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Old 11-15-2011, 07:31 AM   #701
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On the sedan I was normally getting anywhere from 600 kms to 650 kms per tank highway.
On the wagon I am only getting approx 450 kms to 500 kms per tank highway.

Is this normal?
Another issue is the automatic transaxle. The torque-converter arrangement is a fuel sucker unless it's locked out on a freeway cruise. In this car, a manual will always out-MPG an automatic.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #702
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Another issue is the automatic transaxle. The torque-converter arrangement is a fuel sucker unless it's locked out on a freeway cruise. In this car, a manual will always out-MPG an automatic.
"Locked out"?? This would explain Bay_Wolf's indication of much better fuel economy on the highway?
What about that Overdrive button? I've never had an automatic. Is that useful in any way?
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:27 PM   #703
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"Locked out"?? This would explain Bay_Wolf's indication of much better fuel economy on the highway?
What about that Overdrive button? I've never had an automatic. Is that useful in any way?
Overdrive should be ON almost always, unless you have a good reason to disable it.

Low-speed areas or mountainous driving can sometimes benefit from disabling overdrive - it will keep the trans from hunting back and forth between the top two gears. But on steady highway driving, overdrive should always be on.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #704
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:38 AM   #705
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Overdrive should be ON almost always, unless you have a good reason to disable it.

Low-speed areas or mountainous driving can sometimes benefit from disabling overdrive - it will keep the trans from hunting back and forth between the top two gears. But on steady highway driving, overdrive should always be on.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:45 AM   #706
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