Re: Subaru Crosstrek PHEV
Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:27 am
Reduced cargo capacity and the lack of a flat surface with rear seats down is a non-starter for me.
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I have the opposite opinion. I always hated automatic transmissions until I drove a CVT. If I'm not directly controlling what the transmission does, I much prefer smooth, continuous adjustments to clunky gear shifts. The availability of maximum power at any speed over 50 km/h instead of having flat spots when one gear is too short and the next is too tall is nice too.GRA wrote:As to CVTs, I hate them with a passion, and if I've got to have a slushbox at least give it some gears.
Yes, and the best are approaching adequate, but if they need to simulate shifts why not just do them? It's the over-revving and droning of CVTs that get to me, but then I drive a stick, so having the engine under my more or less direct control is what I'm used to (and want, which is why I'm a fan of regen on paddles).LeftieBiker wrote:Many CVTs now simulate shifts.
They do it only to please people like you. There is no practical reason to do it.if they need to simulate shifts why not just do them?