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Old 04-21-2017, 01:05 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Aside from not having to wait for a computer to pick a gear ratio for you without knowing what you're actually trying to do, it's great not having the computer try to second guess your choices. It's even better being able to pick "none of the above" as a gear ratio.

The EPA test isn't real world either for idiots or people driving for mileage, and an actual manual gives you a lot more real world choices than an appliance optimized for results on a scripted EPA test with a nod towards 0-60 time. Until everything's electric, we're going to need transmissions. TCMs are reactive: only understand input and pressure, they can't see outside the car or anticipate your actions. I don't like autos.

Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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