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Old 10-05-2015, 04:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Totally rediculous to have such a low final gear in so many late model manual cars. Smells to me like a left wing EPA conspiracy to move more people into the costlier to buy & maintain CVT transmission. It makes absolutely zero sense to me.

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Old 10-05-2015, 05:07 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Manuals are marketes as sporty, not efficient. Lower gearing is peppier, and higher revs at speed make it sound faster.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Agreed, but with 6 gears to work with those screeching highway RPM's are just not necessary.
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Sporty sells with higher markup than sensible.
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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A lot of car companies are changing to 6 speeds but the 6th gear is similar ratio to the 5th gear in 5 speeds. E.G the NB Mx5's. The CVT might be more fuel efficient than MT but does that make up for the servicing costs vs the manual trans?

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