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Volkswagen Eos New Owners' Reports

ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 979
edited December 2013 in Volkswagen
Share your excitement over owning your new Eos with us -- what's it like to drive, what you love about it, what you'd change, etc. If you have photos, upload them to your CarSpace album and link to it here -- that way, we can all see them.

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  • cdgchicdgchi Posts: 8
    My wife got hers on Wednesday, its been very hard to get her out of it. She loves it, its quick in traffic and handles like its on rails. Every time she puts the top up or down she attracts a crowd. She told aguy in a 5 series Bimmer almost drove off the highway staring at her in it.
  • What kind of seats do you have, the sport or comfort? Did you compare seats before you purchased? Do you have the Park Distance Control? TIA
  • cdgchicdgchi Posts: 8
    They only had one on the floor, it has leather seats, I'm guessing they are the comfort seats. We didn't get back up assist.
  • If you have the Luxury Package you have the Comfort seats. The Sports Package comes with the Sports seats with higher side bolsters.
  • eoslovereoslover Posts: 10
    I bought my Eos yesterday and couldn't be happier! The dealer had 3 and I fell in love with the black Sport with beige interior. I could not stop driving it yesterday and can't wait to go out today!
  • It's been almost a month, please give us your likes and dislikes and any problems you've had. TIA
  • The only things I have noticed so far: My MPG is in the low 20's but I am driving it like a madman and I have a manual. My low tire sensors went off after the first automatic carwash and my front right tire was at 34lbs vs the recommended 37lbs; when I inflated it reset. When I got in the car after a rain storm, some water must have poured in the seam on the driver's side pillar and 3 drops of water dripped from the inside pillar seam. There is also some kind of film on the rear window that the dealer did not take off and I tried lightly to rub and it did not come off. I have noticed the rear window defroster is slow to work on a couple of the lines. The navigation does not recognize my city for the street address, so I had to use coordinates to list my "home".

    I have found an auxillary jack in the glove box for an ipod (it will not display or change songs). I would like to adjust the rain sensitive windshield wipers to come on a couple seconds sooner than it does.

    I found out the trunk closes automatically when you drop it so there is no need to push down on it and the handle to close the trunk is on the inside left side.

    I have read on a car review somewhere that there is supposed to be a remote control option to open the convertible remotely and I am hoping someone can give me some information on this. BTW you can open and close the sunroof from the driver's side door lock.

    I don't fully understand all the programming of the convenience items so others can enlighten me.

    The trunk with the top down really is a lot bigger than it looks. I was able to get 4 cases of soda and 15 grocery bags under the top and still had room.

    I do love my eos and I am always getting people asking me about the car. The manual is so much fun to drive fast.
  • I have not found a way to remotely put the top down nor is one listed in the manual. I suspect a reviewer got it wrong.

    The convenience programming is well described in six pages in the manual - a number of the settings are not intuitive until explained.

    I can confirm the understeer mentioned in various reviews, but I still find it very responsive with strong handling for what really isn't a sports car. If you're looking for a best-of-breed sports car, you're looking in the wrong place.

    The DSG automatic w/ paddle shifters is absolutely fantastic. There's no way I'd buy a manual unless the small price difference was critical. DSG w/ paddles is the way manual shifting is meant to be performed. Place the car in "Sport" instead of "Drive" and the RPMs stay high for best response. In "Drive", RPMs stay low for decent fuel mileage. Now if only they had a gauge for the turbo so I could see when I'm using it. :)

    Only complaints after three days are that the Homelink remote won't open my garage door from far enough away to prevent me from stopping, and that my golf clubs barely don't fit in the trunk with the top down. (Not enough depth from back seat to trunk edge.)

    Two defects from the factory (both spotted by the dealer before I took posession). Neither significant, but I suspect it will be months instead of days before I get replacement parts.
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  • esellsesells Posts: 18
    Just got my Sat sept 30, this thing rocks, I was looking at beemers & A4 but talked to neighbors that have them and changed my mine, I needed 4 seats or would have to drive my Yukon or Ram for school day pick ups so a Porsche was out.
    I got my convertable and the 2.0 Turbo gives it a really sporty feel.
    I am 6' 1" and there is plenty of head room, something I always liked in my old Porsches. Always liked the VW marche but never had I model I craved until the Touareg but didn't like the gas mileage and already have 2 SUV's. Then Sat AM I saw the Eos on the web and went down and looked at one, the kids ok'd the back seat and the smiles are still etched in their faces, as back seaters they voted for a Hummer, a big no-no in Colorado.
    My wife is driving to the Air force Academy today for a sales call, I may never get it back and it's got to be double the gas mileage as the Yukon.
    The only thing I see is that you can't put a seat cover on because the side airbag is in the seat, that puts a worry on me to see how the leatherette stands up to sliding in and out.
    Has anyone seen a tape or something that can be put on the seat to take the wear?
  • Remember beemers are motorcycles. The car sounds great. Mine is still "in transit".
  • Very nice. VERY, VERY NICE! Thanks for the pics. I think all of you new owners are quite fortunate.
  • I'm seriously considering getting the Eos, Auto transmission with Luxury package. I'd been waiting for months for it to hit the US market. There is only one thing that would keep me from getting it. If I'm not mistaken VW recommends high octane fuel, but I'm hoping that that is just for "optimal performance" and I could get away with much lower, without doing damage of course. What type of gas are you fortunate owners using? Thanks for any help.
  • Keep one thing in mind; at 20 MPG average, 12,000 miles per year and an upcharge of $0.20 per gallon your cost for the premium is only $10 per month. IMHO well worth it.
  • I bought the same one like yrs. Black with beige interior sport package! Nice!
  • Couple of questions:

