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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. PriusRepellent

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    I love my Honda Civic's CVT, but I simply do not trust Nissan CVTs (or some of their car's engines for that matter, mostly relating to the Sentra). Yeah the smoothness is great, but I have experienced jerky CVTs in some of the cars I test drove (which I hate).
     
  2. JDMguy05

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    Nissan is...well, admittedly very dumb, but I doubt they're dumb enough to put one of their garbage CVTs in their second most beloved line of cars. It would be like if Dodge suddenly decided they were going to use less powerful eco-friendly V6s for all Hellcat and SRT models; they'd get too much sh*t for it and would suffer greatly financially from doing that, and we know low sales on a Z-car is probably the last thing they need right now.

    Besides all that, who tf wants to have a CVT in a car that's supposed to be a fun little sports coupe, anyway? Not saying it can't work, just not if Nissan is doing it
     
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  3. ARES IV

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    Globally speaking I could see a raise in CVT transmission for ICE car in the next 5 years. Emission and fuel economy standards are becoming more and more stringent and as such there is an increasing need of having the vehicle run at efficient RPM for a given load.

    DCT also work but are not without reliability issues either... looking at you VW. Manual also works but is increasingly falling out of favour for various reasons even in europe.

    I could also imagine a brutal price war between ICE tranmission manufacturers as increasing electrification will put most of them out of business. This might be your change to get a "premium" gearbox for cheap in what is likely going to be your last ICE car.
     
  4. Noah2001

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    I love CVTs in commuter cars. They respond better then most autos I've driven. The CVT in my moms Rouge is pretty nice and so is the one in my Prius. I've driven a rental Altima and it had a pretty good CVT (It also got near the same MPG as my Prii). What I hate are modern autos in commuter cars. Especially the 9 speed from Chrysler. I got to drive a Pacifica through some mountains and it is the least responsive transmission I've had the displeasure of driving. It would take a good bit to get it to downshift and when it did it jumped down like 4 gears making the engine jump to 5000k making me feel like I was flooring it. Where as a CVT would gradually increase RPMs as to not jolt you and give you unwanted acceleration.

    Also with the way everything is going the Z is more than likely getting auto. Or maybe a shitty DCT that pretends to be an auto.
     
  5. JDMguy05

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    I wouldn't mind a DCT if they did it right.
     
  6. Grind86

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    Has anyone ever driven a Honda Civic?
     
  7. Noah2001

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    I’ve driven a friend of mines 03’
     
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  8. Grind86

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    My mom has one.
     
  9. Potato

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    I'll take nearly any conventional automatic transmission ever over any CVT ever. I spend my days beating on piece of shit Nissan CVTs with a vengeance. I hate the synthetic rubber-bandy feeling of them.
    I especially disdain Sentra, Rogue, Versa, and pre-2019 Altima and (Toyota) Corolla. Underpowered, unresponsive, droney 4 cylinders paired with unresponsive CVTs. They get off the line eventually.
    Nissan's 3.5l V6 is great but its hampered by the piece of shit CVT. Nissan has made them more responsive in its freshly redesigned cars but they still suck.
    I understand how you could find a CVT tolerable if you never step on the gas. I throttle stomp religiously and I hate how they behave at WOT.
     
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  10. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    I feel the same way. I would rather have a 4 speed auto than a CVT. Last year when the Regal broke, I borrowed my grandpa's 2014 Altima. It felt weird and was nearly impossible to hold a steady speed without staring at the speedometer.
     
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  11. Potato

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    On another note:

    Fun until stability control decided to reactivate and ruin the slide. Story of my life.
     
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  12. skodakenner

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    Depends on the DCT the Golf GTIs 6-Speed is nearly bulletproof and also trumps the MT of the GTI in terms of the power it can handle
     
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  14. SeaDooSnipe

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    I found the same thing when test driving a Subaru with a CVT. Never got a good feel of speed, used to my NA Miata with a 5spd which is arguably one of the best driver's cars out there, so it was a huge change.


    Also, just a little clip from last week on my sport bike. Time to kiss another rear tire goodbye after 1mo/1500 miles, ugh.
     
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  15. GLion

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    '89 Skyline with only 1,200 km.
    89Skyline1200kmFront.jpg 89Skyline1200kmRear.jpg
     
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  16. PriusRepellent

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    I daily a 2014 Civic EX with a CVT and its a good experience.
     
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  17. Potato

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    Experienced a Ford 10R60 transmission completely shit the bed today. 2020 Explorer Limited 2.3L 2wd with 10k miles. Engine and transmission were fully warmed up when I got into it.
    Immediately noticed a delayed/slipping/harsh engagement into Reverse and Drive. Stepped on the gas and heard a lot of gear whine. Put it in Sport Mode and kept stepping on it again and again attempting to make the transmission act up. Experienced very delayed, clumsy, herky-jerky shifts. Within a mile I noticed a trail of smoke behind me. Pulled over and smoke was pouring out from under the vehicle. The transmission was puking its fluid out onto the exhaust.
    These Explorers have issues with transmission oil cooler lines leaking at the connection to the transmission case. I suspect that was the leak point. Vehicle is shopped as of now. Dunno if the transmission is toast or will be fine once refilled with fluid.
     
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  18. PriusRepellent

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    Based on the smoke pouring out, I'm going to guess that it was probably damaged pretty bad.
     
  19. Potato

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    I don't believe the transmission itself was smoking, rather it was just the leaking transmission oil dripping onto the exhaust and burning. It creates a pretty dramatic smoke show but isn't necessarily indicative of mechanical damage.
    The question is mainly what caused the leak and whether the transmission internals were damaged by being run low on oil.
    If I were a betting man I'd wager that the transmission is fucked.
     
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  20. PriusRepellent

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    If you heard it making any grinding noises I'd bet on it being damaged pretty bad. In any case something is majorly wrong and I'd personally never trust that specific transmission again. Based on the fact that this happened while you were driving, I highly doubt you avoided damage to it.
     
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