Manual transmissions are suppose to be more fuel efficient. At least, that use to be the case not until automatic transmissions also because very fuel efficient and some even beating the manual transmission counterparts. From observations, for some, reverse is the case due to poor driving skill when driving the manual transmission car that is supposed to be fuel efficient. Some drivers are guilty of gear overuse on normal driving conditions. Like keeping it on first gear for more than necessary.
Below are things you can do to get the best fuel economy from a manual transmission car:
- Smart use of coasting and idling on motion is a good way to save fuel with manual transmission.
- Early gear upshifts and transmission overdrive use that is skillfully done can save fuel. Do not lug ..