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Old 06-20-2014, 10:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ptero View Post
This is because flat towing does not involve putting the car in and out of gear at speed.
If you match revs correctly there's no additional stress. Same goes for a manual.

If you want better mileage, get a manual or, better yet, an automatic manual transmission like the Smart is equipped with. That is the coolest high mpg transmission ever made.
The transmission is the main reason NOT to buy a Smart. Slow shifting (which is bad for MPG according to EPA testing BTW), dim witted and short lived.

If it weren't for the transmission, I'd be driving a Smart Roadster, I'd still love to get one with a toasted engine/trans and swap in a motorcycle engine/ tranny.

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