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Old 10-18-2020, 11:35 AM   #13
Norm Peterson
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'19 WRX Ltd 6M dgm
'08 Mustang GT (the toy)


Originally Posted by deanstevenson View Post
You took a reasonable and defendable premise, "CVTs are underrated", and then expanded it to two additional claims that are hard if not impossible to defend.
Manual canít really be compared to autos.
Of course they can. Some cars offer automatic and manual transmissions making it trivial to compare them. They both perform the same duties.
It's not about them performing the same duties (of course they do). It's about the differences in how those same duties are performed. That's what you're going to notice while you're driving, not that they both transfer engine torque to the drive shafts at various ratios of input to output rpms.

When test driving Crosstreks in 2015, the manual implementation was so poor that I preferred the CVT.
Sounds like you had a truly horrible MT experience. It happens, though. Getrag-equipped Mustangs come in for a lot of bashing as well, though I'm not sure how much of that is inherent with the transmission and how much is due to the way some people are shifting them.

I've lived with a couple of MTs that were a bit cranky in their operation, but at least for me that was still preferable to the utter lack of involvement given the "just slap it in 'D' and go" nature of an automatic.

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