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If you drive with cruise control a lot then it makes a huge difference in fuel economy. The car will downshift into a much lower gear on hills than is necessary. This raises the engine RPM,s and reduces fuel mileage. If you keep it in manual downshift only if the car starts slowing down too much, but usually it will pull most hills at like 2500 rpm and will not require downshifting. Other than that if you want to go fast it allows you to wind up each gear more than if in Auto.

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