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Ive had my egolf 2 years now and despite newer and shinier cars coming out I still love it! Anyone else still love their egolfs and plan on keeping them for a very long time?
 

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Me too!

I bought mine on PCP just over a year ago now, simply because I wanted to be sure that I could just hand it back 4 years later if I didn't get on with it or it became "old technology". Well, a year later I have paid off the PCP. I don't care whether or not it's obsolete in 3 years time, or whether the range has dropped a bit. It does exactly what we need easily and I cannot see us changing it.

And at the end of the day, it's a Golf, what's not to like?
 

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Had mine a little over 2 years and have been very tempted to sell up and take advantage of
the fact that, with the discount I got when bought, it has barely depreciated in those 2 years and there are some good lease deals around at the moment. But can't get round the fact that the car still does what I need it to do and will likely for some time yet. Thinking I will probably just extend the warranty for piece of mind and continue to enjoy the quality drive. Not sure if I would extend the Carnet service though?
 

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Had it over two and half years. Still love it. Only thing is I wish it had a bit more range for when I go out and about in the Highlands, where charging infrastructure isn't quite up to scratch yet. For day to day use it's perfect.

I keep being tempted by an ID.3 but find the Golf is just a nicer place to be.

I will extend my Carnet subscription because remotely triggering the car to defrost/preheat is absolutely the bees knees. I also use it to monitor the state of charge while I'm in a cosy cafe and the car's on a rapid. The ID 3 we connect app is way better than the original for both these uses.
 

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remotely triggering the car to defrost/preheat is absolutely the bees knees
I agree, however I could probably live without this, as for the most part I just set the timer in the car the night before. I guess my decision to renew the subscription will depend on how much they want to charge me when the time comes.
 

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I agree, however I could probably live without this, as for the most part I just set the timer in the car the night before. I guess my decision to renew the subscription will depend on how much they want to charge me when the time comes.
Timer in the car works well for the morning. But not for leaving work in the evening/overnight, or when you're sitting in the car on a rapid or getting the car cooled down in summer before mum gets in it...

I want the Security and Service Plus pack, which is £55 for one year or £85 for two years. Its got air conditioning, charging control, departure times, driving data, vehicle status, parking position and a bunch of other stuff I don't use.

The one I really can't justify is the maps and online POI one which is £70/yr or £120 for two years. I like map updates and being able to plan a route online then send it to the car. And the traffic info is occasionally useful. But it's not £70 useful when I could just start using Google maps more often.
 

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I could probably stretch to £85 for the added convenience I think.

I use Android Auto every time I get in the car and have barely used the car navigation in 2 years, so I definitely won't be renewing the map subscription.

Anyone looked into VW extended warranties?
 

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I keep being tempted by an ID.3 but find the Golf is just a nicer place to be.
Exactly this. Golf is so much nicer inside than the ID3. The extra range is the only thing im really envious of
 
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It is a nice place to be, and I'm very happy with how both interior and exterior have held up over the last couple of years with everything that gets thrown at it!
I have not experienced either first hand, but from what I have read, build quality on both Golf Mk8 and ID3, do not match that of the Golf Mk7/7.5.

Hopefully this will keep residuals strong, another reason to hold on to it.
 

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We're keeping our Golf as well. Its a long term car for us and one that might just get handed down if it doesn't get expensive to maintain. If I buy an ID3 the Golf will stay as its a perfect second car. The only reason I'm tempted by the ID3 prices at the moment is the range, but we don't want to sell the Golf.

We went back to the second car running on petrol this summer. If the Golf had a 50kWh battery then it would work as our main car and we would have a Zoe or similar as our second car but at 30kWh or less now it's not great for anything over 90 miles at 60-65 mph this time of year.
 

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I have not experienced either first hand, but from what I have read, build quality on both Golf Mk8 and ID3, do not match that of the Golf Mk7/7.5.
I had a Mk8 golf as a courtesy car for a day. It is a definite downgrade in quality from 7.5. I didnt like it at all.
 

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If the Golf had a 50kWh battery then it would work as our main car and we would have a Zoe or similar as our second car but at 30kWh or less now it's not great for anything over 90 miles at 60-65 mph this time of year.
Yep, absolutely. About 50kWh would work well. I'm a single car household.

Currently I seem to be averaging about 100 miles on a full charge. But that's with proper winter tyres, temperatures generally between -3 and +5 and damp or wet roads most of the time. I'd love to know what my useable capacity is now.
 

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I use Android Auto every time I get in the car and have barely used the car navigation in 2 years, so I definitely won't be renewing the map subscription.

Anyone looked into VW extended warranties?
Android Auto is on most of the time I'm in the car, but I like having the map on the digital dash, so I do use the built in navigation.

I've never even considered an extended warranty for a car before, but I guess it could get very expensive if it develops problems 🤔
Anyone wanna sell me some pros and cons? Or any experience of how well VW behave with warranty claims.
 

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but I guess it could get very expensive if it develops problems 🤔
Yes, my main concern really. Although, given the battery is covered for 8 years, it's the other significant parts that need consideration, motor, inverter and charger etc.
 

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This definitely looks a whole lot better than the Lightning McQueen looking front of the ID3

I am 12 months into a 48 mth HP. I intend keeping my Mk7.5 for longer than the finance period. I would seriously consider a battery extension or swap if a company was offering this in 3 yrs time. Like a lot of others, I prefer the mk7.7 quality and looks but wish it had an extra 30-50 miles

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Currently I seem to be averaging about 100 miles on a full charge. But that's with proper winter tyres, temperatures generally between -3 and +5 and damp or wet roads most of the time. I'd love to know what my useable capacity is now.
I have a twice weekly commute of 90 miles and I have to drive at 60 or less to have more than 10-15 miles left. I have cross climates and it's been above freezing so far this year, sometimes only just above.

I could post my obdeleven plug in to you to try if you want to see how your battery is doing, but won't be great readings in the winter. Maybe try in the summer?

I think I'll have bought an ID3 before the end of the year, and mostly because of this run. Still keeping the Golf.
 

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I have a twice weekly commute of 90 miles and I have to drive at 60 or less to have more than 10-15 miles left. I have cross climates and it's been above freezing so far this year, sometimes only just above.

I could post my obdeleven plug in to you to try if you want to see how your battery is doing, but won't be great readings in the winter. Maybe try in the summer?

I think I'll have bought an ID3 before the end of the year, and mostly because of this run. Still keeping the Golf.
Thank you for the offer @Woodulike, but as you say probably not going to get particularly accurate readings this time of year. I suspect I'll be somewhere in the vicinity of the dealer in spring, so will try to remember to ask them then.

I'm going to revise my "only getting 100 miles on a charge" comment. I barely get that when I'm commuting to and from work. The trip home is very energy intensive (Once when the rapids were both busy and I decided to wing it I managed to go from 13% to 2% in seven miles. Going at about 35mph up the 70mph dual carriageway in eco+ with the heating off. Never, ever again)

Been on some longer runs this week and it's looking better. Using some data from today, since it's in front of me while I'm sat charging in Aviemore, I look to be averaging about 110 - 115 miles over 120 miles today. Initially wet roads about 2 degrees, latterly between -2 and -7 on snow and wet roads. I have a heat pump. So actually, not bad.
 
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