Volkswagen and Vauxhall face delays for their junior coupe-cabriolets
21 November 2005

With bizarre synchronicity, two of next year’s hard-top convertibles have both been delayed due to engineering problems with their complex folding roof mechanisms.

VW has admitted the new Golf-based Eos has been put back by at least two months, and the word on the street is that its clever five-piece roof is to blame.

Vauxhall has stuck to a more conventional three-piece design for its Astra Twin Top, but Autocar’s sources have also discovered that roof troubles will also cause a delay of a minimum of two months.

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Our Verdict

Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo 2011-2013

Quite simply the best two-seat pick-up that £50,000 will buy you. The Maloo is a blunt instrument that, if nothing else, will put a smile on your face

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Driven this week