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Old 01-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can't decide between the Manual or CVT. I was at the dealership in Frisco and I pretty much have pick of any model and color. Just not sure which one? Any opnions?
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Test both and see for yourself

Nobody can tell you what you'll like. If you have experience with a manual you'll probably want to stick with one.
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Test both and see for yourself

Nobody can tell you what you'll like. If you have experience with a manual you'll probably want to stick with one.
Exactly!

I test drove both and loved both for different reasons. In the end I chose CVT because my wife wants to drive it too and she cant drive MT...

Again, drive both and you'll have your answer......good luck!
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I'm partial to sports features of the car and therefore never even considered nor tested the cvt so like others here have said its an individual thing. I've seen somewhere though that cvt outnumbers manual about 3-1.One thing to keep in mind though with manual for this car, esp in Frisco is the hill assist feature (on an incline braking automatically continues until clutch engaged). I'd never had it on a car before and its a real advantage once you get used to it.
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The manual clutch is so light, I can't imagine getting tired in day to day driving. IMO, it makes the most of the limited power and the way to go. As I've said, the availability of the manual is the ONLY reason this car was on the shopping list. As others have noted, drive them both, you may not like the CVT after you try it. I believe it is an 'acquired' taste.
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Lucky for me I liked the CVT. Wife hates manuals. I did drive both and both are nice.

My wife has stolen my car. She has drove it to work every day this week.
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Lucky for me I liked the CVT. Wife hates manuals. I did drive both and both are nice.

My wife has stolen my car. She has drove it to work every day this week.
Guess that is a vote for a manual...
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Guess that is a vote for a manual...
Ha Ha, are you suggesting a 'strategic' error in the thought process?
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Ha Ha, are you suggesting a 'strategic' error in the thought process?
Maybe, I have the CVT and like it. To old to like having to shift all the time. Got lucky and wifey does not like the blind spot. But she does like going out with me on road trips in it.
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