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2009 Volkswagen Eos Convertible

2dr Conv Man Komfort

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  • $31,615 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2009 Volkswagen Eos Convertible

The four-cylinder 2009 Eos ranks as one of the best bargains among all convertibles, offering an upscale interior and a folding hardtop. The Eos boasts an extensive feature list that matches premium brand competitors while costing substantially less.

What's new for 2009?

For 2009, Volkswagen's Eos convertible enters its third model year with some trim changes. The VR6 model has been dropped, as have the base Turbo models. Only the Komfort and the Lux model are available powered by the 2.0L turbo engine. White Gold Metallic arrives as a new exterior color, while Island Gray, Paprika Red, and Silver Essence have been dropped. Some high-tech options have been reshuffled, including making park distance control optional rather than standard on the Lux.

Model Strengths

  • All-weather folding hardtop
  • luxury features
  • styling, back seat.

Model Review

The Volkswagen Eos model lineup is composed of just two trim levels for 2009--Komfort and Lux. Both are powered by Volkswagen's venerable 2.0L inline-4, which has a direct-injection and a turbocharger that makes 200 horsepower and 207 ft-lb of torque. The Komfort is available as either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, while the Lux comes only as an automatic. All Eos models are front-wheel drive.

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Source: The Car Connection

TheCarConnection.com's editors have driven the Volkswagen Eos and sum up their most useful impressions and advice in this Bottom Line. TheCarConnection.com has also surveyed reviews from across the Web to bring you this inclusive review of the 2009 Volkswagen Eos.

The 2009 Volkswagen Eos is a four-seat, folding-hardtop convertible that's named for the Greek goddess of the dawn. We wouldn't quite call the Eos a goddess in the looks department--especially with the top up--but it seems all right with the top down. Inside, though, the Eos's cabin sports GTI style, enviable Volkswagen materials, and room enough even for adult males in back.

Two engine choices are available in the 2009 Volkswagen Eos: a 2.0-liter, 200-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder with plenty of available torque, ample thrust, and a 0-60 mph time of 6.4 seconds with a choice of six-speed manual or dual-clutch transmissions. Volkswagen's brilliant dual-clutch automatic can be shifted like a manual without the clutch pedal. Handling is one of the Eos's best features; it's relaxed enough so that you enjoy the convertible experience, but firm enough to charge around your favorite roads. Fuel economy is strong at 21 mpg city, 30 highway.

The cargo area is a manageable 6.6 cubic feet with the top stowed, larger than that in the Pontiac G6 and Volvo C70 hardtop convertibles, but it's still kind of small. The convertible roof also has a setting that opens the front section like a sunroof. It uses eight electric motors to unlatch from the windshield header and flip and fold under the metal trunklid in 25 seconds.

Stability and traction control are standard on all Eos convertibles, as are head/thorax airbags that deploy from the front seats. A pop-up roll bar is also standard. The 2009 Volkswagen Eos gets a rating of "good" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for front and for side impacts.

Options include a navigation system and an upmarket audio system. Sixteen-inch wheels are a standard feature on the 2009 Volkswagen Eos. Park Distance Control is optional, and 2009 brings a new Technology Package that boasts adaptive front lighting, bi-xenon headlamps, and PDC.


The Bottom Line:

The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

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Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

2 years / 24,000 miles from the purchase date comprehensive limited warranty including the balance of the 4 year/50,000 mile original limited powertrain & corrosion warranty.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 years / 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 112-Point Inspection
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance 2 Year 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes, at no cost to buyer
Warranty Deductible $50

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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