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Old 06-26-2015, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was road tripping, my primary goal was to get to my destination as quickly as possible, fuel economy was a secondary concern.

You brought up a good point about the computer overriding driver input. I am sure if things got to a point where driveline damage was possible the computer would force a downshift.

My car is equipped with 1.8 liters of fury. It has the lowest first gear I have seen in a small car. Reminds me of the Chevrolet Diesel I drove at work. It had an Allison transmission that felt like the brakes had been applied as it shifted down to 1st. Anyway, I pulled 6th through the rolling hills without drama, but it's definitely no powerhouse.

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