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Old 10-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Automatics are not really so disadvantaged in highway after they can overcome the inertia from the torque converter. But I still got quite surprised when a regular automatic delivers better mileage in city, altough manuals currently don't get the gear ratio so optimized for all-around efficiency.
it's very easy for me to accelerate with a locked torque converter once i reach ~35km/h or when the car shifts to 3rd gear. It's all about throttle management with autos. and at 40km/h i can literally cruise in overdrive at about 1100rpm.
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