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Old 10-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #37
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Aren't pretty much all hybrids CVT? Including Fords? Also, I believe the new Accord has gone CVT. Audi's? I am sure I am missing some "modern" ones. Oh wait, Nissan is pretty much all CVT. Heck, the next Pathfinder is CVT.
Hybrid CVTs are a completely different beast. They're not typically set up in the same way as a IC engine's CVT.

Ford ditched their CVTs due to durability problems. Audi ditched their CVTs due to durability problems. MINI ditched their CVTs due to durability problems. Nissan (the biggest supporter of the tech) extended the warranties (10 year 120k) of eight models over a span of seven years due to a huge number of failures.

Honda going CVT isn't a surprise because they've never managed to make an automatic worth a damn.
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You didn't say that initially. Since the Impreza went to CVT and gets 30% better mpg than before, it made your statement a bit off...
Nobody makes transmissions as horrible as the 4EAT anymore. If you're comparing a NEW Impreza with other NEW cars, you'd be comparing the CVT to modern automatics (like Hyundai's 6AT or Ford's PS).
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