Hi all! I'm brand new to this site and need some advice... I'm seriously thinking about purchasing an eos over here in sunny England and been busy studying reviews.. Iv come to the conclusion that the problem with reviews are most of the time the only people who write on them are people blowing off steam! So it would be nice to hear all of your opinions on the car. I would like a 2.0 fsi, I'd be happy with the non sport model for comfort.. Are these cars smooth? Suspension wise? And also has the lubing of seals sorted ALL the problems with leaky roofs? Looks like it's caused mayhem for owners and it's such a simple solution!!!! LOL... Did they also change the style of seal on the later model, as il prob be buying a used 06!! Feel free to say what your views are on the car. All opinions are welcome!
I have a 2.0 fsi and I am happy with it overall. I have literally just last week got my car back from the dealers after a leak into my boot. But credit where credit is due, they dealt with the whole thing quite well and quickly and the repair has held so far! lol I used to own a Ford Focus convertible with terrible water ingress and it took me six months to obtain a refund so as soon as my Eos started leaking I acted in the complete opposite manner and was very laid back about it when speaking to VW and they in return fixed the car very efficiently. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a very good relationship with my local dealer!!
Despite my leak, I still LOVE
my Eos. It is by far the best looking convertible of it's kind, it is reliable, holds it's resale value very well, drives extremely well, is known to give over 30mpg (although I still struggle to get this some days!!
/) and will still turn heads when the roof is dropped.
I thoroughly recommend that you at least take a test drive in one of these babies before deciding to/not to purchase. You will fall for it though!!
To my knowledge, and my VW dealer who sold me my Eos said, the 06 models which were the first off the production lines had leak problems and were recalled, sorted and then sent out again. Although not sure whether this means the seals were changed etc or not. Either way, with the seals, lubricating them can be fiddly and a bit of a hassle (I've only done it once and then wonder why I got a leak??!) but in the long run it's necessary maintenance work, like changing your oil on a service, it should be done and it will make things run smoother etc.
I would just say one more thing, I would recommend buying later than 06 if you can. Obviously the 06 Eos' did have leak issues and with that there could have been mouldy carpet issues and rust problems etc that may still "haunt" the car, so to be on the safe side I'd look at 07 onwards.
Sorry for the essay. Hope it answered some of your questions (and people if I am wrong on any bits or bobs feel free to correct me, I am a) female, b) blonde c) not very technically correct about anything ever!!