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The Original Hot Hatch Rocks
Pros: Engine performance
Cons: Exterior Styling, Front wheel driveIn all honesty, you'd be hard pressed to find a better, all around sporty economy car. The interior is top-notch, and the drive is simply stunning. For a front wheel drive car, it handles incredibly flat, and the steering is very precise. The 2.0T is an absolute gem, with oodles of torque down low, making merging and passing people on the highway a breeze. I even use mine to participate in autocross events, and I've surprised many BMW and Porsche owners with how fast my little car car run. If you're looking for a sporty car that get great fuel economy while maintaining enough space to be practical, this is the car for you.
Great Car for an Awesome Price
Pros: DSG Automatic transmission
Cons: Sunglasses compartment doesn't fit My SunglassesI spend 3 years researching cars and looking for Best Deal, I am 6'8'' 225 lbs so finding a roomy car, that is fast, looks great, isn't too expensive, has great acceleration, give great gas millage and is well designed inside out was not an easy task. My GTI has all that an more, Seat warmers, heated mirrors come standard. Car is small enough in length to fit in any space but spacious enough inside to fit me more comfortably than 95% of cars on the market (yes I tried all the cars at an Auto show in LA to make sure I can fit).
Love the car! Hated the oil consumption.
Pros: Hard top convertible
Cons: excessive oil consumptionI truly loved the EOS and had so much fun driving it. Just stay away from 2.0L because it has a known problem with oil consumption! If you pick the 6 cylinder you should be good. Enjoy!
Pros: Performance and handling
Cons: Tyre wearAfter a few family cars I decided to get a hot hatch and bought a Golf GTI. Since I have this car you will find a broad smile on my face. Price, performance and quality are simply awesome I can only recommend this car.
Pros: Turbo for melding into traffic using on ramps.
Cons: Absence of a 'memory' drivers's seat.I have the Eos 2.0 OT. Performance is great. It is a wonderful all season auto. Snug in the winter (heated seats warm quickly) and fun in warm weather. Not much room for more than two adults, but I realized that when I purchased it. I was very disappointed a 'memory' driver's seat was not an option.
very happy with the EOS
Pros: Convertable hardtop. Turbo 2.0
Cons: blind spot with top upFast, fun and we look good in it.
Cons: lazy handlingI am 2nd owner, 1st owner did a decent job of maint, had all recalls performed at dealer. Previous GTI/GLI's were much better in handling, new car is much better on the highway. Turbo power is exciting!