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Old 03-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #78
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2012 Impreza CVT HB


Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer View Post
Ever heard of pep? The manual has it. A lot actually. The cvt...not so much.

Ever hear of paddles? I can be in the same gear ratio as you. Just as much pep. And when my car shifts from '1st' to '2nd' in paddle-mode, the throttle is WOT, and the momentum of the 6500 rpm engine goes to throwing the car forward. From a stop, my torque converter can MULTIPLY the engines torque for better accel. (Don't use the flawed 0-60 times C&D and others posted, they didn't do brake-stands for the CVTs, but did launch the MT cars).

On the superslab, when you're in 6th, how much pep ya got? NONE! All I have to do is floor it, and I'm at torque peak in a second, faster than you can downshift 3 gears.
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