[DML] Re: Transmission
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[DML] Re: Transmission



In the specs section of the manual you will discover that the the auto 
is like having 2 - 3 - 4 of the 5 speed trans with a torque converter 
attached. This makes in my experience, the auto a bit quicker 0 to 50 
but then you have a top end with a 4th gear and a non-lock-up torque 
converter - i.e., slower.

Having had both and driven both for many miles - I prefer the auto for 
the sort of driving I do now, but for fun the 5 speed is hard to beat.

I usually set my auto on cruse at around 70 mph which maintains about 
3200 rpm, which is not too bad. A 5 speed would be about 2700 rpm if I 
remember correctly. Gas mileage is less than a 5 speed of course but 
passing is fast enough. The top speed starts coming slower at around 
85-90.

Harold McElraft - 3354


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "gbsdelorean" <gbsdelorean@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Dear Experts
> In the transmission, the manual is a 5 speed, the automatic is a 3.
> Is there a significant difference in performance between the two?  
> Specifically at the top end.  Can the automatic cruise at 75 and 
still 
> have reserve power for passing?  Can the manual still go from 0-60 
in 
> 10 seconds?
> Thanks
> GBS
>








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