In-depth Reviews

Volkswagen Eos owner reviews

"The VW Eos remains an engaging drive and has the style buyers want from a coupe-cabriolet. However, while its metal folding roof is clever, it’s complicated too, increasing an already high purchase price."

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.3 out of 5

25%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
Too early to say - some trivial niggles (ashtray lid broke, boot-lid/tailgate-stop broken suggests possible doubts about build quality.
Running Cost
For a performance car it is very frugal on fuel but the tyres are very expensive at Ł145 each.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2011 TDI

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
LOVE my hot black Eos. It handles beautifully & being diesel is amazingly powerful & economical! Plenty of boot space. No problems with the roof or leakages & the car is 2 years old. I unfortunately collided with a kangaroo & it left very little damage! Only 2 gripes. The headlights suck! Very poor visibility & the rear passenger space is virtually non existent. Lucky I bought it for me :)
Reliability
Very very reliable!
Running Cost
800 km to a tank driving around town. Very happy.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0 TSi Sport 2Dr

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Far too many quality issues: - Water trapping in the door well, spilling out onto your shoes when the door was opened - Numerous roof issues; rattling when driving (near to driver’s head, also at rear), consistently failing to open correctly, loudly squeaking sunroof when cold - Boot lock cover coming loose (getting mangled after becoming trapped in the lock). - “Key not found” issues. The vehicle intermittently does not recognise the key and will not start. - Clutch squeal after 15K miles. - Vehicle unexpectedly stopping whilst driving and refusing to start for over 10 minutes - Roof fails to open correctly - Revolving noise evident from rear of vehicle when driving - Lights intermittently not working In summary, there are numerous problems with the vehicle. Less than a quarter of the issues have been resolved by the dealer and the vehicle has spent almost 6 weeks in their possession (Johnson’s VW Birmingham – avoid this dealer at all costs). Their policy is for customers to put the courtesy car on their own personal insurance! Nice to know that you have to pay for their poor quality! I am so dissatisfied with this vehicle that I have chosen to return it a year early and terminate my contract with VW. Avoid this vehicle and dealer at all costs.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0 4dr

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
2 weeks after my extended warranty ran out, it appears that the clutch and fly wheel of gear box are broken - and the seal between gear box and engine leaking. VW Couldsdon say it will cost £688 to strip down to find out exact problems, and then I will have to pay thousands for parts. I do not think such a new car should break this badly this soon. I am hoping that VW will contribute something to the repairs.

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