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2008 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Volkswagen Eos 2-door Convertible DSG Turbo Angular Rear Exterior View
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The 2008 Volkswagen Eos and its well-executed convertible top have made it a primo choice for the editors of Consumer Reports as well as the editors at TheCarConnection.com.

Other four-seat convertibles like the Pontiac G6 and Chrysler Sebring offer folding hardtops, but their fit and finish fall far below the standard set by the Eos.

The Volvo C70 is more tightly and handsomely built, but its high-strung turbo engines aren't as relaxed as the Eos.

The four-seat Toyota Camry Solara convertible has a fabric roof and a creamy ride, but handling suffers.

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8.2
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The 2008 Volkswagen Eos has a sunny disposition and four real seats, along with great handling and VW's dual-clutch gearbox.
6.8
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The 2009 Pontiac G6 models have appealing styling inside and out, but they fail to wow in most other respects.
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The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible takes two steps back in styling and no steps forward in handling or performance.
7.8
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The 2008 Toyota Camry Solara has a creamy ride and a luxurious interior, but even a convertible top can't sharpen its dull handling and nondescript styling.
8.2
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The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride.
MSRP From    
$28,990$19,275N/A$20,180$39,240
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4N/AGas I4Turbo Gas I5
EPA Class    
SubcompactCompactN/ACompactSubcompact
Style Name    
2-Door Convertible Manual Turbo4-Door Sedan w/1SVN/A2-Door Coupe I4 Manual SE (GS)2-Door Convertible Automatic
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45N/A54
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door ConvertibleSedanN/A2 Door Coupe2 Door Convertible
Transmission    
Manual w/ODAutomaticN/AManualAutomatic

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