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It should be pointed out that your car does not shift gears. It has a CVT (continuously variable transmission). There are NO gear changes at all. Think of it as one giant gear. It will adjust the engine RPMs based on throttle input and the speed at which you're traveling. The CVT transmission does behave oddly. It's something you have to get used to. You might notice while accelerating with your foot steady on the throttle that the RPMs drop slightly and catch back up. This is very common with a CVT.Report it
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