- Chassi wrote:
- I recently went from a 2010 to a 2012 Scion tc. My current issue is that the newer tc has a 6th gear. I baby my vehicles and always shift at about 3000-3500rpm depending on how fast I need to accelerate. I've done this the past 12 years of only owning stick shift cars and my cars have always ran perfectly. My boyfriend on the other hand is use to his 2011 WRX (his first and only manual car) and when he drives my car he likes to stay in 5th gear a cruise at 4000 rpms on the freeway instead of shifting to 6th. When I nag him about it he tells me not to tell him how to drive and that its fine. Will it eventually damage or cause faster wear on my car if he continues to drive it like that? I mean what's the point of a 6th gear if you don't even use it at higher speeds on the freeway?
How about you take ownership of your own car and tell your boyfriend to treat your car the way you want, or he can be a passenger or walk. I'm also thinking the way a guy treats others, even a car, he could end up treating you the same way. It's time to stand up for yourself and your car. Let him drive his own car the way he sees fit. That's insane to go along with him telling you what to do.
And yes driving with that high of rpms is wasting fuel, and stressing the engine than it needs to be for the speed you're going.