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Awesome. I wasn't aware of the massage seats - had that in a previous car and miss it (almost as much as ventilated seats).
 

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Thought the videos were great. I wonder if the memory seats/mirrors are tied to the driver profiles, and I wonder if the driver profiles are tied to the different keys (like other current VW鈥檚).
 

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Thought the videos were great. I wonder if the memory seats/mirrors are tied to the driver profiles, and I wonder if the driver profiles are tied to the different keys (like other current VW鈥檚).
Based on a video I saw, I believe you have to press 1 or 2 on the seat to position to your seat/mirror memory setting. The seat memory is not key sensitive unfortunately. Perhaps it's something they can later update in software.
 

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By my count 23 videos (so far), about 1 min in length on a range of ID.4 topics. Kinda' like a quick overview of what might be in the owner's manual. I'm one of the few who actually read (2013 Jetta hybrid sel) the owners manual front to back, page by page. I have access to it on my iPhone.
Last time I bought a car, I had to get a quick car tutorial by the salesperson. Maybe now VW has you view these videos during delivery. Saves the salesperson's time. Actually, I'm not sure even an ID.4 specialist could deliver all that material (~30 min) as well. They answer questions you didn't know to ask. Probably more to come.
Could this or is this the delivery protocol from now on?
 

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By my count 23 videos (so far), about 1 min in length on a range of ID.4 topics. Kinda' like a quick overview of what might be in the owner's manual. I'm one of the few who actually read (2013 Jetta hybrid sel) the owners manual front to back, page by page. I have access to it on my iPhone.
Last time I bought a car, I had to get a quick car tutorial by the salesperson. Maybe now VW has you view these videos during delivery. Saves the salesperson's time. Actually, I'm not sure even an ID.4 specialist could deliver all that material (~30 min) as well. They answer questions you didn't know to ask.
Probably more to come.
I am one of those nerds that reads the owner's manual cover to cover as well and do ridiculous amount of research before buying any car. Watched all the videos already and downloaded the ID.4 owner's manual I have been reading (with the worry I am going to find some great feature I fall in love with only to later find out will not be in the U.S. version). Most times when I but a new car, there are various features I point out to the dealer they were not aware of (and are probably glad I leave).
 

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The videos were brief and very quick, not a big selling point for me. I'm looking forward to my test drive in March and then a face to face questions and answers w/a VW rep afterwards.
 

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The videos were brief and very quick, not a big selling point for me. I'm looking forward to my test drive in March and then a face to face questions and answers w/a VW rep afterwards.
The videos aren't really meant for selling, they are aimed to owners who don't read the owner's manual. They are getting common, here are the equivalent for the Model Y:

 
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Those videos very quickly breezed through lots of information and choices. I wanted to say "slow down please" and "what and where was that swipe or tap you just made to what to do what?" That's just my personal reaction to the videos...they weren't helpful to me. I think Tesla's instructional videos FWIW are superior and more clearly articulated than VW's. So that's why I want to first test drive the VW next month, then take my questions to the VW rep afterwards. If I like the car enough in March then I'll read through the manual and afterwards decide whether I want to lease it or not. I'm not in a hurry. This is a slow and deliberate choice for me.
Todays WSJ critique of the ID4 said that its technology is 5 years behind that of Tesla, and that VW's screen and audio are not very responsive. Not encouraging to read that. The reviewer did like other things about the car though...its physical appearance, and it drove better than the CRV or Rav 4. I don't have the article to show you, but you can pull it up.
 

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Those videos very quickly breezed through lots of information and choices. I wanted to say "slow down please" and "what and where was that swipe or tap you just made to what to do what?" That's just my personal reaction to the videos...they weren't helpful to me. I think Tesla's instructional videos FWIW are superior and more clearly articulated than VW's. So that's why I want to first test drive the VW next month, then take my questions to the VW rep afterwards. If I like the car enough in March then I'll read through the manual and afterwards decide whether I want to lease it or not. I'm not in a hurry. This is a slow and deliberate choice for me.
Todays WSJ critique of the ID4 said that its technology is 5 years behind that of Tesla, and that VW's screen and audio are not very responsive. Not encouraging to read that. The reviewer did like other things about the car though...its physical appearance, and it drove better than the CRV or Rav 4. I don't have the article to show you, but you can pull it up.
Keep in mind the car is running software rev 2.0. The hope is that the screen response will improve with 2.1.
 
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The videos were brief and very quick, not a big selling point for me. I'm looking forward to my test drive in March and then a face to face questions and answers w/a VW rep afterwards.
Do you really think that a VW or a dealer rep will be able to answer your in-depth questions?
What is a reasonable time and distance for a "test" drive?
If the SW is not responsive, I'm out and the dealer can use my FE as a demo or sell it to a "wait list" customer and add a dealer markup. Or maybe use it as dealer manager perk.
 

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I can count on one hand the times I've actually encountered a dealer well versed in their product. I've never understood why that is. I've had salespeople who are sitting right next to a vehicle all day and yet don't even know what's on its build sheet.

So, I too am one of those who reads the owner's manual cover to cover day one and also appreciates these preparatory video's and any other insight from astute forum members.

btw: My 2016 Audi TT has a similar very well done 'Tube playlist, my wife's 2018 Benz GLA too, so not a new concept. ;)
Do you really think that a VW or a dealer rep will be able to answer your in-depth questions?
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Please understand that there are numerous paid VW trolls roaming this forum, paid to praise the VW ID4 before it is delivered and after. Watch out for them and thoughtfully come to your own personal opinion based on what you actually see and experience about the car. Just my 2 cents...
 

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I guess I am one of those who wants to spend as little amount of time in a dealership as possible. I really like the videos and have no desire to start a conversation with the salesperson. Nothing against the sales people, I am just a "I like to do everything online and be on my way" person. I'm used to researching everything myself.
 

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That came out of left field. :unsure: I don't see that to be the case here but then perhaps I'm social media naive (I don't have Facebook, Twitter, etc.). But I do moderate competing Germanic marques.

Certainly we should all be availed of our own due diligence and as much vetted research as possible. Of course with a new to market product there will still be some faith involved. I for one am willing to take that leap of ...

Please understand that there are numerous paid VW trolls roaming this forum, paid to praise the VW ID4 before it is delivered and after. Watch out for them and thoughtfully come to your own personal opinion based on what you actually see and experience about the car. Just my 2 cents...
 

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I guess I am one of those who wants to spend as little amount of time in a dealership as possible. I really like the videos and have no desire to start a conversation with the salesperson. Nothing against the sales people, I am just a "I like to do everything online and be on my way" person. I'm used to researching everything myself.
That's the nice thing about the road show - you can really appreciate the vehicle without the dealer pressure. When Kia released the Stinger a few years ago, they opened up a few showrooms in malls to showcase the car - as they were operated by Kia and not the dealer, there wasn't the same pushiness as if you went to the dealer. More manufacturers should follow that business model.
 
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