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  • Mark Day
    Mark Day

    It's too large for me, I'll take a MINI SE thank you.

    3 giorni fa
  • s w
    s w

    I like it however the boot and the steering rack look flimsy looks like they were about to fall off

    3 giorni fa
  • Jeffry Syam
    Jeffry Syam

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="225">3:45</a> Das Boot ,... LoL, but I love that movie. Anyway, not showing front boot? come on.

    3 giorni fa
  • Luis Guevara
    Luis Guevara

    They should have made this he new golf. The new golf is ugly

    4 giorni fa
  • Sun Lite
    Sun Lite

    Less than thirty 30M. Even the unemployed can afford it. it all comes down to $$$. and maintenance $$$. Maybe I'll save on gas $. ...and I said Maybe. Where will all that electricity come from? Dino powered power plants using fuel from bankrupt oil drillers? I look at all these things but a see a country in turmoil before the CV pandemic. A country that thrives on debt that fewer and fewer can pay and crime controlled by politics.

    6 giorni fa

    🔥🔥 🏁🏁🏁best race ever🏎️🏎️🏎️ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="102">1:42</a> 🖤 👇👇👇👇💕

    6 giorni fa
  • John Walck
    John Walck

    The interior looks like it was designed by Playskool 🤮🤮🤮

    6 giorni fa
  • David Zheng
    David Zheng

    Reviewing a electric vehicle without having the the dashboard screen working is like reviewing a iphone turned off.

    6 giorni fa
  • Hondaru TV
    Hondaru TV

    The people here in the comments had some drugs...

    6 giorni fa
  • Ron Caramel
    Ron Caramel

    Was it really necessary to have that God awful tinkling sound, I won't call it music, running in the background right through this piece?

    9 giorni fa
  • Daniel Diaz
    Daniel Diaz

    A primeira vista non resulta atractivo. E dende logo, despóis de saber cómo engañaron con respecto ás emisións de gases .....xa poden facer o que queiran, que eu NUNCA vou a comprar un vw.

    11 giorni fa
  • Peter P
    Peter P

    How many did they sold already?

    11 giorni fa
  • happy99

    i bet Volkswagen win

    11 giorni fa
  • Anthony Xuereb
    Anthony Xuereb

    Like the car and it can only improve with time but the gear selector is awkward and outdated, can't imagine what they were thinking.

    12 giorni fa

    I would rather buy Renualt Megane 1.5 dci 2015 for 10000 euros

    12 giorni fa
  • longtu01

    Cheap cheap cheap cheap.

    13 giorni fa
  • 159church

    Outside designed by VW inside by Homer Simpson

    16 giorni fa
  • Nigel Weir
    Nigel Weir

    Looks good out side , inside a bit naff , price ? , tech ?? , where is it ?, rumours it has a virus

    16 giorni fa
  • RonSommar

    I would doublecheck if it is not a diesel....

    16 giorni fa
  • Vartan Vartanian
    Vartan Vartanian

    lol i owened 1993 jetta mk2 and then mk5 and mom owned mk6 lol all garbage, using cheap wires be aware that strut spring break i test drove VW adaptive cruis contron and it does not even come no were clost hondas lane assist and adaptive cruis control. I 4 one would not ever get a VW, do ur reseach before u invest ur hard earned money as bc its all cheap materials it drops its resale value much higher percentage than honda

    16 giorni fa
  • Sheng Kai Chou
    Sheng Kai Chou

    Really ugly look😒

    17 giorni fa
  • tehsin hussain
    tehsin hussain

    Am I the only one bothered by white ore grey steering column?

    17 giorni fa
  • Scott Z
    Scott Z

    Most clueless group about EVs.

    17 giorni fa
  • James Revell
    James Revell

    I've own only trucks my whole life. I finally decided I wanted a car and was considering a Golf until I discovered that Volkswagen nolonger sales the 2 door hatchback version in the US. Then I heard about the id 3 and got really excited. Sad to say, as far as I know there is not going to be a 2 door hatchback version of the id 3 either. After this video I don't feel so bad. I hate the wheels and the interior. All the new cars and even trucks are 4 door nowadays. I hope this trend ends soon or I'll have to keep my.

    17 giorni fa
  • mair johnson
    mair johnson

    You fool this is designed to help the planet. Not for you to burn petrol in another way . Embrace change dinosaurs please please adjust your expectations. Sent from my bath.

    17 giorni fa
  • Hoika - Foto & Technik
    Hoika - Foto & Technik

    I am splited- I like the sideview but there is kinda sth wrong with the front - the bright Interieure looks like made for hospital

    18 giorni fa
  • theycallmezol

    A performance electric car would be nice like a fully electric golf R.

