The Volkswagen Cabrio was the company car of sororities everywhere and the dream vehicle for every high school girl out there. It was also a car that Volkswagen got a lot of mileage out of, with the Mk1 chassis living on in open roofed duty until 1993, and the Mk3 living on well after Mk4 production commenced. The Cabrio exited stage right in 2002, and Volkswagen would be without a convertible until the Eos came along in 2006. This was a complete rethink for the drop top Volkswagen, as a folding hardtop was now in place of the cloth roof, adding greater all weather practicality but increasing the cost significantly. North American customers could order their Eos with the 2.0 liter TSI four cylinder or VR6 engine, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG automatic.
This Eos for sale outside of Philadelphia is looking rather beachy in its light blue metallic color and has the popular four cylinder/DSG gearbox combination.
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 21,100 mi
6 Speed DSG automatic transmission $1,100.00 option, 17 inch LeMans alloy wheels $450.00 option, splash guards $200.00 option, touch screen am/fm radio, power moonroof, 3 spoke multi-function steering wheel, heated seats, Bluetooth, 6 disk in-dash cd changer, dual digital climate control, SD card reader, fog lamps, ESP traction control, cruise control, heated side mirrors, power driver seat, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, AUX input, keyless entry, alarm, power windows-locks-mirrors. This car is excellent condition inside and out with no disappointments.
The vehicle is covered by the remainder of the factory VW bumper to bumper warranty and no charge maintenance plan until 3 years or 36,000 miles. Also the factory VW powertrain warranty until 5 years or 60,000 miles.
For our readers, the Eos probably isn’t high on the shopping list when it comes to drop tops, but the car does have its merits. They have held their value pretty well and do offer a the luxury of a hardtop with four seats for a lot less than some of its German competition. One factoid that pleases me is that the Eos is that it is built at the AutoEuropa Plant in Palmela, Portugal, just south of Lisbon. As a person of Portuguese heritage, I feel as if I’m coming across a kindred spirit each time I pass one on the road.