Research behind the keyboard. 🤣
For those reading and on the fence.
I’m sure you can conjure up reasons to hate Munro and have done more research and have more credibility. 😂
I've never watched Sandy Munro before, even though I've heard of him. The guy is super annoying and is too old to be able to figure out a car. He couldn't figure out he was in a charging screen and not in the navigation screen. He never figured out how to get out of the charging screen. He pressed the Parking Menu button and expected that to be a Menu button.
I'm far from claiming that the ID.4 interface is extremely intuitive. It is not. But, it's not any worse than most of ICEVs. If one doesn't know how to navigate a regular infotainment, one has no business driving a car newer than 15 years old. How did his people allow Sandy publish this crap of a video - that I don't know. He didn't embarrass VW here. He embarrassed himself, demonstrating that the technological age had passed him by a long time ago.
As for the ID.4 being for old people or taxi drivers, I only partly agree. I think the RWD ID.4 is for sure a perfect taxi cab or ride-share vehicle, but I also think that the AWD ID.4 is a great around-town vehicle for a small family. Although, I agree, that young people without kids would probably not be interested in the ID.4. I think the ID.4 is for middle-aged people with small families. However, a lot of older people love traveling in the ID.4 from what I can tell both by meeting them at EA stations all over my part of the country and also by reading their posts on here. Personally, I'm not old enough to love traveling in the ID.4 - it takes too long for my liking, but I guess I'm old enough to consider it to be a great daily driver because of how solid it feels and drives. I'm not too happy about the software either, but it's not a dumpster fire that Sandy presents it to be.
As far as Sandy not being able to figure out how to change from D mode to B mode to be able to experience regeneration, that just tells you that nothing that comes out of Sandy should be paid any attention to. I'm glad I had never watched his videos before today because after watching these videos, I can't rely on anything this dude says, as he is plain too old at this point to be able to give an opinion on a modern car. Why he loves the Model Y - I have no idea. Perhaps there is some ulterior motive behind it because the Model Y - while being a fine vehicle - is not that much better than the ID.4, and no one in their right mind could have loved the ride quality in the Model Y - especially before the 2023 model year.
Sandy didn't like the solid drive of the ID.4, saying that it's the feel that taxi drivers love. I've never driven a taxi cab or a ride share, but I love this feel in an SUV. My previous SUVs were all upper trim V6 Kia Sorentos, and they all had the same exact feel. I never owned any other SUVs besides Sorentos and now ID.4 and Model Y, but I rented a bunch of other SUVs over the years. Sorentos to me had a special feel that I loved, which is the same feel that the ID.4 has - a solid, heavy, and competent vehicle that is planted on the road and can't be blown off a lane at highway speeds by a wind gust. Every time I change from the Model Y to the ID.4, I can immediately tell the difference in the way the two vehicles drive. The ID.4 feels very heavy - perhaps overly heavy for many people's liking. The AWD ID.4 is very nimble, though. The RWD ID.4 felt too anemic to me when I test drove it. The feeling of a heavy vehicle which is also not fast enough to accelerate may create this negative feeling in a person that the vehicle is just too slow. Sandy was driving a First Edition, which is a RWD ID.4 Of course, even the RWD ID.4 is not slower than most ICE SUVs, but because it feels so heavy, it does create an impression of being too slow. However, the AWD ID.4 cures this impression very effectively, as it accelerates fast enough (at least for my liking) without feeling reckless like my Model Y does. So, it's just the matter of what one likes. I like not having to feel every road imperfection in my gut, and the ID.4 excels at canceling most of the road imperfections penetrating the cabin. It is a perfect road-tripping vehicle when it comes to the ride quality. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the range or the charging curve to be a perfect road tripper. But even for around-town chores and for commuting, this solid ride-quality feel is something that I personally appreciate quite a bit, and I would be the first one to admit that the Model Y absolutely has none of these ride qualities.