    18 giorni fa
  • BlackGold3000

    Sheesh you learn to respect tesla more and more. 😅🤭

    18 giorni fa
  • kevinmsft

    The brand new platform looks really solid... I suspect it will be a success. Super long wheel base, spacious interior.

    18 giorni fa
  • Leon Canetti
    Leon Canetti

    I love this car

    18 giorni fa
  • Igor Engelen
    Igor Engelen

    like from the back is ok, look from the side is ok, look from the front is rather weird.

    18 giorni fa
  • FOLD PAPER INꓘ. mike
    FOLD PAPER INꓘ. mike


    19 giorni fa
  • bukakegod

    When I see VW I think or the Turbo Diesels that were eco friendly. Go green dubs!

    19 giorni fa
  • Tanasij Penko
    Tanasij Penko

    holy crap its ugly inside

    20 giorni fa
  • ShaolinDreams

    I go with what most people are saying.. Outside looks cool, inside looks tacky. Fix the inside and if the reliability is on point.. this EV looks like a winner.

    20 giorni fa
  • Abin George
    Abin George

    Makes absolutely no sense why VW isn't going to bring this to North America...pretty dumb move tbh

    20 giorni fa
  • Richard Wright
    Richard Wright

    Jack, how tall are you? It's really a valid question when you talk about room.

    20 giorni fa
  • Vladimir Simic
    Vladimir Simic

    Touchscreen works but it doesn't have a working software, it looks nice but does not play

    20 giorni fa
  • 35627819028353729-4984653

    Wont be long until the UK government convinces everyone to buy electric cars and then they will massively increase the price of electricity. Just like they did with diesel

    20 giorni fa

    Hate VW but i think this changes

    21 giorno fa
  • Jakob Schulze
    Jakob Schulze

    I like it though, but be a bit more critical in the next review, and show a bit more of the car :D

    22 giorni fa
  • Tesla Trevor
    Tesla Trevor

    Shut up Volkswagen and get on with it .... this video 6 months old still no product .... 85 years ago Germany were much quicker at getting cars into production...

    22 giorni fa
  • M. Fender
    M. Fender

    Great design!

    22 giorni fa
  • Raja

    I'm sure that when it lands in the USA, it will cost $40,000. The Special Edition with a 420 Kilometer (about 260 mile) range will likely cost $50,000. Thank you but no thank you, I'd rather spend more and get a Tesla. On a long distance drive, it is bad enough that we spend almost an hour charging up our Tesla, so without a supercharger, I imagine it will take 2 hours to charge up this VW.

    22 giorni fa
  • S. M.
    S. M.

    WW id.3 base - 24.000euro...

    23 giorni fa
  • altar7

    Silly pattern in the front instead of a grill, like the Kona...

    23 giorni fa
  • Xolerys

    Please sell it in the US 🥺

    23 giorni fa
  • Dusty Rains
    Dusty Rains

    This is not a great time to be in the oil business.

    23 giorni fa
  • Aiden Hopkins
    Aiden Hopkins

    The interior needs some work. The colors just don’t match for me. The exterior though, is absolutely great. I love the outside

    23 giorni fa
  • coachJ39

    that interior reminds me of a hospital. it needs a redesign and its not even out yet

    24 giorni fa
  • Steamcleana _
    Steamcleana _

    This presenters shit

    24 giorni fa
  • Sree Ram
    Sree Ram

    When Tesla has already launched stylish luxury EVs with the best ever performance, best ever security, great mileage, charging network and autonomous driving, VW has released a prototype for an average EV. What else to say!

    24 giorni fa
  • Brandur Hansen
    Brandur Hansen

    The cheap tesla model 3 is 67500 dollars where i live. And its an ugly sedan. Looks like mazda 6 from 2007. I dont understand why people keep trash talking other cars. Tesla is a luxury brand. You cant compere bugatti to a toyota its price and what you need at the end of the day. I dont like the looks of the tesla cars. i know about there bad service and spare parts non existing and below par paint jobs and alignments. You buy a new expensive car and the first thing you have to do is put a protective film on it. come on guys stop pretending that all is well with tesla

    6 giorni fa
  • Jim Heeren
    Jim Heeren

    Sree Ram for only 30.000€ and with lots more space then a model 3. Seems like a good deal to me

    22 giorni fa
  • Elmo

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="225">3:45</a> whats wrong with that boot lid? :DD

    24 giorni fa
  • penq111

    riped of the bmw i3 gear selector

    25 giorni fa
  • Anonymná hyena
    Anonymná hyena

    I hate the interior, no classic VW interfaces e.g. buttons for air conditioning radio and other things. I love my 2007 VW, because there is no touch screen. I love good old buttons, because you can use them without looking on them. With buttons you can drive safely, looking on the road while touching the button.

