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Old 04-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #26
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Shows how the govt thinks.........pay a gas guzzler tax......even though you are paying more gas taxes per gallon, per mile than a Prius, which gets a single driver the privelege of car pool lanes (in Oregon anyways).

$1300 for the manual, and a whooping $2600 for the automatic. What a joke.
If the manual didn't have skip shift, the gas guzzler tax would probably be $2600 on it too. At least the automatic ZL1 doesn't have AFM. That almost makes the $2600 worth it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #27
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I don't know about the Camaro skip-shift feature, but I've had my Mustang 2 1/2 years now, and have never once had the feature activate. One almost has to wonder if it is pre-programmed to stop functioning once the car has a few miles on it....and thus would never be used in an EPA test ever again, since they only test new cars.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #28
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Yes it saves gas if you drive like they do in the EPA test, otherwise it wouldn't help avoid gas guzzler tax. The means if you are accelerating very slowly. Whenever I trip it I just go to 3rd instead which seems like a much easier gear for the engine with regards to lugging, I only trip it when driving gently in traffic. Mostly I have instinctively adjusted my driving style to avoid it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #29
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Yeah v6 no skip shift.I tested it once and did pickup maybe 1mpg as they say, but even in normal stop and go its hard to go that easy and slow and keep up with traffic at times.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #30
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Skip Shift and 3.91 rear end moves the heavy car pretty good. It even looks like I may of picked up a couple of MPG in the city, I shift into 6th now at 40mph without lugging.
Hd gears in a older car of mine and around town they do help mpg. But lost it on the freeway and then some
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