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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:55 pm

GlennD wrote:The thing I hate most about my 2016 eGolf Sel is that it locks the charging plug. In most other respects in compares favorably to my ex Mercedes B. So far I love the car.


What happened to the Benz? Did I miss the story?
'11 SL, totaled
-1CB@33k/21mo, -2CB@53k/33mo, -3CB@68k/41mo, -4CB(41.5AHr)@79k/49mo, -5CB(38.85AHr)@87.5k/54mo
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:59 am

I was in an accident on Sunday 9/11 and the car was totaled. Being in that property taxes were due I had not the down payment for another B without reaching into my reserves. The VW was a good choice with 1K down. I am very happy with the car. I now have a three year lease instead of 14 payments remaining an my B lease.

I do have a reservation for a Tesla 3 if it really comes to pass. I may have to defer delivery since the VW lease is until September 2019. I hope Tesla makes it but I am not holding my breath. I can afford to lose the down if Tesla bellies up. In these inflated days 1K is no big deal.
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2013 Pearl White SL Premium
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2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist

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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:02 pm

GlennD wrote:I was in an accident on Sunday 9/11 and the car was totaled.


Hope everyone is unharmed. Must have been pretty bad so that they totaled a 20k car, huh?
'11 SL, totaled
-1CB@33k/21mo, -2CB@53k/33mo, -3CB@68k/41mo, -4CB(41.5AHr)@79k/49mo, -5CB(38.85AHr)@87.5k/54mo
-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB)
60.5AHr, SOH 94%, 105k miles
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:43 am

GlennD wrote:The thing I hate most about my 2016 eGolf Sel is that it locks the charging plug.
I thought that was fixed with the 2016s going forward.
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Model 3 reservation.
Likelihood to buy a LEAF2: not so good.

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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:18 am

I only wish it was.. My Sel has drive assist so it is fairly late. It was leased 9/20/2016. Drive assist was not on the earlier Sel's. I did not find a mfg date on the door panel.

Here is the thread on my accident from the B Class EV forum.

http://www.mybclasselectricdrive.com/fo ... ?f=7&t=590
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2013 Pearl White SL Premium
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:03 pm

GlennD wrote:Here is the thread on my accident from the B Class EV forum.

http://www.mybclasselectricdrive.com/fo ... ?f=7&t=590


Yeah, it wasn't looking good. Glad you're ok, our was Leaf moderately t-boned someone ran a red light, not as much damage so I kept it after it was totaled.
'11 SL, totaled
-1CB@33k/21mo, -2CB@53k/33mo, -3CB@68k/41mo, -4CB(41.5AHr)@79k/49mo, -5CB(38.85AHr)@87.5k/54mo
-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB)
60.5AHr, SOH 94%, 105k miles
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:57 pm

RonDawg wrote:
asimba2 wrote:
jlv wrote:But, the first few years of e-Golf's have a really bad misfeature if you use shared EVSEs -- the car always locks the charge cord, and it can only be unlocked by the owner of the car. Here at work we have about 40 parking spots served by 20 EVSEs. If you end up getting parked next to an e-Golf you have to wait for the owner to come out and unplug their car.


Your message implies they changed this feature. Did they? It was probably my biggest gripe of the e-Golf.


This feature was changed for the 2016 model.

Was it fixed for 2016? Or later? See GlennD's comment above about his 2016.
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:38 am

Valdemar wrote:
GlennD wrote:Here is the thread on my accident from the B Class EV forum.

http://www.mybclasselectricdrive.com/fo ... ?f=7&t=590


Yeah, it wasn't looking good. Glad you're ok, our was Leaf moderately t-boned someone ran a red light, not as much damage so I kept it after it was totaled.


Yeah, the car really protected me. I was surprised that in addition to the steering wheel air bag there was one at foot level. I guess it was to prevent submarining. The car automatically applied the brakes.
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:59 am

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... k-launches

Looks like the eGolf is ending. But this latest version will rival the Ioniq.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:38 am

Wake me up when VW finally has something new to sell.....they are getting as bad as Mitsubishi in coming up with decent concepts that are always years out :(
Personally the e-Golf looks to be a pretty decent car, too bad it's only available in compliance states, I've never seen one in MN.
What I'd really like would be a concept VW introduced a few years ago, the BUDDe which what supposed to be loosely based on the old VW Microbus, again wake me if/when they'd finally come out with something like that.
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2013 S w/QC purchased new
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'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
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