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Old 08-08-2012, 05:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
Coasting in gear is not really coasting, since there is engine braking involved unless clutch disengaged in a manual).
Is that still as true as it used to be, this far along the trajectory of Moore's Law? My wife's 2011 CRV (they only sell them as automatics) rolls out pretty far in gear, when I'm moving at speed on a flat road; it doesn't quite feel like it's in neutral, but there is minimal engine braking taking place. When going downhilll however, I can really feel the engine braking the vehicle. I attribute the difference to Honda's transmission management logic.

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