Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Search:

    Type: Posts; User: PaulZooms

    Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4

    Search: Search took 0.73 seconds.

    1. No brainer

      It's a VW. Buy it unless it is more than $3-4K.

      I bought one 3.5 years ago and am already ahead, with 2.5 yrs. and 30k miles to go.
    2. Eos choice

      In 2006, I was leaning towards a BWM 325ci with the then-new retractable hardtop when I discovered the Eos. I was concerned about the RWD on the BMW due to the need to have a year-around car. The...
    3. Replies
      2
      Views
      482

      Is a 2-seater a possibility?

      The Miata MX5 is highly rated, reliable and affordable. Upscale from there are the Z4 and SL/SLK.

      I think the C70 has been dropped for 2014. Even if you find a 2013, it still drives like a Volvo...
    4. Replies
      11
      Views
      1,228

      Regulator or battery

      I've only had one regulator replacement in 7 years, and that turned out to be unnecessary. When the new one started acting unusually, they checked the electrical system and the battery needed...
    5. Replies
      6
      Views
      1,036

      18" Package

      FWIW, in the early model years at least, the 18" wheels came with a sport suspension package. Not sure if that stiffer ride was necessary to accommodate the larger diameter wheels or was just a...
    6. Airbag/Seatbelt issue

      I just had a $450 repair that sounds like this. (Not covered by extended warranty - ugh!)

      The airbag warning light came on and would not clear. They replaced the driver's side female seat belt...
    7. Replies
      4
      Views
      780

      Headlight issues

      I had persistent problems with my left headlight/turn signal. The dealer replaced a cable assembly several times before finally replacing the headlight assembly that was causing the cables to short...
    8. Replies
      7
      Views
      727

      Timing Belt

      The TSI has a timing chain, which is more durable. The FSI has a timing belt. IIRC, it needs to be changed around 100K miles. I would guess it is at least several hundred $ to change it. There...
    9. Replies
      7
      Views
      727

      Depends...

      My '07 with 54K miles is tight as a drum. Most are, some aren't. Try hosing your prospect down with a bit of pressure to see if you get any infiltration to the passenger compartment or trunk. You...
    10. Replies
      4
      Views
      610

      Interesting related thread

      Ref: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4181184
    11. DSG Latency

      Can't comment on the specific vehicles, since I haven't driven them. Generally however...

      DSG's exhibit latency on launch. They are 'manumatic' transmissions and need to be driven to accommodate...
    12. Best Years

      '09 or newer. That year had an improved 2.0T engine (Timing chain replaced belt) and improved roof seals. Newer models ('12 on?) also have better technology features.

      That said, I'm very happy...
    13. Replies
      3
      Views
      572

      What to look for

      Check back several pages on this Eos forum. This question has been asked a number of times and you can find some pretty thorough responses. If you don't feel like combing through a year's worth of...
    14. Replies
      12
      Views
      1,283

      Rollling rolling rolling

      Delay is probably OK. I think it is the time between taking your foot off the brake and engagement of the automatic clutch. I use a different technique on launch at stop lights. First, stop a bit...
    15. Replies
      9
      Views
      999

      Lexus and Infiniti are RWD, as is the 3 series. I...

      Lexus and Infiniti are RWD, as is the 3 series. I think the A5 offers AWD, but is less interesting to me as a ragtop. The 4 series is supposed to have AWD available.

      While the Eos is not AWD, the...
    16. Replies
      2
      Views
      725

      A second thought

      Is your battery failing perhaps? That could explain the poltergeist-like possession of that unit.
    17. Replies
      2
      Views
      725

      Get thee to a Stealership

      Condolences. Doesn't sound good. Climatronic on life support? Or is it too late for that?

      Hope you have an extended warranty. Bet it is not cheap to replace.

      You can live without heat, but...
    18. Replies
      18
      Views
      5,369

      Replacements are in place and I am most satisfied

      Well, I got very well taken care of by my local VW dealer. :) I did mention that the only $ on it I had not spent there were for gas, oil (4 quarts in 48K miles) and 3rd party euro side mirrors, so...
    19. Replies
      18
      Views
      5,369

      The fat lady has sung - Conti Pro Contacts are toast

      Who says you can never go back LOL.

      <38 months and <22k miles later, Lincoln would need an Afro to pass the penny tread wear test. I bought them at my local dealer, who matched the Discount...
    20. Monster Mats!

      You can get them at your VW dealer. About $100 a set IIRC. (or was that $200?) :confused:

      They come in sets of four, so you will end up with lots of extra rear ones over time, unless you have...
    Results 1 to 20 of 250
    Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4