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Old 12-01-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
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Just copped a Premium for the wife and we both love it.

I see a lot of people complain about the CVT. To be honest, I like the CVT and the issues people have with it donít bother me. That might be due to the fact we just traded in my wifeís Maxima and we both hated that car and CVT.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:08 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about getting an Ascent for my wife as well. Can you give some more impressions of how the CVT feels after owning it for the past two months?
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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Congrats on the beautiful new Ascent!
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:02 PM   #4
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Nice and geez not sure why I have not ventured to this part of the forums. We got my wife into a limited back in late September. I can tell you for the CVT it is not bad. I know about Maxima CVTs since my sis has a 2011. It just feels weird but the Ascent doesn't feel that way.

Also, it takes me a minute to adjust since I go from a loud STI to a pleasant ride in the Ascent.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:38 AM   #5
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Well... Subaru uses a metal band style CVT. As far as I know, Nissan uses a non-metal band in their CVT...
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:00 PM   #6
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I'm thinking about getting an Ascent for my wife as well. Can you give some more impressions of how the CVT feels after owning it for the past two months?


The CVT isnít bad, like stated, and much better than Nissanís CVTs. I still enjoy driving the car. Fuel economy isnít bad either, but itís a turbo, and we know how that can lead to a heavy foot.

I have started to notice how it will stay in a ďlower gearĒ at times, keeping the rpms up, when itís not needed. The annoyance of it is all me because I pay attention to things like that. My wife doesnít even notice. But other than that, no other issue.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:58 PM   #7
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Has anyone experienced the trunk lid coming down on its own?
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:22 AM   #8
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Has anyone experienced the trunk lid coming down on its own?
Nope~ 10k miles on it.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:49 AM   #9
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No issues with trunk lid but here are a few things after 10mos. Dealer ended up replacing all rotors and brake pads. I had some grinding that turned to squeaking which was kinda embarrassing at the drive thru for a newer vehicle. They tried to resurface and then it went to full out replace after rotors were out of spec. This is a known issue is you look at the ascent forums or anywhere on the web.

We also asked for the ECM reprogram that is out there. We had a slight surge and delay at times and that update has really made things better.

Only other thing concerns the seats. Awful cracking and this is even with me conditioning it every few months. That looks like a known "quality problem" from Subaru and from what I read many with outbacks and other models experience this.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:54 AM   #10
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Almost forgot and this will be a non-issue if you do not have aftermarket flaps. The A/C drain or one of them is at the rear passenger tire or in that area of the rear bumper. If you have Rally Armor flaps, the water will run down the front of that rear flap and you will always have streaks on it.

I know this is super anal but when I have a free weekend I am going to relocate that further away.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:18 PM   #11
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Just picked up an Ascent for our family. Generally like the vehicle so far. Very quiet and smooth to drive.
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