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200 HP
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If you'd like the freedom of a convertible but need a practical, comfortable daily driver, you'll be happy to know that you can also have an excellent powertrain, athletic handling and even a sunroof.


The Eos' attractive but understated styling might not deliver the look-at-me factor some convertible buyers seek. And, as with most four-seat convertibles, the rear seating area is narrow.

What's New For 2008

New trim-level names are Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6. A power 12-way driver seat becomes standard equipment, as does a leather-covered steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake boot.

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Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Expert Review

While the cloth-top convertible won't be going away anytime soon (the New Beetle being a perfect example), the recent proliferation of retractable hardtops shows no sign of slowing. Volkswagen has taken the trend a step further by integrating a glass sunroof into the top of its new four-seat convertible, the 2008 Volkswagen Eos. Hardtop advantages include a more finished, more coupe-like look and feel inside and out, while the downside is generally limited to a reduction in cargo volume when the top is stowed. Named after the Greek goddess of dawn, the Eos is helping to usher in a new era of versatile and practical convertibles.

Driving the Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos

The 2008 Volkswagen Eos is one of the sturdiest four-seat convertibles we've ever driven, with ride and handling characteristics closer to those of a fixed-roof coupe than a typical longer-wheelbase drop-top. We most appreciated the Eos' chassis rigidity in the curvy sections of our test drive, through which our Eos 2.0T test vehicle carved with more confidence and enthusiasm than we expected. Out on the open highway the ride was controlled but comfortable, and the 2.0T engine was so smooth that on more than one occasion we were surprised to find ourselves cruising along with the six-speed transmission in fourth gear. Front-seat passengers are well protected from wind thanks in large part to a tall front deflector that deploys manually from the top of the windshield frame.

Favorite Features

Dynaudio Sound System
The optional 10-speaker, 600-watt audio system produces a full, natural sound that's among the best we've heard.

DSG Transmission
The Eos' handling characteristics make it easy to utilize and appreciate VW's quick- and smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission.

Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Interior

The Eos' interior is more attractively designed and better put together than those of some cars we've driven with sticker prices twice as much. With the top stowed away - after a 25-second mechanical ballet - luggage space shrinks from 10.5 cubic feet to 6.6 cubic feet. Still, that's three times the cargo volume of a Pontiac G6 Convertible with its top lowered. For something between top-up and top-down, the Eos' wide sunroof is just the ticket. Typical of four-seat convertibles, the rear seat is somewhat narrow as a result of having to accommodate the top's mechanicals. Interesting features include an adjustable, cooled glove box and an available dual-zone climate control that maintains separate settings for top-up and top-down driving.

Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Exterior

The front of the Eos is dominated by Volkswagen's now-familiar, U-shaped grille flanked by large, expressive headlamps. Viewed from the side with the top up, a handful of cut lines give away what might otherwise pass as a fixed-roof coupe. Other exterior points of interest include turn signals integrated into the side mirrors, a wheel lineup that ranges in size from 16 to 18 inches and dual exhaust outlets. Adaptive, swiveling bi-xenon headlamps are optional on V6 models, while trunk-integrated antennae add to the Eos' clean look. In a potential rollover situation, an active roll bar pops up from behind the rear-seat head restraints.

Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Standard Features

The Eos comes equipped with air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, leatherette seats (dubbed V-Tex) and an eight-speaker CD/CD-MP3 audio system with an auxiliary input jack. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability controls, front airbags and combination head/thorax side airbags.

Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Options

Features not included on the base model include a navigation system, leather seats, six-disc CD changer, Dynaudio Premium Sound System, iPod adapter, Park Distance Control, front armrest, rear wind blocker, heatable front seats, power-folding side mirrors and trip computer.

Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Engine

The Eos' 2.0T engine and DSG transmission comprise one of the most highly regarded powertrains on the road. With FSI direct fuel injection mitigating turbo lag, the 2.0T is unusually responsive. The innovative DSG transmission functions as a no-touch automatic in traffic and a quick-shifting, no-pedal manual when you're feeling more enthusiastic. While the interactivity provided by a proper six-speed manual transmission matched with the responsiveness and linear power delivery of a naturally-aspirated V6 presents a certain attraction, the Eos does not offer such a combination.)

2.0-liter in-line 4 Turbocharged
200 horsepower @ 5100-6000 rpm
207 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1800-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/29 (manual), 21/30 (automatic)

3.2-liter V6
250 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2500-3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 (automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2008 Volkswagen Eos Cost?

The 2008 Volkswagen Eos' Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts just under $30,000 and will climb into the low-$40,000 range when fully loaded. DSG -equipped models starts under $31,000 and the DSG-only V6 around $38,000. We expect our Fair Purchase Prices to reflect real-world transaction prices close to these sticker prices. The Volvo C70 is the Eos' most kindred competitor in spirit, but it starts at $40,000 and, fully equipped, can approach $50,000. The Pontiac G6 Convertible starts below $30,000 and can reach the area of $33,000. In terms of resale value, we expect the Eos to perform nominally better than either the C70 or G6 Convertible.

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2009 Volkswagen Eos

"Great all year convertible and super fun to drive"

Fun to drive, quick, reliable, sunroof.
No bluetooth in 2009 base model
2nd owner since 2015 and have had no issues with this car. Purchased with an extended warranty which we have never had to use. Manual transmission makes this car super fun to drive. 2.0 TSI engine is very quick and responsive. Only convertible ever made with a sunroof as well. We love this car especially when the top is down.
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Eos dreaming
2012 Volkswagen Eos

"A car where dreams come true!"

Response time, convertible with heated seats
Premium gas.
What a fantastic car, speedy, fast response in sport mode. Easy to get in and out of the back seat. The back seat can seat two comfortably for a normal size person. When you drop the top many people watching start smiling at what just happened, it’s mesmerizing to watch. Fun little car.
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2007 Volkswagen Eos

"My EOS is 11 years young, and I still love it!"

Peppy and fun!
I am not sure I will ever get rid of this car. I look up the value from time to time to laugh at the price others think it is worth. To me, its priceless, and it will end up in my garage when I finally break down and buy something else. My husband and I both agree, it is less expensive than owning a boat, and safer than a motorcycle, convertibles are great, but my EOS is awesome!
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2008 Volkswagen Eos Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Keyless Entry


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player


  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 29 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 24 mpg


  • Horsepower - 200 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5100 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.65 inches
  • Torque - 207 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1800 rpm
  • Top Speed - 130 mph


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/55HR16
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Fog Lights
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 50000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 4 years


  • Alternator Amps - 140 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.94
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.25 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.3
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • Amps - 72 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Limited Slip Differential

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Fuel Capacity - 14.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 37.5 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 35.8 inches
  • Height - 56.8 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Overall Length - 173.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 54.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 41.5 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 10.5 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 101.5 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.5 inches
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2008 Volkswagen Eos Safety

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2008 Volkswagen Eos Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag


2008 Volkswagen Eos Rankings

200 HP
MPG Combined
24 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
2008 Volkswagen Eos
200 HP

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