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    confused what gear would you use

    Just a quick one first time owning a 6 gear car i've been driving around in 4th gear at 30 mph roads, but this morning going to work tried 5th gear with no issues and my mpg went from 44.8 to 47.7 engine does labour slightly on inclines but feels ok in 5 th gear.

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    I use 6th. but that's the pleasure of the v6 cdti

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_zigmond View Post
    I use 6th. but that's the pleasure of the v6 cdti
    theres always one......lol

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    I use 3rd at lot...keeps me at 30 in 'speed camera city' aka Plymouth
    4th is a little tall and as for 5th & 6th l..no chance.
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    On a serious note I drove a 120bhp for a bit and used 5th around town Think it depends on your driving style and how busy it is. If you can do a constant 30 5th should be fine but if your having to slow down and accelerate you'll probably struggle a bit.

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    Yep, if you know the road is straight, level, and hazard free then 5th is fine for 30, otherwise 4th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Readster View Post
    I use 3rd at lot...keeps me at 30 in 'speed camera city' aka Plymouth
    4th is a little tall and as for 5th & 6th l..no chance.
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    .... AND for the same reasons... Blinking Cameras

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    depends on traffic. I would usually use 4th and if there was cameras about use the CC. 6th in mine is reserved for speeds above 50mph, car feels uncomfy below that in 6th

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    got the v6 cdti found 4th is best at 30mph and at 70+ 5th gear raises it over 40mpg where as 6th is just under 40 mpg.

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    4th for me comfortably in my CDTi 150.

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