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I realize that this is a very subjective question; we buy different cars for different reasons, and sometimes you can't really compare one to another. But still, using whatever subjective criteria you like, where do you rank your Venue, as compared to all the other cars that you've owned, in terms of enjoyment, utility, fun, coolness, or whatever else is important to you?

I've owned four Toyota Tercels, one Honda Civic Hatchback, one Scion xA, a 1968 Mercury Cougar, and one piece of shit Ford Mustang II in the past. My Venue is far and away my favorite of all of them, in terms of technology, fun to drive, and just plain coolness.

What about the rest of youse guys?
 

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Hands down fav is the Venue but I think it's human nature to love your current car the most. My first car was a 1972 Dodge Dart. Then a bunch of others...1978 Chrysler LeBaron, 1979 Dodge Magnum XE, 1985 Plymouth Horizon (the only other car that I bought new), 1976 Dodge 1/2 ton, 1989 Dodge Caravan, 1978 Ford Bronco, 1992 Dodge Shadow, 1996 Dodge Stratus, 1990 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 1994 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 1999 Cadillac DeVille, 2002 Chevy Venture van, 2003 Pontiac Montana, 2000 Saturn S, 2001 Mazda Millenia S, 2008 Saturn Aura, 2021 Hyundai Venue.
 

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I have driven many family and rental cars before, but the Venue is the most advanced economy car I have ever driven.
However, I think I want a hybrid/electric as a next car.

I enjoy driving a car without the engine noise like sneaking in and out the neighborhood at night.
 

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Meanest Truck I've owned: 1997 Ford F250 Extra Cab with V8 460 Engine Auto Transmission. Drank Gasoline like a Thirsty Demon (equipped with 2 gas tanks for that reason). But It could two up to 10,000 pounds and it was smooth on the road.
Most Practical Truck: 2002 Ford Ranger XL Short bed 2.3 Liter Engine 5 Speed Manual. Bought it new and Had it for 16 years, never gave me any trouble. Used it to haul my ATV or Dirt Bike to the trails and it was my commuter vehicle also.
Best Family Car: 2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 Liter V6 Engine Auto Trans. Smoothest Car for Long Distance Driving, and with front and rear Bench Seats, it could accommodate 6 if you had a petite person that could fit between driver and right seat up front.
Best Winter Car: 2009 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 liter engine with Auto trans. Best car for Mountain driving and very good on the Road for long distance driving.

My 2022 Venue is the Coolest Car. It's perfect for my current needs. Practical, Economical and with 6 Speed Manual Transmission is a lot of fun to drive.
 

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I have driven many family and rental cars before, but the Venue is the most advanced economy car I have ever driven.
However, I think I want a hybrid/electric as a next car.

I enjoy driving a car without the engine noise like sneaking in and out the neighborhood at night.
I almost bought a 2017 Ford Focus Electric hatchback instead of the Venue in 2021. It was a certified pre-owned car at a local Ford dealership. It only had 20k miles. Because it was all-electric; it came with a special 10-year/unlimited mileage warranty on the motor and battery (not just for the original owner but subsequent owners too).

I loved the thought of a simple electric motor and no transmission (the most complicated part of an ICE car). I think the range was like 100 miles -- plenty for me as my commute is only 10 miles a day.

I think it was $15k, or about $7k less than the Venue SEL. I was super close to buying it. My next car will definitely be all-electric. An electric Venue would be super cool. I think the ICE is pretty much over within the next 5 years. Only to live on in generators.

The Venue is definitely in my top 3 vehicles owned. I love the safety features and the integration with my iPhone.
 

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I've owned numerous cars over the years -- each had good and bad points. Venue AC kicks butt, it turns and parks well, but has a choppy ride. Road noise is minimal, and the infotainment system is pretty cool (never had a car with one before). Wife wanted heated seats -- other than that, it could be a turd on wheels.

Last two cars were a 2011 Kia Soul, and a 2014 Toyota Yaris. Both have held up well, and we'd have likely bought another Soul, but they are very hard to find, and no longer priced low.

Random features I like:

Tilt / telescope steering wheel
Drivers seat that can be raised / lowered
Electronic day / night rear view mirror
4 doors
Mucho USB / power outlets
Factory privacy glass on rear doors

Random features I dislike / avoid:

Sunroof
Low-profile tires
Steel wheels / hubcaps
Toyota sun visors
Tire-changing tools scattered all over the car (Yaris has jack under driver's seat, other parts in tire well -- some mounted, some loose
Driver-assist that moves the steering wheel
Not being able to dim the radio with the dash lights
 
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