What We Drove
A $36,110 Volkswagen? Such was the first question that came to mind when we saw the window sticker for our Paprika Red 2007 Eos tester. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given the going rates for Passats, GTIs, and Touaregs, not to mention competitors including the Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Volvo C70. The particular example supplied to us by VW was a 2.0T model with the standard six-speed manual transmission, a navigation system ($1,800), and a Sport Package ($3,690) including leather upholstery, aluminum trim, Sirius satellite radio and a six-disc CD changer, rain-sensing wipers, 12-way power adjustable front seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Add it all, along with the $630 destination charge, to the $29,990 base price, and you end up with one pricey Vee-Dub.