Used Volkswagen ID3 cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Volkswagen ID3 cars for sale. Every second hand Volkswagen ID3 has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Volkswagen ID3 cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

See our range of used VW ID3 cars for sale

How buying a used car through carwow works

Find a car

Use carwow to browse and compare used vehicles, advertised by a network of trusted dealers. You can search by make and model, or apply filters to find the perfect car for you.

Contact the dealer

Once you’ve found a car you’d like to buy, you can contact the dealer to arrange the next steps, whether that’s asking a question or taking it for a test drive.

Buy the car

When you’re happy to buy, you can do so at a fixed price, safe in the knowledge all models sold through carwow are mechanically checked and come with a warranty.

Used Volkswagen ID3 pros and cons

+ Spacious interior

+ Relaxing, comfortable drive

+ Decent range and charge speeds

- Interior feels cheap

- Annoying quirky switchgear

- Glitchy software

Is a used Volkswagen ID3 a good car?

The Volkswagen ID3 is an electric hatchback with a range of almost 340 miles, is available with three different battery packs and has power outputs ranging from 145hp to 204hp. 

The car's design is unique and funky, with a minimalist cabin that features a large 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit and a smaller digital instrument display. The ID3 is spacious, with a good-sized boot and various storage cubbies, but the interior is let down by the basic quality of some of the materials and the infotainment can be fiddly to use with annoying touch-sensitive buttons.

The car handles well with good grip levels, accurate steering, and plenty of safety features as standard. 

Although the ID3 faces stiff competition from other popular electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia e-Niro, its Tesla-rivalling range and distinctive design make it a strong contender in the market.

What to look for when buying a second hand Volkswagen ID3

The Volkswagen ID3 has faced some reliability concerns since its launch. The main issue reported by owners is related to the car's software system, which has caused problems with the infotainment unit, driver displays, and charging system. 

This mostly affected early cars though, and Volkswagen rolled out major updates in 2021 to fix the issues. You can check in the car’s settings which software version the car is running and check with Volkswagen whether it’s the latest version.

Some owners have also reported issues with the car's paint and bodywork, but again, this related to earlier examples. 

The ID3 has a three-year warranty as standard, which covers any manufacturing defects and faults. Volkswagen has also committed to providing over-the-air software updates for the ID3, which should help to address any future issues that arise. Overall, while there have been some reliability concerns with the ID3, Volkswagen has been proactive in addressing them and providing support to owners, though it remains to be seen what the car’s long-term reliability is like.


How long it takes to charge an electric car depends on the type of charger you’re using and a variety of other factors affecting that charger. However, as a guide, it will take about 38 minutes to charge from 0-80% on a 125kW charger. A 7kW home charger will take about 13 hours to go from 0-100%.

The cost of charging an electric car varies as the price of energy fluctuates. However, it will typically cost about £10 to £15 to fully charge at home, while a slow-mid-speed public electric car charging point will cost around £20. If you’re at the fastest public chargers these tend to cost much more; going from 0-80% here could cost between £40 and £50.

Depending on which model you get, the range is between about 250 miles and 340 miles. You’ll want to find newer ‘Tour’ versions to get the maximum range.

The Volkswagen ID3 comes with a Type 2 charging cable as standard, which can be used with a wallbox or public charging station.

The Volkswagen ID3 is manufactured in Germany, at the Volkswagen factory in Zwickau.

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