Another REALLY HARD trivia contest for Gearheads. Win a promo code for Pigs a Pop'n. The rules: 1. No editing of messages. 2. I decide the winner. Please no whining .... The question: This car: Had a transmission with a freewheel. You let off the gas and the engine goes to idle. Just like a bicycle where you can stop pedaling and just coast. I once owned one and I was always curious about the feature. What does the car have a freewheel? Yes, it can help MPG a bit (particularly with a carb'ed engine) but that is NOT the reason these cars have a freewheel. Why does the SAAB 96 (see, aren't I nice) have a Freewheel in it's transmission (4 speed, column shift by the way)? There is a single reason.