thanks, sorry i should been more specific. i know how it works, just need to know what people think.Academically speaking, Google is your friend...
I'll let others speak about the good/bad in real world situations.
The CVT isn't doing any more "work" than a regular one. In fact, it is probably less work without all the work required for actual shifting.Had one for a month in a loaner Caliber.
Its odd; the engine revved to, say, 3000 and just stayed there.
Seems like way too much work for a trans to do, when the engine could be doing it.
Thats supposed to be the theory. But you almost need to learn that around town, say you drive at 2100 rpm .. and give it throttle up to that rpm ... then wait for the car to catch up. I dunno, its odd.I would guess that mileage would be better because you can always operate in the most efficient rpm range.
Talk about we todd did...Some manufacturers are actually putting 'software shifts' into their CVTs, to make it FEEL like it's shifting, because people were complaining it didn't feel right.