Someone Else's Problem: 14ft of sensibleness...? My '11 VW Eos

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...in my head :D Picked it up yesterday :clap:

First, let's get the formalities out of the way:



The weather's very Novemberish today, so proper pics will follow. Some specs:

It's a 2011 Eos in Exclusive trim, 27Mm on the clock, powered by the excellent 2.0TSI with the 6-speed DSG, approved by Pinky :driving:
Basically all the bells and whistles - leather, buttwarmers, RNS510, bluetooth, flappy paddles, keyless entry & go, and a generous helping of buttons everywhere.
Not to forget, the most nerdy roof... in the world :jeremy:


To bridge over the weather-induced picture gap, here's some from the dealer:







Edit: Picture day!











Roof down...


Roof up...


MWF, contain yourself!







Down there behind the knob there's also the buttons for the adaptive chassis (DCC) and the self-steering park thingy... gotta try that some day.
 
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Nice. :clap:

Excellent choice with the brown interior, looks far better than the usual black/grey leather.
 
Is that a brown leather interior????? :drool:
 
I'll add it to the list.

Kate Winslet
Rachel Weisz
Eva Green
Car Seats
 
Nice, gongrats. I have to agree with others, that interior looks much nicer when it's not boring black leather.
 
Nice, gongrats. I have to agree with others, that interior looks much nicer when it's not boring black leather.

:nod: a neighbour has a silver/black Eos (TDI :yucky:) with black interior - this is much more classy.


I'll add it to the list.

Kate Winslet
Rachel Weisz
Eva Green
Car Seats

Please don't touch my car inappropriately :blink:
 
Well that was unexpected!

What happened to the Octavia? This looks great, is it the full 155kW version? Awesome cruisemobile!

I concur with the brown leather. It's tasty.
 
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Well that was unexpected!

:ninja:

Yup, 155kW - that replaced the 147kW in 2010, a year before the Gro?e Produktpflege (facelift) that started in 2011.

The Octavia's still mine and doing well, it's the Crapstra that's gone. Two estates wasn't really necessary, with in total four family-owned cars within walking distance (Octavia, Fabia, T5 Multivan, Astra Eos).
 
:thumbup:

And it'll be even better when summer comes around. Does it have heated seats? If it does, winter top down motoring is awesome. It's a strangely envigorating sensation of having the heater on full, the heated seats on toasting your backside, while cold air blows through your hair.
 
Yeah, the front seats are heated. In winter it's a good option to just pop the enormous sunroof open. It spans the entire width of the roof, it's integral to stuffing the origami into the trunk without getting a huge windscreen and ugly butt like the 307CC. Added bonus: You can close it on the move when the weather turns German again :shakefist:

 
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Dannacker & Laudien? So you bought the car in L?neburg?
 
Yup. Initially I wanted to buy one in Neum?nster (same equipment plus block heater), but when I made up my mind it was gone :(
 
Yup. Initially I wanted to buy one in Neum?nster (same equipment plus block heater), but when I made up my mind it was gone :(
My dad used to buy his cars at the Dannacker half of Dannacker & Laudien until they handled his B3 Passat Montagsauto very badly... Don't know how their attitude to customer service developed since then, especially after the merger with Laudien.
 
My experience was short but good. Your dad's B3 must have been over 20 years ago :lol:
If there's any warranty incident I'd have my local Eos-certified VW dealer handle it.
 
My experience was short but good. Your dad's B3 must have been over 20 years ago :lol:
Yep, that must have been in 1988 or early 1989. It was a first production year B3 that displayed the kind of reliability our US members report from VW products...
 
Congrats to your convertible Octavia :p :thumbsup:
 
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