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The ID.4 demo will be shown Monday, December 7, 9AM-6PM. RSVP is required (but for no specific time).

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Thanks for posting this! I contacted my dealer (Campbell VW) and they had no idea there would be a prototype vehicle in the area, and said that they would see if they could get it for a day, too. They also said that the demo vehicles they were told were coming in December have been pushed back to March 8th, which is when they expect the first customer cars to arrive as well.
 
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VoA may have been setting these up based upon the number of reservations. Kirkland had around 50 in the first few weeks. Based on what another poster learned, his was the only one at that time.

Kirkland is closest to the VW software development center (Redmond). Could be a number of employees taking delivery there.
 

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The ID.4 demo is making a stop at University Volkswagen in Seattle, too. It's one day earlier (December 6) from 11 am - 4 pm. I haven't seen anything about it on their website, but they posted about on Facebook earlier today.
 
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The ID.4 demo is making a stop at University Volkswagen in Seattle, too. It's one day earlier (December 6) from 11 am - 4 pm. I haven't seen anything about it on their website, but they posted about on Facebook earlier today.
I called them, but my reservation is with Campbell VW and they only wanted to give appointments to their customers. They put me on a waitlist in case they have a spare slot on Sunday.
 

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Thank you all for this info! I have an ID.4 reservation so I'm dying to see the car in person. I live in SW Washington but can get to Seattle in about 2-1/2 hours. I called Kirkland and they took my name and number. I then called University and they told me, like Astros, that slots went first to their customers, and they'd let me know if there were any leftover slots. While on the phone with them, James from Kirkland called back and left a message. He confirmed the details and said it would be an open event, so apparently no specific reservation is required (they will have the car available for 9 hours vs. 5 for University).
 

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Sprylo's mention of Facebook got me checking FB for the dealers in my local area (Portland OR) and I found that the ID.4 will be on display at Herzog-Meier VW in Beaverton this Saturday! I don't have the hours yet but will call them tomorrow. The post doesn't say anything about needing a reservation or RSVP.
 

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The ID.4 demo is making a stop at University Volkswagen in Seattle, too. It's one day earlier (December 6) from 11 am - 4 pm. I haven't seen anything about it on their website, but they posted about on Facebook earlier today.
Thanks for this heads-up for University VW in Seattle. I was able to jump on a cancellation Friday evening for a slot earlier this afternoon. ID.4 is a lot roomier than how it looks in the photos. The pre-production blue vehicle didn't have a hitch in the rear but I did see some power connectors dangling behind the bumper maybe for something in the future. Infotainment system was on pre-release sw version as some screens weren't available. The lighted VW logo in the front was nice touch and the LED strip on top of dashboard should looks nice in low light conditions. No heat pump or HUD like others mentioned. Also, couldn't' find any cameras for the 360deg view. Will await news on ID.6 before going forward with ID.4 as we need 3 rows for our family.
 

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Thanks for this heads-up for University VW in Seattle. I was able to jump on a cancellation Friday evening for a slot earlier this afternoon. ID.4 is a lot roomier than how it looks in the photos. The pre-production blue vehicle didn't have a hitch in the rear but I did see some power connectors dangling behind the bumper maybe for something in the future. Infotainment system was on pre-release sw version as some screens weren't available. The lighted VW logo in the front was nice touch and the LED strip on top of dashboard should looks nice in low light conditions. No heat pump or HUD like others mentioned. Also, couldn't' find any cameras for the 360deg view. Will await news on ID.6 before going forward with ID.4 as we need 3 rows for our family.
Was this badged as a 1st Edition? I'm looking forward to seeing it tomorrow and excited to hear it's the blue one.
 

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Was this badged as a 1st Edition? I'm looking forward to seeing it tomorrow and excited to hear it's the blue one.
It was a Pro as there was no hitch and dash was a brown color. Blue exterior color was nice for sure. The 10min viewing flew by so fast so can't wait to test drive it in Q1 2021.
 

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Was in the neighborhood and took a peek. Sadly, not a 1st Edition. Will get hands on tomorrow. But my wife seemed to like it.
 

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It was a Pro as there was no hitch and dash was a brown color. Blue exterior color was nice for sure. The 10min viewing flew by so fast so can't wait to test drive it in Q1 2021.
I was there today, too. The VW rep said that this pre-production vehicle isn't exactly a Pro, either, though it's closer to being a Pro with Statement and Gradient than anything else. It was good to see the brown dash in person. I thought I would hate it, but it's really pretty nice.

