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Old 11-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #100
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Originally Posted by Tra1969 View Post
Wow you guys are great. I looked up info on the "select shift" and now I understand what you all are talking about(told you I was new to the Select option). Very cool feature. Now the question is, If in stop and go city traffic, let's say, 25 to 45 mph and is it better to run in S automatic than D? What would give you better fuel mileage?
It would all depend on your shifting points/how you shift. Since you can select your shift points in the S+ mode, you can better control your gas mileage (or acceleration, depending on how you want to look at it). You have to hit 1500 rpm before you can shift into the next gear for S+. S+ will also downshift for you if you 'forget' in order to avoid stalling.

Obviously D will shift depending on how hard you are on the accelerator, but generally it looks to shift around 2500 - 3000 rpm from my observations and driving style.
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