Originally Posted by Paddy OPlastic
Our is the pre-facelift which I prefer. I do suspect it's a bit girly but then I did get it for the missus. I am looking forward to some nice weather, top down, stick the box in auto and cruise around the coast with the family. Also, as James May would say, it goes like a stabbed rat when you put your foot down. That roof does rattle though and that's my first job as soon as the rain stops.
I'll leave it to others as to whether it's cool or not. I can say that it gets far more appreciative attention than my GT.
I hired one about 3 or 4 years ago to a Ferrari meet
. There's a bit of a reason but not now, not that interesting, however the car. It was a 2.0TDi EOS hire car in black, obviously new at the time.
I can only say I loved it, quick, quiet, the roof worked flawlessly (it was new) and I loved the fact when parked in line on the road side and because I was tightish up against the car behind, it bleeped like a bleeping thing when I tried to close the roof. I guess the boot extends a bit to release the roof?
I liked the 2.0TDi motor and as such when I bought my GT (my first diesel) I was disappointed how slow it first appeared to be compared with the EOS. I since learned how to drive the GT to it's full potential and was not disappointed
Which leads me to the point you made about it getting more attention than your GT. That must be girls because blokes will always take the far, far more aggressive looking GT over the soft looking EOS.
It's uncool BTW, with a metal folding roof, VW and modern it has no chance of being cool, doubt it will ever be cool. Applies to all folding tin-tops.