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Volkswagen e-Golf pros and cons


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    It’s a Golf, just electrified ⚡️ 9.4

    owner review of Volkswagen e-Golf 2019

    • Reliability. Like any other Golf, well engineered and with excellent build quality.

    • Reliability. 18 months on, I’ve only replaced a squeaky wiper blade.

    • Economy. Using Octopus Energy Go it costs 1p per mile to run this car. Average consumption is around 4.5 miles per kw/h

    • Performance. Three modes, best described as,

      Normal- Sport. Fast off the line, handles like it’s on rails, top speed around 95 mph. 120 miles average range.

      Eco- Normal . Fast enough for normal driving, motor power is restricted so slightly softer acceleration and 60 mph top speed. Kick down overrides this to get you out of trouble if required. 140 miles average range.

      Eco+ - Apollo13 mode. Softer acceleration, sedate performance. Heating and climate control restricted. Absolutely fine

    • Practicality. A “normal” 5 door hatchback with the versatility that design brings. Comfortable seating for 5, fold down/split seats. None of the quirks of many newer ev’s. Drives like an automatic Golf.

    • Noise. There isn’t any.

    • Specifications. Little extras such as LED day lights, headlamps, indicators, number plate lights and the infotainment system with ApplePlay support make the EGolf feel a little special. 

    • No standard spec reversing camera. 

    • Range. By the standards of 2021 electric vehicles the 120 -150 mile range can be restrictive on long journeys. This is more due to the state of the public charging infrastructure though. 

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