How bad are automatic transmissions? - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-22-2006, 08:26 PM   #11
|V3|2D
 
thisisntjared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,186
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to thisisntjared
wait wait, i think it depends on the transmission and company. some companies make good auto trannies, like audi/vw and their dsg or bmw's smgII.
__________________

__________________
don't waste your time or time will waste you
thisisntjared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2006, 09:26 AM   #12
Registered Member
 
Compaq888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaX
...for fuel economy...not your leg.
AMEN to that!
__________________

__________________

Compaq888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #13
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 409
Country: United States
Interesitng bit of info, almost all Hyundais' (that i've looked at) get better highways mileage in the automatic form :S The only reasonable explanation i have for this is lower final drive, or 4th-5th gear ratio's
__________________
red91sit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 12:47 PM   #14
kps
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 61
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by red91sit
The only reasonable explanation i have for this is lower final drive, or 4th-5th gear ratio's
Yes; it's so people using cruise control don't have to wake up and drive if they encounter a steep hill.
kps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 01:36 PM   #15
Registered Member
 
AlexK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 42
Country: United States
I have the manual trans Yaris and my friend has the auto. His spins 3000 RPM at 70 mph and mine spins about 3150 at 70 mph. We think the auto gets better highway mpg because of this but my manual trans is definitely better in the city. The funny thing is our cars are both EPA rated 36 mpg in the city but the auto is 39 mpg highway versus manual at 40. From our experience the opposite is true.

I wish Toyota would have made the manual higher geared than it is.
__________________
AlexK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 02:06 PM   #16
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexK
I wish Toyota would have made the manual higher geared than it is.
I think we all have the same wish, about evey auto manufacturer
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 03:46 PM   #17
Supporting Member
 
lovemysan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 595
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Timion
I think we all have the same wish, about evey auto manufacturer

I actually feel my car is overgeared for the loads that it generally has to deal with. Driving alone its fine but when loaded it can get very tedious climbing hills at 45mph on the interstate. I've often wondered if I could acheive better economy with slightly shorter gearing.
__________________
02 Saturn SL
5 speed
for pics click the link below

http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...emysan/saturn/

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"for best mileage swap in a d15z1"
lovemysan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 04:06 PM   #18
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovemysan
I actually feel my car is overgeared for the loads that it generally has to deal with. Driving alone its fine but when loaded it can get very tedious climbing hills at 45mph on the interstate. I've often wondered if I could acheive better economy with slightly shorter gearing.
My gearing is so much longer than yours, and my engine much less powerful, and I once had the same question, so I treated my 2nd like 3rd, 3rd like 4th, and 4th like 5th. The difference was pretty big, ugly FE,
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 07:20 PM   #19
Registered Member
 
psyshack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 443
Country: United States
automatics SUCK!!!!
__________________
09 HCHII, w/Navi
07 Mazda3 S Touring, 5MT
Mild Hypermiler or Mad Man?
psyshack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 08:15 PM   #20
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by psyshack
automatics SUCK!!!!
I agree. Not just in FE department but also in cost. It's hard to find a MT anymore unless you special order it. There's a whole generation of kids growing up that can't drive a stick. I figure I'm giving up 20-25% on my FE with the auto. There is just so much more flexibility with a MT.
__________________

zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Notes Drop Down Menu spazum Fuelly Web Support and Community News 0 11-02-2013 04:10 AM
Partial Fuel-up Calculations Improvements ryogajyc Fuelly Web Support and Community News 16 04-17-2012 09:25 AM
Add Groups? ScoutTech Fuelly Web Support and Community News 3 03-17-2010 11:35 PM
Recent Fuel-ups Graph Scale rcsheets Fuelly Web Support and Community News 5 09-08-2008 04:11 AM
Quick question about going down hills... LincolnW General Fuel Topics 18 06-20-2006 04:18 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.