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Overall, I was very impressed by the ID.4. There's something about it that says "Volkswagen" to me in a way that the current Atlas and Tiguan just don't. Interior materials all seem top-notch and it's much roomier inside than you might think from the outside.

The VW rep also mentioned that they're working hard to make test drives available in the late February/early March timeframe, probably initially in a "dealer tour" format. If I understood correctly, dealers might not have their own vehicles available for test drives until mid-year.
 

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I also saw the ID.4 in Seattle on Sunday. I was very impressed with it overall. One of the main things I wanted to try out was the controls, but the car wasn't fully functional and the screens didn't respond to any input by touching either the screen or the dedicated "buttons" below the screen or on the steering wheel (but possibly due to wearing plastic gloves?). But I did at least confirm that the steering wheel controls could be pushed like a normal button and they gave haptic feedback. The car felt very solid and sturdy. I really liked the interior styling, very clean and modern. Front seat was comfortable and the leatherette felt soft and nice. Interior was light and visibility out seemed good. The 10 minutes flew by.
 

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Yes, I concur it was a Pro S Statement. The brown color dash was nicer than I thought in person as well. Rep also told me their earliest test drives will be in late Feb timeframe so looking forward to hearing about that event. I played around the Infotainment screen for a few minutes and it performed as expected acceptable in my mind and steering wheel buttons did provide haptic feedback. The panoramic glass roof gave it even more roomier feel for folks sitting in back seat. LED strip below windshield is a nice touch for Navi directions and visual notifications since we won't get HUD like EU as it reminded us of Knight Rider KITT effect. I tested the "ID.4 I am cold" voice command and it worked like in the youtube videos!
 

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Here's a video of the ID.4 rolling up to the showing in Seattle. They drove it through the adjacent Audi dealership. The Audi guys were quite interested - a few were there when I stopped by in the afternoon (Seahawks were playing, so it was a slow sales day).

 
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I was there today, too. The VW rep said that this pre-production vehicle isn't exactly a Pro, either, though it's closer to being a Pro with Statement and Gradient than anything else. It was good to see the brown dash in person. I thought I would hate it, but it's really pretty nice.

Overall, I was very impressed by the ID.4. There's something about it that says "Volkswagen" to me in a way that the current Atlas and Tiguan just don't. Interior materials all seem top-notch and it's much roomier inside than you might think from the outside.

The VW rep also mentioned that they're working hard to make test drives available in the late February/early March timeframe, probably initially in a "dealer tour" format. If I understood correctly, dealers might not have their own vehicles available for test drives until mid-year.
The rep I talked to said that they don't expect the brown trim in the production version which was a surprise since it's in the spec sheet floating around this forum.
 

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My wife and I got a nice visit at Kirkland. We were both came away very impressed. I could barely pull myself away to walk the lot and check-out the GTI Autobahn I promised myself I should do.

Everything about this car looked and felt as purposeful and familiar as my '67 Beetle and the many other VW's that have owned or have been in my family. For me, this was all very comforting.

I reserved a 1st Edition because I'm a longtime Volkswagen guy and I felt like the ID.4 could be a signature moment in VW history that I would want a piece of. Time will tell if this is a reach, but I sincerely think they were very thoughtful about the design and market approach for the ID.4. March cannot come soon enough!

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I also visited with my wife in Kirkland. I really liked the vehicle. It lived up to what i'd felt in the photos and videos, familiar yet new. It's doesn't scream EV overtly from the outside yet you know it's one when you sit inside in a subtle way. It feels quality and my wife was impressed too. I'm in the queue for an AWD, which is some ways out, but it was nice to see the dusk blue which is what I have on order. As I mentioned above the rep said that they expected the black interior to be all black with no other color like the brown trim the model had today. I told him I have the solar grey on order and he said that looked really amazing. I was in two minds on the black vs grey but I think I'll stick with the solar grey especially if it comes without the brown trim.

I was happy to see a 12v outlet in the back for my camping fridge, but the rep couldn't say whether it was an always on outlet that would work without the car being explicitly turned on.

Having test driven a Tesla, the VW definitely feels like there's been a more familiar thinking on ergonomics and design and while I'm sure there are some rough edges it looks like a great start for VW. Can't wait!

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