2014 Volkswagen Eos Cars.com Review

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Let's cut to the chase: The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is just too darned expensive. Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger said the hardtop convertible's looks are handsome but not sexy; its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is peppy but dragged down by an unrefined automated manual transmission; and the interior is nice but nothing special. All told, despite being fun and comfortable, the Eos just doesn't offer enough of, well, anything to justify paying as much as $42,560 (including destination) for the top trim when competing luxury brands can be had for less while offering more. Read Geiger's review below.

2014 Volkswagen Eos Review

By Matt Schmitz | December 23, 2013 | Comments (2)

Cars.com Faceoff: Retractable-Hardtop Convertibles

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Summer is almost over, and that usually means putting the convertible away for the winter. That’s why many automakers have added retractable-hardtop versions to their lineups. This design allows for all-season driving, and it also makes for a good Faceoff. This year we tackled three cars with vastly different demographics: the Volkswagen Eos, Chrysler Sebring and Mazda MX-5 Miata. It was a tough call because all three cars have such different characteristics, but a clear winner did arise.

Cars.comparison: Retractable-Hardtop Convertibles

By David Thomas | September 10, 2007 | Comments (6)

Friday Fleet Notes: 8.17.07

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A few of us got in the last of our summer vacation this week, so the notes aren't as extensive as usual. Luckily, we got quite a few impressions on one, joyous driving in another and some awkward moments in a new convertible.

Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4WD

The Outlander turned out to be an awfully fun SUV to drive, but if Mitsubishi wants to move a ton of them, it’s going to have to improve the look and feel of the interior. For as strong as the engine was (and as good as the gas mileage was, for this class), the cheap plastic feel of the dash and doors was off-putting. There's a cubbyhole on the top of the dash, which is a great place to stash stuff, but the plastic top was curling down a bit at the corners, cheapening the feel of the car.

By David Thomas | August 17, 2007 | Comments (4)

Head to Head: 2007 Volvo C70 vs. 2007 Volkswagen Eos

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Head to head. Hardtop convertible versus hardtop convertible with sunroof. A couple of years ago, this blog post wouldn’t have even existed. Now there are quite a few of these convertibles on the market, and many of them are affordable machines. Two of the big players are the new Volvo C70 and the yet-to-go-on-sale VW Eos. David Thomas and Mike Hanley took them both out in sunny suburbia last week for an open-air shootout.

By David Thomas | October 10, 2006 | Comments (7)

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