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post #1 of 12 Old 08-05-2014, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Chevy City Express Horsepower & Torque: Is it enough?

After looking at the horsepower and torque specs, do you guys think that power will be enough for what you'll be using it for and where you'll be driving?
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For running deliveries around town in a city, I think that it will be fine. Others doing something a bit more heavy duty may have another opinion.
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how about running those errands somewhere that has a lot of hills?
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Luckily I don't have to deal with that. I live in a pretty flat area of the country. Do you have concerns that it won't be able to take a heavy load up a steep hill?
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Just wondering if it may be sluggish and if so, how bad it is
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Nissan NV200 owner here.

I spent the last few days putting 1,500 miles on my NV over the course of 4 days. Granted, I was not carrying too much of a load, the van was full but it didn't amount to more than a few hundred pounds. This is a travelling machine, it'll hold 85 mph going up a 5 mile 7% grade like a freight train . The cvt let's it wind up to about 4,000 on a 4% grade and 5,200 on a 7% grade, it does not slow down <g>.
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Nissan NV200 owner here.

I spent the last few days putting 1,500 miles on my NV over the course of 4 days. Granted, I was not carrying too much of a load, the van was full but it didn't amount to more than a few hundred pounds. This is a travelling machine, it'll hold 85 mph going up a 5 mile 7% grade like a freight train . The cvt let's it wind up to about 4,000 on a 4% grade and 5,200 on a 7% grade, it does not slow down <g>.
Thanks for that feedback, is that the sort of weight capacity you always carry around or do you at times haul more?
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So, this is a personal vehicle not a commercial application. I'm sure at some point I'll go to Lowes or something and have them load up a half a skid of Mulch or whatever. Only having it for 3 weeks now I haven't had the op to load it down yet.

Other than that, I run around town with not much in it other than my basic setup which is 3 4 foot wide heavy duty folding tables and a generator so about 125 pounds. Doing a little mental tick off of everything I had in it over the weekend I'd say I was in the range of 350-400 pounds load + me @ 220 ish LOL . It was pretty "full" volume wise but not weight wise. I had the tables + toys on top + generator, sunshade, folding chairs, several tool boxes, large cooler with ice and drinks, luggage for one and assorted smaller support equipment.

The other performance comment I'll make is that in no case of the many opportunities to enter the freeway did I feel a shortage of acceleration. On every on ramp if you get on it as soon as you can (coming out of the turn on to the straight portion), you'll be coming up on 80 ish before you run out of on ramp. Of course, if you fart around and drive like an old lady on the entrance you won't!!
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Twiddling my thumbs while covering ground. 2 cruising on basically level road and one climbing a moderate 3% or so grade.
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I am usually loaded with 700-800 pounds on any given day. On occasion, 1000 or so. Steep hills are slow, but other than that, I like driving the van.
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