The 2011 Volkswagen C70 is more handsomely built than the Eos, but not necessarily as structurally tight; and its range of turbocharged engines isn’t as refined.
The Volvo has a more settled, mature ride than the VW, though.
The Chrysler Sebring—now called the Chrysler 200 but not all that different—also offers a folding hardtop, but even after all its changes for this year it’s not in the same league as the Eos in terms of fit and finish.
The BMW 3-Series Convertible is in a whole other price range, but you get what you pay for, with a large leap ahead in driving refinement and high-performance driving poise.
One strong argument for the Eos is fuel economy; it's one of the more efficient convertibles—except for the very small but fun Mini Cooper S Convertible.
There’s officially no New Beetle Convertible offered for 2011, but there are quite a few 2010 models left over; the New Beetle, actually is pretty enjoyable in soft top form, but it’s nowhere near as sophisticated and fun to drive as the Eos.
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