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View Poll Results: I most love shifting into:
1st 1 1.56%
2nd 18 28.13%
3rd 37 57.81%
4th 6 9.38%
5th 10 15.63%
Reverse 4 6.25%
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Old 16th April 2009, 14:36   #31
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For the Highways- Slotting to 3rd from 5th give me the kick!!

In the City - Slotting to 2nd and zipping out is another experience.
5th to 3rd on a highway? I'm trying to think why I'd need to do that. For overtaking a long vehicle, do you mean? That's not one of my favourites because I don't like the jerk of a shift into 3rd at relatively high speeds.

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Old 16th April 2009, 15:16   #32
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5th to 3rd on a highway? I'm trying to think why I'd need to do that. For overtaking a long vehicle, do you mean? That's not one of my favourites because I don't like the jerk of a shift into 3rd at relatively high speeds.

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Exactly!!!

Usually on a 2 laned highway while approaching a slow moving vehicle, you tend to slow down to as less as 45-55kmph and just at the right juncture, slotting to 3rd to overtake is a lot of fun.

Or may be, when lazily moving at 45-55kmph, you suddenly realise that you are too slow than usual, slotting to 3rd again is fun to gain that extra momentum at the push of the pedal.

Under normal cruising speeds and higher RPMs, thats a horrible maneuver just sure to kill the gearbox!!!

Also, most of the poll respondents have voted for 3rd as their most favorite slot!
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Old 16th April 2009, 15:48   #33
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Its the 5th for me. For the sedate driver and conservationist I am, the feel of getting cruise mode is such a divine feeling. All I hear is wind noise and mild engine hum. The car just glides. And of course the FE is the best.
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Unique thread, Perakath. I actually had to think for a coupla minutes before coming up with an answer.

In small petrols (like my OHC Vtec), the 2nd gear rush is addictive. On the other hand, for diesels (Jeep + 220) it's the third gear that's a favorite.
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in typical city driving conditions,the sound of the FFE is best in 3rd gear. because that matches with the rpm where the sound is best
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2nd and 3rd on the Baleno. Undoubtedly.
I second that

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3rd.

* A versatile gear in almost any car.
* Most often used gear in city.
* Good on the highways when you want to overtake.
* Used very often when driving in the hills ..
Very true and very nicely put.

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in typical city driving conditions,the sound of the FFE is best in 3rd gear. because that matches with the rpm where the sound is best
Dont talk <dirty> like that. Now I have the urge to redline in 3rd tonight.

Well put Narayan.
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