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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:41 pm 
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schleppy wrote:
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What is your guess-o-meter reading for range on a full charge these days, vs what you are actually getting?


Haven't done too many long drives since the weather improved, but most days I'm seeing 84 miles and I'm getting around that. If it's warmer and I don't have the HVAC on I'm seeing 92.

Edit: It's 75 today (first time since I have owned the e-Golf), and now I'm seeing 105 miles. We'll see!


105 miles on the GOM is doing quite well, at that temperature, all things considered. It will do a little better at 82 to 84F if you can barely crack the windows while driving, and keep the fan and AC off. Maybe 110 to 112. The battery like the higher temps slightly, and the air is less resistance, the warmer it gets, as well as the whole drive train gets up to operating temps a whole lot quicker when in the low 80's . Just a whole bunch of cumulative little things that add up to more range. This is my second spring that I've observed the same as you, albeit about a month earlier here in So Cal.

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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:21 am 
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Annual maintenance is free for 2015's, but not for 2016 e-Golf. However most of the VW salesguys did not know about that when they started selling the 2016 and gave out information that annual maintenance is free also. VW did a poor job training their salesguys when the 2016 came out.


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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:46 am 
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I just got my 20k service and was also surprised to see that it was free. They gave me an estimate for about $100, but then when it was done it turned out to be free. So it seems like (as usual with the eGolf), they don't really know what's going on.


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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:25 pm 
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2015 or 2016 and which model?

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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:35 am 
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I was charged $280 for the 20K service, before a 15% discount for being a Costco member, at Power VW in Corvallis, Ore. Has anyone else been charged for the service?


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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:27 am 
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jack8trades wrote:
I was charged $280 for the 20K service, before a 15% discount for being a Costco member, at Power VW in Corvallis, Ore. Has anyone else been charged for the service?


I would never take my VW in for a paid service, ever. A free service, maybe. Get your tires rotated and windshield washer fluid filled up elsewhere. Rare need to check the brakes, regen does most the braking for you. I don't believe anyone other than you has paid that much for a 20k service. They might change the cabin air filter at 20k, but that's not an absolute necessity, unless all you do is drive dirt and gravel roads, which is silly, the e-Golf is meant for in City street and Blvd driving, not rural country roads, highways or freeways, althought that's what many around here try to use it for, wasting their energy trying to drive fast in HOV lanes pushing air out of the way, and wondering why they can only get 75 to 80 miles on a charge, while I easily see 100 to 110 mile with buffer, driving it as it should be 35 to 45 mph max on the streets and Blvds in urban big city traffic.

VW is trying to tell you something by offering 7500 to 10,000 mile per year leases, as to intended usage and annual mileage that they designed for and envisioned the car and battery being used for as "normal".

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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:35 pm 
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..which is silly, the e-Golf is meant for in City street and Blvd driving, not rural country roads, highways or freeways, althought that's what many around here try to use it for, wasting their energy trying to drive fast in HOV lanes pushing air out of the way, and wondering why they can only get 75 to 80 miles on a charge, while I easily see 100 to 110 mile with buffer, driving it as it should be 35 to 45 mph max on the streets and Blvds in urban big city traffic.

VW is trying to tell you something by offering 7500 to 10,000 mile per year leases, as to intended usage and annual mileage that they designed for and envisioned the car and battery being used for as "normal".


Drive mine every day on rural country roads and highways and I see 80-110 miles per charge in all weather. Just because others don't drive like you or utilize the same type of roads as you do with their e-Golf doesn't make it wrong. I have a 66 mile round trip daily and I average 54 MPH, get 4.4 Mkwh average. Works just fine for me. I think those that drive faster know the consequences to their charge, why do you have to lash out at them? I don't get it??? Did the VW engineers reach out to you and tell you the e-Golf was meant for city driving only and it pisses you off to see them being driven elsewhere? I have driven 10K petrol free miles since first acquiring my car 4 months ago; first drive Jan 22, 2017. At that rate, I will put over 30K on it this year. Maybe closer to 40K as my round trip commute will be extended another 34 miles soon. Sorry JoulesThief-sorry VW, I apologize for misusing your car. Come confiscate my car now before the word gets out. Seriously JoulesThief-lighten up.

