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Old 10-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by spacemanspif View Post
Thanks for explaining everyone. Seems every nugget of info. I get about the auto industry, the more I hate it. Manuals with only "sport" about adding an "eco" gear resulting in a close ratio 5spd with a big overdrive 6th...or 7th...I don't car how many of their gears I have to skip, just give me over 45mpg@65mph...
YES! If you're doing the sport thing you're going to be in gears 1,2,3. My 3rd gear maxes out at 78 mph, 4th at 108. Who needs a "sporty" 5th gear? If you're driving that way you're not going to be using 5th.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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