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I've had my 6MT EX for a couple weeks now. Can't wait for summer when I can try out the beverage cooling capabilities of the glovebox.

What's the best way to search this forum for already asked-and-answered questions about shifting quirks on the MT? My keywords have been fruitless.
 

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Friendly bunch here!

The odd thing I've noticed is that the "optimum" shift speeds for the manual transmission are listed as 15, 25, 40, 47 and 52 mph in the Owner's Manual (p 207) but the instrument panel is consistently signalling me to shift up to a higher gear (during normal, versus aggressive acceleration) much earlier, up to 20 mph earlier. For example, when I'm already in 5th, it's giving me an up-shift indicator at about 32 mph.

The dealership didn't have any definitive information on this, but thought it might be related to a difference in our 5000 feet of altitude versus a standard sea level calibration. I could image some amount of difference, but not enough to account for 20 mph.

I'm just wondering if this is a symptom that something's off with the computer or if it needs to be recalibrated. Alternatively, why would the shift indicator be programmed for something other than the optimal shift speeds?

Have there been any topics covering this already?

Thanks!
 

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The odd thing I've noticed is that the "optimum" shift speeds for the manual transmission are listed as 15, 25, 40, 47 and 52 mph in the Owner's Manual (p 207) but the instrument panel is consistently signalling me to shift up to a higher gear (during normal, versus aggressive acceleration) much earlier, up to 20 mph earlier. For example, when I'm already in 5th, it's giving me an up-shift indicator at about 32 mph.
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Hadn't noticed that.. I seldom drive in anything but sport, unless on the highway. (of course, ECON is handy in the ICY conditions we have had lately :blush:)
 

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Hadn't noticed that.. I seldom drive in anything but sport, unless on the highway. (of course, ECON is handy in the ICY conditions we have had lately :blush:)
I expect I'll eventually end up in sport mode most of the time as well, but I'm still breaking it in. I feel guilty for taking it out in the mud the past couple days.
 
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