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

Looks quite handsome and chunky from the front, 'grats :)
 
Good color combo.
Congrats!
 
Very nice! May have to convince girlfriend to get one of these when she gets rid of her Jetta. Living in Orlando makes me understand why people want convertibles.
 
Congrats on the eos purchase from a fellow eos owner. Mine is an 06 which now has APR stage 2 (catless 3" down pipe and the tune) with 270hp/320tq it really woke the car up. I highly recommend a tune :)
 

Are you calling my car fat? :cry:

:p


Congrats on the eos purchase from a fellow eos owner. Mine is an 06 which now has APR stage 2 (catless 3" down pipe and the tune) with 270hp/320tq it really woke the car up. I highly recommend a tune :)

I think I'll pass. No T?V hassle, no wrecked resale value, and it's still got a year's worth of warranty. Together with the DSG the car already is quite awake indeed :D




29ft of twin-turbo sensibleness? :nod:

 
Congrats! I personally prefer the looks of the old/pre-facelift one, but it still looks way better than the Golf and A3 cabrio's.

Let's just hope this isn't a Montagsauto (you never know with DSG'n all).
 
I don't like the roundedness of the pre-facelift that much :dunno: also the huge chrome lip :yucky:



Origami in motion :clap:



I should have brought a proper camera and a tripod :( I need to be within range of the keyless access antennas in order to operate the roof remotely, so I couldn't walk back far enough to quite catch it all.
H&S :shakefist: Oh well, the pre-facelift model couldn't do the roof remotely at all :D
 
If your remote doesn't reach further than that, you should replace the battery. :)
 
Nono. The remote reaches far further than that, but you can't run the roof off the remote unless you're in range of keyless access. Health and safety - you're not supposed to be able to open or close it without seeing that it's safe. From proper distances the key only opens the Windows and sunroof like on the Octavia (minus sunroof :()

You can't operate the touch sensors in the door handles either if the key is more than 2ish metres away.
 
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If your remote doesn't reach further than that, you should replace the battery. :)

My remote has RUBBISH range and it's brand new. MINI has terrible antenna design. I have to do the jawbone trick all the time to get even "reasonable" range on my car.
 
I don't like the roundedness of the pre-facelift that much :dunno: also the huge chrome lip :yucky:



Origami in motion :clap:



I should have brought a proper camera and a tripod :( I need to be within range of the keyless access antennas in order to operate the roof remotely, so I couldn't walk back far enough to quite catch it all.
H&S :shakefist: Oh well, the pre-facelift model couldn't do the roof remotely at all :D



That, made by VW....

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Also narf, I think that remote range issue could be fixed by a quick tinkering with VAGcom - it's probably a Germany value that you can take out like the lock/unlock chirp for America :)


//edit: even better.

http://www.cabrio-plus.de/modules/eos.php

Would get that immediately if I had Eos :)
 
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While filing the car's paperwork I stumbled across a list of its options:



Check ALL the boxes!

 
They really made rear headrests an EXTRA?
And you please provide a video of the "Parklenkassistent" in motion! Does it work?
 
Don't forget electrical windows. That cannot be an extra in a car that comes with an electrically retractable folding hardtop, can it?
 
It's not all optional extras, they just listed all the features they could find. ABS is mandatory for example, but car sales people still like to list it explicitly. You can tell someone typed that list from the typo in Drehzahlmesser and by calling the DCC "drive select" without mentioning the acronym.

As for the Parklenkassistent, I didn't test that yet. I live in a narrow one-way street, so there's no way I'm going to use it here. I will be testing it somewhere of course - they say it can do parallel parking and reverse parking perpendicular to the road, as well as parallel un-parking.
 
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