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Old 10-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #185
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Originally Posted by arghx7 View Post
The shift cycle can be negotiated. The thing you have to realize is that there are 5 tests used to calculate fuel economy ("5 cycle fuel economy") and complicated weighting involved that's constantly changing.

A lot of it comes down to back room negotiations among a few people.
I understand, but in the end the cycle is intended to represent "typical" driving, whatever that means. A good driver who places higher than typical priority on fuel economy can re-optimize their shifting and improve economy.

The manufacturer has a lot more power to negotiate the shift points of the automatic version of a car.
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