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Old 09-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dusty - '98 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle TDI
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I find 5th gear to be the most economical, but i have heard that 4th gear at slower speeds is more economical. Could be that high gear put added strain on the motor / drive-train and robs some hp / torque causing it to use more fuel to do the same work.
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