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Old 10-19-2020, 04:09 PM   #23
car_freak85
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Originally Posted by DieselDorf View Post
That is a type of automatic...
Let's be clear on one thing: VW's DSG/Porsche's PDK are NOT automatic transmissions, nor are they a "type" of AT. They are AUTOMATED manual transmissions (AMTs).

I love the CVT in my wife's Outback. Jump in and drive, getting 28 mpg. Our '99 Forester could never manage over 23 MPG, but was noticeably quicker off the line, despite having less horsepower and 215k more miles on the engine.

That said, I would never buy a CVT-equipped Subaru as my own car. They are sluggish and boring compared to my 2002 WRX MT.
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