2009 Volkswagen Eos Komfort 2.0T from North America


Don't do it

General Comments:

We own a 2009 Eos, and it was fantastic for the first ten thousand miles. The performance from a 4 cyl turbo amazed me. I really thought we purchased a solid car. It feels solid, it drove solid, and it performed like it had much more under the hood than what it does.

After ten thousand miles, we noticed various squeaks and rattles happening when the roof was up and secured. The warmer weather created more squeaks. I mentioned it to the dealer and he let me know that it is a part of owning these cars. What do you say to that?

Problems to date that have occurred are a malfunctioning trunk release, two bad seals causing water to leak in during rain and car washes. The top would only work on certain days, and the air conditioning emits some sort of chemical smell that makes everyone from myself, my wife and our dogs sick. VW claims there is no such smell, and that it is normal.

Lastly, 2009 seems to be a bad year for these cars. I don't understand why. What did they change in 2009? Why do I have 25k on my car, and smell burning oil that dealer magically doesn't smell (despite the dip stick registering low). The actual invoice states 'Customer states burning oil odor emitted from under the hood on warm days and through vents while fan engaged. Service tech did not locate any burning oil or smell any burning oil. Checked oil level, added two quarts). I had my oil changed two thousand miles prior to that invoice. Beware of this car. It starts out great, but the second you see the top or seals going bad (especially for a new car!), run from it. It just gets worse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2010

4th Jul 2010, 23:52

We got rid of our Eos after we experienced many of the same problems you are talking about. We had that funky smell come from the vents too. The dealer said it was because the car was new. It has been a year, and that new car stench coming from the vents was still there. Do yourself a favor and trade it in before your transmission goes into neutral between first and second gear like mine did before I got rid of it at 24k. The car is a pile of junk after a little while.

2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0T from North America


A vehicle that has the most to offer for its price



General Comments:

The car is extremely quick for a 4cyl turbo. It is very solid feeling with high quality appointments. The convertible hardtop is a mechanical marvel and I love also having a fully functioning sunroof. The handling is wonderful and it is a dream to drive. I am always finding new features on the car and find the design very well thought out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2007

23rd May 2007, 12:12

VW doesn't make the top.

Karmann Coachwerks does.

The unit is almost identical to the top used on the Pontic G6 and BMW convertables.

20th Aug 2007, 12:14

Fill us in how your EOS holds up as the years roll by. Thanks.

2nd Sep 2008, 10:43

You shouldn't have to go through that with a new car.

The dealer and VW needs to find out what is causing the top to jam and fix it.

Based on what I've been reading about the reliability of VW's lately, I guess I won't be buying a VW anytime soon (and I've owned 10 Volkswagens).

My last VW Cabriolet was a fantastic little car, but as far as convertibles go - I'm staying with Saab right now.

It is a shame if the problems with the EOS don't get ironed out - they seem to be nice cars.

2007 Volkswagen Eos 3.2 3.2 V6 from North America


Beautiful and beautifully performing


Just had 2 days; no problems.

General Comments:

Great fun; plenty of zip in the 3.2 (did not test the 2.0).

Beautiful car, got the Eismeer Blue. Amazing look with top down; love the top movement mechanism; like magic.

Handles nicely, great look in trim.

Got the Nav, sport pkg, premium audio and tech pkg.

Love the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2006

23rd May 2008, 23:54

Looking at buying one of these cars.

Only 2 reviews are here for the EOS at the time of writing. The other one with 2 litre turbo has started going crazy. Just wondering how the V6 model will handle the challenges.

Admittedly, this is a fairly new model (out in 2007). And thanks to the low key promotion campaign of VW, most people don't even know this one.

Come on, EOS owners, put something here, good or bad!!

31st Aug 2009, 08:51

Hope you own an oil company, with the 3.2 V6 expect 10/11 mpg when you floor it too much.

2nd Nov 2009, 19:59

The 2.0-liter Turbo is a rolling disaster. Owners are reporting massive oil burning. Sometimes the dipstick is completely dry when you pull it out. Stay away from this motor!

3rd Jul 2010, 23:46

Aw man, I was really looking forward to getting one of these. Such an amazing car! I never really heard bad things about the 2.0 turbo as of yet, but maybe I'll get lucky. One I'm looking at is 21k, perfect for the summer.

8th Jul 2010, 20:15

The 'T' in 2.0 T should stand for 'trash'. Don't buy it.

7th Sep 2010, 15:58

Silver EOS 3.2 V6 2007 37K miles.

Good news: Generally great performance, nice look tops down and top up hardtop convertible with very quick 3.2, great price value/performance.

Bad news: only two items so far...

1) Trunk latch indicator needed to be replaced as it was turning on warning signal and not allowing you to open top.

2) New roof seal on the convertible top to avoid leaks in car washes. Both fixed under warranty.

If I can drive it another 120K without any major problems, will grade it a big win for VW... but so far so good.