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There are a couple of new 4 cylinder Jeeps out in 2007 (the Compass is out now and the Patriot is coming out in a few months)....both with a CVT (continuous variable transmission) in them (the Dodge Caliber also has the same tranny)....they claim they get 6-8% better fuel economy than a 4 speed tranny...

...wondering if anybody has had experience owning a car with a CVT?? What do you think?? They seem to be becoming popular as other manufacturers also have them in some models as well...
 

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There are a couple of new 4 cylinder Jeeps out in 2007 (the Compass is out now and the Patriot is coming out in a few months)....both with a CVT (continuous variable transmission) in them (the Dodge Caliber also has the same tranny)....they claim they get 6-8% better fuel economy than a 4 speed tranny...

...wondering if anybody has had experience owning a car with a CVT?? What do you think?? They seem to be becoming popular as other manufacturers also have them in some models as well...
Audi has been using them for years....my dads A4 is a kick to drive and very smooth
 

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FO MO CO was using one in the Fivehundred and the Merc Montego they have stopped using it and are using a 6 speed auto in place of it.
Repair costs were to high.
 

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Some small suzukis had a cvt (belt and clutch) or were they Subaru's? the term CVT is somewhat vague, Honda accomplishes this in there 4 wheelers with hydraulics don't they? i think a belt drive car would be undesirable, unless you could get a REVZONE clutch kit for it
 

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The Saturn VUE was the first one to use the CVT (to my knowledge) I talked with a guy who had one and he was happy with it.. said it was noisy, but had pep.. One thing i wonder.. what about "passing gear"??

The Saturn VUE was the first one to use the CVT (to my knowledge) I talked with a guy who had one and he was happy with it.. said it was noisy, but had pep.. One thing i wonder.. what about "passing gear"??
 
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