jdunmyer wrote:The VWs are very well thought out as far as ergonomics and sensible controls, at least to me. It's a regular thing for me to get out of the vehicle while it's running or to let a passenger out while it's running. I like the transparency of the door locks.
My other car is an Audi and while the self-unlock feature is nice, there is one situation where I still have to use the unlock button: if I go to pick up someone, if they are already at the curb I usually don't put the transmission in Park, so I either have to hit the unlock button, or I have to reach over and pull the door handle.
BTW I think the reason VW and BMW (and probably others) have implemented the style of locking system that they have is due to German law; in Germany, you are required to drive with your doors UNlocked, to make escape and rescue easier in case of a crash. Being able to easily open the door from the inside even when locked is probably a way to allow you to have the security of locked doors, but still comply with German law.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.