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Old 12-05-2008, 02:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

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Its a feature that the Caliber R/T's CVT2 transmission has that allows you to shift like its a manual, but on an automatic transmission. It creates simulated Gear ratios that allow you to control the ratio of the CVT's belt/pully's whatever type of CVT it is so that you can have more control in situations like snow, acceleration, and want an overall Manual transmission experience without the actual manual transmission. Makes it good if you like driving stick but your wife has no idea how to drive stick. You can also keep it in a high gear ratio around town to lower RPM's.

When using the Autostick feature in the Caliber, 1/4 mile times are faster and you don't have to wait for the computer to decide what position the V belts need to be at in order for the best gear ratio, you decide that, and launches are faster. Autostick is only available on the higher end models, mostly for performance applications. But you can also use it in town or while coasting downhill for better coasting and lower RPM's for better fuel economy. You gotta know how to drive it though.

Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

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