I just bought a 2006 kia rio sedan with a manual 5 speed transmission. During the test drive I couldn't go over 55mph (wasn't near any freeways)
My first time on the freeway the rpms were around 3300 at 65 mph and the car sounded like it needed to shift to another gear, but there's obviously not another. Is this normal? If so, a long trip at 70 mph wouldn't be pleasant.
I obviously don't want to damage anything. I've only owned one small 4 cyl car before and it was an automatic. I'm stressed out because I've already spent more in repairs than I wanted to and will really be bummed if there's a issue with the transmission.