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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|2012 Volkswagen EosBrowse Used Listings||2012 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2012 Volvo C70Browse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I5|
|Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Subcompact|
|2-Door Convertible Komfort SULEV||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD||2-Door Convertible T5|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||Sedan||2 Door Convertible|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Manual||Automatic|
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|2012 Volkswagen Eos vs. 2012 BMW 3-Series||2012 Volkswagen Eos vs. 2012 Volvo C70|