What are your best bits?

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HeidiFlowerpot
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What are your best bits?

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:43 pm

These boards are full of complaints, and cries for help, about problems with our new ID.3 cars. Which is fine, there are a lot of problems with the car and here is a great place to discuss them, and get help from the friendly denizens here. I think if we had all bought Tesla cars, for instance, we would be participating on forums complaining about the (different) problems that Tesla cars suffer.

I've done my share of complaining and crying for help. But actually I'm very pleased with my car and am patiently waiting for software 2.1 which is going to save the planet...

So... what do you particularly like about your car? What is its best feature in your eyes? Let us know in this thread!

HeidiFlowerpot
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:45 pm

To start the ball rolling, I absolutely love the lights. I like the Matrix LED headlights and their clever automatic full beam. I like the 'welcome' light that greets you as you walk up to the car at night-time. I like the rear brake lights that are in the shape of an X. I particularly like the concealed ambient lighting that makes the nighttime driving experience even more calming and peaceful.

Sindidziwa
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by Sindidziwa » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:07 pm

I agree @heidiFlowerpot - the lights are absolutely outstanding. My Passat had lights that moved with the steering and my California has automatic dipping LED lights but the id3 lights are way better than either. The way they cut out just the segments that would otherwise blind the oncoming traffic and leave the rest of the road well lit is great!

OllyExeterID3
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by OllyExeterID3 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:19 pm

HeidiFlowerpot wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:45 pm
To start the ball rolling, I absolutely love the lights. I like the Matrix LED headlights and their clever automatic full beam. I like the 'welcome' light that greets you as you walk up to the car at night-time. I like the rear brake lights that are in the shape of an X. I particularly like the concealed ambient lighting that makes the nighttime driving experience even more calming and peaceful.
Agree about the concealed ambient lighting, it is really calming and makes it much more enjoyable on a long journey. I love the handling of the car, particularly on country Devon roads where it effortlessly takes quite severe corners without the back end swinging out (even though it is RWD). Also amazed by how safe and secure it feels - despite the plastic coverings across doors etc, it feels solid and well-built.

Despite many concerns around range, I am incredibly impressed by winter range so far too - even 150-160 miles is a massive step up from our previous EV and I am excited to get to learn how to eke out every last mile as we head into summer 2021.

Finally, I find the overall cockpit space and passenger space really roomy (coming from an i3 to an I.D.3 is like owning a stretched limo!) and as we look to extend our family in 2021, I am excited by it as a long-distance family car. Already driven to Cambridge and back, a round trip of almost 500 miles and it felt effortless.

Agree about including some positives on here - would be interested to hear others too, particularly those who are EV adopters just starting out.

hwhbev
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by hwhbev » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:24 pm

You’re right, it’s a great car. It’s just that it got released with beta software. Nearly all of the complaints in this forum are software related so, with luck, we will all be happy ID.3 owners in a few months time. Also, we will be vaccinated so we’ll be able to drive our ID.3s further with smiles on our faces.

Best bits:
  • the driving experience / feel of it on the road
  • elaborating on your likes, all of the little design touches right down to the play and stop icons on the pedals
  • the tardis effect - bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside

scott28tt
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by scott28tt » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:10 pm

Matrix LEDs are fantastic, I don’t have great night vision (eye infection when I was in my 20s) so those things have been a revelation for me!

I love how the car drives, always looking for reasons to get out in it even having to play by Tier 4 rules...

roadhawk
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by roadhawk » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:55 pm

Crazy as it sounds (given some of the bugs in it), but I do really like the ACC — combined with the eco automatic speed adjustments, the car drives itself.

I like the silent running.

I also like the look of the car (although mine is seriously in need of a clean at the moment!)

p.s. and on a frosty morning I do love the pre-heating of the car, and now have the steering wheel on automatic heating when the temperature is low...
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simonrg
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by simonrg » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:15 pm

Great thread lots to like:
  • ACC - fantastic it does the driving and you just have to be the fully alert vigilant back seat driver who steps in when needed.
  • Integration between sat nav and car - ACC etc uses both sat nav information and road sign information.
  • Ease of charging - just plug and go, car tells you what is going on and ability to sit in car when charging (MG I am told you can't sit in and charge).
  • App - being able to check charge / pre-heat.
  • Heat pump - I wouldn't have requested before but obvious on a electric car.
  • Climate control - lots of options, but when set up just turn on and forget, especially when app has pre-warmed the car.
  • Emergency call button - hope I won't need it but simple and effective.
  • Boot space - not huge but height means you can fit lots in.
  • Cabin space - the ID.3 is actually quite a large vehicle part of the benefit is the extra interior space.
Lots to get used to and hopefully more to surprise when software fixed.
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TomElleray
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by TomElleray » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:43 pm

Excellent idea for a thread.

Ours is currently at a dealer (hopefully) being fixed and we only had it for a few days before it went away, but we love it!

Speaking as a previous Model S owner, I am hugely impressed with the ID3, especially as it is VW’s first attempt at a ground-up EV.

As others have mentioned, the design and packaging of the vehicle is amazing. We have the very cheapest ID3 it is possible to buy, but the level of equipment, driving experience, range, interior ambience and “fun factor” are excellent.

Even my fiancée, who isn’t remotely interested in cars, loves the ID3.

Can’t wait to get it back and enjoy the experience again.
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Coopear
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Re: What are your best bits?

Post by Coopear » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:06 pm

Whisper quiet cabin - tick
Lights - tick
It’s a lovely drive, it just feels so.... accurate

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