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Location? This is an international group.

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Another rare "automatic" transmission model also.
 

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S Keith, what makes you think a Lithium is installed? I see the seller indicates that but it seems that Honda wouldn't have a drop-in lithium available.
He's just joking about the mistake in the seller's ad.
 

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Where is the torque converter?
 

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So is a DSG also not an automatic, Willie?

A CVT is a transmission... it automatically changes gear ratios.

An automatic transmission is not necessarily a CVT, but a CVT is an automatic transmission.
 

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But I think we can all agree that a CVT does not "shift smoothly" per the ad wording...
 

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:confused: This is all very confusing. The CVT in my Insight is the smoothest-shifting automatic transmission I've ever had. It automatically shifts the gear ratios so smoothly I can't even tell when it's happening if I'm not watching the tach. :rolleyes:
 

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That's the point. It doesn't "shift". It's Constantly Variable. It can run any ratio it wants to, not fixed gears like any other "automatic transmission". That's why you don't feel it.

I intended to stay out of this, but I couldn't help myself. There is a lot of lack of understanding going on.

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There is a lot of lack of understanding going on.
Oh, I fully understand how manual, dual-clutch, hydraulically-coupled automatic, and the many forms of CV automatic transmissions work. I even know how the Volkswagen autostick - which was a manual transmission with a clutch and a torque converter! - works.

I was just being a bit snarky rebuffing the ideas that a CVT can't "shift smoothly" and isn't "automatic". :)

I'll be good now. :D
 
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