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Old 10-17-2020, 09:48 PM   #7
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1996 Gutted, built
XP class Impreza L


I disagree completely. CVT's are the transmission of the devil. They are horribly inefficient, wear out too quickly, and their ability to handle decent amounts of torque is laughable. Take the Nissan Murano CVT, when challenged with a steep hill it just can't transmit enough torque to (a) spin the wheels or (b) accelerate up the hill. Then there is Toyota's new CVT with a "Launch Gear", which to me is just an admission that a straight CVT isn't reliable and strong enough to handle 1st gear launches.

Much better is the automated dual clutch transmission. More efficient, lasts longer, can handle all the torque you can throw at it, and is better than typical automatic or manual transmissions in every way. Faster shifts, better efficiency, lower component wear.
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