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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1984
Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1968
Heskeths Select Car Group
Engine size 1390
Engine size 1.97
Sometimes, simple is good. A recent survey found that most buyers, when presented with different samples of product packaging, gravitated towards the simplest and cleanest branding. Clearly this can only work when the brand is so well known that it doesn't need to explicitly communicate the benefits of its product on the packet, bottle, box or whatever but it's refreshing proof that less can be more.
Volkswagen has clearly been thinking along similar lines with the design direction of its most recent wares and the facelifted 2011-onwards version of its Eos convertible model demonstrated this philosophy as clearly as any of the company's cars. Here's what to look for when buying a used example of one of these cleanly-styled folding metal drop-tops.
The Volkswagen Eos was always one of those cars that was easy to overlook when it was on sale, but which is now increasingly missed since it's departure. There's something ever so genteel about it. In truth, it wasn't really excellent in any particular area, but it was very good in many and that's the mark of a car that's genuinely easy to live with and enjoyable to own.
What's more, there's something to be said for every engine in the range. While most people will no doubt gravitate to the diesel cars, we reckon the best buys bookend the Eos range in the 122PS entry-level 1.4 BlueMotion and the punchy 210PS 2.0-litre TSI. Both offer much when it comes to relaxed, practical and affordable quality convertible motoring.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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