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VW Eos tops Consumer Reports convertible shoot-out


VW Eos tops Consumer Reports convertible shoot-out

VW Eos tops Consumer Reports convertible shoot-out

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Influential magazine Consumer Reports has given the Volkswagen Eos the best overall score in its latest convertible comparo, putting it ahead of six other contenders ranging from $32,660 to $49,525 in price. Coming a close second was BMW’s 328i cabrio, followed by the Saab 9-3 and Volvo C70, which along with the Eos were all rated as ‘Very Good’.

The three remaining vehicles, the Pontiac G6, Mitsubishi Eclipse, and Chrysler Sebring, posted only ‘Good’ scores and thus were at the bottom of judge’s rankings.

Five of the seven cars tested have retracting hard tops, while two have traditional fabric tops but all were power-operated. Each had their benefits and disadvantages, and these were taken into account during voting. For example, folding hard tops improve visibility and security but they take up considerable trunk space when open and can't be operated on the move.

The magazine recommends just three of the vehicles in the test, the Eos, 328i, and C70. The 9-3 and G6 are not recommended because of below average reliability, while the Eclipse and Sebring didn’t score high enough to be recommended.
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  1. Wow, and here I thought the Mustang GT vert was a nice car, I guess I'm dead wrong, it didn't even make the list!

    The Eos is cool, but it's a bit on the girly side, I think?
     
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  2. I am absolutely flabbergasted that anyone would pay over $32K - I saw it at $37K at a local dealer - for this sorority girl car! This may be the reason why even here in Miami, where we have sun all year round, I have maybe seen a couple of them.
     
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