The brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and the VW Eos are cars tailor made for warm and sunny destinations like California and Florida. Pop the roofs and drive all day long humming to the Beach Boys. These vehicles are mobile tanning salons, attention getters and add a hint of whimsy every time you fold the top down.
While the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has a soft top that folds down (rapidly) for topless driving fun, the Volkswagen Eos has a hardtop that folds down in a ballet of engineering prowess. It honestly looks like the Volkswagen engineers wanted to make the most complex folding hardtop for the Eos while the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible’s roof seems the simplest.
Both car will seat 4 people and both cars are front wheel drive. Both cars of course offer year round driving fun, but how do these convertibles fare in the cold tundra when the snow starts to fly and the roads freeze?
We decided to find out by putting both convertibles to the very first TFLcar 0-16-0 MPH test, as well as our brand new snowball performance roof test in another fun TFLcar Mashup review.