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Is power sufficient?

With 131HP @ 5200RPM and 139TQ @ 4900, do you guys find power to be sufficient or could chevrolet do things to improve to make the City Express a better vehicle?



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I'm thrilled with my new City Express. I don't haul heavy cargo generally, or expect this to be a muscle car. It works great for me especially in light of its 27+ mpg i'm getting mixed highway & local.

I think the CVT makes this 130hp work as its always in the optimum gear ratio. But I will say that A/C season has just started and I'm feeling a little difference in the responsiveness with it running on high.

Going in this morning for my 5k LOF&R. I'd call it complimentary, but I know I paid for it in the long run

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Hi there,

I think it comes down to preference really, but I feel the power is sufficient. What things could Chevy do to up the City Express power?
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I'm thrilled with my new City Express. I don't haul heavy cargo generally, or expect this to be a muscle car. It works great for me especially in light of its 27+ mpg i'm getting mixed highway & local.

I think the CVT makes this 130hp work as its always in the optimum gear ratio. But I will say that A/C season has just started and I'm feeling a little difference in the responsiveness with it running on high.

Going in this morning for my 5k LOF&R. I'd call it complimentary, but I know I paid for it in the long run
glad to hear you've been having that positive of an experience with the express.

seen recently how a company is converting the Ford transit to be a hybrid... can't wait for car makers to do this on their level, imagine what an Express hybrid could do for us



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glad to hear you've been having that positive of an experience with the express.

seen recently how a company is converting the Ford transit to be a hybrid... can't wait for car makers to do this on their level, imagine what an Express hybrid could do for us
I'm thinking that will be the case if Chevy sees the sales volume they want here with the Express.

If it's a go, then next gen City Express could go hybrid at latest... if it happens.
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Correct, volume is the motivator.

Low volume is good for small companies but as always big car makers like GM will want this segment to have well established demand before delving in, cutting losses and efficiently using their capital.



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I just got done kitting out my van. I made wooded shelves to keep things lighter than the metal....and cheaper!

All loaded with what I think I need and we weigh in with about 700 pounds.

Took her for a cruise and I had no issues getting up to speed limits.

I drive slow anyway. Did about ten miles and the mpg went up to 23.
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I just got done kitting out my van. I made wooded shelves to keep things lighter than the metal....and cheaper!

All loaded with what I think I need and we weigh in with about 700 pounds.

Took her for a cruise and I had no issues getting up to speed limits.

I drive slow anyway. Did about ten miles and the mpg went up to 23.
One thing i've always been concerned about when it comes to wooden shelves is how they warp over time. Have you done things to your system to pro-long that?
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This will be my first experience with wood shelves. They are 1x10's, with little parts bins. The heavier tools are behind the seats, or on wider shelves. The other day I was kitted with the rodding equipment which added 300 pounds. I drove about 100 miles and mpg was 23.5. It dogged on some hills, that's about it.
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