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Old 11-08-2019, 03:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you think the cube truck stopping so soon blocked the view of the school bus for the offending driver? And maybe captured the driver's attention while you and car #2 came to a stop?


No excuse, of course, but contributing factor?

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Old 11-08-2019, 03:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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More info on the CVT:
If you accelerate at a normal pace, it will pretend like it has gears, but if you accelerate slowly it seems to shift once(2 speed CVT?) and then acts like the CVT it is.

The Mirage uses a JATCO CVT (Nissan's CVT supplier) that has a 2-speed subgearbox for a wider ratio. You can feel the low-high shift. But it doesn't do any "fake shifting" - it's rubber band all the time! So it's possible the Sentra uses something similar.



I was surprised how much I liked driving the CVT in the Mirage G4 I tested out, if only because it was obvious the engineers were allowed to go pretty far to eke MPG out of the car. I loved the low-RPM cruising once up to speed - very quiet & relaxed driving experience.
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Do you think the cube truck stopping so soon blocked the view of the school bus for the offending driver? And maybe captured the driver's attention while you and car #2 came to a stop?


No excuse, of course, but contributing factor?
Yes, I do think the truck stopped WAY too soon. Didn't really consider that it blocked the other drivers' views, but it certainly obscured my view of the school bus. Given that the offending car never audibly braked hard, I don't think they were paying attention to begin with.

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I was surprised how much I liked driving the CVT in the Mirage G4 I tested out, if only because it was obvious the engineers were allowed to go pretty far to eke MPG out of the car. I loved the low-RPM cruising once up to speed - very quiet & relaxed driving experience.
The low RPM cruising at higher speeds really was nice, but it didn't pull down the kind of MPG I was hoping for.

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