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Old 10-17-2020, 04:36 PM   #4
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You are pretty close in line with my findings.

Basically I say that itís better than most traditional autos becuase it can be both economical and better at keeping revs in the powerband.

Due to the no gears nature of it it can be programmed to hold the most efficient gearing regardless of speed and the same reason it can sit at peak hp making the most power regardless of speed.

Traditional autos have to shift and change revs out of the powerband or out of the most fuel efficient range.

Also it is far smoother than any auto or manual. No clunky downshifts at all just smoothly accelerates.

Downsides are current iterations halve reliability concerns though they are much better than previous generations.Ē And most of it is due to customer uneasy ness due to previous bad CVTs (Nissan and extended warranty for Subaru)

Though the main culprit with Subaruís is the valve body which isnít much more expensive than a clutch job on a manual.

Manual canít really be compared to autos. Much more fun but worse in terms of performance.
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