Originally Posted by doughboyea
It's doing that to maintain the speed... it could care less of the MPG rating. When going uphill it will apply more gas. In my case, the gauge reads something like 10mpg. If my speed changed while going down hill in a positive direction, then with that momentum built up, cruising uphill will draw less fuel.
i wasnt really talking about the MPG, i dont care about that either. all im saying is that the throttle is not applied, and because of the way the MPG gauge works, you can see when the gas is applied and when it is not. after my last post i had to go out to the next county, and there is a resevoir i have to pass with a large hill, i set the CC prior to going thru.
going downhill the CC let off the gas, and i picked up 3mph over what my cc was set to. when going up out, the throttle was reapplied and, but only for a few secs. i know this is what you are talking about when speaking of it consuming gas.
however, this whole thing wont really matter unless you live in San francisco or some other place with steep inclines. most of the time we drive on level roads, IMHO. (well, ill just speak for myself, i dont know what its like where you guys live
Originally Posted by CAPiTUL
If you get rear ended your car has the ability to roll forward (or backward if hit head on). With the clutch engaged, the car will come to a hault.
with the clutch engaged and the tranny in neutral i can get out and push the car around. whether in a stick or an auto, the only thing preventing you from moving in a collision is the brakes.