Used Car of the Day: 2007 Volkswagen EOS

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

With spring around the corner, we bring you a drop-top. It's a 2007 Volkswagen EOS.

There are 119,000 miles on the odometer and the car has the DSG automatic transmission. Underhood is the 3.2-liter R32 V6 engine, and the car has the VR6 trim.

Other than some worn interior leather, the car appears to be in good shape and the seller says it runs and drives well.

Check out this Pennsylvania-based VW here. The ask is $4,500.

[Image: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Merc190 Merc190 on Mar 11, 2024

    Great looking car with a name that has meaning and it happens to have a sweet engine too!

  • Mike Beranek Mike Beranek on Mar 12, 2024

    VR6? DSG? NFW.

    If you're going to take the plunge on a VW, make it a simple 4-banger and a manual. Otherwise you're spending money on it like it's an Audi.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 12, 2024

    It'll prove to be a very expensive cheap car. But with the VR6, these were fun to drive.

  • Funky D Funky D on Mar 12, 2024

    I bought a 2012 Eos Executive in June of 2017 and drove it until the end of 2022 when I gave it to my youngest son. It had 78k when I got it.

    There are 2 well-known issues with the engine:

    • Timing chain tensioners are known to prematurely wear and fail between 75 and 130k, likely resulting in severe engine damage. I had that ticking time bomb excised shortly after buying it and used the repair estimate to negotiate the price of the car down.
    • The water pumps on these are made of too many plastic parts and can prematurely fail. The water pump is buried deep in the engine compartment and is a pain to replace.

    Other than that, the DSG has been flawless (it does require a complete fluid change every 40k miles). The top mechanism has also been flawless. It helps that I have had an alignment and lubrication done annually. The fact that the roof has a sliding sunroof built it is pretty cool also.

    It is a fun car to drive (definitely has that European feel) and the optional stereo system has plenty of volume and low end for top-down driving. The turbo makes it sufficiently fast, but I always want more!

    The biggest problem with the cars is that they initially had a high sticker price (38k in the case of my example). I paid far less than that in 2017 due to the rapid depreciation.

    The Eos, despite the VIN starting with 'W', was actually built at VW Autoeuropa in Portugal.

    • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 13, 2024

      I think people are scared of DSGs for no good reason.