Residual values are looking pretty good, so you should get a large chunk of your money you shelled out back after three years/60,000 miles and most versions should hold in the region of 45 per cent of their original values. All engines offer decent fuel economy (as you'd expect the diesel is especially good) and insurance ratings start at group 8, which is very reasonable.
Volkswagen dealer servicing and parts do tend to be pricey though.
The Eos scores quite well on the eco front with the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines the pick of the range for efficiency. The TSI averages 43mpg and emits 154g/km of CO2 while the TDI model is capable of 50mpg and puts out 148g/km of CO2. But the greenest model is the Bluemotion Technology 1.4 TSI which emits 144g/km of CO2 and returns 46mpg.
The Eos not only looks stylish, but feels it too. Interior quality is similar to that of the recent Golf and Passat: solid and precise. Volkswagen promises that Eos will be "free from rattling noises as long as it's on the road", which is quite a claim. Especially so for a convertible, as these tend to become rattly faster than hatchbacks and saloons.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,293 - £1,940 *|
|Diesel||131p||£1,027 - £1,418 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.0 TDI Diesel||125 g/km (Min)||£125|
|3.2 V6 FSI Petrol||219 g/km (Max)||£325|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£125 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
15 - 36
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.