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Originally posted by sig_a
The key to economy is keeping your foot out of it. With premium at 3.50 dollars per gallion, shifting when the little yellow triangle lights up works. Instead of shifting at 3000 shift at 2000. On level ground, 3.2 liter engine runs down to 2000 rpm in 5th.
Don't shift that low. The owners manual for my '88 listed minimum shift points, which were about 2500 rpm. Since those were minimum shift points, I'd recommend never shifting lower than that.

You could get up to 3000 rpm if you accel a bit slower. Just don't go to 4500 if you are looking for fuel economy.
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