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2007 Volkswagen Eos TFSI coupe-cabriolet Car Review

Overview

IF THE fantasies of the past are yet to come to fruition – flying cars, swimming cars – at least we have the coupe-cabriolet.

Here is a concept that can be a full-blown convertible one minute, and an enclosed, metal-roofed coupe the next.

Car-makers cannot get into the act fast enough.

Mercedes-Benz started the modern trend with its two-seat SLK during the 1990s and now just about everybody wants a piece of the action.

And – when you consider some of the early and even still-current attempts at getting the styling right – they are starting to look good too.

But, until VW’s Eos came along early this year, nobody had devised a coupe-convertible that virtually closed the gap to regular coupes by designing-in a sliding glass sunroof.

In a market niche where ingenuity abounds, the four-seat Eos stands at the front of the pack.

Model release dates: March 2007 - April 2011


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Previous model

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Volkswagen Golf III Cabriolet

March 1995Release date:

March 2003 End date:

IT MAY look like a Mk4 Golf, but the Mk3 Cabriolet is a facelifted Mk3 version, and uses virtually all of the older car’s mechanicals wholesale.

This means that the upper-spec GL is powered by a 85kW/166Nm 2.0-litre single-cam four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed automatic or – less commonly – a five-speed manual gearbox.

A gutsy and willing performer, with sharp handling and a comfy ride, the Cabrio makes a surprisingly capable four-seater small car, although the small boot aperture may put some people off.

The tight-fitting electrically operated fabric roof also does a good job keeping out the elements.


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