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Definitely 5 stars overall
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Richard Zimmer
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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A comment about each of the two single-star reviews from other owners: 1. If the software to time the charging is spotty, then simply make it a pattern to check on the car once during the night to ensure it is charging. Make it a routine, just like taking the dog or cat outside. While having to drive the car without heat in 45F is chilly, it is definitely not "freezing". Have you noticed the many electric car reviews (of any make) in the winter, the driver is bundled up? 2. For the owner who moved from California to Georgia: Yes, the dealer should have mentioned that VW dealers in GA cannot service the car, but that should be a negative rating on the dealer and not on the car itself. Anyway, the maintenance on E-Golf is pretty much limited to tire rotations, 12-volt battery check, windshield wash fluid fill, and other things which you or your local mechanic can do, and don't worry about violating warranty. I really think VW dealers' service of E-Golfs are just money makers to pad their own pockets - - there's no oil to change, no spark plugs, no radiator. Brakes last twice as long. And yet they charge more than they would charge for regular Golf maintenance.


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155 MILE RANGE!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Scot
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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I have been driving my 2017 VW Egolf for a month now and its amazing, I work in the service dept at a major VW dealership, the 17 is a now brainer, 50% plus more range than the 16, amazing pick up and regen. infotainment system is update and perfect


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Great little car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Peter C.
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Drives great. Good handling. Gas saver. Most suitable for driving around town. Only complaint is that during braking, I hear some clicking noise. Not sure if that's normal or not.


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Fantastic solid made in Germany car.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By thierry nedellec
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Great value. Comfort, economical, feels very solid. Incredible acceleration. Great visibility. Nice sound system.


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Super fun ride! You'll hate gas cars driving this
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By R. Sturtevant
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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VW designed the eGolf to be nearly identical to the gas version of the car. It's not a cheap feeling, light vehicle that drives like a shopping cart as some e-Cars are. 0 to 30 mph it has greater acceleration than the GTI. That seems like an odd benchmark, but when you think of how many times you pull out of an intersection to oncoming traffic that quick burst of power gives you a great sense of driving confidence. Handling is superb. The entertainment system and driver controls are nicely configured. I get over 100 miles on a charge in warm weather going less than highway speeds. In cold weather with lots of highways this can drop considerably to say 70 miles per charge. It works great for me give my commute is less than 50 miles per day. I hear that the 2018 model will add about 30% to the range. That's good, but for me I find that most of my driving is well within the range of this car. Still I think VW will need to compete with other electrics that promise 200+ miles. Overall it's just a really fun car to drive and has given me no problems in 2 years. I'm thinking of buying it when the lease ends next year.


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