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2012 Volkswagen Eos - Review


out of 10

With the demise of Volkswagen’s Golf Cabriolet and Beetle Cabriolet, shoppers looking for a drop-top offering from Volkswagen have but one current option: the power-retractable-hard-top Volkswagen Eos.

Not that the Eos is a consolation prize, by anyone’s standards. It comes with such amenities as the aforementioned folding hard top, available leather upholstery and an optional dual-clutch gearbox, and uses the same engine found in the Volkswagen GTI. Those features come at a price, and the Eos’ $34,350 point of entry is quite a bit more than Golf Cabriolet owners may be used to.

In all fairness, the Eos is a much more polished car than the old Golf Cabriolet, and it seems built to a higher standard. Option out a Mazda MX-5 with a power retractable hard top and you’ll come up with a price that’s nearly in the same ballpark, and a convertible Audi TT sells for quite a bit more without a hard top option.

Despite it’s front-wheel-drive layout, the...

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