There was a lot of choice if you wanted a VW convertible a few years ago. There were the Golf convertible and this Eos. They’re different. This one has a steel folding roof, with a sunroof that opens as well. Quite luxurious. The Golf convertible has a fabric top. That’s something different. This is a coupe and a convertible combined; a CC. There’s a wide variety of engines to choose from. There’s only one diesel, but there’s also a 3.2 V6, creating a sort of Golf R32, but with a roof that opens.That’s nice. Only a few of those are for sale, so we won’t pay a lot of attention to these. Unfortunately. ENGINES gasoline, diesel Speaking of which… There are over 100 Eos for sale on AutoScout24. Only 12% is a diesel. It’s not a very logical combination, a diesel convertible. Although, with the top closed, you can drive quietly. If you hate shifting gears yourself, you’ll have to look hard. Less than 10% has an automatic gearbox. Over 40% has satnav and rear parking sensors, though. About 1/3 has leather upholstery. Prices for the cheapest cars start at 7,500 euros. PRICES minimum, average, maximum Of course, there are things to watch out for. Let’s start with the most important one.It’s the same for every convertible: the top. It needs to open and close smoothly. Some Eos drivers complained about leakages. It’s important to keep all rubber in good condition. Check these when buying a second-hand car, or if you have one. Make sure it’s in mint condition. You can use a special substance, Krytox. It’s expensive, but it works great. Check the top, while opening and closing as well. It has a glass sunroof. Open that too. Everything has to work right. When checking, also look for (water) stains in the interior. These may indicate a leaky roof. A leaky A-pillar is caused by a clogged drain. A lot of people found out how to fix this, so search for “A-pillar DIY drain VW Eos” to find it. Another thing… Water gets caught between the rubber seals in the door. When opening the door, like cameraman Martijn did, you get wet socks. That’s annoying, but how well. You can dry them in a convertible.That’s nice. Early Eos have paint problems, especially at the mirrors and door handles. The paint is too soft and flakes, so you’ll have to check this. The engine and gearbox… These are TSI engines, so you get the timing chain tensioner problem. Check what could be wrong with the type of Eos you’re looking at, and how to
fix this. The DSG, if you want that, has to shift gears smoothly. If not, get worried. I suggest to keep looking for another car. The manual gearbox for the 2.0 FSI…The synchro blade of the 2nd gear may break. Shifting won’t go smoothly and may cause noises. This is something to check as well. The last thing: there are engines with a timing belt, but the chain too needs replacing once in a while. Usually these aren’t daily drivers, so they don’t do a lot of miles. A timing belt or chain has an expiring date as well, so check this. Especially with the early cars. They may not have done the miles, but need a new timing belt or chain because of its age. We found this car at Van den Udenhout. It’s a pretty blue.THIS CAR Thanks to Van den Udenhout Oss Subtitles – Maru’s Text Support .