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Old 05-03-2009, 07:44 PM   #26
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everyone knows a standard gets better millage than an automatic
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #27
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everyone knows a standard gets better millage than an automatic
L99 in the SS 6-speed automatic looks to be good for 1 MPG better than the manual.
What can I say...
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:03 PM   #28
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Autos are much better than they used to be, they've been heavily developed in all ways.

In the meantime, from a fuel economy point of view, manuals haven't been significantly developed and probably don't have much room for improvement. The only thing they could do, which would anger customers and reviewers, would be to put in a glacially tall 6th for 70mph cruising. That would force us gear-rowers to occasionally downshift for an uphill pass on the highway -- a big no-no. The Camaro does come with some reasonably tall gears anyway.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #29
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L99 in the SS 6-speed automatic looks to be good for 1 MPG better than the manual.
What can I say...
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Even some conventional engines are doing better now with auto's than manuals (ie, no AFM or similar tech). They are getting programed for maximum efficiency which is something that can't be done with a manual.
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OTOH, it's much easier to improve a manual's fuel economy, because you control gear, speed, and throttle separately. That programming that goes into the auto, you can do the same stuff, and you can do more.

For EPA ratings, and for drivers who aren't really paying attention or wouldn't bother trying, the auto will provide equal or better fuel economy.
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