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Old 09-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
However one Micra owner pointed out to me that there's an argument to be made for the old-school 4-speed automatic in terms of total cost of ownership over the long haul: the manual will probably need a pricy clutch replacement in its lifetime, while the CVT needs expensive periodic fluid changes. The 4-speed auto needs neither. YMMV.
In my entire driving career (99% on manuals since 1973), I've never had to replace a worn out clutch. For me the gear teeth, bearings, or fork wear out well before the clutch lining is gone.
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