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    just bought a sri with 6 gears, never driven a car with 6 gears little bit of gitting used to, what speed should you reach to change to six, short journeys stopping starting never get in six, any tips.

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    Its a hard one to answer, use it like you would 5th in a 5 speed car.

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    In my 6 speed Auto it very rarely goes into 6th until abount 63/65 MPH in Automatic mode.

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    I drive as per normal, up to 6th gear, with no more than 2000 rpm in each gear

    Typically I reach 6th gearby 50mph
    However, if you use the instant MPG you will notice that 5th gear can sometimes be more efficient than 6th gear, especially when driving on NSL country roads

    Equally, to overtake 6th to 4th gear or even 3rd gear can feel like you are "stirring the pot"

    Finally, if you want to "go fast", then don't use 6th gear, as your can actually go faster in 5th gear

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    As above, just follow the engine revs. If they're getting close to 2000rpm and you're crusing, then change up. If you're trying to overtake then change down till you're sitting at about 2500rpm then put the pedal to the metal...

    You'll get used to it after a while, but as mentioned if you're doing cross country stuff at about 50mph then fifth can be better as you'll have more torque to play with when trying to speed up...

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    Have to agree with the above... 6th only get used on the M/ways for me..

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    i only use 6th on motorways or dual carrigeways

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    i only use 6th on motorways or dual carrigeways
    I normally use 4th gear at 30mph, above this I miss out 5th gear and go straight to 6th gear
    Driving at 35mph in 6th gear does seem unusual, the 3.0 V6 CDTI copes very well with it, but don't expect any from of acceleration until you get to about 45mph

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    I generally put it into 6th around 40-50mph well in "economy" Style.

    Other than that my right foot dictates!

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    dont get into too high a gear too early or you will lose all engine braking effect

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