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Hey there. I'm from Los Angeles and have been driving electric for about a decade. Currently have a RAV4 EV, which has been a great car, with lots of useful space and good performance. But with the 120-ish mile range, it's still mostly a regional car. I really want something that can do longer road trips and all that. The ID.4 seems to have enough room and (hopefully) the range that I need.

Right now, I have a reservation on a Pro with the Statement upgrade. Still debating on AWD, but leaning towards RWD mostly because of range. I really don't need AWD here in Southern California, but we do go up to the mountains a lot. My wife has a Subaru, so we plan to use that in winter.

Anyways, looks like a good community. Happy to be here.
 

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Welcome from a fellow Angelino.

If you do not plan on taking the ID.4 to the mountains, you don't really need the AWD. Ironically, we are looking to replace my wife's subaru with the ID.4 so we are waiting for the AWD.
 
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Welcome! I'm in Riverside and can't wait until the day we can get all the SoCal members together with our cars!
 

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Welcome to the forum Geo!

I second TT97's insight that unless you plan Winter travel to Big Bear you should be fine with the RWD and get a bit better range. But I also like to keep in mind that when I was growing up it was most all RWD vehicles on the road and we still did ok in snowy Winters and without the nice radial Winter/AS tires we have these days. ;)

Although I've appreciated Quattro AWD for the past decade and 4WD Jeeps the decade prior to that I'm going with an RWD ID.4 as I can choose my Winter driving days and my wife has an AWD CUV available if needed (albeit ICE).
 

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You're confirming my thoughts. I've gone to Mammoth/Big Bear countless times in 2WD vehicles, so I'm not that worried about AWD. Besides, if it is snowy and cold enough to require chains, we'll be taking the Subaru.
 

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My parents lived in Wrightwood for a better part of 15 years - and we had a cabin for about 10 years before that. They never had an AWD.
 

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I didn't want to start a new thread. I hope this fits. the thread. I want to get some feedback from those of us in Southern California that have received or about to receive their car. I just left my dealership for a test drive in Pasadena, and I was told that the car will come from the port in San Diego, not Houston. That may change your projections for delivery. Moreover, factor in 5 or 6 weeks when the car leaves the factory and lands in San Diego (then add a week or two to that). Just a heads up. Huey, where did your car come from?
 

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I didn't want to start a new thread. I hope this fits. the thread. I want to get some feedback from those of us in Southern California that have received or about to receive their car. I just left my dealership for a test drive in Pasadena, and I was told that the car will come from the port in San Diego, not Houston. That may change your projections for delivery. Moreover, factor in 5 or 6 weeks when the car leaves the factory and lands in San Diego (then add a week or two to that). Just a heads up. Huey, where did your car come from?
Do they have an ID.4 for test drive in Pasadena? New Century VW (Glendale) had two ID.4 FEs listed in their inventory. Looking at the Monroney sticker, it shows Houston as the port of entry:

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Pasadena has one demo car available for test drives. Now I am wondering if the guy knows what he is talking about. Any recommendations for an electrician to install a charger?
 
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