San Antonio.- I will have to admit this one takes a fair amount of time to fold it’s components up and put them neatly into the trunk...but it is also kind of cool to watch the mechanical ballet.
In about 25-30 seconds you go from a solid hard top, to a stylish convertible without
doing more than pushing a button... and I like that a lot.
The Komfort is a small feisty two door coupe that has plenty of style
and speed. Not unlike its other Volkswagen brethren, it has all the design cues that make it solid, well laid out and economical to run.
The 2.0L TSI, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler; 200 hp, 207 lbs/ft of torque gets you where you want to go, pronto and does it
with enough kick to squeal the tires if you try.
Fast, sharp handling, accurate steering and plenty of torque to make the driving experience fun and sensible. A 6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode, give you the option to let it do the work for you, or you can run through the gears yourself and accelerate a bit faster if you need to....which for me is half the fun.
On the inside, well appointed leather and brush chrome trim that is what one becomes used to with the Volkswagen line. It has a European feel in the styling that for me is a testament of how well the Germans have refined the art of auto making.
Everything in its place, simplistic design, yet ergonomic in thought and application. The soft clean look, the color scheme and the materials used all come together to make an outstanding vehicle, even more appealing. Top it all off with extras like: keyless access with push-button start, 12-way power adjustable driver and passenger comfort seats, including 4-way power adjustable lumbar support, RNS 315 navigation system, Burled Walnut wood interior trim (dashboard, center console, and door panels) and you have something you can be proud to own.
The icing on the cake is the Bluetooth technology that allows you to operate your phone and other devices hands free, 600 watt dynaudio stereo system, Sirius Satellite radio, and a touch screen HD radio.
Twenty-two mpg in the city and 29 on the highway are not award winning but respectable numbers when it comes to gas consumption. I found the Komfort to be quick off
the line and just plain fun to drive.
Though any coupe will get you from point “a” to point “b” this little two door made the experience fun!
As with all Volkswagen products, plenty of safety features were included: driver and passenger airbags, driver and passenger head and thorax side airbags, anti-lock
braking system, electronic stability control, 3-point safety seat belts, rollover protection system and tire pressure monitoring.
A clean exterior design made the Komfort a total sell for me with pricing beginning at $33,000. German ingenuity lives, and it sits square on the chassis of the 2012 Eos
Komfort by Volkswagen.