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Is there any Japanese model not using cvt transmission?

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Is there any Japanese model not using cvt transmission?

Found a lot of horrible story on cvt

Is there any Japanese model or Korea model not on cvt?
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2019 Kia Optima, still with 6-speed automatic

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2018 / 2019 Toyota Camry 8 speed automatic
(but I think there are problems with it)

Mazda don't use CVT
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+ all Mazdas with 6-speeds.

Some Honda and Acuras with 6, 9, and 10-speed. People generally say to avoid the ZF 9-speeds.

Hyundai Santa Fe with 8-speed (very nice transmission).

Toyota's new 8-speed has teething issues. I would avoid until improved and owner disgruntlement lessens. Motortrend actually prefers Honda's CVT to it, which is unheard of for motor journalists.
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Am I missing something here? My 2012 Nissan Murano has CVT and is at almost 300k and never had an issue with the transmission, as a metter of fact it changes gears smoother than other non-CVT automatics.

Enlighten me why I should avoid it.
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MusicBox wrote: Am I missing something here? My 2012 Nissan Murano has CVT and is at almost 300k and never had an issue with the transmission, as a metter of fact it changes gears smoother than other non-CVT automatics.

Enlighten me why I should avoid it.
Your transmission is horribly unreliable and minutes away from failing. It may have failed already. You just don't know it.
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MusicBox wrote: Am I missing something here? My 2012 Nissan Murano has CVT and is at almost 300k and never had an issue with the transmission, as a metter of fact it changes gears smoother than other non-CVT automatics.

Enlighten me why I should avoid it.
So you drive about 45,000km per yr and that thing is bullet proof? Assuming you have owned it since day 1.

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MusicBox wrote: Am I missing something here? My 2012 Nissan Murano has CVT and is at almost 300k and never had an issue with the transmission, as a metter of fact it changes gears smoother than other non-CVT automatics.

Enlighten me why I should avoid it.
It changes gears smoother than non-CVT automatics because it has no gears to change, it’s a belt & pulley automatic. :lol:
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X24Secret wrote: It changes gears smoother than non-CVT automatics because it has no gears to change, it’s a belt & pulley automatic. :lol:
He probably don't know what a CVT his.
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booblehead wrote: So you drive about 45,000km per yr and that thing is bullet proof? Assuming you have owned it since day 1.

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I can see that you commute from Etobicoke to downtown Yonge/Bloor every day. Hello, try living in Barrie commuting to downtown Toronto every day, thats 1,000 a week, never mind road trips and cottage trips 3 hrs north.
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From what I can see here, it's not only CVTs that are trash. Other transmissions are trash too. Stop getting in one thing when it's not even true anymore.
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Love my Civic CVT. Less peppy the my Mazda Auto, but wayyyyyyyy smoother.
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MusicBox wrote: Am I missing something here? My 2012 Nissan Murano has CVT and is at almost 300k and never had an issue with the transmission, as a metter of fact it changes gears smoother than other non-CVT automatics.

Enlighten me why I should avoid it.
Nissan's CVTs don't have a very good track record for reliability. Good to hear you've had luck with yours, but definitely stay on top of the manufacturer-recommended fluid change and service intervals if you want it to last.
Deal with it.
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Test drove a new 2019 Civic CVT and a 2017 Accord CVT...

Could believe how bad both were. Yuck.
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The only CVT I like is in my snowmobile.
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alexsun0176 wrote: Honda Accord 2.0T with 9 speed auto or 6 speed manual
Accord 2.0T is 10 speed.

Someone needs to develop the 11 speed soon.

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aleks wrote: Accord 2.0T is 10 speed.

Someone needs to develop the 11 speed soon.

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Why so many speeds? Thats more sprockets and parts that can go wrong. Lots of speeds is good on trucks because they carry heavy loads but on a sedan? American cars in the 1970's only had 3 speeds. 6 should be the rule of thumb for sedans.

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