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Old 09-11-2012, 04:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lancaster Ca
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Tank - '76 Chevy El Camino Classic
90 day: 25.89 mpg (US)

Sabrina - '91 Mercedes Benz 190 E
90 day: 37.07 mpg (US)

Angel - '88 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
Last 3: 23.01 mpg (US)

Quicksilver - '04 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Cabrio
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Yep In my 04 Mercedes I have been able to save about 1-2 MPG around town because i could upshift earlier and leave it in a higher gear longer. And my wife gets about 3 MPG better when she manually shifts her Touareg, But that's because otherwise she drives it like it's a Nascar.

So as long as you have the patience to pay attention to it then yes it can be beneficial

(No actual EPA numbers for car just used F/E numbers when i first got it)
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