Shifting when in manual mode
Hey, guys. I recently got an automatic Scion iA a few months ago, and so far I really like the car. I do, however, have a couple questions about shifting when in manual shift mode. According to the manual, the best times to shift are 15mph/2nd gear, 25mph/3rd gear, 40mph/4th gear, 45mph/5th gear, and 50mph/6th gear. Those are what are recommended to get the best mpg when driving in manual mode. But, when I take off in automatic then pop over to manual after only accelerating to about 35 or 40 mph, the current gear displayed is 6th gear. For those who drive in manual mode often, when do you usually shift, such as when driving on a 35mph road, and what is your top gear once you reach the posted speed limit? Second, how many miles are you able to get out of a full take, and how many weeks can you go between fill ups? I think I usually average around 350 miles/two weeks per tank, with an estimated range of around 384 miles when full. Thanks in advance.