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

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:16 am
by redLEAF
jjeff wrote: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.


Actually the e-Golf is indeed a pretty good car; I took advantage of the rapid depreciation on these and picked up a '15 for about half off list and had it shipped from the NE to Chicago. With our recent mild temps, my range shows 94 miles at 90% charge rate; also the range indicator appears to be much more accurate than the GOM of the first-gen LEAF that I traded in for it. Have driven it about 2K miles since I picked it up in late December. The car has been an absolute blast to drive --- FAST!! (a few sprints to 80+ and it seems to still have more to give). Even though it has LRR tires, corners quite flat and in B-mode off ramps are actually fun. This move may 'orphan' those of us who have one but perhaps some die-hard Golf fans will still want one --- hah! I'll enjoy mine until we see what the Model 3 has to offer ...

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

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:03 pm
by GetOffYourGas
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1108971_volkswagen-e-golf-to-end-when-id-electric-hatchback-launches

Looks like the eGolf is ending. But this latest version will rival the Ioniq.


Thanks for the link, DNA. This is the first I've heard that the I.D. Concept is RWD. That, combined with VW's reputation for drivability, makes it a solid competitor for my next vehicle. Too bad I'll have to wait a few more years.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:00 pm
by Kubla
I am driving to Chicago tomorrow to pick up a used E-golf to bring back to Cincinnati where they do not sell them, 2015 SEL premium so wish me luck having one in a city that has no one to service it

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

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:45 am
by GlennD
I have had an eGolf SEL since 9/20/2016. So far it has been utterly reliable for six months. I think you will be fine. The only thing I hate about the car is that it locks the J1772 plug in place.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:18 pm
by Kubla
well the trip did not happen, my suburban tow vehicle decided to break down when I went to leave, trip postponed till next week

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

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:17 pm
by GRA
Brad Berman's 90 mile test drive between San Rafael to Half Moon Bay and back, of a 125 mile range pre-production 2017 e-Golf, from plugincars.com: http://plugincars.com/what-we-learned-first-spin-2017-vw-e-golf-132852.html

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

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:18 pm
by LeftieBiker
I'd really like to know if the 2017 eGolf has a heated steering wheel or not.

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

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:43 am
by redLEAF
My '15 e-Golf LE is loving this warmer weather -- highest indicated full range to date; scored a 6.4 miles/kWh on the way to a different work site yesterday, translates to a 83 cents commute (76 miles r/t); helped a lot by the stop and go traffic back-up; EV's love these not so much the driver but, with the B selected regen setting its much easier and more efficient than an ICE on the same trip:

VW eGolf range.jpg

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

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:07 pm
by GRA
Via ABG, a very positive review of the 2017 35.8kWh e-Golf:
A Golf by any other name | 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive
An electric car that puts the car first.
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/05/24/2017 ... ve-review/

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

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:23 pm
by Scaramanga
Is the only way to get an e-Golf in Seattle to buy a used one?