GlennD
Posts: 1493
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:14 pm
Delivery Date: 20 May 2013
Leaf Number: 410357
Location: Anaheim

Re: e Golf

Tue May 07, 2019 1:03 pm

My problem with the eGolf is that it was too low to the ground. The goilf is a sports platform and I did not fit. Otherwise it was fune. I do fit into my IoniQ and I really like all of the safety nannies, The Mercedes B was a minimum effort CARB car.
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2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e
White Ioniq limited.It sits just fine

Kieran973
Posts: 159
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2019
Location: near NY, NY

Re: e Golf

Tue May 07, 2019 10:17 pm

1. The range of 125+ miles is only applicable to the 2017+ models which have a 35.8 kWH battery. The 2015 (mine) and 2016 models have the same size 24 kWH battery as the Leaf.

2. MUCH better than the Leaf. Much better than most if not all econoboxes (except another Golf of course). Far less body lean.

3. Correct. As I stated above, it seems to suffer from far less degradation under similar climate and driving conditions.

4. Yes, ever since Tesla announced they will finally release the (not so easy to obtain) $35k Model 3, VW dealers have significantly dropped the price.

5. BEST FEATURE OF THE CAR. If you're not familiar with the few details that differentiate the eGolf from an ICE version (mainly the rims, but also the C-shaped DRL's and of course eGolf badging), you wouldn't know it's electric.

6. Cargo capacity is actually less. The Leaf has a deep trunk well that the eGolf lacks. However the eGolf from the factory has a flat-ish load floor when the seats are folded down.




1. I've spent an average of $20/year on maintenance, primarily due to tire rotations. Yes VW service can be expensive, primarily due to the hourly rate. As mentioned above, I've only had one problem with it.

2. To be fair, Nissan used to recommend limiting DCFC as well.

3. Yes a sporty ride, but no harsher than a Tesla Model 3.

4. Yes seats less comfortable but hold you better in cornering.

All great points. Thanks for chiming in.
current: Black 2019 SV Plus with all-weather package (purchased 5/20)
former: Silver 2019 SV with all-weather package (purchased 5/19; traded in 5/20 with 15,000 miles)

cwerdna
Posts: 12365
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: e Golf

Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:07 pm

Weird... I keep getting FB ads for *2019* e-Golfs, so I finally bit and took a look. First off, the text which I ignored says:
"Receive an $11,000 Dealer Discount and $1,500 Clean Fuel Reward Rebate on a New 2019 e-Golf SEL Premium with navigation at Stevens Creek Volkswagen. MORE Selection = MORE Savings!"

It leads to https://www.stevenscreekvw.com/egolf-specials/ which has:
New 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium With Navigation
$39,925 /MSRP
$11,000 /Dealer Discount
$1,500 /CA Clean Fuel Reward Rebate
$27,425 /Sale Price
5 at this Price

VIN KW908307, KW911117, KW913986, KW911293, KW910485
Strange.

Are they crazy? Even with $7500 Federal tax credit, not so sure this is a great deal for a 125 mile EPA range rated EV when new Bolts and 40 kWh Leafs are going for petty cheap.

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cwerdna
Posts: 12365
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: e Golf

Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:13 pm

I'm still receiving FB ads for the above. A few more people chimed in with comments. :lol:

The dealer's link still says they have 5 at this price. LOL

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'13 Leaf SV w/premium (former)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium (lease over)

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LeftieBiker
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Posts: 17401
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: e Golf

Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:21 pm

They need to make it a $0 down / $99 a month lease offer to move them.
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 2 lithium E-bicycles.
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