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Old 06-26-2019, 10:55 PM   #630 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
Those city ratings are probably a little low for the auto, but really I have no idea why the auto does so much more poorly real-world than the manual version does.
Maybe the manual's shorter gearing puts the car at better BSFC? even though spinning at much lower RPMs than the automatic provides would improve economy even more.

Sounds like the perfect candidate for lean burn.
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