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Old April 12th 11, 02:33 AM posted to
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Default Automatic vs. Manual transmission

"SBH" > wrote in message
> It's been well known a manual transmission obtains better fuel mileage
> than an automatic. My sister is preparing to purchase a Ford Fiesta and
> wants a manual, mainly for the fuel savings. The sales guy indicated the
> new transmissions (more so the 6 speed auto in the Fiesta) are better and
> more fuel efficient than manuals. Anyone know if this is true?

In many cases, the automatic is at least as economical as, or sometimes
better than, the manual. The difference is not worth the worry. And
dats the truff, babe ruff.