Performance aside, my first and second test drives in ID.4 were disappointing. I do not like the interior (it looks much better on photos than in person, I found). Seats were OK, but not as comfortable as I was hoping for. I do not like plastic - it seems very hard and super cheap. I liked more plastic in Golf, at least it was softer and felt rubberized. I positively despise the shifter itself. I thought it was cute and well designed when watching reviews, and having driven the car myself, I found its location counterintuitive.
When driving, power delivery is sufficient, nothing exciting, but I do not like the car sway on curves. It feels way too unstable and I caught myself stepping on the brake way too many times, feeling as if the back was fishtailing. Yes, it is a SUV, but it does not seem to drive like one. It feels to be more like a bigger van style hauler. Comparing it to (obviously, more expensive) eTron, curve stability is just underwhelming.
Braking is fine, but outside of the regen range, when you do need brakes to kick in, the rear brakes are largely lacking. It is a heavy car and front brakes do not seem to be able to stop the car very efficiently.
Since on the test drive I hit a few puddles, I noticed also under steering. Granted, it was a RWD model, so I am likely spoiled with AWD in cars I am driving. Certainly RWD will feel less safe in places where you hit lots of water or snow / ice.
After two test drives, I proceeded to cancel my ID.4 reservation and will sit tight for Q4 coming out later this year for pre-order.