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I don't have my Venue yet, it's suppose to be built in March and I've been watching road tests on u-tube and many find fault with a lack of power for passing...now most of those who do road tests are so use to comparing cars to the 0-60 times and as far as I'm concerned those people have been brain washed when it comes to this test...the Venue was not designed to go against cars that have about 500 more horsepower and tens of thousands of bucks more then the Venue, so I ignore the stupidity of these tests...so how have you all been finding the power for passing when you are passing people that are going lower than the speed limit or you just want to say pass a large truck...as well I know almost all of us drive above the speed limit but do it at a safe reasonable speed and pass for this reason.

my current daily driver is a 20 year old Neon that has about 9 more horsepower than the Venue and it has a 5 speed standard transmission and when I pass and need more speed I can downshift to third gear which gives me a very large amount of power because the Neon engine's torque really comes alive at around the 3000rpm range and I have never had a lack of power to pass...so I'm thinking that if I need more power then normal to pass with the Venue I should be able to downshift to a lower gear simulation that would allow me to stay in that power range longer than just flooring the gas pedal and of course keeping in mind the RPM's.

many years ago my daily driver was a 1971 VW Bug and if I remember it was about 50 horsepower and would only go about 80mph top speed and I had enough brains to know how to safely pass a large truck and if any of you here have ever driven a VW Bug at highway speed behind a very large truck you know what it's like to feel the buffeting affect on the Bug and you wanted to pass it.

I'm buying this car because of all my needs will be met with it, so I'm just wondering how you members here have found with passing.:unsure:
 

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Honestly, in SoCal traffic, everyone drives like an ass hole, and I have no issues catching up and overtaking with it in Eco/Normal mode. If you pick up the auto version, you can switch it to either Sports mode (which holds RPMs higher), or switch it to assisted "manual" mode, where you can hold the gear and go lower as needed.
 

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Honestly, in SoCal traffic, everyone drives like an ass hole, and I have no issues catching up and overtaking with it in Eco/Normal mode. If you pick up the auto version, you can switch it to either Sports mode (which holds RPMs higher), or switch it to assisted "manual" mode, where you can hold the gear and go lower as needed.
thanks for the reply...I figured I'd be able to do what you say...like I said I don't have mine yet...I'm getting the Ultimate in Denim which comes with everything...I believe in the US the Limited is the same as the Ultimate...here in Canada many car models come with AWD and heated steering and seats as standard and even the various models will have a different name and I suspect they do that because of options that are in some countries and not in others and the dealers won't get bombarded with customers wondering why the differences.
 

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thanks for the reply...I figured I'd be able to do what you say...like I said I don't have mine yet...I'm getting the Ultimate in Denim which comes with everything...I believe in the US the Limited is the same as the Ultimate...here in Canada many car models come with AWD and heated steering and seats as standard and even the various models will have a different name and I suspect they do that because of options that are in some countries and not in others and the dealers won't get bombarded with customers wondering why the differences.
I'm new on this forum and I just found another post on this topic so I apologies for making another post on this topic.
 

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One of the Many Reasons I got my Venue with Manual Transmission; to have control of engine output. So Far I have not had an issue passing on Streets or Highway; downshift hold RPM on the 3500 to 4500RPM sweet spot for acceleration and you should be ok. Is not a Porsche Macan or McLaren Artura; but will get around town nicely and at a reasonable cost.

Of Course if you are already going at 120km (75 mph) you have to plan when deciding to pass. The 1.6L engine was built
For economy, and at Highway speeds it will give 30+ miles
Per gallon; or in Canadian Terms will burn about 7 liters per 100km; which is very efficient for a Modern gasoline engine.
 

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One of the Many Reasons I got my Venue with Manual Transmission; to have control of engine output. So Far I have not had an issue passing on Streets or Highway; downshift hold RPM on the 3500 to 4500RPM sweet spot for acceleration and you should be ok. Is not a Porsche Macan or McLaren Artura; but will get around town nicely and at a reasonable cost.

Of Course if you are already going at 120km (75 mph) you have to plan when deciding to pass. The 1.6L engine was built
For economy, and at Highway speeds it will give 30+ miles
Per gallon; or in Canadian Terms will burn about 7 liters per 100km; which is very efficient for a Modern gasoline engine.
most of my vehicles have been standard and not only having better control of acceleration for lesser powered cars I liked the standard transmission for much better control in the winter and as well downshifting adds to braking...the thing is the Venue will be my daily driver taking the place of my 20 year old Neon which is a 5 speed standard and neither cars were bought for speed but driving the right way and using the transmission is the key for things like passing if the need for speed is needed and the odd time if there is a large hill to climb...my 99SS Camaro convertible which is a 6 speed standard and LS1 engine satisfies my need for having the feeling of being one with the car while driving. :)
 

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I suspect you would get passing power comparable to the old Neon. I do know the chances of surviving an accident are a lot higher in the Venue.
There's some buzz about a Venue N, though it won't have the 175 hp of most turbo 1.6’s.
Frankly I'm happy that i have to be careful passing on a two lane blacktop hill.
If you want fuel economy and passing power, consider a motorcycle.
 

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I suspect you would get passing power comparable to the old Neon. I do know the chances of surviving an accident are a lot higher in the Venue.
There's some buzz about a Venue N, though it won't have the 175 hp of most turbo 1.6’s.
Frankly I'm happy that i have to be careful passing on a two lane blacktop hill.
If you want fuel economy and passing power, consider a motorcycle.
the big difference between the Neon having the 5 speed standard transmission or any standard transmission versus a CVT type of transmission is that using the standard gears give you instant power on a standard and holds that power till you shift again and the CVT isn't as instant for down shifting and some CVT's will shift to the next simulated gears automatically even if you haven't manually shifted them and as well the gear ratios on a manual will be different but if I do need more power I know shifting the CVT manually will work out for me if I ever need to suse more power...there are some really long steep highway hills on some of the roads where I live and even with my 99 Camaro SS which has a LS engine which is the same engine in the Corvette in that model year the hills in my area that I travel I have to shift down to at least 5th gear and even 4th gear sometimes so as not to bog down the engine if I'm driving at the posted speed of 80 kilometers/hour and most of the time I usually drive at 90 kilometers/hour in a 80 kilometer/hour highway zone because if I use 6th gear and my engine is only turning a touch over 1200 rpm's...because of the gear ratios on my 6 speed standard on my SS I can get very good gas mileage if I kept at the posted highway speed even on the 100 kilometer highways.

I mostly drive a touch over the posted highway speeds so as to not lose my license...there's a time and place for everything. 😁
 

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I suspect you would get passing power comparable to the old Neon. I do know the chances of surviving an accident are a lot higher in the Venue.
There's some buzz about a Venue N, though it won't have the 175 hp of most turbo 1.6’s.
Frankly I'm happy that i have to be careful passing on a two lane blacktop hill.
If you want fuel economy and passing power, consider a motorcycle.
Passing power in sport mode is great. I pass daily on the highway as I commute and my Venue is always up to task.
 
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