Old 07-24-03, 01:04 PM
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Question overdrive

I have a car that has an overdrive gear. I have driven this car in overdrive for about two years. I was told by a friend that overdrive was for driving up hills and I should be driving in the drive position. I live in southern Louisiana. There are no hills. Is he right and if so, do you think I hurt the transmission? It appears to shift without any problems. I was going to check with a shop but figured everyone here can answer any question I might have.
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Old 07-24-03, 01:39 PM
darrell McCoy
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Hmmm!! another mystery car. I drive mine when selector is in "D"
Old 07-24-03, 02:52 PM
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overdrive helps burn less gas when car is up to speed
Old 07-24-03, 03:29 PM
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Keep using O/D your friend is incorrect,if you were towing or going up and down alot of hills you could select a lower drive but I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
Old 07-24-03, 05:27 PM
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Use the overdrive---as mentioned you will save fuel.
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