that colder air, that you don't feel as wind in your face, is prevented from entering at the back seats and then flowing under and around the seats to you. The tops of my legs got chilly, but when I fitted the blocker, toasty! Scarf and gloves off. I think the horizontal mesh over the back seats is the kicker, as much as the screen behind your head. A definite plus for cooler days.
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I didn't order one......my dealer said he though they were a bit pointless unless I was going to be doing loads of 'high speed motorway driving' but now from you guys it does sound like it might be worth it - even if only for the bit of extra warmth!!!

where do you store it when you are not using it? am i right thinking it goes in the boot when the roof is up?!?!

I'm thinking of ordering it though accessories (£230UK I think which is not too bad).......do you all think its worth it? :confused:
 

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where do you store it when you are not using it? am i right thinking it goes in the boot when the roof is up?!?!
Similar question: Can you leave the windbreak in position with the roof up? Or operate the roof with it still in position?

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these wind breaks are a mystery!

I just don't want to order it if I have to take it out of the car and store it every time i have the roof up! that would be a nightmare!

oh well, better get back to work now.....before i get the sack!!! i'll look again tonight to see what the general verdict on the breakers is!
 

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these wind breaks are a mystery!

I just don't want to order it if I have to take it out of the car and store it every time i have the roof up! that would be a nightmare!

oh well, better get back to work now.....before i get the sack!!! i'll look again tonight to see what the general verdict on the breakers is!


I ordered one with the car and have used it a couple of times and whilst it does make a difference (just about totally draught-free with it in position) most of the time I can't be bothered as it's not particularly draughty without it anyway.. Probably helps most in the winter.

And Yes, you can leave it in position with the roof up. If you don't use the back seats you could leave it in all the time.

It comes in a leather-look plastic zip-up bag which just sits in the boot. Think the price they charge is extortionate for what it actually is though - a few bits of bent steel tube and some mesh.. But then since when were factory options good value?



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Hi, I do not have the windbreak/blocker fitted to my car.
With the roof down and windows up (ok, I know that it looks a bit poncy) then the buffeting is not bad. With the windows down, then the buffeting increases.

I know that I can order the windbreak/blocker that fits behind the front seats(at some extortionate cost), but can anyone explain what the windshield thing (not sure of correct name) does that is fitted to the top of the front screen. I have read about this in the owners book, but can not order one as it is a factory fit option!

What I mean, is will there be any benefit in only having the rear seat wind break, as I will never now be able to have the other option.
I just wondered what benefit, if any, I was missing.

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Hey Paul,

This I do have and seem to kind of understand. I think what you are talking about is the screen that pops up at the top of your windshield. Right now it is too cold here in the south US for the open top :mad: but on the way home from the office I like to enjoy some fresh air. When the sunroof is open, the mesh blocker pops up by squeezing the center of the windshield above where the sunroof closes. I used this yesderday with the sunroof open all the way. It can be noisy, but if you lower your rear windows a mere inch or two it is an extremely pleasant ride and you don't have the same noise.

Hope this helps. I do think the blocker on the windshield is standard nomatter what trim you have. I actually discovered mine by accident after I bought it. But you know, I have no idea if the "standard issue" in the US is different than overseas. I'm pretty upset they aren't going to introduce the TDI here in the Eos. Good luck.
 

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Hi, I do not have the windbreak/blocker fitted to my car.
With the roof down and windows up (ok, I know that it looks a bit poncy) then the buffeting is not bad. With the windows down, then the buffeting increases.

I know that I can order the windbreak/blocker that fits behind the front seats(at some extortionate cost), but can anyone explain what the windshield thing (not sure of correct name) does that is fitted to the top of the front screen. I have read about this in the owners book, but can not order one as it is a factory fit option!

What I mean, is will there be any benefit in only having the rear seat wind break, as I will never now be able to have the other option.
I just wondered what benefit, if any, I was missing.

Paul..

Pepino's right - it's for use with the sunroof; and it's standard on all Eoses



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Pepino's right - it's for use with the sunroof; and it's standard on all Eoses
Thanks Neh321 and Pepino for the info.
I could not find it on my car, the last time I looked was after reading about it in the manual.
iIasked at the dealers, and they said that it was not standard on my 2.0 TFSi, but was a factory fit item and only available to order at the time a car is being built !
They offered to sell me the thing that sits over the rear seats, but I was not sure about the benefits of using this without the other.
However, I shall look again at the manual and at the car, but probably not until Saturday, as it is still dark when I set of to work, and dark when I return home, and probably need to have agood look in daylight.
I too enjoy driving with just the sunroof open, but at about 40mph, the noise and buffetting are more than I would really like.

Thanks again.:)

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Paul,
Yeah, you've had the popup all the time! It was one of the things that delayed the launch of the car, apparently, the sunroof wind noise, until they thought of the popup. It also keeps back seat passengers a bit more sheltered. If you read my post above re the wind blocker, you'll see what I think, FWIW.
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Thanks Neh321 and Pepino for the info.
I could not find it on my car, the last time I looked was after reading about it in the manual.
iIasked at the dealers, and they said that it was not standard on my 2.0 TFSi, but was a factory fit item and only available to order at the time a car is being built !
They offered to sell me the thing that sits over the rear seats, but I was not sure about the benefits of using this without the other.
However, I shall look again at the manual and at the car, but probably not until Saturday, as it is still dark when I set of to work, and dark when I return home, and probably need to have agood look in daylight.
I too enjoy driving with just the sunroof open, but at about 40mph, the noise and buffetting are more than I would really like.

Thanks again.:)

Paul..


Sorry but your dealer's talking b*ll*cks! They are a standard fit on all Eoses! Have another look.



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I just hope the windshield windblocker holds up... I can't seem to stop playing with it. Pop up.... pop down... pop up... er, well.. you get the idea.:D
 

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[QUOTEOh, by the way, my dealer has talked b*ll*cks since day one ! :( [/QUOTE]

I think that is just part of the service provided by VW. I am sure i saw an ad for a sales job there and it said 'ability to bullsh*t and talk b*ll*cks essential'

Still, I can't complain too much, I keep coming back to VW because I love the cars!!!

Thanks everyone for all the info about the wind breaks......I think I am going to try it without and then might decide to order one if I start to get blown away a bit too much. Sure it will be worth the money but we Scots are renound for being tight!!!! :eek:
 

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Lynne,
I didn't see any on ebay last night, but as you won't need it for a while, no harm to keep looking. I think the last one I saw was £80-£100 cheaper. Mind the wee pennies!
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thanks! will have a look out too and see what there is
 
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