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Old 07-08-2013, 12:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How can you pulse uphill with an AT and not have it kick down a gear, wasting fuel? I slog up hills in ATs very lightly on the throttle, trying to prevent kickdown into passing gear.

Once I crest the hill, I P&G, but the glide is in neutral, not in gear, unless I need to scrub off speed with DFCO.

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49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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