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Revs at 70 MPH?

Hi,I own a 1999 renault laguna 1.8 16v.

In 5th gear at 70 MPH the car is doing 3200 RPM.

Is that normal for the car?

From driving other cars (less cc) Ive owned it seems high.

Surley it isnt economical at revs=speed.

Thanks in advance

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Sounds about right to me. Most cars I've driven are around the 3000/3500 mark.


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sounds fine to me too
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You may wish to check that the car is on the correct wheels & tyres. It doesn't sound excessively high, but I know what you mean about the effects on fuel consumption & engine wear. It has to be balanced out with the torque characteristics of the engine - it would be more frustrating (and ironically less economical), if 5th gear was very high, and necessitated a change down whenever you hit a slight incline.

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Most,if not all small 16 valve engines produce usable torque at a higher rpm than other engines,so consequently the gearing is lower to keep the engine in it's torque band.

3200rpm sounds pretty much spot on to me,although on a long journey it can become tiresome.

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