sussex2 wrote:I do know that if I changed up on the advice of the system (in any car I've driven that had one) then I would not be driving safely. I would have no or little reserve of power and any kind of system of driving would fall apart.
GTR1400MAN wrote:Hmm, driven with a sensitive foot the Toyota IQ wants you in 5th just before 30mph! And this is a 3 cylinder 1.0 litre engine. As you can imagine if you were in that gear it is as responsive as a dead slug.
In both cases, looking ahead and planning enables you to revert from your 'cruising' gear to an appropriately 'flexible' gear before you need to use it.