It is the first convertible roof convertible with integrated glass sunroof. Up to now almost all convertibles had the disadvantage of relatively little light inside when the roof was closed. This also applied to convertible- roof - convertibles, particularly on the back seats. There was another poor feature: the windscreen pointed backwards at sharp angle, reaching above the heads of the front passengers. In the Eos that problem has been solved, the windscreen stands more upright and provides for the real convertible feeling. To meet all requirements, the folding mechanism works, typical for VW, rather complicated. In case of a damage, the error analysis may be difficult and expensive. The sound when driving with opened sunroof is louder than driving with folded - back roof.
Since the new Golf and Passat models are similar again as far as the chassis is concerned, the Eos has got something from both of them and even more chrome. The measurements correspond more to the widened 'Jetta' which also applies to the comfortably constructed spring system. The back seat compartement is not spacy enough for adults. The boot size of 380 litres with closed, and 205 litres with opened roof is not sufficient for two standard size suitcases. So first leave your luggage in the hotel and then go on your open roof trip! In order to load the boot, the opened roof must be raised slightly. Apparently the red leather upholstery has such an advertising effect that it is ordered mainly by first time buyers. The new Eos is not comparable to the 'predecessor' as far as motorisation or size are concerned. This also applies to weight and fuel comsumption. The price of the new clearly exceeds that of the old one and that of some competitors as well. 04/10