"I bought my EOS new in 2009 and at 1400 miles the transmission blew and was replaced under warranty with a previously defective unit VW calls refurbished. At 11,000 the transmission blew again and was replaced with a formerly defective unit again. I am a normal driver using the car to and from work and around town and am appalled that this DRG has failed twice in one year.
Overall, the EOS is a fun car to drive and good value, but I think that anyone contemplaintg purchasing any car with the DRG transmission should not buy it.
I think that the incidences of DSG transmission failures is vastly underreported since VW 'cheerully' replaces them and extends the warranty. I urge anyone who has had this problem to register transmission failure problems to the NHTSB as I have done so that the true extent is known.
While these two failures cost me nothing, the aggravation, hassle and danger of having frequent transmission failure far out weighs the other good features of this car."
"I have had many problems with my 2007 Eos. The instrument panel failed to work, the trunk stopped working, the top refused to power all the way open, and most recently it has started leaking. It took repeated visits to the service department to get these issues fixed although the roof still leaks. In addition, there are many unresolved problems. The windows randomly power down when the doors are closed, the windows don't work at all in sub freezing temperatures nor do the doors close, and the radio randomly stops working. The dealer is unable to fix any of these electrical problems. I would only purchase this car if you enjoy frequent trips to the VW service department."
"Good styling, good economy, good performance. Trunk space and rear seat cramped but to be expected in a compact coupe.
I have the 2008, LUX model and was dissappointed that it didn't have Homelink or that Bluetooth wasn't offered without the Nav system like in other cars in its price range"
"the car is a great overall car you dont sacrifice much trunk space for the top the car has the get up and go. the only two things i dont like about the car is supreme gas only and the back seats. but that comes owning a two a sports car."