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by ColinID3
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Tyre wear
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Tyre wear

I am assuming the regen is from the rear wheels and therefore actually the rears are going to take a hammering from both drive and braking assuming you anticipate and attempt to make the most of regen braking? Good point, missed that. Explains the characteristic perfectly - 'optimising Regen' is on...
by ColinID3
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Tyre wear
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Tyre wear

Having covered 9400 miles I thought I should check my tread depth alerted on the concerns expressed above . Both fronts have 6mm remaining and rears 5.5mm (all even across the tyre) - (Goodyears) I was surprised that drive seems to be harder on the tyres than braking/steering, especially given c.70%...
by ColinID3
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Motorway speed power consumption
Replies: 37
Views: 1896

Re: Motorway speed power consumption

ColinID3 wrote: ↑ Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:32 am I have found it is easy to regularly get 200 usable miles (20-30 miles left in reserve) by setting the speed limiter to 73mph, (it is so easy for the speed to creep up if you don't), plus use the A/C to pull the temperature down at the start of the journey...
by ColinID3
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Motorway speed power consumption
Replies: 37
Views: 1896

Re: Motorway speed power consumption

I have found it is easy to regularly get 200 usable miles (20-30 miles left in reserve) by setting the speed limiter to 73mph, (it is so easy for the speed to creep up if you don't), plus use the A/C to pull the temperature down at the start of the journey, maintain with fresh air ventilation after ...
by ColinID3
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Tyre pressures at delivery?
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Tyre pressures at delivery?

This made me wonder why on earth they would be inflated so much. Clearly, it would improve the first impressions which a customer would get about the car's range. So I wonder if anybody else has seen such high pressures on their tyres at delivery? Vehicle manufacturers generally 'overinflate' tyres...
by ColinID3
Thu May 20, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Prospective ID.3 owner Buy now or later?
Replies: 18
Views: 1884

Re: Prospective ID.3 owner Buy now or later?

It seems as though the dealers have volume targets to hit each quarter to receive incentives. They are likely to be sitting on frustrated stock because of the unforecast Government grant change and be behind VWUK expectations for Q2. Look out for deals next month, but likely to vary from dealer to d...
by ColinID3
Mon May 17, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Speed limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Speed limiter

It looks like the ‘mode’ switch on lhs of steering wheel should switch between ACC and speed limiter but it just gives a haptic thump and has no effect. I struggled with this for a long time. The dealer eventually showed me that it is a swipe button, not a 'push-push'. So touch the mode button, see...
by ColinID3
Mon May 17, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Turning Off Lane Assist
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: Turning Off Lane Assist

What is the current NCAP rating of your Nissan? I heard that the lack of 1-touch disable was also part of why the ID.3 has 5* Good point well made Scott. It turns out the Nissan was only 4* and doesn't seem to have been rated at all for 'Safety Assistance Systems' where as the ID3 scored 88% for th...
by ColinID3
Sun May 16, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Turning Off Lane Assist
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: Turning Off Lane Assist

I'm sure it is NCAP who insist that the system is rest every time the vehicle turned off. However I think it is VW who have interpreted this as needing as 3 stage process to disable again. My previous Nissan reset itself each time as per the ID3, but had a 1 push physical button to disable. Once you...
by ColinID3
Wed May 12, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

I want to just have fresh air directed from the outside into the car with no heating or cooling (as this reduces the range). On the help screen it talks about Smart Climate - this allows fresh air to enter the vehicle. How do I select Smart Climate? ] I'm without dual zone also so have struggled wi...