Traded in our Model Y for 2019 e-Golf. Omg I didn’t realize how much I missed physical buttons.

Traded in our Model Y for 2019 e-Golf. Omg I didn’t realize how much I missed physical buttons.

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Traded in our Model Y for 2019 e-Golf. Omg I didn’t realize how much I missed physical buttons.



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26 thoughts on “Traded in our Model Y for 2019 e-Golf. Omg I didn’t realize how much I missed physical buttons.

  1. The charge port on my egolf was weirdly too tight. I couldn’t fit half the J1772 cords in it without flexing the whole port and pushing the car.

    Also I didn’t like that it didn’t give me a battery percentage.

  2. I had a 2017 eGolf for a few years and put around 18k miles on it. Cheap AF lease at $133/mo after I put $7k down (traded in a 2012 Mazda3). Great little car. It had just enough miles to drive me to SF and back if I was light on the accelerator. If not for the range, I probably would have kept it. Drove well, had excellent creature comforts, great seats, etc.

  3. I’ve been in fancy vehicles so I completely understand how refreshing it is to be in something basic with no-nonsense controls. It’s like driving a car again as opposed to using a cell phone that happens to take you to work.

  4. It has terrible range by any modern standards of EV, but damn, it felt like such a well built car. I miss our 2015 eGold a lot.

    We were so happy to discover that we could just coast in the Hyundai Kona electric (that we now have) like we could in the eGolf.

  5. This is why I didn’t get a model y and opted for a mustang Mach e. More physical controls. I kind of hate the current UI for Tesla too. The human factors engineering for Tesla is kind of awful. For the record my husband has a model 3.

  6. Absolutely love the e-Golf! Everything has been fantastic on ours besides the subpar range, but we don’t road trip it a lot so it’s not a big issue, but when we road trip it we always are able to figure it out. It’s an awesome car enjoy it!

  7. I kinda feel the same way with the Mini. The button selection and quality of everything you touch rivals anything I’ve driven.

    Problem is I end up interacting with the screen so much anyway with CarPlay.

    They should have designed some assignable macro buttons that manufacturers could have adopted along with the “push to speak” button.

  8. I bought a 2017 eGolf and I really like it. It feels quick and fun to drive. Pre-pandemic, I used to drive it regularly from LA to San Diego. It works well if I can stop at a DC fast charger halfway down. I could do it without stopping but I’d have to draft off big rigs to do so. Anyway, it’s been a surprisingly great car. With all the rebates, it was basically free at current resell value.

    As a 50 year senior executive, I do feel like I should be in something in a more luxury segment, but I enjoy how low-stress the eGolf is. Fun fact: eGolfs are manufactured in Germany not Mexico like other Golfs in North America.

  9. Boy will you hate the ID.3.

    But seriously, the lack of physical buttons is one of my prime reasons to exclude a car from consideration. Which is why both Teslas and VWs weren’t on my list when I was in the market for a new EV. Settled on a Renault Megane and it’s probably one of the best cars I’ve ever driven.

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