I was concerned the high RPMs would be annoying to my ears on a long trip, but we drove from Ohio to NC and back, didn't bother me once. Factory sound deadening is good enough for me.
Thanks again to all you awesome, knowledgeable people for your insight. Gotta love this forum.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.1 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 52.9 mpg (Imp)
I guess I should be worried about cruising at 75mph half the time...
Engines are made to go, and that's that. Keep it out of the redline.
Mine sees it or close to it once a month or so...
Haha so does mine. No big deal.
I think you're good, as long as you don't live there. Think boat engines. I don't think they last too long compared to car engines even though they're often identical pieces of machinery.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 47.2 mpg (US) ... 20.1 km/L ... 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.7 mpg (Imp)
I used to run a Honda motorcycle, 250cc, on the highway at wide open throttle most of the time. That bike was used when I got it, and as far as I know is still running 30 years later. The chainsaw I used to use red-lined at 14,000 rpms. I don't know much about engines, but I count on those who do to design them for their intended uses, so I expect (and hope) we will be fine.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 45.0 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.1 mpg (Imp)