Hardtop convertibles start expensive and go up from there, but the Eos has some competition at the low end of four-seat convertibles from the Chrysler 200, which got some much-needed refinement last year, but still suffers from a wiggly body and lackluster handling.
The Volvo C70 doesn't feel as tightly constructed as the Eos, and its turbo five-cylinder isn't as refined, though its ride is more settled.
While the Eos is a fuel sipper, it's not as economical as a soft-top MINI Cooper Convertible, and not nearly as much fun to drive, though the VW is a lot larger inside.
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