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Proud owner of a new ID.3 Family and happy to join the group!
That is a fine looking ride, sir (he says with obvious jealousy.) We'll be looking forward to your reports!
 
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Afternoon, I'm a relative newbie as well - I have my ID.4 on order ! ... due end of March !

I did test drive the ID.3, end of last summer - how are you finding it?
 

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Afternoon, I'm a relative newbie as well - I have my ID.4 on order ! ... due end of March !

I did test drive the ID.3, end of last summer - how are you finding it?
Hi,
it was on order since Nov 23, 2020! A long wait till end of Jan but worth the wait. we took delivery last Friday.
in between I gorged myself of all the “Youtubers” evaluating the ID.3 1st, ours is a second software generation and most of glitches are fixed. It is a great ride, having had automatic gearbox previously, the transfer was easy. ..
The “Run” pedal ( throttle) feel and feedback is different from standard ICE car, and I would not recommend wearing heavy winter boots the first few runs until one gets the feel..🤪! I have not finish exploring all the options and set up
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Hi,
it was on order since Nov 23, 2020! A long wait till end of Jan but worth the wait. we took delivery last Friday.
in between I gorged myself of all the “Youtubers” evaluating the ID.3 1st, ours is a second software generation and most of glitches are fixed. It is a great ride, having had automatic gearbox previously, the transfer was easy. ..
The “Run” pedal ( throttle) feel and feedback is different from standard ICE car, and I would not recommend wearing heavy winter boots the first few runs until one gets the feel..🤪! I have not finish exploring all the options and set up
cheers
Glad you're enjoying it ... before I took the plunge and ordered my ID.4 - I had ago of afew EV's (during 2019/2020 - in between "lockdown!" ... the Leaf, ID.3, Kia Nero and a Tesla ...). I guess I'm slightly mad ordering the ID.4 without actually test driving it - but like you I did "gorge" on you tube reviews for the ID.4 and owned a string of VW's before.

Like you said the driving experience is different, but not hard to get use-to. Acceleration very good.

I was in the market for a new car - My 2014, Golf Estate (Variant/Wagen) has done over 130,000 Miles, afew things on the "cusp" of going wrong, and in the UK - some un-favourable road-tax changes for London which meant I really needed to change. I was looking at Hybrid's noticeably the VW Passat Estate GTE Advance or the Skoda Octavia Vrs Hybrid, both would have "got around some of the London congestion charging/ULEZ tax changes" - but was also considering the Skoda Electric Enyaq, and ID.4. But I always thought the ID.4 was going to be prohibitively expensive - but to my surprise the cost in the UK (after brokers discounts, and a UK Gov subsidy) the cost was the same as the Octavia, and less than the Passat GTE, and about the same as the Enyaq - so it was a pretty much "done deal" for me ... ! - I then placed the order for the ID.4 - with apparent delivery for end of March.

I have a mix driving pattern, local and some long journeys - so when I'm not home-charging - I'm going to have to rely upon the UK electric charging network - which is already rapidly expanding.... what's charging like in Ireland - when you're out and about?
 

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Glad you're enjoying it ... before I took the plunge and ordered my ID.4 - I had ago of afew EV's (during 2019/2020 - in between "lockdown!" ... the Leaf, ID.3, Kia Nero and a Tesla ...). I guess I'm slightly mad ordering the ID.4 without actually test driving it - but like you I did "gorge" on you tube reviews for the ID.4 and owned a string of VW's before.

Like you said the driving experience is different, but not hard to get use-to. Acceleration very good.

I was in the market for a new car - My 2014, Golf Estate (Variant/Wagen) has done over 130,000 Miles, afew things on the "cusp" of going wrong, and in the UK - some un-favourable road-tax changes for London which meant I really needed to change. I was looking at Hybrid's noticeably the VW Passat Estate GTE Advance or the Skoda Octavia Vrs Hybrid, both would have "got around some of the London congestion charging/ULEZ tax changes" - but was also considering the Skoda Electric Enyaq, and ID.4. But I always thought the ID.4 was going to be prohibitively expensive - but to my surprise the cost in the UK (after brokers discounts, and a UK Gov subsidy) the cost was the same as the Octavia, and less than the Passat GTE, and about the same as the Enyaq - so it was a pretty much "done deal" for me ... ! - I then placed the order for the ID.4 - with apparent delivery for end of March.

I have a mix driving pattern, local and some long journeys - so when I'm not home-charging - I'm going to have to rely upon the UK electric charging network - which is already rapidly expanding.... what's charging like in Ireland - when you're out and about?
The charging network is growing here too, bearing in mind that from where I live, 250km in any direction I would be taking my shoes off and enjoying a foot bath in the sea!
one think I learn for sure was how to overcome the battery drainage panic! I got a “portable” household charger (free part of the ID 3 accessories) so day to day normal mileage, there is no issue. As the overnight charging is take care. However I also benefited of the electric grant for a 7kwh charger which will be fitted professionally so for 95% of my needs are taking care off !
longer trip (when lock down is over) just need planning and the navigation software supplied will take care of that.
in my bucket list will be a trip to Nord Cape in Norway in the ID 3!
cheers
 
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