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Old 10-12-2008, 01:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cd View Post
I shift into Neutral several times on my 7 mile commute to work. I coast down a hill for around 3/4 of a mile ( google maps ).

I find that even when I am going down hill, shifting into N will allow the car to go from 45 at the top of the hill to around 56 MPH at the bottom of the hill.
When I leave the car in Drive, it actually seems to slow the car.
I'll verify this the next time I go into work.

I know for certain that placing the car in N on level ground will allow me to coast at least 175 - 200 yards farther than leaving it in Drive.

( Is there a problem with my transmission ? )
No, you are right.

the transmission holds you back when coasting.

Neutral is better!
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