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So I'm parking at my local grocery store. The store is in a large strip mall that has its own security. I pull into the parking space, and all the way through to the facing space, so I don't have to back out when I leave. Just as I'm turning off the motor, a security car rolls up and stops. I'm thinking, great, they are going to bust my chops about my parking technique.

But nope. The security lady rolls her window down and says, "Hey, how do you like that car? My niece is getting that exact same car in two weeks, same color and everything. Do you think she'll like it?" She goes on and on about how her niece needs a car that's small but has lots of cargo room, etc. etc. She finally takes a breath and I tell her, yep, I love it, your niece will love it too. She thanks me and drives off.

Has anyone else had strangers accost you and ask about your Venue?
 

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So I'm parking at my local grocery store. The store is in a large strip mall that has its own security. I pull into the parking space, and all the way through to the facing space, so I don't have to back out when I leave. Just as I'm turning off the motor, a security car rolls up and stops. I'm thinking, great, they are going to bust my chops about my parking technique.

But nope. The security lady rolls her window down and says, "Hey, how do you like that car? My niece is getting that exact same car in two weeks, same color and everything. Do you think she'll like it?" She goes on and on about how her niece needs a car that's small but has lots of cargo room, etc. etc. She finally takes a breath and I tell her, yep, I love it, your niece will love it too. She thanks me and drives off.

Has anyone else had strangers accost you and ask about your Venue?
the only person asking about my Venue is me...when is it coming I ordered Jan. 26, 2022 馃檮馃馃槬馃ぃ
 

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My little guy gets more play than the mustang does anymore when I鈥檓 out and about.
Young females love them some Sonic! He is a cute dude鈥 however am not anymore.馃ぃ
 

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The only comment I ever got was from a female co-worker who said "that's a cute little car" as we walked out to the parking lot after I bought my Venue. She had just bought a new Chevy Trailblazer a month before. :) Those are only like a foot longer than the Venue.

Growing up with a mechanic dad and helping him in his shop, I am a car nut. Sadly these days people see cars as appliances and little more. There was a gorgeous '56 Corvette (2 tone pastel blue and white) parked in front of a local supermarket recently. As I walked behind 4 or 5 other people with their kids into the store, not a single person told their kid to check out that beautiful restored Corvette.

They don't know/care anymore. It's sad. When you do come across a car nut, it's awesome.
 

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Had some retirees asking about the car.
They want a low-cost, but still a new car for retirement.
while I'm 75 and retired about 7 years ago and when my Venue finally gets here it will be retiring my 20 year old daily driver and it will become my new daily driver and suspect it will probably be my last daily driver...I think people will start realizing that they should seriously look at what their real needs are when getting a vehicle especially with gas prices...electric is only the answer for the very well off.

I thought of an EV and weighed the pros and cons for my needs...where I live you have to either own a house or rent a house to be able to charge an EV when ever you want because there are no charging stations where I live...the town put in one charging device about 8 years ago before fully EV's and now besides it, there's 2 devices at the local Wendy's...I rent a house but if I had to rent an apartment type of living accommodations I'd have to get up early in the morning to be first in line at one of our 3 charging devices or stand in line for God knows how long to charge the EV...I worked for our national railway company for about 7 years and then at a local telephone company for 41 years and both companies very existence relied on batteries, and I know how long the newer types of batteries last, which we were lucky to get 10 years out of them, and you don't get rid of the batteries like you do with your 12 volt battery in your car...I know the cost of replacement and imagine what you'll get for your used EV and how many people will want to buy a used one.

My Venue will be a Denim inside and out and will be the Ultimate edition which I think is going to be a good looking car and a practical one for my needs...for my "car nut needs" my 23 year old Camaro SS convertible will fill those needs. 馃榿
 

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I was loading groceries into my Venue today, and an older guy -- about 70-75 -- walked up asking about the MPGs. He and his wife have a 2010 Kia Soul that is getting up in miles, so he's looking to replace it. I let him check it out for 10 minutes or so.
 

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I was loading groceries into my Venue today, and an older guy -- about 70-75 -- walked up asking about the MPGs. He and his wife have a 2010 Kia Soul that is getting up in miles, so he's looking to replace it. I let him check it out for 10 minutes or so.
It'd be interesting how many Venues have been built by year and if it wasn't for the covid and shortages etc. I'm sure the numbers are growing and will continue to grow...one of the reasons why I like the Venue is the naturally aspirated engine besides all the rest of it...no turbos to worry about and the engine doesn't appear to be stuffed into it...I still don't have mine yet but I'm going by the pictures and videos.
 
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