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Old 03-18-2019, 03:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My understanding is that Honda's early CVTs didn't do well with high torque, and typically didn't last very long even with stock engines; failures before 150k weren't rare. They're also not very quick to "shift", giving a noticeable delay in power while the engine revs up and the belts find their new positions. Newer CVTs are faster to shift and more durable. Dunno about the 1.7's.
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