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  1. how to drive away quickly from junction

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Recently bought 2nd hand GTE. It's in good condition. But I'm having problems driving away quickly from stationary, eg at a busy junction. This is my first ev and my first automatic. I'm really struggling with the lack of feeling connected with the engine. I get reasonable acceleration once...
  2. Waiting for the kick down to kick in? GTE (2016)

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    So for a few weeks now me and my family stepped away from manual cars and towards two automatics. Not because of the same reasons though. I noticed on the driveway of the highways that there seems to be a long pause before getting the full engine power. Accelerating from 50 km/h to 130 km/h on...
  3. GTE Actual Performance

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi guys, Thinking of maybe buying a nearly new GTE. My heart is telling me to go for it, but my head is saying they are expensive and I could get a "premium" brand for the same money - although the GTE comes with a lot of features that bump the price of a similarly specced "premium" brand WAY...
  4. Unexpected, very powerful, acceleration surge BMWi3 UK

    BMW i3
    In October 2016, my partner and I purchased a new BMWi3, without the range extender. We understand we were one of the first buyers of this updated i3 in the U.K. Since then, in January 2017 (my partner driving) and again in April 2017 (when I was driving) we have had two accidents, both caused...
  5. Roll back on hills

    Audi A3 e-tron
    I've had a weird experience that i can re-produce, and i'm wondering if other etron owners have experienced. Stop on a steep hill, and long enough for the engine to shut off. Then, when starting back up, press the accelerator while still pushing on the break, the car will get NO acceleration...
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