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8.0
/ 10
On Performance
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$27,003
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$28,990
On Performance
The 2008 Volkswagen Eos provides good power and solid handling.
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Delivers brisk acceleration
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secure stopping power
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smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission
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Due to the added weight and lost structural rigidity that is inherent in a convertible, performance numbers usually suffer compared to a comparable fixed-roof vehicle. However, the 2008 Volkswagen Eos manages to perform well in outright speed and in handling.

In the Eos, Volkswagen offers a choice of two engines: a 200-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 250-hp, 3.2-liter V-6. Both engines provide admirable performance, and Cars.com finds that even the lower-output 2.0-liter engine "responds quickly, and its power just keeps on coming." In the higher-end Eos, Volkswagen’s 250-hp V-6 engine delivers even quicker acceleration numbers through its six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually if the driver desires.

The transmission options available on the Eos were highly praised in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com. Kelley Blue Book lists the "quick- and smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission" as one of its favorite features on the 2008 Eos; Volkswagen’s "automatic can be slow to downshift in standard drive mode but is alert in its sport setting," ConsumerGuide says.

Aside from engine and speed characteristics, the 2008 Volkswagen Eos handles itself very well on the road, especially for a convertible. Forbes Autos claims that in the Eos, Volkswagen “delivers decent handling" along with "secure stopping power." Edmunds concurs, noting that "its steering is fairly quick and its handling is capable."

TheCarConnection.com adds that fuel economy is strong at 21/30 mpg with the four, to 19/26 mpg with the dual-clutch V-6. The editors at TheCarConnection.com also give an enthusiastic nod to the Eos’s handling, one of its best features; it's relaxed enough so that you enjoy the convertible experience, but firm enough to charge around your favorite roads.

Conclusion

The 2008 Volkswagen Eos provides good power and solid handling.

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