Last post on Jul 12, 2007 at 11:04 AM
You are in the Scion xB
What is this discussion about?
Scion xB, Wagon
Jul 09, 2007 (5:47 pm)
I have this on my Caliber. It's called AutoStick in these cars. I find it beneficial when I need to pass. I can put it in a lower gear manually and increase speed faster. Also it improves gas mileage as you can shift the gears at a lower RPM if you'd like.
Plus sometimes you may just want to have the fun of controlling the engine and shifting when you want!
Jul 10, 2007 (7:25 am)
Ok--I mean I get what it's for I guess I just don't know what speeds you would need to bump it up at. So if I was at a red light I would put it in first--start driving, then shift to 2nd at 25mph, 30mph--then 3rd at 45mph and 4th at 60mph? I really have no clue!
#5 of 6 Re: Ok [girlbuffalo1]
Jul 10, 2007 (6:24 pm)
Feel and Tachometer. How does it feel to your Right Foot, seat of your pants, and through the steering wheel.
On a level road, try 1-10 2-25 3-35to 40, then into 4.
You may not need it much, and it does impact gas mileage. Also, if you're nit-picky like I sometimes am, it wears your car out quicker. Again, watch the board. Someone is probably on vacation that could describe this better. I saw an xB last Sunday at a lot. Teal with upgraded Wheels - the $750 wheel and tire package. Great looking car!
#6 of 6 Re: Ok [girlbuffalo1]
Jul 12, 2007 (11:04 am)
You can watch the RPM's and shift between 2 and 3 grand, you'll hear the engine wind out..it will sound louder. It's the same as shifting with a traditional stick shift just no clutch.
My Caliber actually has 6 gears when in Auto Stick. I typically shift pretty early, I don't "wind it out" too far. I'm in 4th gear at apx 45mp.