Originally Posted by EdwinTheMagnificent
... I know it revs kinda high compared to what we'd like to see , but My Civic Si was approx 2850 rpm at 60 mph AND ...
... even that's much higher gearing than was typical of small cars with small engines around the size of the Spark's before 5-speeds became common. Gear ratios were calculated to maximize top speed, which often amounted to something near 6000 RPM at 90 mph.