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Old 06-19-2021, 11:20 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

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90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

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90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

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90 day: 25.86 mpg (US)

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I know at least 2 people who will use the throttle like an on/off button even if there isn't another person on the highway. They'll accelerate hard up to a certain speed, with the transmission downshifting to give them more power, then let off completely and coast until they realize they are going slower than they want to be going, then repeat the whole process over again.

Don't know how they figure that is an enjoyable way to travel. Maybe they just like the feeling of acceleration because it feels like you're going somewhere whereas maintaining speed feels like you aren't moving at all.

Both of them can give me a list of auto manufacturers that make crappy transmissions.
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