I'm not trying to be a pain, but different driving styles get different results, and your goals might differ from others. Some people want to maximized their fuel economy so they drive more conservatively. Others want maximum performance, and don't care about things like MPG...
Most of my driving is normal everyday driving (commuting) so I drive kinda conservatively, and shift around 3500 rpm. Then there's times when some little honda pulls up next to me at the light, so then I'll get alot closer to redline... :-)
03 Elec Blue/white MCS Prem/Cold/Fog/Nav
Ordered 8/9/02, Built 9/27/02, Home 10/29/02!
71 Volvo 1800E (weekend classic fun)
That's simple all right, but it's not optimal. (Especially if you actually trigger the rev limiter.) See the post linked above for the shift points that lead to maximum acceleration, at least as measured on one gentleman's car.
Generaly I drive my S hard. I shift out of first at 30 mph. 2nd gear go's to about 50mph although Ive shifted into 3rd at 70 and left a 4ft pair of black rubber marks on the asphalt .3rd to 70 mph . 4th to 90 .5th to 110 and 6th gear to the limit about 135. Around town I never seem to get out of 4th gear. Generaly all these shift point are right at the red line..... But then everyone drives differently
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