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post #25 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2014
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Originally Posted by gt1120 View Post
This is not totally true... for highway driving yes but anywhere that you can drive 60 mph or less they are good because you can get into 6th gear sooner. Where I live I average 21 mpg with 3.73s.
Guess it depends on the speed limit. Where I live the limit is mostly 60 km/h (37 mph). When I am in fifth at that speed I am over 2000 RPM. However, when I shift into 6th I lug the engine. So I spend most of my time in 5th at ~2000 RPM. Not the most efficient way to drive but there is no other way with the 3.73s. 70 km/h seems like the sweet spot in terms of fuel economy for this car with the 3.73s.

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