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Post time 2012-3-21 01:22:09 |Display all floors
This post was edited by doberman at 2012-3-21 01:24
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-3-20 19:39
Your City Fuel Consumption with a small hatchback is higher than mine at 160 with a big fat americ ...


I have a heavy leg, but the data I gave is true.

What car do you have and what is fuel consumption in city traffic?
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Post time 2012-3-21 07:45:22 |Display all floors
That was a Vauxhall/Opel Vectra/Insignia aka. Buick Regal.
averaged 6.8 on ze Autobahn with the prior average over one month of that car being 7.1.
That Car was borrowed from a relative.
For the City I take the manually operated two wheeler.
The most fuel efficent choice.
I know it's not as popular across some other Boarders.
But over here there're even dutch police patrols in the city,
so guess what.
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Post time 2012-3-21 10:28:54 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-3-19 03:05
In Europe it's Manual.
And with really bad driving and doing the shifts really wrongly, one indeed ...

My dad' '80 Chevette (re-vamped Vega Body over an Opel Chassis and Engine) had a manual, and was a pain in the keisher.  Pretty much after that, it was all automatics.
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Post time 2012-3-21 15:10:10 |Display all floors
tradervic Post time: 2012-3-21 10:28
My dad' '80 Chevette (re-vamped Vega Body over an Opel Chassis and Engine) had a manual, and was a ...

For me it's like nothing.
An automatic process to change and pick the right gears in the subconciousness,
and when you're used to it and capable of it you don't want some oldschool automatic do it for you and constantly screw it up from the perspective of experienced drivers.
However with them computerised double clutch gear boxes (there's one single german word for that, and it's probably terribly long) things look different.
But I don't have an own car right now, and when I get one myself, I want the full driving experience.
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Post time 2012-3-22 02:12:30 |Display all floors
This post was edited by doberman at 2012-3-22 02:13

Exactly.
After years manual gear box becomes automatic, only the chip is in the head.
Double clutch has this advantage that in theory the change happens quicker and the gears are well synchronized at the switch. In practice ,in normal traffic ( I do not talk about sport events) the sound from the engine is "automatically" calculated by the brain and an appropriate impuls goes to the leg to press on accellerator to change the sound to another/proper frequency, especially when reducing the gears.
Automatic gear box, the classical one is responsible for higher fuel consumption and lower available power.
There is only one real "benefit" i see with automatic shifts. One can talk on the mobile held in hand...

When I was in the army I had to drive sometimes the real manu manu trucks. The gear box was not synchronized, so the double clutch had to be used. Double clutch meant you had to press clutch twice during gear reduction and if done not properly the sound from the gear box could rip your ears into pieces.
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Post time 2012-3-22 08:59:55 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-3-21 01:10
For me it's like nothing.
An automatic process to change and pick the right gears in the subconcio ...

Not so much the shifting, and more of popping the clutch - '80 Chevettes were notorious for that.
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Post time 2012-3-22 20:23:14 |Display all floors
tradervic Post time: 2012-3-22 08:59
Not so much the shifting, and more of popping the clutch - '80 Chevettes were notorious for that.

Well,
my Dad's former BMW inevitably comes to mind.
The old 7 Series, or new back then when it was bought.
Even after half a million kilometers of neglectance, abuse and torture to the car in his hands,
there had never been any issue with the clutch or the powertrain in general, so I really wonder what they managed to phuque up at GM.
That is to say I have to admit limited knowledge since I left Family as a Child,
but knowing him as far as I do,
I doubt he ever changed his ways much towards Cars from abusing the Old Willy's and later the Hilux back in Brazil.
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