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Old 10-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #28
2kwik4u
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
I like having the engine only needing to spin at 2600 rpm at 70 and about 3000 at 80 mph vs 3000 at 70 and closer to 3500-4000 at 80 in the 5MT.
This is the ONLY thing I have found to dislike about the manual trans. I had a 6spd in the RX8, and the Audi has a 6spd (auto) as well. I can't tell you how many times the reverse lockout has saved me on the expressway from shifting into what I thought was 6th out of habit.

A 6th gear would be a VERY welcome addition to the manual trans. Seems like the motor has enough power to pull the car along at speed with a drop to the 2300-2500 range instead of the 2900-3000 range it lives at now on the freeway.
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