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    Thread: It's been a fun ride.

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      05-11-2012 09:26 AM #1
      Well, hello and goodbye everyone. Yesterday I said a sad farewell to my EOS and headed off into the sunset on another horse. For a while I've had a BMW 328i Convertible, a BMW Z3 Roadster and my EOS. I gave the Z3 to my Mother in February and have been missing having a Sports Car / Manual Transmission ever since. It finally got bad enough two days ago that I had to do something about it. So........yesterday I sold my EOS and bought a brand new BMW Z4 Roadster. The EOS is such a unique vehicle that I still love. Owning one has been a great pleasure and I am very proud to have had it in my life. Goodbye my EOS friends, I've learned a lot and have really enjoyed being an active member here. Here is the new toy:

      -Dusty
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      05-11-2012 12:17 PM #2
      Fine machine!

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      05-12-2012 04:59 AM #3
      Enjoy your new 'horse'.

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      05-13-2012 06:54 PM #4
      Dusty

      You have been a valuable member here, hope we have not seen the last of you. BTW I moved your for sale thread to the EOS parts forum.

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      05-13-2012 09:50 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by mark_d_drake View Post
      Dusty

      You have been a valuable member here, hope we have not seen the last of you. BTW I moved your for sale thread to the EOS parts forum.

      -M
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      05-14-2012 12:17 AM #6
      -Dusty
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      05-14-2012 06:40 PM #7
      good luck with the new toy
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      05-15-2012 09:50 PM #8
      Sorry to see you go, but that is a sweet ride you picked up. Enjoy!

      Kevin

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      05-15-2012 09:59 PM #9
      Thanks Kevin! I've been a BMW guy for many, many years and loved the new Z4 since its introduction. I was just randomly talking about liking them on Tuesday and Thursday I drove it home, not planned in the least bit.
      -Dusty
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      05-17-2012 08:35 AM #10
      Enjoy the new toy and good luck
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      05-23-2012 01:11 PM #11
      Have fun with the new car!

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      06-29-2012 01:21 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by sapphirexae View Post
      Well, hello and goodbye everyone. Yesterday I said a sad farewell to my EOS and headed off into the sunset on another horse. For a while I've had a BMW 328i Convertible, a BMW Z3 Roadster and my EOS. I gave the Z3 to my Mother in February and have been missing having a Sports Car / Manual Transmission ever since. It finally got bad enough two days ago that I had to do something about it. So........yesterday I sold my EOS and bought a brand new BMW Z4 Roadster. The EOS is such a unique vehicle that I still love. Owning one has been a great pleasure and I am very proud to have had it in my life. Goodbye my EOS friends, I've learned a lot and have really enjoyed being an active member here. Here is the new toy:

      Congrats and ironically I have done the same exact thing! I read this post when it was first listed and actually never thought I would be replying with the same story. You just never know what life brings you.

      I LOVED my 2012 Eos Komfort which I added some mild striping, VW Individual badging I got from the Wolfsburg factory, and factory Audi S-line Alloy wheels which truly made it stand out along with the Black Oak Brown metallic paint. Sadly my Eos fell victim to three random acts of violence - 2 attempted break-ins and 1 complete bashing with a metal street sign (other vehicles on my street were affected as well - I was not singled out). The last act ended with a $5500 insurance claim to repair damage to the hood/grille/LF fender/LF door/LR quarter panel and trunk along with replacing the windshield, steering wheel and dashboard. I was so sick over it and decided to move on the day after it came back from the body shop. I also now have a secure garage space to park in.

      My new ride is an amazing car. A 2012 BMW Z4 Sdrive28i M Citrus Edition Hardtop Roadster. It is quite a bit more flashy (you will not miss the Atacama Yellow paint), quite a bit more powerful, quite a bit more fuel efficient (a very bizarre fact) and quite a bit more loaded (leather/nav/etc). The only down side is that it is quite a bit less practical without a rear seat, although the trunk is the same cubic feet and the parcel shelf is a better design.

      All in all, I love the way it drives and performs. My previous two cars before the Eos was a 2009 128i Convertible and a 2007 Z4 Roadster, so I am a BMW guy as well as a VW and I will likely never part with my Super Beetle Convertible.

      Cheers

    13. 07-23-2012 01:12 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by sapphirexae View Post
      Thanks Kevin! I've been a BMW guy for many, many years and loved the new Z4 since its introduction. I was just randomly talking about liking them on Tuesday and Thursday I drove it home, not planned in the least bit.
      That's funny. That's how I bought the Eos. I was driving back from the airport after looking at a '76 Porsche 912E that didn't pass my muster, and I was passed by an Eos. I thought with the fed program at the time with tax deductions, maybe that's what I should be considering (back then). It was six or seven days later for me.

      Well, it's not like you're downgrading or anything. Although I have mostly lurked here, I have enjoyed reading your input. Be safe.
      Now: '74 Thing Acapulco ... '13 Tiguan S ... '09 Eos Komfort ... '02 Golf GLS TDI
      Past: '97 Jetta GT ... '02 Passat ... '02 Cabrio GLX ... '71 Super Beetle ... '93 EuroVan MV Westy ... '86 Jetta GLI ... '81 Pickup LX ... '85 Vanagon
      Future: oh, the possibilities ...

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