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The new CVT transmission
Posted 05 October 2009 - 06:14 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:59 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:58 PM
Its worth a test drive. The gas mileage increase is pretty staggering too, 28mpg iirc.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:48 PM
Go drive one, you might just enjoy it.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 07:14 PM
Otherwise i liked it.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:40 PM
Edited by EVOthis, 05 October 2009 - 08:42 PM.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:48 PM
Ive driven maybe half a dozen of them...extremely smooth in my opinion..we will see how they hold up down the road.... on the subject of the new boxer trannies..I cant wait until the WRX guys get a hold of the new 6 spd in the legacies and outbacks thinking its the same as the STI 6 spd. fore all it is an elongated 5spd with an extra gear..lol
Haha, I've read that as well. Its still weird seeing that reverse lockout ring in a Legacy.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:49 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:15 PM
Thanks for the replies! We live in a rural area with a lot of big hills that makes a normal auto transmission hunt for the right gear with the cruise engaged. I'm assuming that with a CVT one will only see an increase in revs to match the needed power to climb the hill. What actually happens, let's say, on a quarter to half mile 4-5% grade hill at 60 mph with the cruise set?
You tell us
I would imagine you will see an rpm increase into the powerband and the transmission lower the effective ratios.
Also you can always manually downshift it to one of the fixed ratios.
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