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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 6:37 am 
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95GLX wrote:
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jack8trades wrote:
..which is silly, the e-Golf is meant for in City street and Blvd driving, not rural country roads, highways or freeways, althought that's what many around here try to use it for, wasting their energy trying to drive fast in HOV lanes pushing air out of the way, and wondering why they can only get 75 to 80 miles on a charge, while I easily see 100 to 110 mile with buffer, driving it as it should be 35 to 45 mph max on the streets and Blvds in urban big city traffic.

VW is trying to tell you something by offering 7500 to 10,000 mile per year leases, as to intended usage and annual mileage that they designed for and envisioned the car and battery being used for as "normal".


Drive mine every day on rural country roads and highways and I see 80-110 miles per charge in all weather. Just because others don't drive like you or utilize the same type of roads as you do with their e-Golf doesn't make it wrong. I have a 66 mile round trip daily and I average 54 MPH, get 4.4 Mkwh average. Works just fine for me. I think those that drive faster know the consequences to their charge, why do you have to lash out at them? I don't get it??? Did the VW engineers reach out to you and tell you the e-Golf was meant for city driving only and it pisses you off to see them being driven elsewhere? I have driven 10K petrol free miles since first acquiring my car 4 months ago; first drive Jan 22, 2017. At that rate, I will put over 30K on it this year. Maybe closer to 40K as my round trip commute will be extended another 34 miles soon. Sorry JoulesThief-sorry VW, I apologize for misusing your car. Come confiscate my car now before the word gets out. Seriously JoulesThief-lighten up.

The way joules posts, he's an ex engineer for VW (Or a current one) who specializes in Manual writting and Battery engineering.

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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:03 am 
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95GLX wrote:
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..which is silly, the e-Golf is meant for in City street and Blvd driving, not rural country roads, highways or freeways, althought that's what many around here try to use it for, wasting their energy trying to drive fast in HOV lanes pushing air out of the way, and wondering why they can only get 75 to 80 miles on a charge, while I easily see 100 to 110 mile with buffer, driving it as it should be 35 to 45 mph max on the streets and Blvds in urban big city traffic.

VW is trying to tell you something by offering 7500 to 10,000 mile per year leases, as to intended usage and annual mileage that they designed for and envisioned the car and battery being used for as "normal".


Drive mine every day on rural country roads and highways and I see 80-110 miles per charge in all weather. Just because others don't drive like you or utilize the same type of roads as you do with their e-Golf doesn't make it wrong. I have a 66 mile round trip daily and I average 54 MPH, get 4.4 Mkwh average. Works just fine for me. I think those that drive faster know the consequences to their charge, why do you have to lash out at them? I don't get it??? Did the VW engineers reach out to you and tell you the e-Golf was meant for city driving only and it pisses you off to see them being driven elsewhere? I have driven 10K petrol free miles since first acquiring my car 4 months ago; first drive Jan 22, 2017. At that rate, I will put over 30K on it this year. Maybe closer to 40K as my round trip commute will be extended another 34 miles soon. Sorry JoulesThief-sorry VW, I apologize for misusing your car. Come confiscate my car now before the word gets out. Seriously JoulesThief-lighten up.


It works fine for you now. Your e-Golf battery will soon be a "beater" in 3 or 4 years of it's lifetime. VW is betting on that battery to just barely squeak to making it out of warranty before you need a new one to increase the cars range back to normal. But what do I know.

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 Post subject: Re: 20K Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:14 am 
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jack8trades wrote:
I was charged $280 for the 20K service, before a 15% discount for being a Costco member, at Power VW in Corvallis, Ore. Has anyone else been charged for the service?

I should have mentioned that when I scheduled the service online, the estimated charge was for the cabin filter only at $60. $280 was a big surprise. I plan to call other dealers to see what they charge, and possibly VW itself.


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