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Review: Diesel-powered 2012 Eos convertible holds up during a pounding

The European-only diesel-powered Eos is pushed to its limits through and its outskirts on a recent trip to

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Volkswagen The Volkswagen Eos starts at around in the U.S.

I told Volkswagen I’d their Eos for a little over a during a recent trip to but I didn’t tell them I’d be their 4-door convertible miles around Lisbon and its covering it in dirt and mud and navigating the side byways of Montemor and Sao das Amoreiras.

There was nothing to tell, in the end. The spunky, spirited and Eos did (almost) everything I asked of it, stopping quickly when a full of squawking chickens out in front of me, to downshifting via steering paddles and quickly accelerating needing to pass on the freeway, to me load it to the hilt with musical instruments and passengers room to spare and taking the of pitted, pockmarked “roads” in areas without complaint or No news, in other words, was news.

Though not offered in the U.S. with a diesel engine my European model, the gas-powered Eos of the is similar in all other respects, being powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine it shares the company’s GTI.

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The Eos isn’t by any means a speedster, but its is a relatively healthy 22 mpg city/30 mpg You’ll get that most of the if you keep to the speed limit, but to the speed limit in Portugal such an easy task as the while some of the friendliest and helpful folks you’ll in one-on-one interactions, famously into nudniks on the highway, your behind at 70 mph if they think you’re moving enough.

Some gripes the retractable rooftop which well but which was pretty refusing to open if its guard positioned perfectly in the rear. The sound and nav systems are easy to program, but the nav system recognized none of the towns I tried to into it except Lisboa and one 90-minute journey ended up 5 hours. I solved the problem by – – obtaining a road map.

The Eos’ benefits, however, its liabilities. The cockpit, with top was pleasingly quiet, and the ride was over long trips, of there were many. the Eos isn’t a blazing star in the of convertibles, especially when to similarly-priced and more stylish like the Ford Mustang or Cooper, it’s solid, its materials are high-quality, and it’s a tire-kick when auto

Prices start at around for more information, trims, see Volkswagen’s website .

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