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Old 01-25-2011, 10:39 AM
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Re: WK2=poor coaster

Sorry, should've checked that before asking. It seems to defy conventional wisdom but who am I to argue with the manufacturer. I'm not going to risk catastrophic transmission failure. Glad I learned this now and not later.

But I am a little bitter that they took away one of life's simple pleasures. What a kick in the nadz.
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It isn't a "coast forever" vehicle like some vehicles of years past. Personally, I prefer it to slow somewhat when I let off the throttle; it makes it easier to adjust speed without using the brake.
x2. I love the fact that it slows down instead of "coasting". Saving on gas and your brakes.
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x2. I love the fact that it slows down instead of "coasting". Saving on gas .
Yeah I dont think that's an accurate statement. It stands to reason that if you can coast longer you need less throttle to make it over the same distance. So while yes, it does help 'save' on brakes, it could easily be argued that by slowing down and not coasting more that it uses more gas, or uses the same amount of gas less efficiently.
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Re: WK2=poor coaster

I actually like the fact that it "slows down" when going down hill. Good for mountain driving.
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Re: WK2=poor coaster

It is because now cars shut off the fuel supply to the engine when coasting. It creates more drag on the transmission and ultimately you notice your slowing down quicker. But you are getting better mileage than a prius when you are.

I personally love it and wish it slowed down even more. Then I wouldn't have to use the brakes as much.

It was discussed before in detail.

When can we expect better fuel mileage?
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Re: WK2=poor coaster

my 04 stratus coupe r/t does this.. it's quite annoying. down big hills, i'll let off the gas at 48mph..look down a few seconds later..down to 45 and so on. most cars gain speed but mine loses. I thought it was because it's aero sucks but isnt the GC pretty good? just a thought.
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It is because now cars shut off the fuel supply to the engine when coasting. It creates more drag on the transmission and ultimately you notice your slowing down quicker. But you are getting better mileage than a prius when you are.

I personally love it and wish it slowed down even more. Then I wouldn't have to use the brakes as much.

It was discussed before in detail.

When can we expect better fuel mileage?
Wait, what? Cuts off fuel supply to the engine? Then how is the vehicle still running? Doesnt it need fuel?

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It was discussed before in detail.

When can we expect better fuel mileage?
Thx, j2k11. That was an informative link that occurred before my time here, so I appreciate the share.
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Re: WK2=poor coaster

I have noticed this as well. I have the v-6 at higher speed it seems to coast ok but at lower speeds sometimes it seems to have some engine braking. If I let it coast down from a higher speed it will sometimes start to drag when it drops below 30 then when it gets below 20 it is like something releases and it rolls good. I think this may have to do with the lockup torque converter. It seems it may be in the program to engage it under certain conditions to help with braking.
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