TheGRP wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 27, 2023 10:28 am
Well said TheBornIdentity,
Couldn't have described the daily issues any better. Possibly adding the volume issues, the never works more than once reduce music volume when opening drivers door
, the random defaulting of rear PDC sensors.
In principle we should just sit in the car, press brake and engage drive, then go (quick right!), BUT NO, its sit, wait for screen, and wait for the screen.... to then get me to agree its me (the only driver profile registered), then scroll pages to check ACC is actually still set to my preferred settings ie on!, (when she goes off it often includes turning V2X off, so that's a few clicks to sort out) then choose my preferred drive mode, then engage drive. Occasionally we don't even get the welcome screen, so that means turn off and turn on again. By which time in my previous car I'd be 1 mile down the road.
What gets me is no other product brand ie Apple with the phones or LG TV's would be brought to market or stay in production with ongoing issues in their operating systems, ie turn TV on and it might remember your tuning channels, or iPhone doesn't remember contacts etc, yet VAG think what we have is acceptable.
Even more, how the hell did they get safety / type approval to sell right hand drive cars with left hand drive wipers!, surely it's a safety issue? Every time you use the wipers be it a quick wash wipe or clean morning dew your left with a line of residue water perfectly in the drivers view. My understanding is anything in the drivers eye view is illegal ie cracks in windscreens, placing items onto the screen such as sat naps, phone holders all have to be away from the main viewing area. Is there a legal claim for not being fit for purpose?
The car is a clone of the ID3, which has been out long enough to have passed the teething stage, the Born should be a far more polished product.
I recently drove my sons Kona Electric, which had a far more intuitive and quicker Sat nav, buttons for most functions, much sharper brakes, equally if not quicker acceleration response, better miles/kwh, a softer ride but that could be the larger tyre walls on 18" rims, definitely more tyre noise inside, but a nice car. His App has never had an issue in 7 months, he can lock and unlock the car via the App. So come on VAG its not rocket science.
I'm going to demo some others over the next few months, then unless these Born issues are resolved I'll be cutting my loses and switching brands, most likely to the Chinese / Koreans.