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Old 01-16-2013, 10:22 PM   #2964
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2012 Impreza Sport


Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post
SubiTWO, I don't know how what you say can be true, since the 0 to 60 times with the 5-speed are approximately 1 sec faster than with the CVT. Or are you just talking about perception?
he is assuming that the two drivers are not going WOT and a normal acceleration. i know what he means. my 300 horse power s2000 that weighed about 2600-2700 pounds could be out accelerated at a stop light by a mini-van. of course if i put my foot down to 8700 rpms then i would easily fly by the mini-van. but under normal acceleration, i could be easily passed by any car. the cvt could "hold gears" all the way to 40 mph or i guess hold the rpm til 40 mph. while th manual would have to shift to keep up. yes the manual would win if he floored it, but under normal acceleration i can see the cvt would win.
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