joker97:Handsomedan: We have a Nissan CVT at home - all I can criticise is the lack of gear change...I just find it dosconcerting that you plonk your foot down, it revs and then stays there, never changing...weird.
Compared to my Opel-based Auto in my other car, which is a traditional auto and has Sport and Economy modes & changes gears as often as the computer tells it to (it "learns" driving styles/habits), it's certainly quite an odd thing to experience.
coming to think of it my car's fine when i'm the only one in it.
but as soon as you put people in it, don't ask it to do anything on an incline. flat is great.
my wife's Swift Sport can scoot over hills eg Rimutaka's with say 4 onboard easily, that has a CVT (paddle shift) . A couple of months back I followed her over driving the SUV and well tried to follow I caught up when she stopped for a break at Ekatahuna.