2008 Volkswagen Eos  -  $29,680


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,680
Base Invoice: $27,693
Destination Charge: $690
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv Man Turbo
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2dr Conv Man Turbo
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L FSI turbocharged I4 engine

Pros

All-weather folding hardtop; luxury features; back seat.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Volkswagen Eos model lineup is composed of four trim levels, from the base convertible hardtop to the Eos VR6. The entry-level 2.0T has a direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, as do the Komfort and Lux models. The Eos 3.2L upgrades to a 3.2L narrow-angle V6 rated at 250 horsepower and 235 lb-ft. All Eos models have front-wheel drive.

Instead of using a conventional fabric convertible top, the Eos has a sophisticated folding hardtop arrangement that retracts neatly into the trunk in just 25 seconds with the press of a button. What's more, a panoramic sunroof is integrated into the top to allow plenty of light even when the top is up, avoiding the claustrophobic feel that some soft-top convertibles have with the top up.

The Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), a cleverly engineered double-clutch transmission, makes no sacrifice in performance versus a manual gearbox and can be driven either in manual mode (with steering-wheel shift paddles) or like an automatic transmission. DSG is standard with the V6 and optional with the four-cylinder engine, while a six-speed manual is standard on the four-cylinder models.

Safety features include both side-impact air bags and head-thorax bags along with driver and passenger frontal air bags and an automatic rollover protection system. Anti-lock brakes and VW's electronic stability program (ESP) are also standard.

The base Eos comes decently equipped with cruise control, remote entry with alarm, power rearview mirrors with built-in supplemental LED turn signals, and a single-zone automatic climate control, while a dual-zone Climatronic system is standard on Komfort, Lux, and 3.2L models. The Komfort trim includes heated windshield washer nozzles and seats, while the Lux trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a park distance control, walnut trim, and a CD changer. Aside from the engine, upgrades on the VR6 include a stiffer suspension, 18-inch wheels, HomeLink, and various bits of trim.

A ten-channel, 600-watt audio system by Danish company Dynaudio brings enough power to share your music with the entire neighborhood. A navigation system, an iPod adapter, and xenon headlights are also optional.

The Eos has a roomy interior with modest seating for two in back, generous enough for adults for short trips as opposed to the small 2+2 seating that's used in some other convertibles. Since the top stows into the trunk, cargo space measures 10.5 cubic feet with the top up but only 6.6 cubic feet with the top down.

Though Volkswagen's Eos isn't overtly a sports car, it offers a peppy, engaging driving experience with plenty of comfort, top-down thrills, and all-weather, everyday versatility. For that it's a strong value.


Model News

Volkswagen's Eos convertible enters its second model year for 2008 with new Komfort and Lux trims, and the 3.2T is now called the VR6. The Sport Package has been retired and heated front seats are a new optional on the base model.


Value Writeup

The four-cylinder 2008 VW Eos ranks as one of the best bargains among all convertibles, offering a very upscale interior for about the same price as its cruise-oriented competitors. The V6 Eos boasts a host of luxury features that matches premium brand competitors while costing substantially less.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
420.50 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
FSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.6 qts

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
77.4 ft³

Front Head Room
37.5 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
35.8 in

Second Leg Room
32.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
41.5 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
173.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in

Height, Overall
56.8 in

Track Width, Front
60.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
6.6-10.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3505 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
215/55R16

Rear Tire Size
215/55R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD - in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

2.0L FSI turbocharged I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Transmission shift interlock

Traction control w/electronic differential lock (EDL)

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Independent (4) link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

P215/55R16 all-season tires

16" alloy wheels w/lockable bolts

Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented/rear solid disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Dual exhaust pipes on left side

Pwr retractable hardtop w/integrated panoramic sunroof, manual sunshade

Removable wind blocker

Body-color bumpers, door handles, side molding

Chrome front grille

Halogen headlights

Projector-lens front foglights

Daytime running lights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated LED blinkers

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

8-way leatherette front bucket seats w/manual lumbar support

Front seatback storage pockets

Rear center pass-through armrest w/lockable storage

Sliding front center armrest w/integrated storage box

(2) front/(2) rear cupholders

(2) pwr outlets

Front/rear floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel

Height-adjustable/telescopic/theft-deterrent steering column

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Instrumentation-inc: brake wear indicator

Digital compass

Tire-pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/pinch protection

Remote keyless entry w/(2) integrated key transmitters

Remote trunk release

Automatic pwr door locks

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

AM/FM stereo w/MP3/CD player-inc: (8) speakers, aux-in multimedia socket

Integrated trunk lid antenna

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Pollen & odor filter

Rear seat ventilation ducts

Lockable cooling glove box

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Dual front reading lights

Leather shift knob & hand brake

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Dual front airbags w/passenger occupant detection

Side thorax airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

3-point front/rear safety belts w/load limiters, front seat pretensioners

Front pyrotech seatbelt tensioners

LATCH child restraint system

Emergency trunk release

Traction control w/electronic differential lock (EDL)

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)

Clutch starter interlock

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Rollover protection system

Daytime running lights

Dual note horn

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLACK UNI, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CANDY WHITE, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EISMEER BLUE, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
ISLAND GRAY, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PAPRIKA RED, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SILVER ESSENCE, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
THUNDER BLUE, STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK
$0

 
MOONROCK GRAY
$0

 
CORNSILK BEIGE
$0

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$199

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$225

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS
$99

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$160

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