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I am beginning to suspect serious delays? Why would VW provide such limited info on ID4 vehicle? Even photos are hard to come by for the Black ID4 First.

I am surprised that I have not received any comms related to the First Edition, other than the note a few weeks ago..to expect additional comms, shortly.
 

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Maybe it's a reaction to the ID.3 failures, maybe it's something else. But I'm losing confidence by the day.

VW had a wonderful opportunity to engage the first movers to build excitement and word of mouth. But, aside from the email you mentioned, they've done nothing. They haven't even replaced the prototype images on the owner's portal - something they've paid an agency to build and maintain.

I only got a "we don't know" from Customer Care when I raised a pricing error on the 1st Edition configurator. Two messages to eMobility have gone unanswered.

When I messaged eMobility about options in mid-October, they gave me every indication that the 1st Edition units were built.

I spoke to my dealer EV specialist (also a reservation holder) yesterday and he's reaching out to dealer support. He hasn't heard any more than the "possible" delivery of 12/17-24 which was a story others heard a month ago. It seems the communication is limited-to-none on their end as well.
 

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I just received my "Your ID.4: What to expect next" email for my AWD ID.4. For a vehicle that by best estimates won't be available for 8 months, seems like a bit of a worthless tease. At least I know they have my correct email address and it didn't go to the junk/spam folder.
 

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I got my email at 2:29. Starting to see discussions on here that ID4 may be delayed, as there is a lack of communication or updates to the website from VW. Maybe they pitched that email out to keep folks in their reservations. New EVs are coming out early next year and I’m sure they don’t want defections. The troubles people are having with their ID3 models is certainly concerning to me. I‘ll be interested in seeing how the FE owners make out the first few months.
 

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I totally get it. If VW slow plays this and the Nissan Ariya checks many of my boxes, it will be an option. I have been waiting on the Crozz/ID4 for about a year and I am frustrated by the lack of communication. How hard could it be to get people excited about purchasing, what they hope will be, their flagship line?
 

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Was this an employee or customer event? Looks to be Herndon?
 

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I just received my "Your ID.4: What to expect next" email for my AWD ID.4. For a vehicle that by best estimates won't be available for 8 months, seems like a bit of a worthless tease. At least I know they have my correct email address and it didn't go to the junk/spam folder.
I got the same email for my AWD reservation as well. I have changed my email address after making the reservation yet the email went to the old email address. I tried logging in to my account and VW let's me log in using either email addresses but "My Profile" Login Information does have my new email address listed.
 

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I am thinking of test driving the Atlas and Highlander. I'm a little nervous with getting a 1st gen electric car. Any thoughts? I know it's a different category of SUVs.
 

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I am thinking of test driving the Atlas and Highlander. I'm a little nervous with getting a 1st gen electric car. Any thoughts? I know it's a different category of SUVs.
I'm keeping my options open. I could easily flip to a Tiguan SEL 4Motion or GTI Autobahn (I'm sure my dealer would appreciate a late-cancelled 1st Edition in the showroom). The Mazda CX-30 is releasing with a turbo on 11/20 which is really intriguing for it's price point.
 

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I'm keeping my options open. I could easily flip to a Tiguan SEL 4Motion or GTI Autobahn (I'm sure my dealer would appreciate a late-cancelled 1st Edition in the showroom). The Mazda CX-30 is releasing with a turbo on 11/20 which is really intriguing for it's price point.
Yeah, that’s true. I just feel that I’d get more out of the space in the Atlas, plus it’s been out for a few years now. Only thing that makes me hesitate with the Atlas is that the transmission is a bit fussy like my Passat. It can’t always decide on a gear. I told service about it and the service lady said she has an Atlas and it does the same. Unless they’ve managed to fix it with software updates. I’m going to test drive this weekend.
One other thing that is concerning is not knowing what the financing options will be when my reservation is ready for pick up.
 

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3 things on the Atlas transmission from my two years of driving it:
1) Put it in sport mode (with the V6 I get better mileage in sport anyway)
2) If you have the 2.0l, get the programming mods from APR or someone else - much smoother.
3) Make sure you are not dragging your foot even near the brake pedal when you want to accelerate:oops: - the VW programming cuts the acceleration if the brake is even slightly applied

The Atlas has people space for sure!
 

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3 things on the Atlas transmission from my two years of driving it:
1) Put it in sport mode (with the V6 I get better mileage in sport anyway)
2) If you have the 2.0l, get the programming mods from APR or someone else - much smoother.
3) Make sure you are not dragging your foot even near the brake pedal when you want to accelerate:oops: - the VW programming cuts the acceleration if the brake is even slightly applied

The Atlas has people space for sure!
Thanks for the info! Would you buy the car again?
 

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Yes, definitely - the grandkids have lots of space, the MIL and BIL have plenty of space and can control their own air, I regularly pull a trailer with no issues. It has more people space than my daughter's recent Suburban (but not quite as much other junk space). Seats fit our bodies without pain. Small number of issues but all under warranty still.
 

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I totally get it. If VW slow plays this and the Nissan Ariya checks many of my boxes, it will be an option. I have been waiting on the Crozz/ID4 for about a year and I am frustrated by the lack of communication. How hard could it be to get people excited about purchasing, what they hope will be, their flagship line?
Guys, I reserved a Mach-e on January 2019 and as of today I still not et a f... email from Ford!!!! I call the dealer many times and they told me that the Ford Canada orders are still not open! What the hell???
I will reserve the ID4 when it will be available in Canada, hopefully in January, and will get the car next summer which it will be earlier than the Mach-e :mad:
 
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