Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2020, 05:48 PM   #51 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 8,128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 884 Times in 784 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by teoman View Post
Europeans value fuel consumption and efficiency a lot.
Brazilians value fuel consumption too, but the smoothness of an actual AT over the harshness than an AMT might have under some conditions is also taken in consideration. Well, maybe some influence from the American market has also led to a preference for a traditional AT.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-02-2020, 06:57 AM   #52 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
teoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 1,197

A3 - '12 Audi A3
Thanks: 64
Thanked 206 Times in 171 Posts
I cannot recall where i got this information, but places that access to American cars were used to the plush suspension and became intolerant of noise in the car. I think Renault was having problems in those markets. The gearbox feeling may be related.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2020, 09:02 PM   #53 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 8,128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 884 Times in 784 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by teoman View Post
I cannot recall where i got this information, but places that access to American cars were used to the plush suspension and became intolerant of noise in the car.
It doesn't seem so accurate. Sound deadening is highly valued, but once the suspension becomes excessively soft it may become somewhat unsuitable for most drivers who prefer something stiffer for a safer cornering at higher speeds on tight places.


Quote:
I think Renault was having problems in those markets.
At least in South America this is not a problem for Renault.


Quote:
The gearbox feeling may be related.
My only experience with AMTs was in a Fiat Argo, and it does feel quite bumpy while braking hard and accelerating from a standstill.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com