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  • VW electric car owners- any good?
  • tlr
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    My wife has an iD3.

    It’s fine – not much to get excited about, but not too much wrong with it either, it’s ideal for what we use it for which is commuting and local journeys. It has only been charged away from home once I think in a year, and that was just to see how to do it.

    I don’t recognise a couple of the issues mentioned above; I’m 6’1″ and there is plenty of room, the seat is no where near as far back as it will go and there is loads of head room, and I have never noticed the switch from regenerative to normal braking, seems completely smooth to me. Maybe different software generation?

    I’d rather have more buttons and less use of touchscreens, but pretty much every modern car review I’ve read says this (not just EVs). Sound system is crap, but some versions do have more / better speakers. The crash detection thing is funny – about 3 seconds after it thinks you nearly hit something, stuff lights up in red on the dash – it certainly isn’t going to prevent a crash, so must just be telling you off. We’ve not really had any issues with lane detection etc, you can feel it kick in at times, but not enough to bother switching it off, and I’d rather it was turned on for when my wife drives home after 24 hours at work.

    RRP cost is high for what it is, but so are a lot of EVs, it is insanely cheap on the lease.

    It isn’t exciting or joyful to drive, you aren’t going to get up at 5am on a summer’s morning to go for a spin around the countryside, but it will get you from A-B quietly, cheaply and in reasonable comfort.

    beamers
    Full Member

    On the basis of the feedback on this thread I’ve just been out to check that my ID3 is actually an ID3 and not something that’s been rebadged.

    I think its a cracking car!

    molgrips
    Full Member

    I’d rather have more buttons and less use of touchscreens, but pretty much every modern car review I’ve read says this (not just EVs).

    Yeah, older Ioniq EVs had real buttons and the later ones have the exact same dash layout but with buttons replaced by touch sensitive areas which are much harder to use!

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