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I own this car as well. In short, I hate the way the car handles in city/stop and go traffic. Too unpredictable. One way to circumvent a problem is keep the car in "SPORT" mode so the CVT is more sensitive to your foot. It's the only way to get consistent power in a turn. Once on the highway, the CVT runs great, but trying to merge into heavy traffic, turning at a light or stop sign and it's quite frightening because you never know what the hell the car will do. If you gas it too much, you go into a turn with too much speed. Not enough gas and the RPM's will start out ok but as you complete the turn the CVT goes sluggish and the RPM's drop. You have to once again give it a good push of the throttle to get back up to speed. This is NOT SAFE if you are trying to turn at a stop sign in heavy traffic. Never again, I'll avoid CVT's in the future. Nothing beats a conventional automatic, MPG be damned. CVT's are NOT good in gasoline engines; they work best in Hybrid vehicles as they were designed for.Report it
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