Originally Posted by 79letour
Also- passing or accelerating quickly is really best suited for 3rd, unless you're going 55++.
Even above 55, 3rd is your passing gear. 3rd is good up to 80 mph. Both 4th and 5th are overdrive gears on this car. 3rd has become my go-to gear for passing on the highway, unless I'm below 45, at which point I'll grab 2nd.
This engine needs to be wound up to perform.