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Understanding your options: The pros and cons of the VW Eos

The VW Eos is a four-seat coupe convertible with a retractable hardtop first introduced in 2006 to succeed the VW Golf cabriolet. Five years later, the Eos was given a facelift to set it apart even further from the Golf cabriolet. At the time too, VW came out with a soft-top Golf Cabriolet so the distinction between the two was strengthened, with the Eos coming out as the slightly bigger one with a hard roof. Having defined itself from the rest of Volvo’s line-up, the Eos proves that it’s got its own style and is not merely just a scalped version of the Golf. The VW Eos was a highly favoured convertible coupe back when it was first released, what with its bespoke interiors, cohesive and stylish design, superior on-road performance, and well-engineered roof. Not much has changed since so the Eos remains a top-notch choice, most especially if you are looking for value quality and high security from a folding roof. It appears expensive compared to the Peugeot 308 or the Renault Megane CC but it is actually a cut above these cars when it comes to practicality, desirability, and refinement. VW has always been known for its attention to detail and this is reflected nicely in the Eos. Parts may look humble and modest when taken separately but they bring up quite a sum when taken together.

Pros

Despite being longer and broader than the Golf, the Volvo Eos actually looks smaller and sleeker, thanks to its Passat-inspired grille, wide-hipped wheel arches, cartoon-like lamp clusters, and 18-inch rims. Doing away with round elements also helped the Eos appear svelter, while a horizontal-slatted front grille makes it look more modern despite being less distinctive.

As for its roof, the Volvo Eos has advantages over competitors. First, it makes it possible for a tilt/slide sunroof to be included, and second, the side rails for the roof have just a single seam which makes the Eos’ profile look more continuous. And since it actually folds into three layers (despite being claimed to be a five-piece mechanism), it allows for a shorter back end and the use of A-pillars that reduce the presence of bunched-up bottoms and boost the feeling of an open-top. The roof also seamlessly retracts and hides everything neatly for a cabin so finely finished unlike what competitors can offer.

Even with stiffer suspension if you’re interested in the Sport model, the VW Eos offers good comfort and balance. High-speed driving is controlled superbly, supported by impressive grip, accurate steering, and a steady rear. There isn’t undue body flexing either and background shudder disappears with the roof up.

Cons

While there is acceptable legroom in the rear, space becomes cramped at the back when the roof is folded down since the mechanism is straddling both sides of the cabin. You also get less room for luggage if you’ll be driving with the roof down since you have to make way for it. Not to mention that the roof folds down quite slow.

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History of the VW Eos

The Volkswagen Eos first started as a concept car that was presented at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. In 2005, the Eos manufactured by the AutoEuropa plant was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The United States also witnessed this concept come to life in 2006 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2007 VW Eos was the first design that featured a four-seat layout, 16” wheels, 2.0 L four cylinder at 200HP as well as a 3.2L V6 of 250HP with 17” wheels. Behind the rear seats are pop-up roll bas and a retractable hardtop that can be hidden via a button. 

The VW Eos’ facelift came in 2010. This time, it became a two-door convertible that could also seat four passengers. The hardtop was power-retractable and the engine choice only at 2.0L four-cylinder at 200HP.  In 2011, a model of the same features but as a pure hardtop convertible was released. Some of the new features in this year included a sunroof, a multi-function steering wheel, climate control, heated side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, and other advanced luxury features. The most recent changes in 2012 included updates such as LED headlights and taillights, a wide grill, and a brand new design for the rear bumper. Safety is assured via the front airbags, brake pad wear indicator, hyd

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