hi does anyone have experience in this model car please,Hubby has got bored of the id 3 1st edition already??? range toys etc
I get mine tomorrow as I’ve come from a 1st Edition only because we rejected that one due to reliability,so I will be able to give a bit more information tomorrow if that helps.hi does anyone have experience in this model car please,Hubby has got bored of the id 3 1st edition already??? range toys etc
what is the HUDHave had my Tour Pro S for a couple of months now. And I'm really liking it - thankfully with no real problems. (Just very minor occasional software 'quirks' - running on the latest version 0792 - the main one being that the headlights setting resets to "driving on the right" whenever the car switches off, so it's necessary to go in and change it back to "on the left" before driving off at night.)
My main reason for going for the Tour was the 77kWh battery, and it's been about right for the way I use the car. That is, mostly local journeys of 20-40 miles a day, but with a couple of journeys a week to town and back (about 200 miles each time). I have a 7.2kW Pod Point home charging point, and am on Octopus Go tariff which gives cheap (5p/kWh) charging for 4 hours a night - allowing topping up of up to about 40% of the battery every night, generally up to the VW-recommended 80% maximum level, and adding about 100 miles range a night on average (120 in summer). My aim was to avoid range anxiety (being a first-time EV owner fresh from a Golf diesel) and to avoid public charging, unless going on longer journeys, because nearby reliable rapids are still a bit scarce round here. I reckon you could easily get over 300 miles range from a full battery at the moment on "A" roads, or over 250 mostly on motorways at 65-70mph.
You do feel the extra battery weight when going round twisty lanes, and there's a bit of extra choppiness on badly patched roads, but it feels nice and nippy on the straights and when getting away from lights around town (much more so than my old 2.0 TDI Golf).
The HUD was the real surprise for me. Didn't think I'd find it too useful, but I found a big benefit (being a bloke of a certain age who needs distance glasses for driving) is that it's easier to read the speed and navigation information in that, because it appears as if "at a distance" on the road in front. Easier and safer for me than constantly focusing back in on the binnacle display behind the steering wheel.
The travel assist is good for making long motorway journeys more relaxing, and for automatically stopping and starting when following the car in front in a crawling traffic jam. On motorways, I do still tend to just use the standard cruise control and steer myself most of the time though.
There are also the 2 extra rear speakers that the 1st doesn't have. But having played around with the "fader" to see what difference they make, I'm not convinced that it's a massive improvement to sound quality when sitting in the front. Possibly a bit more volume, and more "immersive" for music. Not bad, and very clear for vocals, but still not a patch on a proper upgraded hi-fi system with a sub-woofer (like the Dynaudio system I had in my old Golf).
Also, nice seats with the electrical adjustments and massage functions. Good for a bit of de-stressing when stuck in traffic jams or on longer journeys.
In all, I am really pleased with it. But to justify the cost I do think you'd want to be sure that you want the bigger battery, rather than the "toys", which you could get more of anyway with a smaller battery for the same money. Particularly as it doesn't qualify for the Government grant any more - which it still did (just!) when I got mine.
Hard to see but in the picture you linked to it looks like just 2 seats in the rear to me.hes found this one but it says 5 seats and no mention of the HUD
The latest UK spec for the Tour is in this pricelist dated 3rd June - see page 11: https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/files/...df/Brochures/id-3-brochure-pricelist-p11d.pdfhes found this one but it says 5 seats and no mention of the HUD
We test drove an ID4 to go with my wife's ID3. Neither of us liked it so we've now got two ID3s. You are right. Your husband, no doubt very unusually, isn't!too be honest i like our id 3 its edition its range is good for us but he likes the id 4 i dont like them at all the range is great on our id 3 its edition for what we need hes like i wont the id 4 but i dont like them at all hes took me round lots of garages showing me them but nothing convincing to me i just dont like the 4 suv
What about a Tesla Model 3? Lots more gadgets and range.too be honest i like our id 3 its edition its range is good for us but he likes the id 4 i dont like them at all the range is great on our id 3 its edition for what we need hes like i wont the id 4 but i dont like them at all hes took me round lots of garages showing me them but nothing convincing to me i just dont like the 4 suv