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Old 01-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Remember, that drivetrain loss is frictional/heat loss... it's not linear. It's an accepted average.

In fact, the losses multiply as speed increases, almost parallel to speed.

Anyway - the point was that automatics aren't as bad as they used to be... they're nearly as efficient as manuals are. Manuals still have vehicle control and longevity in their favor though.
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