shifafah
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Buying a 2017 e-Golf, 1st EV, need advice!

Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:59 am

Hello,

I'm purchasing a used e-Golf, 2017 SE, 22,600 miles, with the DC Quick Charging Package installed. This is my first EV so I'm gathering information like crazy! I take delivery next week, then will have 7 days to decide if I'm keeping it (Carvana).

What should I be sure to check?

TIA for all suggestions!

f1geek
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Re: Buying a 2017 e-Golf, 1st EV, need advice!

Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:09 am

Congrats! EV specific things I would check:

Does the included L1 charging station (granny cable) work?
Verify L2 AC charging and DCFC charging works.
Verify the e-manger enables delayed charging.
Reset the "extended trip" (forgot exact wording) stats, charge to 100% and drive the car down to 10% SoC to estimate usable battery capacity.
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior

shifafah
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Re: Buying a 2017 e-Golf, 1st EV, need advice!

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:09 am

Thanks! I will check all these.

Once I've estimated the usable battery capacity - what do you consider to be an acceptable level for a 2017?

f1geek
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Re: Buying a 2017 e-Golf, 1st EV, need advice!

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:38 am

30 +/- 1 kWh usable
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior


2016golfse
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Re: Buying a 2017 e-Golf, 1st EV, need advice!

Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:23 pm

Before you reset the "extended trip", take a look at the mi/kwh (higher the better), average speed, and distance traveled data. It will give you a clue as to the driving conditions and aggressiveness of the previous owner.
2019 e-Golf SE, Pure White w/ DAP and deAutoLED H7RC HID's
2016 e-Golf SE, Pure White w/ Ed's Golf R Replica HID's (SOLD)

shifafah
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Re: Buying a 2017 e-Golf, 1st EV, need advice!

Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:38 pm

Thanks, I'll take a look.

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