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Old 09-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Yes, if using the paddles will permit an upshift sooner than automatic mode.
...yes, this is exactly what happens with the 6-speed automatic in our 2011 Cruze. It wants to stay in 5th gear until you get at/above 45 mph, regardless of the engine load, so I "slap-shift" it and force it into 6th gear at 40 mph (~ 1500 rpm)...and the fuel consumption goes down sooner.
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