"Sorry, I worded my post incorrectly. I didn't mean squeals and squeaks DURING shifting is normal. What I meant that actually hearing the transmission shifting is normal just like any manual gearbox. "
"Perhaps you should have a friend videotape what you are describing. Trying to diagnose based on your description is difficult. It's not usual for squeals and squeaks coming from the transmission during shifting."
"I have an "ecometer" and when I first plugged it in it would tell me I was getting high 40's to mid 50's but when I would fill my tank and do the math the reality was I was getting my normal mpg in the high 30's…"
"It's official, I just got off the phone with Smart Center Coral Gables, Tomorrow Feb 27, 2010 is their official closing date. No parts, no cars, no service, NADA! Not a good sign if a Smart center can't even stay open in a big city like…"