Changing gearsChanging gears  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

Always use care to change the gear with the vehicle speed matched to the engine speed. Proper shifting will improve fuel economy and prolong engine life.

Avoid shifting down at high speed, as this may cause excessive engine speed (on vehicles with a tachometer, the tachometer needle into the red zone) and damage the engine.

Economical driving speed

The following shift points are recommended to assist fuel economy. The driver may vary these points to suit driving conditions and load.

Possible driving speed

Possible driving speed

5th gear is an overdrive ratio and its use reduces engine speed below that of

5th gear is an overdrive ratio and its use reduces engine speed below that of the 4th gear. Use 5th gear whenever vehicle speed allows, for maximum fuel economy.

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