    26 giorni fa
  • Reakted

    You look so small beside the car

    26 giorni fa
  • David Rumming
    David Rumming

    Is this a replacement for the golf and golf E?

    27 giorni fa
  • Jaap Vogelvlught
    Jaap Vogelvlught

    VW has a big problem with the first edition of the ID.3, because the software doesn't work as it should and so about 10.000 to 20.000 first edition models will be parked for the time being en VW wil consentrate on the second wave with better of "up-dated" software, but the release to the public for sail will be posponed to a later moment! This all gives little confidence to the safety and reliability of this complete new car, made a better idea fot the time being to buy a Tesla, which is also not perfect but works and is and sold allready more than a million peices or buy a Hybride of Toyota who have already over 15 years of experience and are very very safe and don't have hidden problems!

    27 giorni fa
  • Hovis Hill
    Hovis Hill

    Car looks very bland and the interior looks cheap, now a VW in my eyes. For some very strange reason, Vw has decided not to include a battery pre-conditioner, no electric car should be without one, as cold weather kills battery range.

    28 giorni fa
  • Brandur Hansen
    Brandur Hansen

    I dont know why people slate the looks of the car. I think its a good looking car. Everybody keeps talking about tesla. Tesla model 3 looks like a 2009 mazda 6, old and outdated

    29 giorni fa
  • fabulousprofound

    Is vw trustworthy again? I’m in North America and the dieselgate scandal doesn’t seem to go away. I worry that vw execs is rushing these ev models into production too soon because of this...

    29 giorni fa
  • Fred Wouters
    Fred Wouters

    Why is the dash in a electric car always so ugly?

    29 giorni fa
  • Johan Andersson
    Johan Andersson

    😍😍😍 I want it!

    Mese fa
  • david g
    david g

    Anyone seen my Spectrum ZX80, oh someone glued it to a golf

    Mese fa
  • Marcus Aurelini
    Marcus Aurelini

    You cant buy a VOLKSWAGEN nowadayz after all EVIL they did to the world. Ya, they even receive money from the german government because THEY ARE AN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED COMPANY - The German state even holds 20 % of VW. Is that a fair market competition - no it isn´t ! Imagine the U.S. Govenrnment supports TESLA by using American Taxes ??? Not good ?? Right !!!

    Mese fa
  • David Janik
    David Janik

    Inside the car it looks very bad,.... Look Very cheap.

    Mese fa
  • Milosh P
    Milosh P

    wow, so many design changes. Play/pause button for gas, different gear changer. Amazing. Electric truly means many changes and big players are recognizing it first.

    Mese fa
  • Luie Dalmasy
    Luie Dalmasy

    That inside is horrible

    Mese fa
  • Leky9

    VW has software problems with the car

    Mese fa
  • Obi Juan
    Obi Juan

    I wouldn’t buy a VW today with your money.

    Mese fa
  • Paul Fletcher
    Paul Fletcher

    YES. The most exciting part of the EV market is the affordable end. Making it TODAY and not the future. It's time. ID.3 isn't perfect, but I like it.

    Mese fa
  • Serhan Sevim
    Serhan Sevim

    The only vw which can pass the emission test.

    Mese fa
  • sirkastic

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="135">2:15</a> This is not a big question for me. I think you should move your target demographic for this video to more people than just the reviewer

    Mese fa
  • Didier Lemoine
    Didier Lemoine

    and the new EV Citroen C4 is coming !

    Mese fa
  • Didier Lemoine
    Didier Lemoine

    no ID3 before 2021

    Mese fa
  • Maqbool Fida
    Maqbool Fida

    Would have helped if they drove the car!

    Mese fa
  • Dodo M
    Dodo M

    Holly crap, look at those plastic panels on the steering column! Even Dacia has better fit and finish

    Mese fa
  • George Khumalo
    George Khumalo

    looks nothing like the "futuristic" concept car. Interior looks absolutely terrible, VW screwed us over with this one.

    Mese fa
  • Dinesh Kumar
    Dinesh Kumar

    Wat an ugly toy car. no chance next to a Tesla. This is the Nokia moment for German cars.

    Mese fa
  • Brad Wolf
    Brad Wolf

    I own Volkswagon. - Eugene Kwok

    Mese fa