Volkswagen Eos (2006 – 2015) Review

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Volkswagen Eos (2006 – 2015) At A Glance


+Goes and handles well with space for four adults. Decent luggage trunk top up and fresh air top down.

-Multi section roof is proving almost impossible to seal against leaks which can wreck the hydraulic mechanism.

Insurance Groups are between 18–36
On average it achieves 91% of the official MPG figure

Faced with almost overwhelming competition from Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Vauxhall and Volvo, the wags from Wolfsburg came up with the best folding tin-top your folding can buy.

The Eos 2.0 TFSI 200 has the sweetest engine, the nicest transmission, the stiffest body, the finest handling and the best rear legroom of the lot.

The real joy is it's the one and only coupe cabrio that actually goes and drives like a sportscar rather than merely look like one. And, as an added bonus, it even offers an electric sliding sunroof when you have the top up.

VW Eos 2.0 TFSI 2006 Road Test


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Real MPG average for a Volkswagen Eos (2006 – 2015)


Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance


Real MPG

24–63 mpg

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Why is there water in the footwell of my car?
"Any ideas of how water is entering my Volkswagen Eos and settling in the passenger footwell with no signs or evidence of any leaks via the roof drains or doors? I've cleared out the leaves and rubbish from the air intake under the bonnet and windscreen. The water in the footwell is quite considerable and is creating pools when the carpet is compressed. "
I think you will find that the drains either side of the bulkhead vent well that you have been clearing out will be blocked by decomposing leaves. That gives nowhere for rainwater to go except via the pollen filter into the footwell. You need to clean the drains out with something like a teapot spout brush. It could also be that the pollen filter waterproof cover or its seal is damaged and the pollen filter will need to be replaced anyway because it will be sodden wet.
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How can I tell if the emissions fix was secretly done on my Volkswagen Eos?
"I recently took my 2010 Volkswagen Eos TDI to a Volkswagen dealer for a minor service. They told me the software fix was now available but I asked them not to install it without me having done more research into what the fix meant first. They reluctantly agreed but I'm now having problems with the EGR. Given the similar experiences of others here and the potential link between the software fix and EGR failure, how can I check the software was not installed without my permission?"
Less torque at low revs, increased fuel consumption, frequent DPF regeneration, glowplug light coming on signifying choked EGR are all signs of the NOx emissions fix having been carried out.
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Volkswagen Eos 2.0 petrol - cam belt or chain?
"My wife has had her 2011 Volkswagen Eos 2.0 petrol since new. The local Volkswagen garage recommended a timing belt change, as the car is six years old (but has only done 25K miles). They quoted quite a lot, so I called a local specialist and they told me it was a chain cam engine. From what I've found online, I think they are right, but I need to be sure. I think the 2.0 diesel maybe a belt, but you'd have thought that a Volkswagen dealer would know?"
The 2.0TSI switched from belt to chain around 2008/2009 so yours should be chain. The diesels remained belt. VW dealers seem to employ quite a few people on the service desks who don't know the difference.
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How much is my Volkswagen Eos worth?
"How much could I expect for a private sale of my 2011 Volkswagen Eos 2.0 BlueMotion? It has done 32,175 miles and is in excellent condition. "
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