Maybe you know someone who as a kid longed so much for top-down, open-air motoring that she helped her older brother cut off the top of a '72 Plymouth Valiant sedan in their driveway. (Gosh, was mom ever mad.) Later, she started working at the local Chick-Fil-A at age fourteen so that she could eventually buy a down-at-the-heels '86 VW Cabriolet, a triple-white model known as "Cabbie" until it finally expired of old age while she was in college.
You'll want to tell her about the high-style Volkswagen Eos, a hardtop convertible that makes every girl a starlet, the centerpiece of her own fashion layout in Lucky. As the replacement for the Cabrio ragtop that disappeared from the VW lineup in 2003, the Eos won't actually arrive here until this fall as a 2007 model, but we recently had a chance to drive one extensively in-naturally-Southern California.
There's more to the Eos than just style, though. It's a useful, well-engineered automobile, so it makes fashion practical as well as fun. You'd expect nothing less, since it's derived from the new, fifth-generation Golf, which also comes this fall. When the Eos arrives, you'll have your choice of a 200-hp, turbocharged 2.... Read full article