    I have a dealer who has red with sports package, and blue with lux package..Am confused about which one to go with. The blue one is 600 higher, at 34700

    Does the lux package automatically come with the DVD nav system?

    And can some real automobile geeks tell me what is the difference between lux and sports packages>?

    thanks much
    Prat
  • Prat:

    Apparently you have not done you own research. Sport package is $200 more than Lux package.

    Luxury package doesn't come with Nav System.

    At a glance, Sport package has 17" wheel, sport suspension, sport seats, aluminium trim interior. The luxury one has different seats, wood trim and that's about it. The rest is the same. Check it out when u get to dealership tomorrow and ask the sales man, they should their homework as well.

    The only reason I could think why they discount so much was the mileage on the blue (lux) one has more mileage. Correct me if I am wrong when u see them tomorrow. Good luck.
  • houstontxmob, ur spot on with that..they have 800 miles on the car..
    am goin there tomorrow to check out both the cars
  • Mine has about 200 miles when I got mine last Thursday. You can't expect it to be few miles unless there are abundance of them or you custom-order it yrself.
  • No sure if this is base to ask, but wondering what kind of deals the dealers are offering on these. I aggressively pursued a base model manual, which I was repeated told "they don't make" but I finally found one, and it should be here in mid-November. I was told they would only sell at msrp. I took it. Did I get ripped off?

    As far as the leaking, I'm anxious to see if/when that will happen. I'd be amazed if a roof with that many moving parts stay tight for long.
  • flheatflheat Posts: 46
    All of these questions and more can be answered at the VWVortex.com forum. It is more comprehensive than this forum. There have been minor reports of leaking with resolution. Yes, there are base Eoses coming into the state; however, currently there are about 25 nationally from what has been discussed in the forum. Most people are paying close to MSRP. I would think the base would probably sell at MSRP.
  • I had to pay MSRP on mine, the dealer wouldn't budge on price. I'm from Canada, and I understand we are only getting a total of 200 EOS's accross the country, so with limited units available, there is not much incentive for dealers to negotiate.

    Reading the forums, it sounds like some dealerships are adding a premium to the price, so getting one for MSRP may not be so bad.

    I would guess the only way you may get a break on the price is if you can find a demo with a few miles on it. Or wait a few model years and hope the demand softens a bit.

    Just for discussion, a base unit, no added options, sells in Canada for about $38,600.00 (with a block heater, pdi, delivery, etc.) before taxes. Based on the exchange rate between the cdn and US dollar it should be about 20% less in the US, or $30,900.00. Does that sound about right for pricing? :shades:
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,440
    Base model here in the states is $27,990.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • i think u have to pay msrp unless ur in a state with a lot of choice like TX..where are you jnhashmi? u havent gotten ripped off my payin msrp..definitely not..but now dealers are willing to budge...and do ur research perfectly..the first dealer i went to was trying to hook me up to a fully loaded car for $38K, while al i wanted was the base model..and then he said oh there's no base models right now which was BS.
    eventually i ended up getting..or will get tonight a lux package for $33700, which aint a bad deal.
    The base model is a great car by itself.
  • VW dealer just sold a real base EOS. MSRP was 28,620.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,440
    wow. i'm surprised they got one.

    $27,990 + $630 destination
    i think its worth it.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Yeah I am going to have to get an automatic because my wife can't drive a stick. I have tried to teach her on three different cars and it is a hopeless cause.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,440
    unfortunately, that pushes you up to $31,065 before destination just to begin with.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Yeah I know. Invoice I think is closer to 27,000 for that car.

    I would buy in the middle of next winter for invoice and buy rate lease money factoer.
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 979
    Let's all take a breath. This is the "New Owners Reports" topic and ALL experiences -- positive, negative, big headaches and small annoyances -- are welcome. Insults are not.

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