I own a 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI Bluemotion. It is a 6 speed manual transmission. I understand that it is a car tuned for economy. But it still asks me to shift too early.
For example if I'm at 1800 - 2000 rpm at 70 km/h in 4th gear, it will ask me to shift upto 6th. When i shift into 6th the engine is barely at 1200 - 1300 rpm, which I imagine is going to lug the engine pretty badly as it is a turbocharged and the engine doesn't get boost until 1600 rpm.
So, my question is whether i should actually take the car's suggestions for shifting gears, or listen to myself and try to keep the engine in the powerband as much as possible ignoring the early shifts?
Thanks in advance.