DOWNSHIFTING FROM D TO 3 to increase mileage

Asked by Mar 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM about the 2008 Toyota Yaris S 2dr Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Any danger to the transmission in shifting from D to 3 to slow car.  Does this increase MPG?

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Depending on the rate of speed you go from when you downshift it would have no effect on the transmission and it wont help mpg it will just help slow you down and less wear and tear on your brakes.

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