Should I stay at third gear or go up to fourth?
So I have a 2003 Volkswagen Golf. Have been driving stick for 3 days and pretty much have the hang of it. Now I live in Vancouver so I’ll be speaking in km/hr. Anyways on regular roads the maximum is 50 so I like to go 60 most of the time. The problem I’m having is that my car generally likes to stay between 2000-3000 rpm (like most cars) but when I’m at 60 on the third gear my rpm is 2900-3000 but if I shift up to fourth it’ll be about 2000-2100. So what’s better for the car as in saving gas and engine going on the lower side or the higher side. obviously if it’s a close stop to the next light I’ll be on 3rd gear but besides that whats the best gear? Thanks.