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Consumer Reports Loves the Volkswagen Eos

April 7, 2008

Volkswagen's on-again, off-again love affair with Volkswagen is on again, as the German automaker's Eos convertible took the top honors int he latest Consumer Reports comparo of seven convertibles.

Pitted against the likes of the BMW 328i, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Volvo C70, Pontiac G6, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Chrysler Sebring, CR's editors narrowly chose the Eos the top ragtop, according to a release just issued. Testers thought the Eos is "a well-rounded car that works well in all seasons," while also recommending the BMW and Volvo convertible hardtops.

The Saab and Volvo earned a "very good" score from Consumer Reports, while the remaining convertibles were patted on the (drop_head with a "good" rating.

The Saab and Pontiac convertibles were not recommended overall, though, due to reliability issues with prior versions.

Of the convertibles tested, five are retractable hardtop convertibles. Prices ranged from just over $32,000 to just under $50,000, a bit out of CR's usual price range.

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